Some 200 marchers on day two of the walk, which will culminate in a mass Brexiteer gathering in central London on Brexit Day March 29, took about four hours to reach the overnight stop after being encouraged by non-stop beeping horns from passersby. They were led by the Brexit betrayal bus from which former Ukip leader Nigel Farage gave a rallying speech near Sunderland when he launched the march on Saturday. Leave Means Leave founder Richard Tice was at the head of the pack for the latest leg of the 270-mile journey.
Mr Farage will rejoin the parade when it reaches Westminster in just under two weeks.
Onlookers shouted words of encouragement as the brave marchers made their way through Teesside.
They cried out: “Get us out of Europe” and “What do we want? Brexit! When do we want it? Now!”
A large police escort ensured the march went off without a repeat of yesterday’s clashes between Remainers and Leave voters, although the protesters were forced into taking a five-mile detour after forgetting the Tees Transporter Bridge is closed on Sundays.
Pro-EU supporters, headed by campaign group ‘Led by Donkeys’, trailed the march with anti-Brexit billboards on the side of trucks which they said exposed the “hypocrisies and lies” of Brexiteers.
One featured a poster mocking up a Mr Farage tweet with a quote from the former Ukip leader which read: “I never promised it would be a huge success”.
Brexiteer Margaret McDermott took her six-year-old grandson along on the march.
The 68-year-old told TeessideLive: “I voted Brexit and I don’t think we are going to get a decent Brexit.
“Another reason is for him. When he grows up, I want this to be a better place.”