Sunday Rides

Racing results (2016-9-10)

Fiona took victory in the Cestria CC Hill climb today. Meanwhile 3 of us rode the NECCL round 1 at Hetton. Stuart came home 13th, Jon Mitford 16th, both on the same lap as the leaders. A storming ride from Eddie saw him finish second in the V60′s. Congratulations to Fiona on taking the Female […]

Sunday Rides – 4th September (2016-9-6)

Paul did the Hell of the North solo as apparently we missed him at the start line. Dave, Graham, Jon and Keith also did the Hell of the North but as a group of four. The group of four did the 100 mile route (with non of the short cuts others seemed to take) in […]

Sunday 7th August 2016 (2016-8-8)

Only 5 out at the Market Place today, probably due to the weather forecast!  Sorry folks I was on dog sitting duties so went out very early and covered 70 windswept miles in the Mickleton and Newbiggin area. Other groups from the market place covered the rides as detailed below:- Easy Ride – 2 set off […]

Sunday Rides – 31st July (2016-8-1)

3 main groups out today. Firstly, the castles ride from Darlington.  An organised event covering 85 miles around the castles of the north pennines.  This doesn’t include the ride there and back from Bishop Auckland. Secondly, Eddies group had a pleasant ride covering the following route:- Hamsterley, Folly Top, coffee stop at Romaldkirk (recommended)  Return […]

Sunday Rides – 24th July (2016-7-24)

Today’s events. 1.  Andy, Graham and Stuart in a 3 up time trial, results to follow. 2.  Jon racing cyclo-cross at Ponteland, results to follow. 3.  Eddie took a group out from the market place.  The group split into two one with a short ride via Redworth, Heighington with a coffee stop at Brafferton then […]

Sunday Rides – 10th July 2016 (2016-7-10)

Todays rides were affected by strong headwinds and heavy showers.  In fact on Chapel Fell the conditions could be said to be wintry. Nikkis  Group did a circuitous ride with a break at Barnard Castle covering 48 miles. The other group headed for the hills as usual over Bollihope, St Johns Chapel, Chapel Fell, Middleton In […]

Sunday Rides – 3rd July 2016 (2016-7-4)

The Stang, Reeth, Grinton Moor and Richmond. 80 = 100 miles covered at an average speed of 16 miles per hour on a hilly route. Other shorter routes were available.  

Sunday Rides – 19th June 2016 (2016-6-19)

A point by point report this week:- 1. No report for the last two weeks coz I was on holiday in the lakes drinking beer and cycling. 2. Saturday, Ewan took the train to Edinburgh and then cycled home a distance of approximately 179 miles. 3. Some members of the club attended the York Cycling […]

Sunday Rides – 29th May 2016 (2016-5-30)

A ride out to watch Stuart Raw in the Derwentside Mountain Time Trial.  For information Stuart did the 40 miles in 2.09.44 and climbed 3842 ft. Route out up Weardale to St Johns Chapel for a quick cake stop where we met Gary from Inspiral Cycles, on to Killhope, where we saw Stuart.  Up and […]

Sunday 22nd May (2016-5-22)

Most were looking for an easy ride today but Nick insisted on a ride up to Mickleton Mast.  Route out:- Folly Top, Eggleston Hall, Mickleton and the sharp ascent up to the mast. On to Middleton for a coffee stop and various routes taken home, either via New Biggin and Middle End Farm, Bollihope or […]