Sunday Rides

Sunday Rides – 15th May (2016-5-15)

I am aware of three rides involving club members for today:- 1. Congratulations to Fiona who won two tropies at the Tyne Vags MTT.  One for Best Lady and the other for fastest lady up timed climb of Bilsmoor.   Stuart completed the course  of 47.2  miles in 2.18.55 with 4000 feet of ascent. 2. Club […]

Sunday Rides – 8th May (2016-5-9)

Not a good weekend for the racers.  Jon’s mountain bike race finished early with a broken freewheel and Stuart’s time trial at Stockton was cancelled due to mist and fog. The main club ride went East via Wynyard Station and on to Seaton Carew where the misty conditions forced a quick return west into the […]

Sunday Rides – 23rd/24th April 2016 (2016-4-24)

Saturday -23rd … Dave and Ewan did the  Chave Chase, 200km Audax.  Route was to Elston and the Otterburn Ranges into the cold wind and wintry showers.  After the ranges the run was good with the winds behind to Elston Café where Dave punctured, then a final climb of the Gibit and home. Sunday 24th […]

Sunday Rides – 17th April 2016 (2016-4-17)

Five set off heading towards Weardale and St Johns Chapel.  Unfortunately, due to a double puncture, two had to make a detour off route to obtain replacement inner tubes. The five rejoined at Stanhope with 3 continuing on to St Johns Chapel for lunch.  A return over the gated road, through the snow, on to […]

Sunday Rides – 10th April (2016-4-10)

One of todays rides took in the short but steep hills of lower Teesdale. Route out – Woodland, Eggleston, Mickleton Mast, moorland road to brownberry plantation, Grassholme and Middleton In Teesdale for coffee stop. A continuation up Teesdale to Newbiggin, steep hill to the moorland road to Middle Side and around the old lead mines […]

Sunday Rides – 3rd April 2016 (2016-4-3)

A Stang Day.  Route out by Hutton Magna over the Stang, Reeth for a lunch stop and back via Richmond and Gilling West. At least 70 miles covered with 5,000 feet of ascent with an average speed of over 15 miles per hour.

Sunday Rides – 27th March (2016-3-27)

Easter Sunday, clocks going forward, strong winds and rain forecast meant that a hard core of 5 turned up at the market place. To avoid the worst of the weather a low level route to , Piercebridge, Aldbrough St John and Eppleby for coffee stop.   Paul is on a fitness regime and to get extra […]

Sunday Rides 20th March (2016-3-20)

Fiona, Stuart, Graham and Richard rode the Staindrop Time Trial today with good results all round. The majority of non participants went to watch at Ingleton with a ride home via Paddock Farm, Croft and Piercebridge. (some went for a café stop at Staindrop). Three others decided to make use of the good weather and […]

Sunday Rides – 13th March (2016-3-13)

Following Nikki’s 50th birthday party a lot of people appeared to be doing there own thing today. There were two  organised rides, one from the market place with a round of Staindrop and Piercebridge.  The other was 100km audax ride. The  route was – Seaham to Wolsingham, Hamserley Forest check in, Bishop Auckland, Durham and Seaham.

Sunday Rides – 28th February 2016 (2016-3-2)

Reliability Rides Day.  One group doing 30+ miles and the other doing 50+ miles with the addition for both of a 15 mile return journey from Piercebridge. Route out for the longer ride – Bishop to Wackerfield, Staindrop, Eggleston, Barnard Castle, Whorlton, Melsonby, Barton, Manfield and Piercebridge. Both groups met up for a lunch stop […]