Archive for March, 2011

Sunday 27th March (2011-3-28)

An easier and shorter ride than usual today as the club cycled to Staindrop to support Andy and Paul competing in the Teesdale Time Trial (Nikki will edit this ‘cos I am not sure of its correct title!). The ride took in Evenwood Gate, Wackerfield, Langton and South Cleatlam with a return (after refreshments at Staindrop) through Bolam, […]

SPOCO Event 3rd April 2011 (2011-3-21)

The SPOCO event we are organising is rapidly approaching, entries are arriving and according to the workmen the road should be open this week – although I will confirm this later this week. We are still in need of marshals so if you aren’t planning to ride the event and are willing to help out […]

Sunday 20th March (2011-3-21)

Two groups set off as one with a split at Newton Aycliffe. The group with the ‘objective of an earlier finish’ continued on to Heighington, Bolam, Summerhouses with a cafe stop at Piercebridge.  A return to Bishop Auckland via High Lands. The ‘not bothered what time we get back’ group continued to Preston Park to […]

Sunday 13th March (2011-3-15)

A large group out today headed out towards Tindale with an open mind as to the destination!  However, due to a problem with Alex’s chain the group split into two on the hill at Brusselton. The group that helped and waited for Alex headed to Gainford whilst the other larger group finished up at Piercebridge for […]

Sunday 6th March (2011-3-7)

A fast start soon had the group split into two aiming for Richmond and surrounding area.  A group of four turned off at Langton for an early finish while the remaining five continued via Winston and Gilling West for lunch at Richmond Co-op after only one wrong turning!  From Richmond Tom returned the quick way home […]

Andy’s Track Accreditation (2011-3-2)

Well done to Andy who despite a hilly club run on the Sunday morning still managed to take in a gruelling track accreditation session in the evening and pass!  This entitles him to enter track races at the Velodrome and take on the likes of Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins (we hope!) Andy’s track session […]

Sunday 27th February (2011-3-2)

It wasn’t raining for a change as two groups set out for Lanchester, one using the Bishop Brandon and Lanchester Valley Railtrails, the other over a lot of hills west of Willington and Durham (view the route profile and map). Lunch, in Nikki’s case two lunches was taken at Lanchester Garden Centre (concessions for those […]