Archive for May, 2011

2011 Richmond Grass Track Meeting Monday 30th May (2011-5-30)

We entered two teams in the above meeting held at Richmond Cricket Ground. Bishop Auckland ‘A’ comprising of Eddie, Andy and Tom were runners up in the local team event narrowly losing out to a very strong Ferryhill Team. Bishop Auckland ‘B’ comprising of Graham, Martin and Gary finished a creditable fourth just behind the local […]

Sunday Ride 29th May (2011-5-29)

Another windy day, another easy ride out to Piercebridge.  Altough this time it was due to most riders saving themselves for the following day’s grass track race meet at Richmond. The group consisted of 13 riders (would have been 14 but Davey slept in)  this number soon reduced to 12 as new member Andy dropped […]

Sunday 22nd May (2011-5-22)

In pleasant spring conditions 7 riders set off in bright sunshine and with a slight following breeze with a modest aim of coffee at Piercebridge Farm Cafe. Pausing only to apply suntan cream and buy icecreams 3 arrived at Piercebridge with the others stopping off to sunbathe and sip cooling drinks. An uneventful ride with […]

Manchester Velodrome 20th May (2011-5-22)

This is a report received from Richard from his introductory session at the velodrome. I will start with the superlatives, the most fun I have had with my clothes on, fantastic, exciting and brilliant.  In a nutshell a very nice time thank you. Housekeeping :- Cost £11 for one hour if you book well in […]

Sunday 15th May (2011-5-16)

As usual for the club two separate groups set off  so that riders of differing abilities were catered for.  The meeting point for coffee and cakes was Barnard Castle. A cold and strong wind was in everyone’s face as they headed westward.  The group that took off at a steady pace went via Evenwood Gate, Hilton, Ingleton and […]

Sunday 8th May (2011-5-9)

Heavy overnight and early morning rain soon gave way to warm humid conditions with roads rapidly drying out. Ten riders left the market place in two groups with the objective of meeting up at Gainford for refreshments. One group took in Brusselton, Royal Oak, Redworth back lanes, Haughton-le-side, Carlbury and Piercebridge.  Whilst the other went […]