Archive for July, 2011

Sunday 31st July (2011-7-31)

A peloton on 22 riders including another 3 new faces headed south and east towards the Tees Valley area. The outward route took in Heighington, Darlington, Middleton St George, Neasham, Appleton Wiske with a lunch stop at East Rounton Farm Cafe.  Lets just say that the portions were generous especially if you ordered the Yorkshire […]

Sunday 24th July (2011-7-24)

17  riders set off  in cool weather for a hilly ride to Lanchester.  The group stayed together through Hunwick and Willington where those wanting a slightly less hilly ride picked up the Bishop to Brandon Rail Trail while the others continued up to Billy Row and Tow Law. With the weather warming up nicely Nigel […]

Sunday 17th July (2011-7-17)

Rain and strong winds were forecast  for today.  The strong winds didn’t materialise but the rain certainly did.  This was possibly a factor for only 6 riders turning up,  2 of whom were riding winter bikes with full mudguards! A soggy ride around Piercebridge and Eppleby after which Martin and John decided to make a […]

Sunday 10th July (2011-7-10)

A day for the hill climbers as over 60 miles were covered in Teesdale and Weardale. Today’s outward route took in Wakerfield, Staindrop, Barnard Castle via the Bowes Museum, Lartington, Hury Reservoir (with some of the group adding a detour via Balderhead Reservoir) Mickleton and to Middleton in Teesdale for a lunch stop. Leaving Middleton […]

Sunday 3rd July (2011-7-4)

A good turn out on a sunny day with the thermometer nudging 26 degrees c. The focus of today’s ride was to watch the National Junior Mens Road Race Championship at Barnard Castle with a sub agenda set by the two Johns of visiting the quieter lanes around Barningham on the other side of the […]