Archive for May, 2012

Sunday 27th May (2012-5-28)

Two rides out today each with about 12 participants.  Each had 5 things in common. a) it was hot, b) good views, c) a bit hilly, d) punctures, e) a pub stop! The culture group headed to Middleton In Teesdale via Woodland and the back road past Eggleston Hall closely followed by a puncture and […]

Sunday 20th May (2012-5-21)

This is the 100th Sunday Ride Report, it feels like a lot more! Ride 1.  The culture group consisted of 11 people today with an objective of the newly opened cafe at Gainford, via the lanes to Piercebridge.  Unfortunately, the newly opened cafe doesn’t open on Sundays.  (my fault, Keith).  The route then took in […]

Summer 2012 (so far) (2012-5-16)

22nd June – York Rally  I think this involves some camping!  Please contact Nikki for further information. Various dates –  Darlington Cycling Festival 2012.  Routes starting with 50 miles on 27th May culminating with The Hell of the North Ride on the 2nd September.  Please see Darlington Council website or

Sunday 14th May (2012-5-16)

Ride 1:- Young folks, old folks and new folks headed out on the low lying country lanes towards Piercebridge  taking in the usual villages with a return journey via Aldbrough St John,  Caldwell, Winston and Staindrop.  Strong north east winds limited the mileage to the mid 40’s Ride2:- Keith fancied an epic route taking in the Stang […]

Sunday 6th May (2012-5-7)

Route 1 :- The culture group headed north, down the batts and on to Brancepeth, Langley Park and Sacriston for a history lesson at Finchale Abbey – and some cake!  The return journey was to Broom Park to pick up the Deerness Valley    Rail Trail as far as Stanley Crook for an unplanned meeting with the other […]

Sunday 29th April (2012-5-1)

The club’s main event today was the mountain time trial run by Teesdale CC.  A route taking in Bollihope Common twice, once in each direction, starting and finishing in Barnard Castle with a turnaround at Stanhope. The weather conditions could only be described as challenging with strong cross winds, showers turning into persistent heavy rain […]