Archive for December, 2012

Sunday 30th December (2012-12-30)

With the club committee members away on their jollies, eleven set out from the market place at varying paces with the objective of meeting up at Piercebridge Farm Café for refreshments. The route out was pretty standard but at Evenwood Gate a detour was recommended by two other cyclists who had come off due to […]

Sunday 23rd December (2012-12-23)

The seven club members who had finished their Christmas shopping headed out towards Piercebridge. With a gentle breeze wafting through the tree tops and light showers dampening the parched ground the seven soon became six as an unforeseen appointment with a Christmas fairy beckoned. At West Auckland the six became four as two wanted to […]

Sunday 16th December (2012-12-17)

18 out today, split into the usual two groups. The culture group took a direct route to Barnard Castle with a return home via Whorlton, Staindrop and Evenwood Gate.  A distance covered of around about 40 miles. The others covered around 60 miles via Ingleton, Piercebridge, Manfield and on to Croft-on-Tees to the farm café […]

Sunday 9th December (2012-12-12)

Today’s feature is Electraglide in Red starring Bram as Robert Blake (see note following report). The group followed the lanes from Evenwood Gate to Ingleton and to Piercebridge and the Farm Café for lunch. In a break with tradition Les decided not to break into a £5 note as he was saving his money to […]

Reporting Potholes or other road problems (2012-12-6)

At the 2012 AGM, it was mentioned that we should bring the Council’s attention to potholes. I have now found that there is a method where this can be done directly to the Council on the Highway Action Line (HAL) which can be found at I think we must accept that Councils are facing severe financial problems […]

Sunday 2nd December (2012-12-5)

Sub-zero temperatures and many icy roads meant that a steady ride was much the preferred option. There were 14 riders out today with most opting to head for Barnard Castle.  The route out – Evenwood Gate, Ingleton, Piercebridge, Eppleby, Winston Gate, Whorlton and Barnard Castle for lunch.  Some of the group were lost on the […]