Sunday Rides – 3rd April 2016

A Stang Day.  Route out by Hutton Magna over the Stang, Reeth for a lunch stop and back via Richmond and Gilling West.

At least 70 miles covered with 5,000 feet of ascent with an average speed of over 15 miles per hour.

Charity Event – 12th June

The club and Bishop Auckland Rotary Club are organising this event – volunteers needed to help out on the day. Sponsorship Form and Rotary Ride Entry Form are available by clicking links.

Cycle Ride Poster 2016


Dates for Diary

April 24th Killhope Reliability Ride.

May 28th  Etrrick Valley MacMillan/ Charity Leisure Ride.

May 31st  Pearl Izumi Tour Series at Durham.

June 12th  Rotary Club/Club Charity Ride.


Sunday Rides – 27th March

Easter Sunday, clocks going forward, strong winds and rain forecast meant that a hard core of 5 turned up at the market place.

To avoid the worst of the weather a low level route to , Piercebridge, Aldbrough St John and Eppleby for coffee stop.   Paul is on a fitness regime and to get extra miles in the ride took in Whorlton, Langton, Ingleton and up to the  Sun Inn at Wackerfield.  A split in the group, two over Lands and others along the bypass.

Torrential rain and hail finished the ride with between 40 and 50 miles covered.

Sunday Rides 20th March

Fiona, Stuart, Graham and Richard rode the Staindrop Time Trial today with good results all round.

The majority of non participants went to watch at Ingleton with a ride home via Paddock Farm, Croft and Piercebridge. (some went for a café stop at Staindrop).

Three others decided to make use of the good weather and headed for the hills via St Johns Chapel over Chapel Fell to Middleton in Teesdale with a return via Middle End Farm and Eggleston.

Appart from those doing the time trial rides covered between 30 and 70 miles.


Rotary Club/Club Ride – 12th June

The Rotary Club in collaboration with the cycling club has organised a charity ride in aid of Prostate Cancer on 12th June.  Please contact Andy Strong, Stuart Raw or Ewan for further details.  Volunteers needed.

Killhope Reliability Ride – 24th April

The Killhope Reliability Ride of 102 km/64 miles takes place on the 24th April starting from Lanchester.  Start time 8.30am – 9 am and finishing by 5. See Houghton C.C website for further details and application form.  So far Keith and Jon have entered.


Club Time Trial

The club time trial takes place on the 17th April from Hamsterley Village Hall.  If not riding please volunteer your services to help.

Further details to follow but main point of contact is Stuart Raw.

Sunday Rides – 13th March

Following Nikki’s 50th birthday party a lot of people appeared to be doing there own thing today.

There were two  organised rides, one from the market place with a round of Staindrop and Piercebridge.  The other was 100km audax ride. The  route was – Seaham to Wolsingham, Hamserley Forest check in, Bishop Auckland, Durham and Seaham.

Audax – Sunday 13th March

Dave, Ewan and Jon are cycling an Audax event from Seaham on this date.  If any member is interested in this please contact Ewan for more information.

p.s.  It is a very early start!