Sunday, 30 September 2012

Jane T & Craig Du have arrived

A big welcome to Jane T & Craig Du. We'll be seeing them in the lanes this autumn....Craig's been ripping it upon Strava ( recently.....Keep it dark, Keep it Gothic.

Druridge Bay Cyclo Cross

Morpeth Druridge Bay Cyclo Cross -Round 4:
The race format has changed a little from last season. Here's the rundown...
  • 11:00hrs - Juniors, Veterans and Women - 40 mins - £10.00 on the day
  • 12:00hrs - Youths - 30 mins - £5.00 on the day
  • 12:45hrs - Under 12, Under 10 and Under 8 - 15 mins - £1.00 on the day
  • 13:30hrs - Senior Open - 60 mins - £10.00 on the day
Those who aren't members of British Cycling will need to pay an additional
£3 day membership charge or join British Cycling for just over £1 a month.
These details are subject to change, so check back regularly.
Any major changes will be included in the news feed,
and posted to Facebook and Twitter.
  • Date: 07/10/2012
    RED ROW,
    NE61 5BX
  • Host Club: Northumbria Police Cycling Club
  • Organiser: Jonathan Caisley
  • OR SEE THE CXNE Website

Colomba Chemo Classic Sportive

A popular, local and affordable (£15) 65 miler in November- The ride starts between 8-9.30am on Saturday, 10 November 2012 in the market town of Richmond. The ride HQ is at Richmore Cricket Club on Hurgill Road. Initially following the Swaledale road before crossing into Wensleydale and passing through the Dales towns of Leyburn and Middleham. From Middleham the road climbs steadily up the beautiful and tranquil Coverdale before descending the fearsome Park Rash, then Kettlewell, before heading up Wharfedale the ride takes in Buckden and climbs up through Cray. This is rewarded with a long descent into Bishopdale before turning off to Thoralby for a feed stop. Then on to Aysgarth, taking in the splendid view of the falls as you cross the river Ure on the way to Carperby before sweeping down to Redmire. 
From here the road heads upwards over the top of Grinton Moor and then dashes down to the village of Grinton and over the river Swale. From here you can take the easy road down back down Swaledale to Richmond, but if you still have energy left in the tank you can tackle the tough ascent out of Grinton to Marske and then up the final climb of Clap Gate before plummeting back home to Richmond.  All in all a fine route of about 65 miles of undulating road. See details at British Cycling or

Friday, 7 September 2012

Last Call for the Bellingham Blast

Bellingham Blast
An 'exciting' event is being staged in England’s greatest wilderness area for cyclists keen to challenge themselves on a combination of forest roads and picturesque country roads! Kielder Water & Forest Park and the Northumberland National Park will provide the stunning backdrop for the first ever running of the ‘Bellingham Blast’ combining a 61 mile circuit of transfixing terrain for serious bikers into the heart of Kielder, cyclo cross bike, mountain bike choose you bike and take on the Blast !!!
Heritage Centre
Station Yard
NE48 2DF
Sign on open from 8.00am

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

JC MiniDiggers

Its great news. We're delighted to announce that club member John C has agreed to sponsor the club this year with an option for next year also. John's firm, JC Minidiggers, is an excavator hire business and we're excited to have JC on board.

Hellooo Newbies

The stork is in the air and we're excited about taking a new delivery of early Autumn members - Welcome to Mike W, Ian C and Phil F. ....Phil's based in Dundee and our most exotically located member yet..............How big can this thing get?......
(Subject to acceptance; other cycling clubs are available,just not as stylish)

White Horse Sportive- Don't Delay

29th September - from Velo 29 - The White Horse Sportive- With one month still remaining to the White Horse Sportive, there is still plenty of time to enter, plan your preparation and get fit for this great new Sportive.
There are routes for the beginner at 15 & 25miles, mostly flat on quiet country roads to the 63 & 77mile routes, both of which are a major challenge! The 77m has 4 catergorised climbs, 3 of which are at least 25% gradient!
You can enter on line or even on the day. Full details are available on the
Velo29 Events site.