Northallerton 50 in 4. Sunday 13th March. 09:30  

Hi Wheelers. It’s challenge ride time again. The opening event is this Sunday’s Northallerton 50 in 4. Free sign on and start from Ayton tourist info car park, be ready for a 09.30 depart.  Finishing at Stokesley, with sign off outside Stokesley town hall.  I have made some small amendments again this year as traditionally riders can get a little excited with this event with it being the opening tourist trial of the year. If I can ask that riders depart in some sort of ability order with fastest riders first, aiming to prevent groups having to pass on the road, once underway I must insist that riders keep themselves neutralised, especially through Stokesley high street ! “It’s not a race”!  I have also moved the route finish to the Stokesley sign when heading back in to Stokesley from Hutton Rudby, to deter riders from maintaining average speed through Stokesley high street. 

For anyone that’s new to the challenge rides or doesn’t wish to get involved at the pointy end! I’m looking to run the wheelers steady, medium and fast groups as standard club runs around the course.  Remember that tourist trial points are available for completing the challenge rides, with extra points for proper fitted mudguards, and a proper saddle bag that’s capable of carrying a sandwich and a flask! Link to event details and route below. 

Please ride tidy and safely, and most of all, Enjoy.  

Thanks, Dave K