Author Archives: CWCC

Evening Series Review

A review of this year’s Evening Series Time Trial events is now available on the website here.

CWCC Hill Climb Week 2 – 29 Aug 2019

There was a decent turnout for tonight’s event with 29 riders taking part.

There was a tussle for first place with Richard Lilleker edging out Ross Turner by one second, 6:16 to 6:17.

Boompods’ rider Hannah Farran took the honours for the ladlies with a super fast 7:12.

Cameron Turner rode fixed.

The timekeeper’s sheet is below :-

CWCC HC 2019 Week 2 29 Aug

Don’t forget that next week’s event starts at the earlier time of 6:30.

Cyclo-Cross Events

British Cycling are holding some training sessions at Middlesbrough Sports Village on a Wednesday evening, prior to the start of the season. Why don’t you come along and have a go.

The dates are – 28th August, and the 4th, 11th and 18th of September.

There are two sessions on each evening

    • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Youths
    • 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Women and Novice Seniors.

There’s more information on the British Cycling Events page. Just enter Middlesbrough in Events Near box, hit the FIND button and scroll down the list of events to find the one you want.

Also note that Cleveland and Stockton Wheelers are jointly holding a Cyclo Cross North East (CXNE) event at the Sports Village on Sunday 20th. October.

The full schedule of CXNE events for 2019/20 can be found on the British Cycling website here.

There’s more information about CXNE on their Facebook page.

CWCC Hill Climb Week 1 – 22 Aug 2019

The first night of the Hill Climb series saw Richard Lilleker set the fastest time with a 6:26. Annabel Sill was the fastest lady with an 8:32. Unfortunately Richard Weatherill experienced a mechanical problem and did not finish.

Three more events to go in the series. Aug 29 – first rider off 6:45. Sept 5 and Sept 12 first rider off at the earlier time of 6:30.

Tonight’s timekeeper’s sheet is below.

Cycling Book By Local Author

Mike Newton writes :-

I am Mike Newton and I maintain the Stokesley Charity Ride website and create the YouTubes for the ride.

I have issued my 10th book through Kindle entitled Great European Self-Guided Cycle Rides the details of which can be found  here.

It includes one chapter for 13 annual cycle rides that GASBAGS has cycled since 2006 (not 2007) – so 13 cycle rides. There are then two chapters where I cycled with a joint CTC/GASBAGS group in Andalucia and the French Alps.

I have:

    • used the reviews that I have written for each ride BUT removed any personal information so I use ‘We’ all the time.
    • linked each chapter to the corresponding YouTube.
    • linked each daily route through Viewranger so it is possible to download the GPX file so the route can then be transferred to a Garmin or to another mapping system.
    • linked the places that we stay at through to information websites and/or to YouTubes.
    • included a few photographs for each ride

The book starts with a sub-title: “Cycling Rides devised by GASBAGS for their annual one-week rides

Including Salento in Italy, Galway in Ireland, Menorca, Croatian Islands, Sardinia, Canal du Midi, Three Rivers (Rhine, Moselle, Lahn), Celtic Trail (South Wales), Prague to Vienna Greenway, Outer Hebrides, Scottish Isles, Catalonia, Holland, Andalucia, French Alps.