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Ready, steady bake

Ready, steady bake – Charity Bake Off – plea for donations to support the Bring and Buy on Friday 28th October 

For those who have missed it you will be pleased to know that the “Bring and Buy” is back, if you can help with a contribution of a cake(s), scones, biscuits to the event it would be much appreciated.

It is a Charity event on Friday 28th October at Stokesley Town Hall. One of the charities which we have for 2022 is Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS). It is a service that all local cyclists are very thankful exists, for but hopefully never need to use. All profits from refreshment sales will go to charity.

This plea is not only limited to club members, if your partner, parent, sibling, child can bake then please feel encourage contributions. If you could get you culinary creation to the Town Hall by 7pm it would be much appreciated.   

Through a fun competition we aim to uncover and show off talents. Do you have a secret recipe which you need the world to see, or just one where your family ask you to make again. Never baked before and want to give it a try?

Unlike the famous “bake-off” on TV, any shape, flavour, size is welcome. They don’t even need to be perfectly formed if it/they taste good.

Aiming for simplicity, there are three categories

·       Hmmm – that’s good” – delivering on taste

·       “Wow – that looks great” – most visually interesting item  

·       “Hey, it’s good for you” – the healthy option  

There are not strict rules on how this will be judged and may be swayed by smiles and reactions of people attending.  Again, the emphasis is on a fun, charity event…..although obtaining bragging rights always feels good 😉

Ingredients – please let us know what they contain and what they don’t contain so that we can inform people who may have dietary restrictions or desires. You don’t have to publish a full recipe, although in many cases, if people like it, they will ask, but of course you can keep family recipes a secret it desired!

If you can spare some time on the evening of Friday 28th October to help with the running of the refreshments area this would be much appreciated. Please could let me know if this is the case (

Looking forward to seeing what recipes and skills are within the local cycling community.

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Tanfield Tour Of Yorkshire

Josef George writes :

Hello everyone,

Cleveland Wheeler member and Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling rider, Harry Tanfield, is hosting a family friendly cycle sportive for anyone to enter and enjoy whilst raising money for good causes, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Yorkshire Air Ambulance & the James Cook Spinal Ward. The ride takes places on Sunday 16th October 2022 around the North York Moors with some interesting routes, with feed stations, KOM segments and activities along the way!

For information on how to enter, the days events & routes and general information, please see the attached file and follow the links below –

British Cycling Event & Online Entry Page –

Dedicated Website –

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C2C2C Challenge Ride – 12 December

For those who haven’t seen this elsewhere.

Andy Curson writes :=

Hi all…tomorrow, Saturday 12 December, myself and a great team around me will attempt the C2C2C challenge ride from Saltburn to Morecambe then back again, raising money for Bowel Cancer UK.

Before things get too ‘busy’ tomorrow, I would just like to say a few thankyou’s…. .

Firstly to the amazing team and club members who despite the conditions have selflessly said they would like to help? They include Toby Tanfield, Aaron Preston, John Kelly (Jnr), Lee O’Leary, Dan Waring, Marcus Smith, Ryan Murray, Ian Fryett, Peter Gunn, Eoin Carroll and Hilton Armstrong. Unfortunately, due to COVID regulations I had to limit it to two groups, but would also like to thank Martin Kendrew and Tom Pugh for putting themselves forward in case of anyone dropping out.

I would also like to thank Dave Kirton and Shaun O’Shea. Due to injury niggles they were unable to ride however instantly said they would like help as a mechanical back up vehicle for the day.

Thanks to all who offered to bake cakes, loan lights etc…I think we are all OK but your generosity and willingness to help is truly appreciated!

After realising my wheels were just about shot, thanks to Harry Tanfield for loaning me a pair of his HUNT wheels, last minute for the ride.

Thanks also to all who have sponsored – so far, £10,300 has been raised for Bowel Cancer UK, which is absolutely incredible.

With everyone pulling together like this it makes me proud to be a member of the Cleveland Wheelers and part of such a great club!

We had a practice ride last weekend, riding to the British Cycling protocol so hopefully everything will run smoothly.

Anyone who would still like to sponsor, just go to ‘Just Giving Andrew Curson’. Everyone who sponsors will automatically be entered into a raffle with prizes that include an INEOS jersey, signed by Luke Rowe. A signed AG2R Mondiale bidon, cap and Vuelta race number by local cycling legend Harry Tanfield. A Beefeater Bend cycling jersey (which can be signed or unsigned 🤣), plus many more prizes – see below. Finally, we will be arriving back into Saltburn approximately 19:30-20:00 on Saturday evening, so if you’re down that way it would be good to see some smiling faces to welcome us back home after such a long day (obvisouly observing social distancing guidelines).

Thanks again everyone and stay safe, Andy.

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Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind

Lorna from Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind writes :-

Dear Cleveland Wheelers,

I hope this email finds all of you well. My name is Lorna and I work for Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind and wanted to share something I hope some of your members might be interested in. 

Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind is the leading local mental health charity for Teesside. We have an exciting event happening in September that we would love you to support and be a part of. 

Challenge Rides Charity Events

CWCC Castleton 50 Challenge Ride

This year the club ran this ride as a charity event to raise funds for MIND and CANCER RESEARCH UK.

As a result of the generous contributions we have been able to send each charity a cheque for £223:50

MANY THANKS to everyone who rode or helped with the organisation.

It has been suggested that we do the event for charity again next year- watch this space.

Mike Cole Chairman