Category Archives: Club Runs

News about club runs.

Tuesday night club run, June 23rd, 6pm. Ayton.

Hi, all. Tuesday night club run meeting as usual, Ayton tourist info car park at 6 pm for 6.10 set off. All welcome. The weather’s looking much better than today, although far from boiling! Still waiting for summer to arrive? It’s good enough for us to do the Commondale bus stop run though, with the extra option for a circuit back around Castleton and Dibble bridge for anyone who wants to do the circular route. Also the option for a fast group to do a ride around the lanes. I’m free to come out myself this week so see you all there.

Dave k

Cycling Weekly Visit – Sunday, 31 May

I can now confirm that Simon Schofield, a freelance writer for Cycling Weekly and his photographer, Russell, will be coming to visit the Club Run on Sunday, 31 May. This should have been the date for the Mountain Challenge Ride but Simon is just after a 90 minute to two hour ride with a café stop and not “crammed full of hills” as he says this doesn’t make for good group photos. So I’m afraid the Mountain Challenge Ride has been rescheduled for Sunday, 2 August.
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Tuesday night club run, social, mixed ability. 6pm Ayton

Hi wheelers. Tuesday night club run on as normal tonight after the bad start with the weather last week, meeting at Ayton tourist info car park at 6pm for 6.10 set off. Will keep it simple and start with some clockwise Easby loops. Mixed ability/social. All welcome. Dave k

The Big Club Ride

“The Big Club Ride” which was mooted for early May has now been provisionally rescheduled for early October instead, to coincide with the Tour Of Lombardy, “The Race Of The Falling Leaves”. This is in part due to “fixture congestion” and in part so that it can be a send-off to summer riding before we all have to put our mudguards on again.

Tuesday night club runs, starting 31st March. Meet 6pm for 6.10 set off. Ayton tourist Info car park

Hi Wheelers,

As the clocks go forward this weekend, we are going to get cracking with the Tuesday night club runs straight away starting next Tuesday 31st March, 6pm meeting at Great Ayton tourist info car park for a 6.10pm set off. We will probably keep the first ride brief just to get the ball rolling and flashing lights for getting home will certainly be needed for the first few weeks.
Just to let new members know what the Tuesday nights are all about. We have been doing these for two years now and the original idea was to have a mixed ability social / training ride for all abilities. It’s certainly proved a good introduction for new riders to the club and sometimes the numbers have become massive. So that we can manage the mixed abilities we keep to short circuits such as Easby loops, or the hilly routes of Commondale bus stop and back or clay bank repeats. This way we can all set off together, then ride around as fast or as slow as you wish, then regroup to ride back. Most people know what training they need to do, it’s also a good night for new riders to seek out advice and learn the ropes of club riding. When the really nice warm nights eventually arrive? We often meet back at the Buck at Ayton for a drink, soft drinks or water of course!

We will probably start with a few Easby loops next week, but there are usually so many people turning up now that groups can go off and do whatever they wish. Some riders like to do a fast chain gang through the lanes which is fine and some like to do the extra Commondale loop back around Castleton and Hob Hole. The only stipulation is that if not many turn up then new or steadier riders are always catered for first. If I’m there then I don’t mind taking any steadier riders on the mixed ability runs as I prefer the hilly routes or Easby loops anyway but I can’t always be there so please can the experienced riders always take account of who’s out and try to look after everyone. We were all new to it once!

I think whilst the weather is still cold we will dispense with the regrouping. We can just ride out, do the training and people can head home once they have had enough. Apologies for the long winded message but I just want to set our stall out for what is going to happen. Oh and finally, just use your own judgement with the weather. If its horrendous then presume its probably off. although it is surprising the conditions that riders will turn up in these days!

Looking forward to it, thanks, Dave Kirton