Racing Road

Velo 29 Winter Series

Round 4 – 5 Feb 2022

A good turn out of Cleveland Wheelers today for the last round of the Velo 29 Winter Series at Croft. There were no podium places but all riders rode well. Well done to Dan Waring, Peter Gunn, Rohan Rayner-Smith and David Waring. The gale force winds didn’t help proceedings!

Dan Waring tied for the first overall for the 4th cats in the series. He may have gone better but he couldn’t compete in the last 4th cat race as his previous good showings had moved him up to 3rd cat.

Racing Road

Velo 29 Winter Series

Round 3 – 29 Jan 2022

Congratulations to Dan Waring on his second place in the 4th cat race.

It was a repeat of his second place last Saturday. Good news – this result moves him up from a fourth cat rider to a third.

Congratulations also to fellow Wheelers, Rohan Rayner-Smith and David Waring (Dan’s cousin) for completing the race in the very trying weather conditions. It was David’s first ever race.

Racing Road

Velo 29 Winter Series

Round 2 – 22 Jan 2022

Congratulations to Dan Waring on his second place in the 4th cat race.

He was so very nearly in the top spot.

See the video of the finish here.

Racing Special Events

C & S Tyres Circuit Of Welbury

Friday 13th August saw the running of the Tyne Tees Road League’s “C & S Tyres Circuit Of Welbury”. Many of the region’s top teams were in action, including a good turn out from Cleveland Wheelers, both from the Catley Lakeman/CWCC RT and from an enthusiastic group of “amateur racers”, some racing for the very first time.

The Open (“Elite”) race was won by Catley Lakeman/CWCC rider Matty Dobbin with Ross Turner of Fietsen Tempo in second and Aaron Preston of Catley Lakeman/CWCC in third.

The Masters/Novice race was won at a canter by Dave Lawson of Fietsen Tempo with Chris Mather of Derwentside CC in second and CWCC’s Peter Gunn (the smirking assassin) in third. Luke Robinson of Fietsen Tempo picked up the junior win.

Many, many thanks to Marcus Smith for getting this race on. Organising a road race is no easy task, especially now, and it was greatly appreciated not just by CWCC but by all the teams in the region. A great night was had by all who attended and hopefully the event can re-establish itself in the region’s racing fixtures.

Here is a link to a gallery of photos from the night, all taken on the start/finish line by CWCC secretary Steve Tilly in “burst mode” to hopefully give a real feel for the action. Feel free to download any photos you want for your own personal use, feel free to credit CWCC in any that you do use.

Racing Youth

North East Youth League

Josef George writes :-

Hello everyone,

As things are returning to normal (fingers crossed!), we are very rapidly being able to return to our more regular calendar of events in relation to youth cycling.

So much so, that a number of clubs in our area are supporting the North East Youth League (NEYL) in hosting different rounds for 2021, which has just recently been given the go ahead.

Cleveland Wheelers CC are hosting round 1 which is very quickly approaching us as it is less than two weeks away now – Sunday 23rd May at the Cycle Circuit at Middlesbrough Sports Village.

It is a nice introduction to racing as other clubs from around the area will also be attending. Please note that entry is ONLINE only.

More information on cost, times and how to enter can be found in the link below which breaks down the full day’s event.—Round-1

Myself, the coaching team and volunteers all hope to see as many of you as possible on the day as I’m sure a lot of you want to get back to racing! 🙂

If you require anything further, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Thanks & regards,

Josef George

Youth Development Officer

Cleveland Wheelers Cycling Club