Category Archives: Special Events
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.
We’ve put the revised pro racing calendar on the website courtesy of The Inner Ring.
It’s under the COMMUNITY tab at COMMUNITY/UCI Road Calendar.
Don’t forget it’s Milano Sanremo today (Sat 8 Aug). It’s got a much changed parcours this year but still includes the iconic climbs of the Cipressa and the Poggio making for an exciting last hour of racing
Hartlepool Council are launching the Way of St Hild, a historic pilgrimage between Hartlepool and Whitby, on Sunday 8 March (International Women’s Day). As part of this launch Hartlepool Council are seeking to encourage people to walk, jog, run or cycle parts of the route on this day.
Comprehensive information about the route is attached. Also attached is a form for individuals to register their interest in completing part of the Way of St Hild on Sunday 8 March.
A reminder that it’s the Cycling UK Hard Riders 50 miles in 4 hours Tourist Trial on Sunday, 9 February 2020. It starts at 9:00 am from Marton Shops (TS7 8DX). The route goes via Stokesley, Great Broughton, Clay Bank, Bilsdale, Newgate Bank, Helmsley, up to Sutton Bank (“the graveyard”), Thirsk and Northallerton to finish on the green at Brompton.
A map of the route can be found here.
There’s a £1 entry fee and certificates to riders who complete the event within the time limit.
Note that this event is not organised by Cleveland Wheelers but by the Teesside branch of Cycling UK.
Anyone can enter.
If there are any queries please contact Dave Bell on 01642 467005.