Category Archives: Uncategorized

Cleveland wheelers return to club runs / guidance

Hi Wheelers,

Following the governments relaxing of social distancing rules, British Cycling has announced that group rides of up to six riders are now permitted if social distancing and hygiene rules are followed. We are therefore wishing to tentatively reintroduce club group rides. But to do this we need your help.

We do not have enough established ride leaders to accommodate all who may wish to take part. And we have members who have recently joined who are keen to get involved with group rides.

We are therefore asking members to post proposed rides on our FB members group. (Let me know if you’re not in the group!) Simply include the start location and time, rough route, mileage and speed and invite members to join you. Once you have 5 positive responses the ride is full. If there are more than 5 responses the ride will need to split into two or more groups of no more than 6.

Please read British Cycling’s guidance attached. In particular:
• No more than 6 per group.
• No snotting or spitting. If you really can’t help it, ensure it is at the back of the group and not near any member of the public.
• Maintain social distancing.
• Give pedestrians (even on footpaths) and other cyclists 2 metres when passing.
• Do not attend if you have potential corona virus symptoms or you have been told to self isolate.

Club rides can resumes, meeting at Ayton tourist info car park ready to depart Sundays 09.30 and Tuesdays 18.10, but only if riders know who’s group they are in on arrival. It will not be possible to organise riders into groups whilst social distancing if large numbers turn up. As a club we cannot be seen to be ignoring government guidelines.

Please help us to reintroduce Covid-Safe club rides!

Dave k

Click to access The_Way_Forward_08-07-20.pdf

Cleveland wheelers marshalling duties 2020

Cleveland wheelers marshalling duties 2020

Hi all, the Cleveland wheelers needs you! It’s that time of year again when we require members to commit to helping with a club event or events. I’m sure you can all appreciate that the club would be unable to function or produce high quality events without the help of its members. Please see the google survey below where you can cross out event dates that you are unavailable. There is also an option at the end to help out at a Monday night at the league 2000 instead of marshalling at an open event. I know some of you may have submitted a marshalling option when you renewed your memberships, however if you can complete the marshalling survey anyway as it’s easier for me to correlate the results this way, plus your availability may have changed? Members exempt from marshalling are over 70s, under 18s, honorary members and those who already carry out club duties. Also please note that the open event marshalling is not to be confused with evening series marshalling which you committ to seperetly on entering the evening series. Please can you all return your responces by 16th of February. Thanks for your help with this. Dave k

Cleveland wheelers CC / coffee and cake 12mph group

Hi all. The newly formed coffee and cake 12mph group will be meeting at the Manor House this Thursday 6th jan at 10am, ( it’s the new pub at the junction between maltby and low lane ) the group will alternate starts every Thursday between the Manor House and Ayton tourist info car park, Sandra main has planned a route taking in roger lane, Hutton Rudby, West rountern, Appleton Wiske, Picton, Crathorn and back to the hub at Hutton rudby. 24 miles if you go back to Maltby. Please note the Hub at Hutton rudby is cash only cafe. The group may also be heading out this Sunday from Ayton at 10am although I’m just waiting for confirmation of some ride leaders to coordinate it, hopefully once there’s enough regular riders the group will become self sustaining. Thanks, Dave k

Cleveland wheelers new 12mph coffee and cake group, CWCC

Hi all, I’d like to announce the launch of a new club run group. The Cleveland wheelers coffee and cake ( CC ) group. It’s a joint initiative with Cleveland Tri club, the idea put forward by Shereen Binks, Elaine Holtby and Sandra main, will see the formation of a new steady group, sticking rigidly to 10-12mph avg, 20 to 30 miles max, and cafe stop of course. All welcome, I feel there is a big market for such a group within the Cleveland wheelers. However like all our groups, it must be run by the members, for members. The inaugural ride will be next Thursday 30th January, meeting at 10am at Ayton tourist info car park. If the group takes off then we could consider extending it to a Sunday group as well. See how it goes. Please note, this isn’t replacing the current Sunday steady group 09.30 start, which is meant to be 14-15mph avg, 30-50 miles.

Thanks Dave k, and enjoy

Wheelers CC ( coffee and cake ) group.
Meet Thursdays at 10am Great Ayton, tourist information car park.
Starting next Thursday 30th January
10-12 mph only. Anyone welcome
20-30miles average,
guaranteed cafe stop


Many thanks to Stewart Tanfield for the timekeeping.

Cold and fine conditions greeted the 17 riders who turned up for the traditional Christmas Day TT in Newton under Roseberry. Victory was snatched by Harry Tanfield by the narrowest of margins – full results below. Photos courtesy of Marcus Smith.


1: Harry Tanfield 21.36

2: Richard Lilleker 21.38

3: Tim Home 22.24

4: Dan Smith 22.53

5: S Claus 23.35

6: John Main 24:53

7: Toby Tanfield 25.08

8: Nick Smith 25.16

9: Dave Kirton 25.21

10: Mike Guymer 25.47

11: Annabel Sill 26:53

12: David Cole 27.35

13: Daniel Thompson 30.07

14: David Sykes 30.26

15: Eric Harkins 30.50

16: Stephen Bailes 31.05

17: Ian Holtby 32.16

Mike Cole.