2018 Awards Ceremony – Storyboard

Hi all

The 2018 HCC Anual Awards Ceremony was held at Abbeys Bar/Portals Place on 10th January 2019. All members and guests were treated to drinks and a top class hot and cold buffet. Thanks to all for attending – it was a full house and a fitting finale to the 2018 season where many HCC cyclists were successful in Teesside, North and National levels.

Opening address was given by Paul Garstang , who thanked all attendess with special thanks to Mrs Russell and John and Doreen  Lyth. Thankfully no major accidents this year. Special note was made of Richard Booth’s on going acheivements in the Veteran Road Racing endeavours. Paul Fountain and Paul Thirling for winning the  respective age categories in the Teesside SPOCO league, Phil Wright for the Fastest plus  50 mile TT on Standard in the North Area VTTA and Andrew Wilson for acheiving Standard 10 mile TT in Norh VTTA. Finally the 4 participants on the 100 in 8 over Bollyhope who received medals of achievement, Trevor Jones,Andrew Wilson,Paul Garstang and Phil Wright.

John Lyth and John Grant presented the awards.

Notable winners were :-

Paul Thirling – SPOCO Winner the Edward Walker Cup

Phil Wright Fastest 50 mile TT shield

Richard Booth Vetaran RR Champion

Mark Tinkler Philip Russel Memorial Trophy for the fastest 10 mile TT in a Harlepool Event

Neil Stuart Std Points Trophy in the HCC T105  League

Finally the Best All Rounder Richard Grant with an Average Speed of 24:08 mph over some very difficult terrain


Well done to all.

Full Results below

Thanks to all the Management and Staff of Abbeys Bar / Portals Place, dont think it could have gone any better – see you all next year , hopefully.

HCC 25 mile TT on T254 16/09/2018

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Hartlepool CC are promoting their last Time Trial of the season on the ” user friendly” course T254 near Leeming on 16th September 2018 . Please see the attached details. As always we are indepted to the volunteers who make these events possible, which in turn  provides some financial assistance to the club to arrange prize presentation, assistance to racing costs and assistance to club kit purchase. If anyone would like to assist please contact Paul or Phil as per the attachment.

Closing date for entries is midnight 4th September 2018 via the CTT website or give Phil a call on 07702 244922.

HCC 50 Mile TT on 12/08/2018 – update

Well after all that preparation, the weather finally defeated us. The race was called off on safety grounds – the spray created by traffic in the Northern Sector of the course was hazardous to any rider. Many thanks to all involved : Mark, Paul, Jason and Derek who were down to Marshal the turn, Neil who was to Marshal the slip road to the finish. Paul and Andrew for pushing off. John who was due to number catch, John who was the result board man. Phil and David for timekeeping duties and finally but certainly not least Ruth and Janet for catering – who in fact where the only ones to do any graft. Thanks to all riders for entering this event, we had a very strong field of 95. Apologies to anyone who I may have missed and there is bound to be someone,  but I am a little frazzled  after this morning.


Lets hope the weather is better for our final event of the season the T254 16th September first rider off 09:01 get your entries in please.





Please note entry for HCC’s 50 mile TT on 12/08/2017 is closing at midnight on 31st July 2018.

All HCC members who are not riding in this event and who would be available to Marshall or assist with the running of the event will be suitably reimbursed for any expenses incurred in getting to/from Crathorne. Travel will be arranged for those marshalling at the turn. Please contact Phil Wright 07702 244922 or Paul Garstang 07784 781221, Thanks in anticipation.

Weekly Racing Round Up – W/E 20/5



Richie Booth had a great start to his season, he has only ridden 3 road events and one time trial because of illness.
The Ferryhill 10 was one to forget but he fared a bit better on the road. He won his category in the Clitheroe Green Jersey R.R on April 8th and was 2nd in the Derek Smith Memorial on April 21st. Best result was on Sunday when he won his category in the TLI National Circuit Racing Champs getting it by half a wheel in a bunch sprint. Brilliant to see the new club strip on the top of the podium. Keep it up Richie.

Elsewhere, Phil Wright rode a PB of 1:02:40 on the National VTTA 25 on the A24/34 near Newark on Trent.

There was two Teesside SPOCO events over the weekend on Saturday 19th May the Richmond CC held the T243 over Grinton Moor. Paul Fountain was top HCC rider with a 1:02:52 for 6th overall and 4th Teesside rider, Mark Tinkler rode 1:11:41, Richie Grant ,who has been experiencing some knee problems – DNS. The event was won by Harry Tanfield, even though he punctured in 56:07.

The other event was the Cleveland Wheelers Hilly on the T256 over Blakey Ridge, only one HCC rider mad enough to take this on was Paul Garstang who completed the course in 1:24:42 for 21st overall. The Event was won by Steven Guymer(Squadra RT) in 1:03:54.

The mid week Ferryhill 10 mile Club TT was cancelled due to roadworks.