100 in 8

100 in 8 event is getting closer and and some club members are getting some serious  miles in the legs for the ride.

Brian Blakelock rode a recce over the Bollihope  and Paul Sefton got some steady miles in over the weekend, Andy Downs was top mile muncher in the club again last week with Trevor Jones and Andrew Wilson not far behind.

Andrew was spotted mincing around town, test riding/showing off his new bike and designer saddle bag (look closely) in preparation for the big day…

Hard Riders 50 in 4 Sunday 9th FEB 09:00am

This event used to be organised by CWCC, but I cant find anything on their website about this years event but there are a few guys from Hartlepool Cycling Collective doing the ride and they have sent the info to me.

It will be a good training ride for our 100/8, and  it would be nice to get a group together from Hartlepool CC. if anyone is interested please drop me a line

Meeting Place:Marton Shops Boro Casual (No-Drop) / Rolling Hills
A £1 on the day starting at Marton shops. Usually sets off around 9:15 am  on Sunday 9th FEB.. Idea is you ride 50 miles in 4 hours. The event finishes at Brompton. Tell them your back so they can sign you off, take your certificate and sulk back to your preferred café.
Over Clay bank, Newgate bank, Hemsley, back of Sutton (The Graveyard), down Sutton, Thirsk, Northallerton and finish at Brompton.



Confirmed Events for the Club Championships 2020

Events listed below are to be used to qualify for the 2020 club championships

SPOCO TT  23m                 T235         Stockton Wheelers CC        05-04-2020   (Sunday  09-00am)

10m TT                                  T104         Cleveland Coureurs            30-05-2020    (Saturday   14-00pm)

25mTT                                   T252/3     Stockton Wheelers  CC      07-06-2020    (Sunday  08-00am)

50mTT                                   T502/2    Hartlepool CC                      19-07-2020      (Sunday  07-00am)

Hill Climb    Clay Bank     THC33   Cleveland Wheelers CC        27-09-2020    (Sunday  10-00am)

Working rear light required in all CTT & VTTA events   NO LIGHT NO RIDE!!!!

Ride Strong Stay Safe


Confirmed events for 2020

Please note the following events are confirmed for 2020.

100/8 on Sunday 8th March, the same route as last year commencing at the Golden Lion (Aldi Arms) 0830 hours.

Any club member thinking of doing 100/8 could you please drop me an email so we can get a feel for numbers.


17/05/20 – HCC / VTTA open TT, 10 miles on course T107.

14/06/20 – HCC / VTTA open TT, 25 miles on course T252/3

19/07/20 – HCC / VTTA open TT, 50 miles on course T 502/2.


All time trials have both TT and Road Bikes sections.

A working rear light is NOW COMPULSORY in alll CTT & VTTA events.   NO LIGHT NO RIDE!!!! 

All open events have  a requirement for the course to be  marshalled to comply with regulations concerning time trials on the public highway. If any assistance can be given to help out on the day it would be greatly appreciated.


Club 10m TT  mid week  series

1st Thursday in May and running for approx. 8 weeks, numbers dependant is a club 10 on course T 107. This course starts 200 metres before the Cowpen Bewley Visitors Centre on the Seal Sands road, proceeds to the Seal Sands roundabout where a left turn is made. Proceed to power station roundabout then double back and complete the course in reverse finishing just before the railway bridge.

This is a new course for 2020,so we are discussing  holding a trial run before the season gets fully under way to see where we need to marshal around the course etc.

Ride Strong Stay Safe.

Presentation NIght

We can confirm Lewis Hall will be at guest of honour at the presentation night on Thursday to give out the  Trophies and prizes  assisted by John Grant

Here is a small insight about Lewis

Lewis Hall started cycling with Hartlepool Grosvenor in 1948,later joined West Hartlepool CC,

Lewis along with John Lyth, Dennis Askew and John Hubbard won the Team award in the 1954 World Road Selection Race promoted by Thornaby Paragon.

He raced road and cyclo cross events in various parts of the UK, and for a few seasons in Brazil when work took him there,

He was one time Director of Coaching at both the Cyclo Cross Association and British Cycling. And was the oldest rider to complete the Retro Tour of Flanders in June 2019

See every one Thursday night at Portals Place

Ride strong stay safe