HCC Sunday Social Cafe Ride
Following a week of record-breaking hotness, right on cue just as the schools broke up for summer, the weather took a turn for the worse.
The morning started damp and breezy which tends to reduce the appeal of cycling as a social activity. So, it was only Steve S and Peter that turned out at the GL both with a view to just putting a few miles in.
A stop at the Aviator Cafe was on the agenda and despite numerous attempts to get there so far this year, this time they would make it.
The wind was blustery but the skies had dried up as they headed up to Trimdon. As it was still early a bit of a loop was added to the ride through Coxhoe and then up the steady incline past Thrislington Quarry towards Bishop Middleham. Then it was up the hill to Garmondsway airport departure lounge, aka The Aviator Cafe.
Coffee and breakfasts were ordered and very good they were too. By now the weather was decidedly warming up, which made for a pleasant ride back through the Trimdons. Sometimes riding into the wind, sometimes with the wind from behind. Then back down through Hart into the town.
Just what Sunday mornings are made for. Mileage was around 37 with an average of around 14.5/15 mph.
There was no Club Tens this week due to the Croft Tens taking place. Therefore, the next and final Club Tens event of the season will be Wed 27th July. We hope to see a good turnout for the last event in the series for 2022.
Talking of the Croft Tens event, on Wednesday night Phil Wright had a great ride and finished in 43rd place out of 98 riders in 27:49. Well done Phil! The event was won by 15yr old Harris Hall of Velo Culture in 20:54
Also on Wednesday night was the Darlington CC Club Tens night and Hartlepool CC had 2 members competing out of 16 riders. With Paul Thirling finishing in 3rd place in 22:23 and Steve Rhodes finishing in 15th in 26:28. Well done guys, great rides! The event was won by Marcel Schubert of DCC in 20:50.
Phil Wright was racing again on Saturday in the Sherwood Cycling Club 10 Mile TT on the A10/3 course outside Nottingham. Phil finished in 79th place out of 90 riders in 26:31. Great ride Phil after a long drive. The event was won by Joshua Giddings of Team Inspired in 18:31
Strava Club Leaderboard
This week The Thirlwind claimed the top spot for a second week running in the general classification with 153.7 miles, Phil Wright was 2nd for a second week running with 102.3 miles and Lee Morley was 3rd with 94.9 miles.
Trevor Jones took this weeks King Of The Mountains polka dot jersey with 4,344 ft of climbing and Lee Morley achieved the biggest single ride of the week with 54.5 miles. Well done to Trevor and Lee!
This week only 2 riders joined the 100 mile club for the week – The Thirlwind and Phil Wright. Well done to both!
This week 24 riders put miles on the board out of 52 Strava HCC members. This is the highest number of members that have been out enjoying their cycling over the week. Well done to everyone!
Achievements to note, well done to Jason Lewis for getting back out on the bike, also to Phil Wright for having another good training week including racing in two TTs and everyone else who is out enjoying their cycling this season! Be safe and most of all enjoy it.