Weekly News 22/08/22 to 28/08/22

HCC Sunday Social Cafe Ride

Sean, Matt, Steve A, Paul G and Steve S turned out for another fine Summer morning of cycling.  Only Peter (who was on holiday) was missing from the regulars, which would of made it a HCC half dozen.  With the Club Kit model, Paul G looking in fine form, the group headed up towards Easington with a planned cafe stop at Cafe Bulan, the home of the bacon butty, in Seaham,

It was a nice sunny morning but the ride up towards Seaham was hilly and it made for a tough hot ride.  But after 18 miles of undulation, the group soon arrived in Seaham and there was a surprisingly cold sea fret over the harbour as they consumed their coffee, teas, cake and butties and had a nice chat whilst looking out over the harbour.

The group then made their way back and took a detour at Hawthorn to South Hetton.  Then towards Haswell, then Wingate before coming back into town past Hart.  The route was approx 40 miles at 14-15mph and was enjoyed by all.


Club/Racing News

On Wednesday night two HCC riders competed in the Darlington CC 10 Mile TT ‘Club Tens’ event.  Paul Thirling finishing in 22:25 in 3rd place and Steve Rhodes finished in 25:56 in 13th place out of 16 riders this week.  Well done guys!  The event was won by Marcel Schubert of Darlington CC in 20:32.

On Saturday Phil Wright competed in the Border City Wheelers 10 Mile Spoco TT near Kirkby Stephen.  Phil finishing in a descent time of 27:31 in 40th place out of 44 riders.  The event was won by David Parkin of Chorley Cycling Club in 20:05.  Well done Phil, another good race completed!


Strava Club Leaderboard

This week Trevor Jones claimed the top spot in the general classification with another 211.6 miles, The Thirlwind was 2nd with 208.4 miles and Tim Summerton was 3rd with 104.0 miles.

Trevor Jones also took this weeks King Of The Mountains polka dot jersey with 10,849 ft of climbing and also achieved the biggest single ride of the week with 100.9 miles.  Well done Trevor, another brilliant week of cycling!

This week only 3 riders joined the 100 mile club for the week –  Trevor Jones, The Thirlwind and Tim Summerton.  Well done to all 3 of you, great mileage!

This week 22 riders put miles on the board out of 50 Strava HCC members.   Well done to everyone!  Achievements to note, a massive well done to Trevor Jones for another amazing week of cycling, claiming most miles, most miles in a single ride and highest feet climbed which included a 100 mile ride over Bollihope!  Also to Christopher Kelsey for some great training/mileage progress towards his charity ride, Bryan Blackelock for an amazing 111 mile ride as part of his Copenhagen Ironman event last week and Matt Johnson and Tim Summerton for some good rides/mileage and to all other club members who are enjoying getting some miles in this season!  Be safe and most of all enjoy it.