Weekly News 05/09/22 to 11/09/22

HCC Sunday Social Cafe Ride

Three riders met up at 9am at the Golden Lion, for this weeks club ride.  Steve and Sean of HCC and a new rider Csaba.  Despite the previous nights rain, the weather was ideal for cycling as the wind was low and the wet roads dried up as the riders started their journey towards Thorpe Theweles, then onto Carlton, Sadberge and Middleton One Row where they stopped at the Devenport for coffee and cake.  By this time, the sun had appeared which made for a nice cafe stop and a chat about cycling and other interests.

Steve could hardly finish his Cappucino when Sean was already cracking the whip to get going again.  Therefore, the riders set off and passed the famous ‘Sean Corner’ towards Aislaby.  From there, the route back was via Yarm, Norton and Port Clarence along the Tees Road with a nice chilled ride along the promenade at Seaton, before finishing the ride back at the Golden Lion.  The ride was approx 45-50 mile at 14-15mph average and since the wind was low and weather being warm, it made for a really enjoyable ride with great company!   Thank you to Csaba for joining us and fitting in well with the group.


Club/Racing News

On Wednesday night it was the final Darlington CC Club Tens event of the year.  Paul Thirling and Steve Rhodes again showing their great support for this event, Paul finished in a great time of 22:47 in an excellent 4th place and Steve finished in 26:47 in 12th place out of 15 riders.  The event was won by Matty Cole of Bottrill in 20:19.

On Saturday, Lee Morley competed in the Yorkshire Road Club 25 Mile TT on the V235 course near Boroughbridge.  Lee finishing in an excellent 1:00:35 in 10th place out of 32 riders.  The event was won by Adam Duggleby of Chapeau! Vive Le Velo in 50:44.


Strava Club Leaderboard

This week Lee Morley claimed the top spot in the general classification with 203.1 miles, The Thirlwind was 2nd with 151.0 miles and Trevor Jones was 3rd with 122.2 miles.

Lee Morley also took this weeks King Of The Mountains polka dot jersey with 6,371 ft of climbing.  With Trevor Jones achieving the biggest single ride of the week with 71.8 miles.  Well done guys!

For a second week in a row, only 3 riders joined the 100 mile club for the week –  Lee Morley, The Thirlwind and Trevor Jones.  Well done to all 3 of you, great mileage!

This week 16 riders put miles on the board out of 49 Strava HCC members.   Well done to everyone!  Achievements to note, well done to Christopher Kelsey for riding 91 miles for charity, Lee Morley for a great TT ride on Saturday,  Trevor Jones for weeks of consistent high mileage, Csaba Nadas for his first club ride with the group and to all other club members who are enjoying getting some miles in this season!  Be safe and most of all enjoy it.