Weekly News 12/09/22 to 18/09/22

HCC Sunday Social Cafe Ride

This week 3 riders signed up for the club ride, Sean, Csaba and Steve and where also joined by Matt.  After a bit of a comical start to the day, with Sean toppling off his bike whilst stationery outside the Golden Lion and Steve’s maps not calculating the route, Matt saved the day by loading the planned route on his computer and the group soon set off in a chilly head wind towards Durham.

The route headed up Worset Lane, towards Trimdon and then the road straight to Durham via the 181 where there was a nice cafe stop in Durham City Centre waiting.  The team were refuelled with coffee and cake and had a nice chat, before heading back towards Easington.

The route back was via Sherburn Road and Durham Lane, before coming back into town via Salters Lane to Wingate and finally Hart Village.  It was a great route and the cafe stop in Durham Centre is always nice.  The grouped worked together and looked after each other well.  Today there was a chilly wind, but this did not deter the group adding another 40-50 miles at 13-15mph to their mileage for the week.  Well done everyone!


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 22:27 in an excellent 3rd place and Steve finished in 26:14 in 13th place out of 14 riders.  The event was won by Marcel Schubert of DCC in 20:30.

On Saturday, Lee Morley competed in the Harrogate Nova CC 10 Mile TT on the V212 course near Boroughbridge.  Lee finishing in an excellent 24:29 over a tough course.  The event was won by Adam Duggleby of Chapeau! Vive Le Velo in 20:24.


Strava Club Leaderboard

This week Trevor Jones claimed the top spot in the general classification with 220.1 miles, The Thirlwind was 2nd with 180.5 miles and Phil Wright was 3rd with 121.9 miles.

Trevor Jones also took this weeks King Of The Mountains polka dot jersey with 11,293 ft of climbing and also taking the biggest single ride of the week with 87.4 miles.

This week 4 riders joined the 100 mile club for the week –  Trevor Jones, The Thirlwind, Phil Wright and Steve Scanlon.  Well done to all 4 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 Matt Johnson for joining the Wednesday night Sappers ride and having a great ride, Lee Morley for his great effort in the Yorkshire 25 Mile TT, Paul Thirling and Steve Rhodes for for their series of 10 Mile TTs at the Darlington Club Tens, Trevor Jones for a great week of cycling and Steve Scanlon for joining the 100 weekly mile club this week and to all other club members who are enjoying getting some miles in this season!  Be safe and most of all enjoy it.