VTTA North Group Annual Award Presentation 2019

The annual VTTA  North Group award presentation event was held at Hardwick Hall Sedgefield on  Sunday 5th January in celebration of the 2019 season. Hartlepool CC were well represented on the day and I must say the guys look very different when not wearing Lycra but do scrub up well….

Hartlepool CC racing members Gary Hunt, Phil Wright and Richie Grant did the club proud winning numerous awards between them and did not do that bad in the raffle either lol.

A special mention must go to Gary, who won the bulk of trophies/awards on offer through out the VTTA racing season.

Group Trophies and 2019 winners:

Joe Jones Memorial Cup for the Best all rounder : Gary Hunt  ( Phil Wright 6th )

Team Shield : Hartlepool CC    Gary Hunt,  Phil Wright.

25 Shield  : Gary Hunt

George Siddle Memorial Trophy : Gary Hunt  ( Phil Wright 5th )

Doreen Hugill Memorial Cup : Gary Hunt

Jim Burton : Memorial Cup : Gary Hunt  ( Richie Grant 3rd )

President Cup : Gary Hunt

Lenny Downs Shield : Hartlepool CC   Gary Hunt, Richie Grant, Phil Wright.

Tom Mathews Cup : Gary Hunt

Northern Unity Cup : Gary Hunt

Points competition on standard   Actual Fastest : Richie Grant ( Gary Hunt 2nd )

Short distance competition : Phil Wright 4th

Standards : Phil Wright  10m, 15m, 30m, 100m.          Gary Hunt  100m

Teeside District Hill Climb Age Group Winner : Richie Grant

Apologies if I have missed any awards out, again well done to all the guys for flying the flag proudly for Hartlepool CC..

 

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

 

Club presentation night

Just a reminder to club members that it is that time of year again, the social event of the year not to be missed

“The Club Presentation Night”

Date  09-01-2029 (Thursday night)

Venue  Portals Place
Neptune house  Slake Terrace Hartlepool TS24 0YB

Start Time  19-00 to 19-30 pm

2 beer chits per member plus a finger buffet and raffle

 

See you all there…

 

Club Kit

The club has the  following  kit available to order for the new cycling year. A must have for any Hartlepool club member  wanting to look the part out on the roads while help promoting the club.

Winter Jacket. £75.00

L/S Warm Jacket. £55.00. Ideal for The spring

Bib Shorts. £44.00

S/S Jersey. £44.00

Gilets. £50.00

Skin Suit. £80.00

There is a minimum order of 7 items so please email Phil Wright on jagryk@aol.com for any requirements.

Ride strong stay safe

2019 Prize Presentation

All

Just to let you know HCC’s annual prize presentation for the 2019 season will be held at 19:30 9th January 2020 at Abbey’s Bar in Portals Place, Neptune House,Slake Terrace Hartlepool Marina TS24 0YB ( other side of lock gates). Hope to see all members and partners there on the night. There will be a hot buffet and refreshments served, prize awards, raffles etc etc

Quarterly News Round Up

100/8 – March 3rd saw 7 HCC riders set off to complete the 100 in 8 over Bollyhope. The weather forecast for the day was for 40 mph winds and driving hail/rain. It was agreed that at Stanhope we would call a “rain check” to see whether the weather would allowus to complete the course. Richie Grant, Bryan Blakelock, Phil Wright, Andrew Wilson, Andy Downs, Paul Garstang and Trevor Jones set off at 09:00 supported by John Grant and Neil Stuart.

The weather was making it tough going with a strong headwind going over the tops making the climbing of Unthank Bank and Bollyhope increasingly diificult. At 14:00 the rain/sleet arrived and a squelchy last 3 hours resulted. Mission accomplished all riders completed  the 100 miles in between 7-7:30 hours most with severe hypothermia !

Thank to John and Neil for the support car driving.

SPOCO – well the TT SPOCO season started on 10th March with the Cleveland Wheelers T211R, conditions remakably reminnicest of the weather received the week before for the 100/8. Richie Grant had a strong ride in the conditions with 24th place out of 90 entrants with a 59:48 and as the event was a full 1 1/2 miles longer than normal giving an average speed in excess of 21 mph in those conditions – well done Ritchie. Phil Wright was the only other HCC rider taking part – well he finished safely ! The event was won by Keith Murray -DRAG2ZERO in 49:28

2 events over the weekend 23-24th March saw HCC riders out. The Saturday event V226 Hosted by Harrogate Nova near Boroughbridge, conditions were dry and bright, HCC’s Phil Wright tried again – well he finished. The event was won by Stephen Ayres in 31:14

2 HCC riders took part in the Teesdale CRC T244/1 over the Staindrop course, Paul Thirling was 12th overall in 50:27 and Richie Grant 21st overall in 56:23 , a 35 mph head wind making the last 5 miles a bit of a nightmare. Shaun Tyson of Ribble Pro Racing won the event 47:27 – well done Shaun

Weekend coming sees Phil Wright having a go at the R25/3H in South Wales with no events in Teesside District, not sure whether we have any other HCC riders  competing.

Andy Downs has been putting in some major miles in Sportives in Mallorca – very impressive.

The next SPOCO in the area is the popular Stockton Wheelers event at Bishopton on 7th April , please get your entries in prior to 29th/03/2019 no need for a specialised TT bike there is a road bike category – please refer to CTT web site for details.

The weekend Club rides are proving popular , although there has been one or two incidents reported. Please remember HCC riders, we have a code of conduct and should adhere to it at all times please.