Ride strong stay safe
Just a reminder for club members going to the presentation night on Thursday to please use the entrance door to ABBEYS BAR and not to use the entrance door to the restaurant PORTALS PLACE,
see you all Thursday night
Ride strong Stay safe.
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
2020 not 2029. Lol.
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…
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
Skin Suit. £80.00
There is a minimum order of 7 items so please email Phil Wright on email@example.com for any requirements.
Ride strong stay safe
100/8 2020 date has been confirmed at the last monthly meeting
Sunday 8th March
Same route as last year weather permitting
Meet 08-30am at the Golden Lion aka Aldi Arms
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
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.
All – The event page on the web site has been updated for 2019