Archive for May 26, 2014

June 1st – Development group ride.

new to cycling, new to group riding, or just coming back after some time off the bike for whatever reason? This Sunday welcomes in a continuation of our Development rides:(previously beginners rides)

We’re changing the venue once again, we’re testing out Kirkley Cycles near Ponteland

Date → 1st June
Time → 10:00 (for 10:15 departure)
Pace  → 12-13mph (no one left behind)
Venue → Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley, Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 0AJ

The usual format applies, a short 1st lap then a second lap for those wishing to stay.

Development Ride Guidelines


Blaydon Does The Wooler Wheel…

Yesterday a handful of Blaydon Cycle Club members took the (early) trip up to Wooler. Most of us opted for the 100km ride and a few brave souls opted for the 170km route.

A massive thanks has to go to the Wooler Wheel organizers, support staff and volunteers, this included Wooler cycle hub officials, Edinburgh Cycle co-op mechanical support, St John Ambulance and Anderson Drummond photography who were out snapping the riders! (there’s probably more that I forgot)

The only minor issue was huge queues for sign on, but there was a huge amount of riders as well as a new venue for 2014, I have every confidence it will be smoother next time round.

The marshals were at perfect points through the course to assist riders and keep them safe and on course, and any signage was well placed.

The water and feed stops were stocked well with flapjacks, water and assorted other items and were well placed mileage wise.

Every 100km rider that i spoke to enjoyed their day! and i’m sure will be back next year.

For more information on the event and any other Wooler cycling events click over to


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Guest Blog….

Would anyone like to feature in a guest blog?
looking for members for an article on the website on what cycling means to them?

– a little about you
– where you started off in cycling
– where you are now and how you have improved
– what your first bike was
– why you love cycling
– what you like about the club (if you have been out with us)
– what you want to get out of cycling and your goals
– anything else you wish to tell us about bikes, cycling or just in general.

you can post your story (with a picture if you wish) below and ill collate them at the end of next week. or you can email them to blaydoncycleclub at gmail dot com
of course by posting or emailing your text and pictures you consent to us using them on our website for a blog on our members. This will hopefully give potential members a little insight into the club and its members.

Your blog will be here, on the club site, and it’s your chance to talk about what you love!
any questions ask below!

Development Group Ride 4

☺ 10am for 10:15
Sunday 11th May
☺ La Taverna NE21 4LU
☺ Route (please RSVP on the event, post on this page or tweet us to let us know you are coming)

Dev4 Map
We’ll meet at La Taverna for 10am and set off for 10:15, we will follow the red route for around 10 miles. The usual ‘Beginners Ride’ rules will apply. This route will return to the start point where anyone who only wishes to do our first 10 miles can leave the ride if they wish. The pace of the first 10 miles is very steady and suitable for anyone regardless of experience.
We then will continue to follow the blue marked route to bring the ride up to around 40 miles including a cafe stop. The additional loop is usually a little faster than the first 10 miles but the same rules apply where nobody is left behind. The longer route offers a bit more mixed terrain to allow you to develop skills and pick up new techniques such as climbing.

Any questions, or i if you want to know more simply post below on the event wall:

Development Ride Guidelines