Archive for August 9, 2016

Online Security – Facebook Profiles

It has come to our attention that there is another ‘fake  facebook profile’ going around.

The users will friend request you or message you as an initial contact, they will in our case usually have a few cycling pictures on their profile and/or may contact you saying they’re new to the area.

If you get a friend request on social media or Strava (or any other location tracking service) be mindful of your privacy settings and who can see what you have and where you keep it as well as when you’re out. If you don’t actually know the person sending the request be cautious, and if in doubt leave them out.

CANCELLED: 11th August Club Time Trial (M12)

We have made the advanced decision to cancel the club time trial on the M12 (Stamfordham) course on Thursday 11th August.

This is due to ‘surface dressing’ resurfacing works on the course and the new loose road surface being deemed a hazard to entrants.

We will keep an eye on the road conditions for the final few events, and hopefully another week will allow for the road surface to be compacted and relevant finish to the works by the local authority to take place. Surface dressing brings the hazard of loose chippings/gravel, accumulations of loose stones and patches of tar to become hazardous to cyclists, as well as flying chips from cars passing above the recommended speed limit.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to anyone but as a club we have to put the safety of everyone first. The decision has been made by the club committee as well as taking in feedback from local cycling organisations.





CANCELLED: Club M12 TT – |4 AUG 16|

Please note our club open time trial on the M12 (Stamfordham) course has been ** cancelled ** this evening.

Apologises for any inconvenience caused, but after a consultation with riders after a course recce, road resurfacing works have presented a hazard on a stretch of the course.

Please pass on or share this post to anyone you know that may have been wishing to attend.

We feel it is irresponsible to run an event on a course where we have been alerted of road surface issues.


Great North Air Ambulance Service – Club Charity 2016

With the Edinburgh to Newcastle trip coming up, I’d just like to remind people of our Club Charity. If you are thinking of raising money, it would be hugely appreciated if you’d consider this as your charity of choice.

There will be a donations bucket at our Open TT, the Summer BBQ and a Christmas event which is To be confirmed.


Donations can be made easily with justgiving by clicking here