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Blaydon Cycle Club – Awards Night

Join us from 7pm at Tyne Amateur rowing club for an evening in celebration of the clubs past year, we’re celebrating the clubs great year as well as handing out a few awards:

Mile muncher
Longest ride
Most Epic ride
Best Tester (TT’er) – M/F
Best Road racer – M/F
Best CX Rider
Selfless helper award
Most improved rider
Easy wheeler rider of the year
Development rider of the year
Club rider of the year
Best Newcomer Male/Female

We will also be presenting the club TT/HC awards

Join us for a few drinks and a great chance to catch up with your clubmates.

Tickets will be £5 per person, £8 for Couples or £10 for a family ticket (up to 2 adults and 2 Children) This is to be paid into the Club account s/c :- 30-95-91 acc :- 35208560 Please ref this Awards (Name) – Please notify us when you have done this. 

Cancelled: Blaydon M12 Charity TT

It is with regret we inform you that our Charity TT (from 11am 17/12/17) has been CANCELLED due to the road conditions and sub zero temperatures, for the last few days the temperature has floated around 0 and large patches of frost and ice have formed on most roads in the area, we conducted an assessment lap of the course and conditions were deemed to hazardous for riders.

Club chairman Paul stated on Saturday evening : “I have just been up to check m12 for tomorrow’s charity TT and the course is too dangerous as it stands with another sub zero night due I have made the difficult decision to cancel the event! Riders have a choice of a refund or continue to give entry fee to the charity! This was a very hard decision as I know many had costumes and bikes ready but the course is simply not safe as it stands”

Safety is our number one concern and as organisers of the event we have to occasionally make tough calls, as much as we’d love to see everyone in their fancy dress and bikes on the M12 tomorrow we simply just don’t want to put people at risk!

As always any questions or concerns if there is any get in touch, and we’ll see you out there soon, thanks for your understanding in this matter.


Press Release: 2017 Christmas Charity Time Trial


Blaydon Cycle Club will host their second annual Charity Time Trial this December to raise funds for two little girls with rare Batten disease.

Nicole and Jessica Rich were both diagnosed with the terminal illness within months of one another, striking a blow no family should have to endure. Since receiving the news, family and friends have tirelessly raised funds so the girls get the support and treatment they need.

Father, Matthew Rich, is a member of Blaydon CC who have pledged their support to the family. Their first fundraising time trial took place in December 2016 raising £1000 and proving a huge success not only in raising money, but for everyone involved.
Club Chairman, Paul Wright, said, “We planned last year as a one-off but it was immediately obvious it would make a worthwhile annual event.”
The time trial is held on the 12 mile ‘M12’ course in Stamfordham Village, Northumberland.

Despite being a regular racing route, the expectations on the day are more in keeping with the charity angle, with prizes given not only for best times but also for the craziest costumes and outlandish bikes.

[See attached image: ‘Adam Jarps of Manilla Cycling as The Grinch’]
The 2016 event saw cyclists of all abilities mixing it together, from national racers to social club riders, most of whom choosing to abandon their usually aerodynamic style for one that really gets into the Christmas Spirit dressing as The Grinch and, of course, Santa!
[See attached image: ‘Michael Todd of Derwentside CC – Christmas Tree Tamdem’]

Paul Wright said, “It was a fantastic day which far exceeded what we’d hoped for the Rich family! The enthusiasm was amazing and the effort everyone went to was overwhelming. It would be great to repeat that again this year.”

The 2017 event again takes place in Stamfordham Village, Northumberland on 17th December and is open to all CTT affiliated clubs and riders.

More information and entry details can be found here:

You can read more about the Rich family’s story here:

 The Nicole Rich Foundation was set up in 2016 by the family, only weeks before
their second daughter, Jessica, was diagnosed with the same disease. Both
daughters are undergoing extensive, pioneering treatment to slow progress and
hopefully find a cure for the disease.
 Nicole is five years old and Jessica is two.
 Battens disease is a rare genetic disorder which causes progressive deterioration of
the brain and nervous system. Sufferers may lose their sight, speech, ability to walk
and develop epilepsy before the disease ultimatly claims their lives.
 Blaydon Cycle Club was set up in September 2013 and has grown to 180 members. The club caters for all abilities with various group rides from beginner to development through to a successful team of racers.

Featured Photos – click to download .zip file.

New: Club Events page

after a long absence the Blaydon Cycle Club events feed is live again, we are aware that not all of our members are on facebook so may not be able to see all of our events easily, for this we’ve enabled the export of all events to our new events page, you can bookmark this for easy reference.

Our facebook page is still and you don’t have to be a member to view the page or posts but we want to make things as accessible as possible for all.

Below is a preview of our next events which is a direct copy of the feed from the new page.

Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 5:00am
Etal Village Hall
Sharperton, Northumberland,
Get Directions
3 laps of the Etal/Ford circuit so approx 60 miles

Mens Cat 3/4 followed by womens cat2/3/4
Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 8:30am
Etal Village Hall
Sharperton, Northumberland,
Get Directions
2 laps of the Etal/Ford circuit so approx 40 miles

Mens Cat 3/4 followed by Womens cat2/3/4


Notification: Blaydon Cycle Club 2017 AGM

Save the date in your diaries, The date is set, Venue & Time (which will be in the evening) is to be confirmed as soon as we find a suitable venue. Please RSVP via the facebook link at

This is a chance for you to hear how the club has done this year as well as help us shape 2018 and the clubs future.

We are seeking 3 comittee members to fill positions vacant, so we’d love to hear from anyone who wishes to help us keep the club ticking. We’re especially keen to take on someone who’s happy to look after the ‘Easy Wheelers’ rides and help out in a key part of the club getting people on the bike and taking their first steps of their cycling journey, they’re rewarding rides seeing riders improve from beginners and advancing their skills and abilities.

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.


Easy Wheelers: Can you Help

Wanted: Easy Wheelers Leaders and assists

When: Saturdays (for the next few weeks)


Due to personal and professional engagements we’re short on Easy Wheelers leaders and assists, can you help and give something back to your club?

For around the next 6 weeks we’re going to struggle to operate these popular rides, so we’re looking for you, our members to step in.

Easy Wheelers are our introductory ride, where people start off, perhaps they’re returning to cycling, or maybe they’ve just got themselves a bike. It’s a easy paced, no drop introduction to cycling, they run on the quieter roads and are a lower mileage loop usually with a break in the middle, they’re to gain confidence, learn group riding skills as well as to make new friends and really get into cycling.

All we need is a few hours on a Saturday around lunchtime where you help out in the operation of these rides. please comment on this post if you can help, and when, or if you have any questions at all.

Date Change: M107 Time Trial – May 2016

Information regarding: Blaydon CC 10 mile open CTT Time Trial (Regional 10 mile Champs) M107

To give everyone the opportunity to race the Regional 10 mile Championship, we have moved the date to Saturday 21st May. This means it no longer clashes with Imann Round 2 Road Race.

If you have entered and can not race on the Saturday, the CTT will be in touch to offer refunds. The date on CTT website will be updated shortly and we’ve had approval to move dates. I hope this helps those that were having to choose between race events that weekend.

Event link can be found here