Club Tens

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21 May 2019

  • Riders' union asks TV motos to keep their distance

    Gianni Bugno, president of the Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA), this week issued an open letter denouncing "the excessive proximity of the motorbikes to the athletes during the competitions", which is a problem he says is occurring more frequently in races around the world.

    Currently attending the Giro d'Italia, where Slovenian Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) leads all comers after dominating the stage 9 time trial, Bugno said the CPA will formally address the issue at the UCI Security Commission meeting in June. For the time being, however, he is asking on behalf of the riders that race vehicles "demonstrate a greater sensitivity toward safe and fair competitions".

    "The safety of our women and our men is fundamental, same as the correct execution of the race," Bugno said in a statement sent to media.

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    "The competitive result must be as fair as possible," he continued. "It cannot be compromised by encounters, which, even if for a few seconds, can affect the regular development of the event. The riders themselves are asking the motorcyclists, especially those from the TV, to stay at a greater distance from them, whether they are ahead or in pursuit.

    "The technology we now have at our disposal allows excellent quality shots even at a greater distance than that what is, unfortunately, becoming habitual," Bugno said. "We demand greater attention to this intolerable problem, which creates risks for the safety of the athletes, influences the development of the competitions and jeopardises the real value of the athletes."

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The 2019 Club Tens start on Thursday 9th May and will be held each Thursday evening until the 22nd of August.

As usual we are looking for timekeepers, pusher off and marshals. If you can help out even for just one event please contact Fred Simpson with the dates that you can be available.

We cannot run the events without helpers

Ferryhill Wheelers are organising an open 10 miles time trial at Sedgefield on April the 27th to raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance.

The event organiser is Rob Spink and more details can be found by clicking on the links below.

https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/18784

Howard Heighton has kindly agreed to organise a training weekend, details as follows;

Date 16/17th March

Day 1.

Gretna Newton Aycliffe to Bellingham - approx 100 miles

Overnight stay in Bellingham bunkhouse. There is a nearby pub for evening meals and drinks.

£22 pppn. We can can have full occupancy for £300. It sleeps maximum 15, but if we get less than that, we could divide the cost evenly if all agree.

Day 2. 

Self catering is available for breakfast, but a nearby cafe have agreed to open early if we want to eat there instead.

Bellingham - The Gretna - approx 100 miles. 

Baggage will be taken there and back.

Please contact Howard direct to book your place. 

 

Route

Saturday March 16th.

Gretna, Rushyford, Ferryhill, Kirk Merrington, Whitworth, Billy Row, Cornsay Colliery, Muggleswick, Edmundbyres, Minsteracres, Hindley, Bywell, Corbidge   51.64 Miles

Lunch at Spokes Kitchen.

Aydon Castle, Wall House, Matfen, Ryal, Chollerton, Chollerford, Nunwick       

 (- Turn to Bellingham for the 70.52 mile route.)

Stonehaugh, Hetherington, Hesleyside, Lane Head, Charlton, Bellingham

Stop at Demesne Bunkhouse 45.38 Miles Total 97.02 Miles

1 room for 8 people, 1 for 4 and 1 for 3. Cost �22 each.

Sun March 17th
Breakfast at local cafe (Bunkhouse owner will arrange for it to be
open.)

Bellingham, Otterburn, Elsdon, Thropton, Rothbury, Forestburn Gate, Scotts Gap, Blackheddon, Stamfordham

Plough Inn for Lunch (49.52 Miles)

Rudchester, Wylam, Coalburns, Hedley on the hill, Newlands, Allensford, Rowley, High Stoop, Wolsingham, Hamsterley, Toft Hill, Low Etherly, South Church. Old Eldon, Gretna

50 Miles total 99.52 Miles.

 

Van will be available to carry and collect luggage.

If required he can do a 70ish mile route for day two as well.

We are almost there. The Teesside open events start on 10th March with the Cleveland Wheelers CC 21mile SPOCO circuit event in the Stokesley, North Yorkshire, area. With the closing date fast approaching, be reminded that Teesside time trials this year nearly all have a specific road bike category, so you can now compete on a level playing field with others using this type of machine. To bring attention to the specification you must adhere to if entering the road bike event, please see details below:

To enter a 2019 road bike specific event in the Teesside District, the following specification is appropriate to the conditions of entry:

The Rider:

  • · No time trial style pointy helmets (including Kask Bambino), or helmets with built in visors should be worn.
  • · No riding with elbows or forearms on the handlebars. If witnessed, competitor will be disqualified.

The Cycle:

  • · The frame should be constructed in the traditional pattern, i.e. built around a main triangle.
  • · No time trial style or triathlon forward extension bars with or without elbow pads should be present.
  • · Wheels should be of a spoked construction, with a minimum of 12 spokes and a maximum depth of 60mm.

Please apply the spirit of the road bike competition in your equipment choice.

Have a good season & hope to see you at some of the Teesside events

Congratulations to Steve Davies on winning Gold in the 4km aged 65+  team pursuit in Los Angeles along with Robert Barber, David Hughes and Mervyn Wilson, in a time of 5:04.349.