Club Tens

06 August 2020

  • Nathan Haas signs for Cofidis

    Nathan Haas will leave a Katusha-Alpecin team mired in uncertainty and ride for Cofidis next year, signing a two-year contract with the WorldTour-hopeful French team.

    Haas joined Katusha in 2018 after spending two seasons with Dimension Data and three with what’s now EF Education First, but has struggled for results. His only victory came on stage 2 of the 2018 Tour of Oman, and he has been unable to build on his fourth place finish at the 2017 Amstel Gold Race.

    The team are yet to assure the funds to continue in 2020 but Haas was already looking to move on, and liked the sound of the project developing at Cofidis under Cedric Vasseur, who took over as manager in 2018.


    The French team, created in 1997, are aiming to return to the top tier of the sport and have already stated their intent in the transfer market with the acquisitions of Elia Viviani and Guillaume Martin.

    "I’ve always liked being in teams that have a strong drive to progress, to get better and take a next step. That’s exactly the spirit with Cofidis and Cedric Vasseur and that’s what attracted me," Haas said.

    "What I like about this team is the opportunity to take chances in each race, to give everything so as not to have any regrets. At the Tour de France, they were pretty much in every breakaway. Naturally, I really want to ride Amstel Gold Race and the Ardennes Classics, but I also and above all want to put myself at the service of the team, notably Elia, to help them achieve new successes."

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I have been informed by George Bennett that Bryan Bliss has died.

As yet I have not seen any details regarding the funeral arrangements.

Hi everyone,

For those who would like to attend Bob Douglas’s funeral we have arranged a weblink to the service that can be viewed live or after the event.
The service inside is restricted to immediate family, it will be quite short 20-30 minutes due or current guidelines.

The service will be held at Wear valley crematorium, Coundon, which is poignant as it is practically where his life began in Leasingthorne.

The service will be on Wednesday 15th April at 10:30am


The funeral director has confirmed the following:

‘We will come to 3 park view at 10, maybe just after as it's only 15 minutes to the crematorium. We were going to exit past the racecourse
There is a foyer outside the main room that people can stand in and also a canopy outside the foyer if that gets full, both parts have speakers so the service can be heard and glass doors so the service can also be viewed’

For everyone’s safety if you are there please maintain a safe distance from others.

The service will be streamed on

If you would like to attend please get in touch with Caroline Douglas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) - we can then give you the username and password for the service

Best wishes

Ena, Caroline and Robert


El PresidenteWheeler touring abroad 1957

Leaving the Gretna at 9.00 am on Sunday the 21st of July and calling at The Spa Gardens in Ripon for lunch.

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In view of the ongoing Government advice and guidance and in particular the guidance on social distancing, Cycling Time Trials (CTT) has taken the decision to extend the current suspension of all CTT events, (this includes all Type A and Type B events), up to and including 30 June 2020. 

The 2019 Club Tens have been cancelled.

Riders are welcome to ride the Stockton Wheelers series on Thursdays at Long Newton. Signing on from 6.30 for a 7.00 pm start.n:  6.30pm for a 7pm start.