Round-Up for October 2021

Hill Climb Season comes to a Close

Sunday 31st saw the final event of the hill climbing season – the National Championships at Winnats Pass in the Peak District had teams from all over the country and plenty from the North East. NTR Veteran Ian Gallon was there to represent the club and put in a cracking effort in less than ideal conditions.

Check out the article on Cycling Weekly for a full report.

Cross is Definitely Here

After four rounds of dry and fast, cross finally arrived at Reifen Racing’s hosted event at Gateshead on Sunday 31st. As with the hill climb, it poured it down all morning making it wet and slippy for the Women / Mens V50s race. By the afternoon the rain had passed but the course was a complete mud fest and made for some great spectating. NTR was represented by six adults and three juniors, featuring podiums for Caroline Cunningham (second WV40) and Gemma Fletcher Richardson (third WS).

Next up is Muckle’s event at Kirkley on Sunday 7th November – always guaranteed to be interesting at this time of year.

NTR visits Vielo

Members of NTR had an enjoyable and interesting evening visit to Vielo at their base in Gateshead. Everyone had a good chance to meet their small team, understand their design philosophy and see their high end, distinctive road and gravel bikes (all ‘1X’). It was agreed by all that they make lush bikes! Demo bikes are available so if anyone is in the market for a road or gravel bike, they can supply bikes for test rides – contact details are on their website.

General Updates

That just about wraps up October, except for these special mentions:

  • NTR membership has exceeded 500 members (including 82 juniors) this month and is the highest it’s ever been!
  • Congratulations go out to Mark Sutherland who complete LEJOG in 9 days – what an effort!

Reminder: Coming up in November

Regular Rides

November will see the following regular ride schedule. Full event details can be found on Facebook shortly beforehand.

  • Mondays
    • Monday Evening Gravel alternating with Destination Dirt [Offroad]
    • Zwift Social Ride
  • Tuesdays
    • Tuesday Night Training
  • Wednesdays
    • Loops and Laps
  • Thursdays
    • Power Hour
  • Saturdays
    • Gravel Grinder (Bi-weekly) [Offroad]
  • Sundays
    • Sunday But Shorter (Shorter road rides)
    • Sunday Club Ride (Longer road rides)