Newsletter August/September 2019

First, I must apologise for the delay to this newsletter but circumstances prevail etc. What a peculiar summer, with scorching temperatures encouraging us to seek shade and then interspersed with real deluges – one of which flooded my garage. I now have sandbags behind the garage door.


However, the section runs were held in decent weather although, unfortunately, I have not been on a run since the Northumbrian Gathering.

In July, there were 30 entrants for the Sunset Run over the N. Yorks. Moors when John Coverdale, Brian Smith and Mike Caruthers were in a 3-way tie for first place. Full results are in the Road Run link. Thanks Howard, Liz and Tony for a well-supported event.

The Chairman’s Run attracted 27 entrants on a sunny day with a “war weekend” event at Leyburn providing a welcome lunchtime break. David Porteous was the star rider of the day and full results are posted as usual on the site. Thanks to Dave Headon for the day out.

There were some 40 riders out and about for the ride-in and buffet and thanks go to Brian Smith for leading the “big boys” and to Steve Hodgson for leading the ”tiddlers” Well done boys and additionally to Brian for his two evening social runs. Gerry Beer encouraged attendance at a bike and vehicle-fest in the park at Darlington. Perseverance pays Gerry.

In August, Viv and Sue Tubby hosted the Saunter& BBQ which was the usual enjoyable event and is now established in the event calendar.

The trials scene continues with two trials in July – at Battersby on 25th won by Tony Brown from an entry of 13 riders and at Redmire on 25th won by Graham Powell from 11 riders. The trial at Hindlethwaite on 18th August was won by Paul Harrison from a field of 12 riders. Full results are in the trials link and the next trial is on 8th September at Braidley.

Finally, the Baydale Run is on 15th September with regs. not yet to hand They are now mc) but regs. for the Anniversary Run in October can be downloaded.

The Beamish Trophy Trial is on 22nd September which is a great event superbly organised by Tom Norman and his many supporters. If you would like to assist please contact Tom for a day in the open air.

That’s my catching-up done, see you at club nights.

Tom Reed       



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