NECCL Winter 2008 Season – Round 1

Rd 1 Hetton Lyons Country Park, Houghton Le Spring. Sun 20th Sept 09

The first opening round is to be held at HETTON LYONS. Tony and Derwentside CC will be setting out a challenging course with a great mix of climbs, downhill, singletrack etc. First race starts at 10.30am and the main race at 12.30pm followed by the presentation.

Facilities will include – car parking, indoor signing on, showers, toilets, changing rooms etc

Directions– from the A1M turn off junction 62 and take the A690 towards Sunderland. Then take the slip road signposted A182 for Hetton Le Hole, continue along the road (Hetton Country Park is signposted with Brown tourist signs) until you see Barclays bank on your right. At the this junction turn left into Caroline Street, at the end turn right/straight on onto Downs Pit Lane. Hetton Lyons is on your right.

Time Age Ride Fees
10.30am U12 Free
11.15am U16/14 & Novice Lady £3.00
12.30pm Sen / Vet / Lady / Jun £5.00 & £8.00 (non tli members)

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Events and more events

These ones maybe of interest to all you muddy riders out there!! ( thanks for the list Mr Brown )

Check out a few other events over the winter months other than CX – dont forget about the New Winter Night Series as well starting in Sept :P

Kielder 100 miler MTB Race – 5th Sept 09 all the info here –

Durham Big Ride – County Hall – 6th Sept 09
Four different events from 3miles upto the 50m BEAST, goodie bag + T shirt, see ya on route somewhere :shock: check out details here –
entry form here (online as well) –

Hell of the North 100miler – 6th Sept 09
All the info here – … (Documents)/hellofthenorth.pdf

Tour of Britian Stage 2 Darlington – Gateshead 13th Spet 09
All the info here – … _route.asp

7th Annual GMSR Stout – Hamsterley Forest – 13th Sept 09

Three different MTB events, check out the details here – … nnual-gmsr
entry form here – … Form09.doc

Kielder Oktoberfest Mtb Race – 10th Oct 09

All the details here – … ame=Events

Lightwater Valley Laike MTB Race – 8th Nov 09

The classic race of the season is back again now with time trails again – see ya there !
all the info here –

Muddy Brown turns to the darkside!!

Yes, that ever lovable dude has arranged some more crazy events for all you mud lovin riders out there see here for full details : download pdf

If you missed the summer series then now is your chance to do it all again in the dark!!!

Check out the new blog from Mr Brown


Rd 1 – Wed 23rd Sept 09

Rd 2 – Wed 7th Oct 09

Rd 3 – Wed 21st Oct 09

Rd 4 – Wed 4th Nov 09

Rd 5- Wed 18th Nov 09

Venue – (tbc) Sports Centre, John St North, Meadowfield,

Co Durham. DH7 8RS

Come along and get some training during the Winter Cyclo Cross / Offroad season, enjoy and have some fun in the dark !

** Don’t forget to bring along your lights and helmet.**

Three peaks comming soon..

NECCL Riders do the 3 Peaks

Good luck to all the NECCL riders who are about to embark on that great adventure know as The Three Peaks!!!

Photos from 2008

Website :

So far this is a list of the crazies … em brave riders currently entered ( and I’m one of them!! )

Vince Potter – Cleveland Wheelers
Anthony Griffiths – Derwentside CC
Ian Dunn – Ferryhill Wheelers
Keith Murray – Hope Factory Racing.
Rich Barnett – MTS
Alan King – MTS
Colin Humphreys – Red Rose Olympic CC
Craig Greenough
Mark Bayne – Richmond CC
David Clark – Richmond CC
Phil Simmonds – Richmond CC
Kevin Sabiston
Paul Bosomworth
Cliff Featherstone – MTS
Martin womer – teesdale CRC

Andy Strong – Bishop Auckland

Rob Land – Bishop Auckland

Nikki Willis & Luke Willis – Bishop Auckland