Dalby XC World Cup Report

IMG_6110Well our Photographer & Co are home from the weekends action. I have heard the Saturday was very quiet but on the Sunday there was a few more spectators turned up. The crowd was not like the World Cup’s at Fort William or the atmosphere but was still a good weekend by all accounts, well apart from the people who got their bikes nicked !!

Check out a cracking selction of photos in the gallery http://picasaweb.google.com/scotbrown1/DalbyForestWorldXCCup

Dalby Forest World XC Cup

dalby-world-cup-Yes it is this weekend so get yourself down to see how to ride offroad properly ! full programme of events over both days. Take a few quid as there are some trade stands as well. Our NECCL photographer is going to be there both days so we should have some cracking pics when he gets back

ps he is that keen he is riding there and back as well – cooldalby-world-cup-7-



On-the-day gate prices:
Day Pass:
 – Adult: £12.50
 – Under 18: £9
 – Under 6: free
 – Family: £35
Weekend Pass:
 – Adult: £ 17
 – Under 18: £13.50
 – Under 6: Free
 – Family: £50

SATURDAY – 24th April
 – 13.00 XC – Men Juniors
 – 13.01 XC – Women Juniors
 – 15.00 Dalby Dare Event

SUNDAY – 25th April
 – 10.45 XC – Women Elite
 – 14.30 XC – Men Elite

Croft Circuit Racing Tue’s Evenings

Croft 20th Feb 10 002Yes Croft is starting again on Tue’s evenings – 100% traffic free – details –Croft 20th Feb 10 005

CROFT CIRCUIT RACES. Croft Motor Racing Circuit, Near Darlington. All categories, Various Distance Handicap Circuit Races. 

Starting at 1830hrs for Juveniles and 1915hrs for all others. 

Juveniles Members £2, Non Members £4.  All others Members £8, Non Members £10.

Series Coordinator is Bryan Bliss.  01325 378 227

Nutcracker Rd1 Camphill- Race Report

Rd1 4th April 10 Camphill 083Rd1 4th April 10 Camphill 127Well MTB XC has finally returned to the NE (well it was actually in Yorkshire) but it was a great day made by some great weather, I mean it did not rain. The Nut was cracked by many NECCL riders but the Cracker also cracked quite a few riders & machines come to that with plenty of punctures, snapped chains / mech hangers & rear mechs all biting the dust well it was more like thick mud that did it.

It satrated off very very wet and sticky mud for the first race but the wind and heat started to dry up the wooded sections for Race 2 and by the time Race 3 had started the course was even mostly rideable. Click on the gallery here http://picasaweb.google.com/scotbrown1/NutcrackerRd1Camphill  for a few pics of todays action at Camphill and Rd 2 is near Richmond somewhere.


Rd 1 5th Aug 09 046Rd 2 12th Aug 09 067With the Winter 09/10 season finished we are having a break now until 18th Aug when it is Rd 1 of Autumn Series. First round is @ Hetton Lyons Country Park with the first race starting at 6.30pm then 7.00pm. Full details can be found in the News Section Page.

The Winter 2010/2011 Series of nine events starts on Sun 12th Sept.

Rd 7 on Sun 12th Dec 2010 is now confirmed to be at Dalton Park Shopping Complex just off the A19 near Seaham, follow this link for more info on this very exciting new venue  www.dalton-park.co.uk

Preview Photos are here http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/neccl247/DaltonParkPreviewPhotos

Presentation Night Report

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 What a fantastic turnout for a great evening to finish the season. The turnout was greater than expected with well over 80 people travelling to Bowburn Hall Hotel on the night. We started with the meal which went down very well with most people taking the opportunity to have seconds then followed by a beautiful selection of desserts. That was then washed down with tea/coffee, apologies for the lack of mints this year it will be sorted for next year! Then the presentations started with Geoff Turner doing the houors of Presenting them all. That was then followed by the raffle which was great fun to end the evening. Many thanks to all the riders thanks  during and following the evening.  There are a few photos in the gallery as well of the evening.

Presentation Night

It is going to be very busy so if you have a large patry and all want to sit together I would recommend that you come early. There is 80+ coming so will be a fantastic evening. The prizes are totalling over £1700 worth ! this year.
Directions are on the forum, see you all on the night
Check here to see if i have recieved your payment http://www.neccl.co.uk/necclForum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=193
For a List of all the Prize Winners click on the that section above



for 2009/2010 Season


Bowburn Hall Hotel

 Wednesday 24th February 2010 at 7.30 pm.

Reception at 7.00 pm.

The Hot Buffet Menu: 

¨      Lasagne + Garlic Bread

¨      Beef Curry

¨      Sweet & Sour Chicken

¨      Leek & Cheddar Cheese Pasta Bake

¨      Roast Potatoes

¨      Rice

¨      Mixed Salad


¨      Selection of Desserts


¨      Tea, Coffee and mints

Tickets are priced at £13 per person with Children under 13 years at £6.50

A ‘Kids Meal inc pudding’ at £5 for the younger ones.

Please contact Scot Brown –Tel: 07796 553213 with your requirements and your cheque (payable to NECCL) in full settlement 

Refunds cannot be given within 48 hours of the Dinner as numbers confirmed will have to be paid for.


¨     CASH PRIZE to riders in Premier, Inter & Sportif League.

¨     Vet 40,50,60 / Lady / Jun / Team – Plaques 

¨     Specialist Cycles Trophy – Best improved rider Over 16 & Under 16. 

¨     Scot Brown – Trophy for best race / organiser. 

¨     TLI– Trophy for Best Helper over the series 

¨     Prize Raffle Draw 

¨     All U16/14 & U12/10/8/6 league finishers will receive a Framed Plaque & Prize Goodie Bag 


Neccl Rd 9 Race Report Hetton Lyons. Sun 24th Jan 2010

Race Report

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Well what a cracking Grand Final was had by all, with nearly 90 riders on the day competing for there last few points to sort out their Final League positions. It was a Grand day with a fantastic course with mixed terrain of climbs, downhills, fast tarmac sections and some singletrack through the woods. Riders and bikes were clean considering the recent thaw but the Lake was still frozen. The weather remained dry for all three races and even the sun popped out during the main race. As for the Results well there was a great battle between Adam Martin & Steven Ward for 1st & 2nd place but on the last lap Stevens race skills came into there own and beat Adam by just under a minute. Malcolm Lewis held 3 rd for the whole race. First Vet was visitor Pete Wilkin and 1st Lady was Pam Glover who had a great final ride to the season.
In the U16/14 race William Brown again took the title and there was some great battles for 4th & 5th place between James Edmond & Alex Harris.
In the U12 Thomas was again battling with Matthew Worton who has had a great end to the season and went down to sprint finish with Thomas beating him on the line. Again there was many battles for position during the race with another Sprint finish involving Angus Brown & Fin Robertson.
Many thanks must go to Dave McLean and all the many helpers on the day inc the Hetton Hawks Ladies for the refreshments. Also a thank you to Sunderland Council / Springboard for use of the venue.

Results are in the Results Section

Photos are in the Gallery

Final League Tables are in the Results Section (Provisional)

Presentation Night @ Bowburn Hall Hotel Wednesday 24th Feb 2010

Winter 2010/2011 Series details are in the Winter Series Section Now

Grand Final Update

NECCL NEWS UPDATE. ROUND 9 – 24th Jan 10, Hetton Lyons Country Park, Houghton Le Spring.
Rd 9 Hetton Lyons 095The GRAND FINAL of the Winter 09/10 Cyclo X Season, this will be the decider for many riders final positions in the leagues. Hetton always has a great mix of terrain in all weathers and the McLean’s know the place like the back of their hands so you will be in for a fantastic grand final.
NECCL AGM will follow the sen prize presentations at approx 2.00pm. all NECCL riders / organisers are more than welcome.
Facilities will include – car parking, indoor signing on, showers, toilets and changing rooms.
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.
Below is a list of riders that need to finish this Sundays race to qualify for final league points / position. Looking at the accounts / subject to agm etc looks like riders who have done the min 6 will get there season paid for  So spend a fiver and get your full seasons of racing for FREE
Remember that even riders who have done six before xmas you still need to ride one of Rd 8 or 9. Riders who are going to ride both Rd 8 & Rd 9 it is your best six results overall inc your one of your best from Rd 8 / 9 but if your points are better at both Rd 8 & 9 than previous rounds then they can both count towards your final six.
Alan Nixon
James Alder
Michael Warner
William Brown
Ross Landon
Richard Atckinson
Ian Brown
David Stevens
Chris Henderson
Jason McCourt
Paul Atckinson
Stephen Newton
David Donaldson
Jordan Matthews
Paul Bosomworth
Pam Glover
For the youger ones who qualify they always get a goodie bag full of stuff
Laura Kotch
Nick McWhirter
Nick Hamilton
We have had a very kind donation of Merida Prizes for the U12’s race this Sunday.  They did not want any publicity but lets put it this way if you are ever passing or out on a bike ride near Kirby Stephen call in past Kirby Stephen Cycle Centre and say hello and spend a few quid
check out all the details here – http://www.meridamountainbikes.co.uk/
find them here – http://www.meridamountainbikes.co.uk/?Contact

Neccl Rd 8 Race Report, Whickham Thorns. Sun 17th Jan 2010

Race Report

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This a new venue for Cyclo X racing and there was plenty of riders (over 70 !) to take on the new mixed terrain. Well what a differnece 48hrs makes with all the snow melted and only patches of ice left where the sun never sees made the course rideable. The planned course had to be altered on the day as the all the melted snow had to go somewhere ! Alot of hard work had been put in on morning to get two courses set out and and safe to use.
The U12’s was mainly based around the BMX track area which they loved including a testing climb out the back. Matthew Worton took the houors today with Thomas Mein following on and Emma Brady taking 1st Girl.
Next up was the U16/14’s race which was the full Sen course so they had to work extra hard to burn off the Christmas chocs etc. Alex Hopper won with Joe Brown taking 2nd.
In the main race the going was tough on the bike / body and terrain finished off a few bikes and bodies but Tony Fawcett took the led from lap one and had a clear win over Darren Binks followed by Tony Glover. Rob Smith pulled up a few places to take 1st Vet. As for the Juniors it was a great battle from the start with Ian Lee just beating William Brown, they both had a fantastic race. Pam Glover took the Ladies win.
Many thanks must got to Tony/Pam Glover, John Mein, Jamie Brady, Alan Taylor and all the other helpers from Derwentside CC. A big thank you must also got to Whickham Thorns Centre / Gateshead Council for the use of the land / facilities on the day. We hope to return again next season.

Next Sun 24th Jan is the Grand Final at Hetton Lyons followed by the AGM

Photos are in the gallery

Results are in the Results section now