Riders Cobbled Off

IMG_6530The Pros have been and gone (some to hospital as well). Durham’s traditional streets sorted out the hardcore riders (and bikes to come to that)  from the ten teams. The best corner was at the bottom of the hill turning right into South Street where several riders went into the straw bales more than once and that was when the cobbles were dry ! It was alittle disappointing that there was pre or post race entertainment going around the circuit for the spectators around the course, there was one team car went around a couple of times but that was it. IMG_6658The Press said that it would attract 3000 spectators on the night, not sure where they were because the top half of the circuit was dead and most went home after half an hour on the bottom half.

It was nice to see so many local riders turn up and watch the action (and give me some stick!) there are some photos in the gallery inc some from Dunny http://picasaweb.google.com/scotbrown1/HalfordsTourSeriesRd2Durham the results and riders interviews are here http://www.tourseries.co.uk/NewsDetail.asp?Id=232

Aske Sweat’ed

AskeSweat_007Two rounds in a row now the weather has been Aske_004brilliant with 26 degrees of heat and a cooling breaze in places by all accounts made for a dry course this time. The course had a great mix of terrain including a hill more or less from the start field and parking was much better as it was next to the signing on etc. The younger ones also got a race (even two in fact) on a seperate course in the woods where it was much more cooler. Gallery of pics here – http://picasaweb.google.com/scotbrown1/NutcrackerRd2AskeEstate(mainly the sweat monsters) sorry i did not get out on the full course but had to leave early. Full results etc here – http://www.nutcrackermtb.co.uk/aske.html AskeSweat_006

Round 3 – Eston Hills Results

Ok, the results can be viewed here.


NECCL RACE REPORT. ROUND 3- 11th Oct 09, NHS Trust Centre (Formerly
Flatts Lane College) Eston Hills, Middlesbrough.

*The first race of the day for the Under 12 took place on a slightly
shorten course to last year but just as tough and challenging .
Following on from last week, saw a start to finish win for Matthew
Worton of Stockton Whrs in a field 11 riders. Hetton Hawks rider Angus
Brown  followed up in 2nd place.  3rd place going to Nicholas McWhirter
of Merida Cycles.  Again following on from last weeks win, Alex Hopper
Cleveland Whrs took the honour  also in a start to finish win in the
Under 16/14 with Joe Brown Hetton Hawks taking 2nd place.  Joe’s  team
mates  Alex Harris clinched the battle for 3rd spot overall and 1st
placed U14 from  James  Edmond Ferryhill Whrs where the pair had been
neck and neck for 4 of the 5 laps in 30 minutes on the full course.

The main event saw Tony Fawcett NFM RT go one better that last week to
win this week in a time of 49:40. Covering 10 laps of tough terrain with
long wispy meadow grass, with up and down sections  leading in to
compulsory  dismounts  and  some  technical single track though the
trees. Tony Glover Derwentside CC made up for his technical mishap of
last week where he dropped back from 2nd place to 8th, by staying there
this week. Again as in the U16/14 race there was a race long battle for
3rd spot between James Anderson of Picarsso Pulman  and Alan Nixon Adept
Precision with Alan just pipping James in the final up hill sprint to
the finish line.  James was leading Vet. The leading Junior was William
Brown Cleveland Whrs who finished in 11th overall.