Amazing start to our season last week with 31 riders on our first ride, welcome back to regulars and a big welcome to new members! As well as our regular Sunday rides, here's some important dates for your diary that make up TVR's 2014, make a note of these now to make sure you don't miss out!
We'll be riding between now and the end of October, a total of 36 club rides, including 11 rides new for this year, more special feature rides and our summer evening rides will be back! Our Sportive runs in May and you're encouraged to either take part in the ride or help run it, it's the club's main event of the year, run by club members for the benefit of club members! At the end of May, some of our ladies will be taking part in the Women vs Cancer Ride the Night London 100k event - why not sponsor them? As last year, the club will be supporting two charity rides - in Stokesley and for the Butterwick Hospice. In July, we're riding to watch the Tour de France live in Yorkshire and also attending Sky Ride Stockton, part of the region's cycling festival weekend. Later in the year, we're also organising a Coast 2 Coast trip. Phew! If you have any questions, please ask and get involved!
11th May - Stokesley Charity Ride
18th May - TVR Sportive
4th-6th July - Tour de France weekend
13th July - Stockton Cycling Festival
11th-14th Sept - Coast 2 Coast trip
28th Sep - Butterwick Charity Ride
Entry for this year's Sportive is now open! Check out the Sportive 2014 page for info and keep checking back as we add details. You can enter the Sportive now by clicking the link in the page!
Our new ride season gets underway at the beginning of March! Check out the Calendar for our first month's ride schedule and get yourself out on your bike! :)
Our Sportive is returning! Save the date - Sunday 18th May. Entry will be open on the British Cycling website very soon. Check back for more info later!
In the interests of promoting safe cycling and adhering to best practice guidelines as published by British Cycling, there was a motion put forward at the AGM that the wearing of helmets on organised TVR rides should be compulsory for all riders from the beginning of 2014. This was unanimously agreed, therefore all riders taking part will be required to wear a helmet on every TVR ride from the start of the year, commencing with the New Year Ride & Climb. Anyone who chooses to not wear a helmet will not be able to take part in a ride with the group
NEW YEAR RIDE
We're having a little ride out on the 1st day of 2014, join us! Check the Events for details and note our new policy on wearing a helmet. :)
CHRISTMAS RIDE 2013
Join us on this year's Christmas Ride - a trip around the towns of the Tees Valley! See the event in the Calendar for details.
NOTICE OF AGM 2013
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 24th November at 10am at the Southlands Leisure Centre in Middlesbrough. If you wish to submit any motions or nominations for the officials or committee, you must email these to the club secretary Arthur Thompson by the end of the 4th November for these to be accepted as part of the meeting (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We won't be running a ride today folks, sorry about the short notice but it's just too miserable! See you all next week.
CASTLE HOWARD RIDE
Tomorrow's ride to Castle Howard has been called off due to very bad weather expected. Instead, we'll be running a shorter local ride, details of which will be posted later in the Calendar.
2013 FINAL RIDES
Our last rides of the season are now up in the Calendar! We've had a great 2013 and looking forward to next year already, see you all soon! :)
A few last minute changes to our rides for the next few weeks due to holidays and other commitments, always check out the Calendar for the latest info!
We've got some cracking rides lined up for August and they're now up in the Calendar, check them out!
Rides planned for July are now up! Look out for another evening ride, the return of some old favourites and some new rides!
YORK CYCLE SHOW CANCELLED
The organisers of the York Cycle Show have announced that the event has been cancelled. You can read more about it on their website http://www.ctc.org.uk/york-cycle-show-2013-cancelled
We were planning to attend the event, so instead we're going to ride the Sportive 50 mile route on that Sunday. Check out the Calendar for details.
What a fantastic day for our 2nd ever Sportive! Many, many thanks to everyone who took part, we've had some great comments and we're looking forward to next year's event already! Check out the Sportive 2013 page for the table of results!
SPORTIVE RIDER MANUAL
The rider manual is now available for our Sportive. Click on the "Sportive 2013" page and scroll to the bottom for the "Rider manual" section.
Rides planned for June are now up in the Calendar. 6 events planned for this month, including the return of our summer evening rides!
All of our rides for May are now published! Why not enter our Sportive?
Ride for April are now up! Head to the Calendar to check them out! :)
FIRST RIDE ON SUNDAY!
Join us on Sunday for our first ride of the season, we're underway!
Our first rides of the season are now UP! Check out the Calendar page for details. Can't wait to get the season underway!
2013 RIDE SEASON
Just over a month to go until the start of our new cycling season! Plans are already in place and we'll be publishing the rides we'll be running during March on this site this weekend! Also, be sure to check out our new Ride Levels page, as we're changing how we grade our rides this year.
TEES VALLEY RIDERS SPORTIVE 2013
The Tees Valley Riders Sportive is returning for 2013, including the addition of a new challenging 80-mile route! The event will take place on Sunday 19th May. Check out the Sportive 2013 page. More info to come soon.
TVR AGM 2012
The minutes from the 2012 AGM can be read by clicking the attachment.
END OF 2012 SEASON & RIDE SURVEY
Well, that's it! The 2012 ride season is over! A big Thank You to everyone who has participated in any rides this year and well done for contributing to a great season of cycling. We're on a winter break now until March 2013, but look out for some Christmas feature rides which we'll be announcing soon. Please also tell us which rides you enjoyed by taking part in the ride survey! See you in 2013! :)
Less than a week to go to our Halloween Tour! We've got the food & the decorations sorted, what are you coming as? Better dress up to the nines as British Cycling will be featuring the ride on their website!
LAST WEEKEND RIDE
It's our last weekend ride of the season this Sunday! Join us for a nice little jaunt into the dales for a stopover at the Glebe Cottage Tearooms in Kildale, starting from Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit at 10am.
ARTHUR'S TOUR OF CLEVELAND
Our next ride on 7th October has had it's route changed. The recent rainy weather has washed away much of the off-road sections planned for this ride, and part of the Cleveland Way is currently underwater. As we can't be sure this will be clear by next week, we have changed the route of the ride. It will now be all on the road, check the details in the Calendar.
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER RIDES
Our remaining rides for September have been postponed into October to accommodate the "Cycling Sunday" events at the cycle circuit. Check the Calendar for details.
On the last 3 Sundays in September, British Cycling & Middlesbrough Council present 3 "Cycling Sundays", themed events to promote the circuit and the groups & clubs that use it. Come along and join in with various cycling activities, including 3 x challenging TVR rides, which you can sign up for on goskyride.com.
SEPTEMBER CYCLING SUNDAYS
British Cycling and Middlesbrough Council are hosting three events throughout September billed as "Cycling Sundays" at Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit. TVR will be involved. Look out for more details, coming soon...
Sorry to say we are cancelling tomorrow's ride due to unforeseen circumstances. Keep an eye out for the ride to be schedule in at a later date.
September is our penultimate month for this year's ride programme! Rides for September include a mixture of on and off-road rides, some easy, some more challenging, and include some new routes, as well as the return of some of last year's favourites. Get yourself along and join in!
COAST & CASTLES
Some of our riders took part in the Coast & Castles challenge ride on the last weekend in June. 200 miles of cycling from Newcastle to Edinburgh in 3 days. One of our riders Arthur then blogged about it, including photos from the event.
Details for all of our group rides planned for August are now appearing in the Calendar. Why not join us for a ride?
CHANGES TO JULY RIDES
Some changes have been made to the July schedule due to the nighttime ride being too long. Check them out on the Calendar page!
Rides for July are now up in the Calendar. We have another weekday evening ride, plus some new rides and a repeat of one of last year's favourites with a twist!
Over 50 people entered our first ever Sportive event, a fantastic day was had by everyone involved. The results are available to view on the Sportive page - click the menu link!
SUMMER WEEKDAY EVENING RIDES
During the summer months of June, July & August, we're going to put on some weekday evening rides which will be new routes! Designed to blow away the cobwebs after a long day at work and chill out in the warm & sultry evenings, watching the sun go down, we'll hope you'll join us for a different kind of cycling experience. Two rides are now posted in the Calendar during June. :)
CINDER TRACK RIDE - THIS SUNDAY
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances (not weather-related!) we have to cancel this Sunday's ride The Cinder Track and re-schedule for another date. Instead, we will run the popular 8 Bridges Route.
EXTENDED CASTLE EDEN CLASSIC - TOMORROW - NEW STARTING POINT
The Middlesbrough 5K Riverside Run is taking place tomorrow and the approach roads around the Transporter Bridge are closed.
New meeting point:- Teesaurus Park, TS2 1RL. This is the steel dinosaur sculpture park about a mile away from the Transporter Bridge in a westerly direction along Riverside Park Road.
June rides are now posted in the Calendar. Lots of variety including rides up Carlton & Clay banks, a Mystery Tour, trip to Seaton Carew, a new ride - The Collieries - and our summer solstice special Roseberry Ride & Climb. Check out the Calendar page for more details!
Fancy a challenge? Why not enter our Sportive event, supported by Middlesbrough Council and British Cycling. Click on the Sportive menu link above for details.
RIDE TO SEATON CAREW - CANCELLED
Sorry folks but tomorrow's Ride to Seaton Carew is cancelled as I have come down with a cold and the weather outlook is very bad. The ride will be moved to a future date in due course.
FEATURE RIDE - THE CINDER TRACK
Look out for this year's feature ride - The Cinder Track - on May 20th. This ride follows the old railway line from Whitby to Scarborough. It's an all-day ride and will feature several stops for points of interest and comfort breaks along the route. If you don't have any transport to get your bike to Whitby, we will be car-sharing on the day so have a chat with a ride leader when you're on an upcoming ride. Suitable for mountain bikes or hybrids only due to the terrain, we'll take a steady pace on this ride, which is around 40 miles all-in.
MAY RIDES ARE UP AND CHANGE TO APRIL 15th RIDE
Our planned rides for May are now available to view in the Calendar. We've also made a change to the ride originally scheduled for April 15th (Town Hall to Preston Park), which has been moved to May 6th. The Ride to Redcar will now take place on April 15th instead.
APRIL RIDES ARE GO!
Our April rides are off to a great start following the Ride to Saltholme today, attended by 27 riders - our highest turnout ever! Great weather and a great ride, pictures from the ride are now on the Pictures page. Keep checking back as later this week, we'll be revealing our rides planned for May!
MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT SCHEME
We now have a membership benefit scheme in place. This contributes towards paying for things such as the club's annual affiliation to British Cycling, hire of the cycle circuit for events, spare parts for bikes for leaders to take on rides, plus many more which will grow over time. We're also happy to hear other views on what the money could be used for. The fee is £5 annually with a £5 one-off sign-up fee. Our Membership Secretary Christine Walker will collect your fee and add you to the members' list, you'll then receive a membership card which you can use straight away to get a 10% discount at Peddlers Cycles in Redcar.
Rides for April are now up! Head over to the Calendar
page to see them (you may need to click "See all events" at the bottom for everything to be shown).
All the rides for March are now up - check out the Calendar
page for details!
We are go! The first official TVR ride of the year is now confirmed as one of last year's most popular rides - The Extended Castle Eden Classic. Head over to the Calendar page for details of where & when, look forward to seeing you there!
2012 RIDE PROGRAMME
We're currently putting together the official ride programme & schedule for 2012. Keep checking back for updates!