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For those wanting to do the Le Tour de Co-op and NOT wanting to do the FULL 53 miles.

You can do the SHORT off-road (mostly) route starting from the same point as the other riders from Broompark Picnic Area.

Travelling along the ROAD B6302 passed Ushaw Moor Co-op the Cockhouse Lane towards Esh Winning joining the lines (OFF-ROAD) at the Picnic Area.

Then along to Esh Winning leaving the lines to visit Esh Winning Co-op then re-joining the lines up to the incline, then (ROAD) Wolsingham Road and Sandy Lonnen to near Brancepeth then re-joining the lines to visit Brandon co-op then back on the lines and back to START finishing at Broompark Picnic Area.

A TOTAL of 15 miles.

STRAVA Route : https://www.strava.com/routes/8127730

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Deerness Valley Cycling Group taking part in Le Tour de Co-op on 18th June 2017.

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The ride will start at Broompark Picnic Area and route will include a number of local co-op stores from Ushaw Moor, Esh Winning, Langley Park, Newton Hall, Sherburn Village, Wheatley Hill, Wingate, Bowburn, Brandon and back to Ushaw.



In association with the Co-op and British Red Cross – Tackling loneliness and isolation.
ENTRY is free, just either donate to cause and/or raise money via sponsor forms.
Approximately 55 miles in mainly B roads.

DOWNLOAD route STRAVA https://www.strava.com/routes/7930573

Download and view route – http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=wwffvkjupdalfiyu

Sponsor forms DOWNLOAD https://goo.gl/nFXuJ4

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Only 5 days left for making payments on the Crowdfunding page. Huge thanks to all who have donated, for those still collecting you can donate the collected funds via the Crowd Funding page; but only 5 days left til the page ends.

You can also send the money to DVC email me for details events@deernesscycling.co.uk

We collected £170 on the day, huge thanks to those who put their hands in their pockets. Much appreciated.

To date the Crowdfunding page is at £500

DONATIONS PAGE

thanks again 🙂 (y)

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A FAMILY bike ride is being organised for cycling enthusiasts in north Durham.

https://www.facebook.com/stanleyfamilycycle/

Stanley Town Council is putting on the event on Sunday, May 1, with help from

It is being organised to celebrate the opening of a new link route from the C2C route into Stanley town centre.

Councillor Joan Nicholson, chairman of Stanley Town Council, said: “It is a wonderful facility which should be used as much as possible.

“Our event will only use a small part that is close to the town but the route is such a wonderful ‘highway’ to some of the best countryside around.

“We want to get people of all ages out on their bikes and use the routes and get a little fitter into the bargain. It is a ‘win-win’ situation for all concerned.”

Both routes start and finish at Oakies Park, with a 20 mile ride to Cox Green, just outside of Sunderland and a shorter one for youngsters to Beamish Museum car park.

Gina Clarke, network manager for Sustrans, said: “We are looking forward to the event bringing new people to the C2C, giving the next generation of cyclists the opportunity to experience the route for themselves.”

All finishers get a t-shirt and goodie bag. For more information search for Stanley Family Cycle on Facebook.

Source: Bike ride for families in Stanley

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A UNIVERSITY student will cycle the length of the Zambezi River to raise money for charity.Lewis Wright and fellow Durham University students, Nicole Rodriguez, Holly Jackman, Jess Bradshaw and Robert Bolwell, will hold fund-raising events over the coming weeks for the Ideals Sport In Action project.The 18-year-old will be travelling to Zambia over the summer from June through to July. He said: “Each group will travel for six weeks and be coaching sports and leading other recreational activities with young people. We will also be educating young people on HIV and other health concerns that remain prevalent in Africa.”

Source: Cycling challenge for charity students (From Durham Times)

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Pearl Izumi Durham 2015 | Cycling event in Durham City | This is Durham

A firm favourite with cycling fans, the Pearl Izumi Tour Series returns to the streets of Durham City.

Britain’s fastest teams will be taking to the fearsome circuit, including the infamous cobbled climb of South Street, competing to be named the top British cycling team and the champions of the Pearl Izumi Series.

The race takes place on Thursday 28th May starting at 7:30pm. Pre-race action, including live music, begins at around 4:30pm.

Spectators are advised to arrive early and plan their journey in advance. The start/finish area is located outside Durham School, Quarryheads lane, Durham City DH1 4SZ

Free evening parking will be available at the County Hall car park and the park and ride sites at Howlands and Sniperley. The park and ride buses will not be operating but the car parks are being made available for those wishing to walk into town.

via Pearl Izumi Durham 2015 | Cycling event in Durham City | This is Durham.

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Limited to 1,000 riders, open for entries now!

The Velo29 Tour Of The Pennines, our biggest Sportive and one of the most important new events in the 2015 calendar!

The event is based from Barnard Castle and takes in a choice of 2 Tour Routes, 66.9km and 129km. Both routes take in some of the most picturesque, exciting and little ridden roads in this wonderful area. Every mile of the New Etape route is carefully considered to make this event the one you’ll remember from 2015. There are 2 KOM climbs on the Short route and a whopping 6 on the Long. They are tough routes but the emphasis is on a well-designed, challenging and enjoyable ride, not on sending I up every climb we can find in the chase of a headline statistic. This is a ride everyone can enjoy.

via Nouveau Etape – velo29events.

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Chainring Community Re-Cyles

Chainring Community Re-cycles – Low COST NEW and Refurbished Bicycles

1 High View, Ushaw Moor. Durham. Just off main street behind the Hive

Chainring C.R. – offer a friendly, professional service and good advice in all aspects of cycling. Our main priority  is take in old disused bikes and repair them to a high standard. These bikes as then sold for a very minimum cost with some being donated to charities. As we are a community based cycle business it gives us the opportunity to give something back to the community.

OFFERS a full service and repair service.

DON’T BIN YOUR OLD BICYCLES DONATE THEM TO CHAINRING COMMUNITY RE-CYCLES

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The world’s top riders will compete in the North East in September, with routes taking in Wooler, Alnwick, Bedlington, Blyth and Prudhoe

The world’s top cyclists will roll into Northumberland this September for the prestigious Tour of Britain.

The county will host two stages of the UK’s largest professional cycle race, making it the first time the race has passed through the North East since 2009.

Stage four on Wednesday, September 9, takes riders from Edinburgh down through Duns and Coldstream into Northumberland where the route will wind through Wooler and Alnwick, and then down the coast to its finish in Blyth.

Stage 4 of the Tour of Britain 2015
Stage 4 of the Tour of Britain 2015

The next day’s stage five will see athletes pedal from Prudhoe, following Hadrian’s Wall and heading across the Pennines into Cumbria and the Lake District, before ending in a summit finish on Hartside Fell, above Alston.

Last year, Olympians Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish took part in the Friends Life sponsored event, and hopes are high they will compete again this time round.

The event will be broadcast in more than 130 countries, including live coverage on ITV channels in the UK.

Coun Grant Davey is leader of Northumberland County Council, which has worked with sponsors Northumbrian Water and race organisers SweetSpot to bring the race to the county.

Bruce Ledger, chief executive of Active Northumberland and Grant Davey, Leader of Northumberland County Council with cyclists from Watbike, at Blyth Beach Huts
Bruce Ledger, chief executive of Active Northumberland and Grant Davey, Leader of Northumberland County Council with cyclists from Watbike, at Blyth Beach Huts

He said: “A lot of work has taken place behind the scenes to bring this event to the county and we are proud and delighted that Northumberland will be hosting the Tour of Britain.

“This is an incredibly high profile event. The route will travel through the heart of the county and will give us a fantastic opportunity to showcase Northumberland, and all it has to offer, to an international audience. No amount of money could buy this sort of publicity.

“The race will give the people of Northumberland the opportunity to see the world’s best teams and riders competing right here on our doorstep and promises to be an exciting spectacle.”

David Hall, head of leisure, strategy and transformation at Northumbrian Water, added: “As a company we work hard to promote the North East as a great place to live, work and visit and the bike race is sure to boost regional tourism and the economy.”

Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain 2015
Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain 2015

The Tour features eight stages in total, starting on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales on Sunday, September 6, and ending in London on Sunday, September 13,

ITV will screen three hours of live coverage of every stage, starting on ITV for the opening Wales stage before reverting to ITV4 for stages two to eight. ITV4 will also screen a one-hour highlights programme each evening during the race.

Meanwhile, Coun Scott Dickinson, business chairman for Northumberland County Council, said he hopes local businesses can “maximise on the many commercial opportunities that this event will provide both on race day and afterwards”.

The 2014 Tour of Britain winner was Dutchman Dylan Van Baarle with a time of 32 hours, 22 minutes and 50 seconds – with Sir Bradley Wiggins in third.

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Newcastle City Council has thrown its weight behind plans to bring the Grand Départ of the Tour de France to the North East of England, reports Chroniclelive.co.uk.

It joins Tyneside neighbour Gateshead Council in wanting to secure the opening days of the race, which this year began in Yorkshire and brought the area an economic benefit estimated at in excess of £100 million.

Councillor Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council, said: “Bringing the Tour de France to the North East is an excellent idea.

READ MORE via Newcastle City Council to support bid to bring Tour de France to North East of England | road.cc.

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