Club Tens

  • Team Rwanda riding for yellow in home race

    A collective show of strength from the Rwandan teams at the Tour of Rwanda saw the race's battle for yellow ignite on stage 4. Taking control on the 120km stage from Musanze in the north to Nyamata in the south, the performance saw the first major reshuffle of the general classification.

    Stage 1 and 3 winner Joseph Areruya is back in yellow and there are five Rwandans in the top-10 overall. Although Areruya is racing with the Dimension Data for Qhubeka team in 2017, his stage victories and claim on the yellow jersey is a win for Rwanda.

    There are three Rwandan teams in the race with the club teams, Club Les Amis Sportifs De Rwamagana and Club Benediction de Rubavu, joining the national squad on the start line. All three teams have the single objective of winning the race with a Rwandan, as national team coach Sterling Magnell explained post-stage to Cyclingnews and RFI. Even if that benefits a rival squad like Dimension Data for Qhubeka or the Tirol team of defending champion Valens Ndayisenga.


    "We had a few different objectives, the first was to isolate the yellow jersey and put him under pressure from the start and get the jersey off his back and onto the back of a Rwandan," he said. "Our boys were there and everybody was all in. The boys all collaborated and we have two for the national team near the front and still within striking distance."

    The star rider on the national team is 2015 champion and four times stage winner Nsengimana. Patrick Byukusenge, 26, has also been riding strongly for the team, as has Didier Munyaneza. Although Rwanda was celebrating the return of Areruya into the race lead, Magnell explained he is still focusing on the top step with one of his riders.

    “For Jean Bosco, for Patrick, I have to see the GC to decide the tactic, but for sure we are not going to allow it to stay like that,” he said of the duo who sit fifth at 1:44 minutes and sixth at 2:40 minutes respectively.

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Leaving from the Gretna at 9.30am on Sunday 5th November.

Steve promises a cafe that we have not used before.

This will be on the Hill End Climb out of Frosterley on the 22nd of October at 10.00 am.

Entries to C Mustill, 9 Maltby Close, Auckland Park,  Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 8SF.   Tel: 07984465097  

Free entry to Ferryhill first claim members.

Club members can enter on the day and be eligible for the club hill climb trophy, but they will not be eligible for awards in the open event. To be eligible for awards in the open event you have to pre-enter the event, so that your name is on the start sheet.


The Club tens are due to start on Thursday 11th May.

An email requesting help with marshalling was sent out on the 31st of March, but at the moment there have been only two responses.

Paul Stubbs will be able to do the pushing off on the 11th and 18th of May.

Ken Slater will available for the following dates

May 11, June 1,8,15, July 13,20,27, Aug. 3, 10.

I will be there most but not all weeks to put the signs out and marshal, as will the finish timekeeper Gary Hetherington, signing on Phil and Mary Everitt and Start timekeeper Phil Everitt.

Amanda Hetherington usually does the number catching but is having surgery on her foot.

We need 2 timekeepers, pusher off, number catcher and a minimum of three marshals to be able to run the events.

The 2017 Club Dinner will be at the Eden Arms Rushyford on Saturday November the 25th, 7.00pm for 7.30pm. All welcome.


The price is £23 per head for 3 courses and coffee. Please note we have to submit our order to the hotel one week before the event.


Click here to see the full printed menu.


No of Tickets
Tomato & Basil Soup
Assiette of Melon
Smoked Applewood Cheese & Pear Chutney Tart
Main Courses
Creamy Chicken & Leeks
Lemon & Herb Baked Cod
Quorn Chilli
Fruit Crumble
White Chocolate & Honeycombe Cheescake
Ice Cream Medley
Selection of Cheeses


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If you have any seating preferences contact Fred Simpson.


Operation Spartan

Shielding Vulnerable Road Users

Although many of you will have kept logging the miles through the winter months, the turn of spring usually sees more cyclists getting out and enjoying the roads of North Yorkshire, and we want to make sure everyone stays safe.

Our partners, North Yorkshire Police, have launched an operation which seeks to identify vulnerable road users. Through a mixture of education and enforcement, Op Spartan aims to improve the attitudes of those who use our roads and increase the level of safety for all.

Seen  behaviour on the road that concerns you?

Spartan is a force-wide operation where officers and the public are encouraged to submit intelligence regarding instances of anti-social use of vehicles or poor driving. A profile of information will be collated for the police to assess and act upon, to ensure guidance and advice can be provided to those who need it.

Op Spartan is inviting the public to submit details of instances of dangerous or anti-social driving they have witnessed via the driving concern form below.The driving concern form captures the details of the incident and requests information such as vehicle number plate, so police can carry out the relevant checks and follow up with engagement or enforcement if required.

Driving concern report form

The Major Collision Investigation Team will collate the information and then take the appropriate course of action. This may be the registered owner of the vehicle is contacted by letter to suggest that their driving behaviour be amended to avert possible future collisions. More serious reports may involve a personal visit by a traffic officer and could ultimately result in prosecution

Video footage can be sent directly to the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If the anti-social driving behaviour results in an emergency or immediate risk, please use either 999 or 101

Op Spartan updates will be published via the North Yorkshire Police website and Facebook page

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