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26 April 2019

  • Canyon launch 'world's first professional eRacing team'

    German direct-to-consumer bike manufacturer Canyon Bicycles have announced the launch of "the world's first professional eRacing team": Canyon ZCC. The team, formed of five male and five female riders, will race in the Zwift KISS Community League where both squads won the inaugural events.

    The 10 riders are joined by a team manager, Rhys Howell, who will communicate with the team's riders during racing through a radio "giving instructions and providing information throughout the race".

    Canyon say the team kit is inspired from the early rave era in the 1990s, with Canyon releasing a limited number of 50 replica team kits to celebrate the launch of the team, available from their website from May 7. The team will wear the jerseys while racing on Zwift and in 'real life'. The team is equipped with Canyon Aeroad CF SL bikes, allowances for travel to events, trainers and accessories from Wahoo, and nutrition from Nuun.

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    In a press release from Canyon, Howell said: "In a very short space of time, we have built an incredibly close-knit team of riders who share our vision to build the ultimate eRacing team. This is just the beginning."

    Included in the squad of 10 riders are two female and one male Zwift national champions.

    Various Continental and Pro Continental teams, including Hagens Berman Axeon, the Israel Cycling Academy, Cofidis, Novo Nordisk and SEG Racing Academy, raced at the inaugural KISS Super League race in January.

    You can read more at Cyclingnews.com

As you may know club member and all round great lad Gert Gammelin is moving to New Zealand in January. To Give him a send off from the Wheelers we're having a social ride on the 18th December. This date coincides with the annual Holly Run so we're combining the two.
If you would like something to eat at The Countryman Bolam please let Steve Davies know as he usually sorts out this side of things. 09:30 start at the Gretna getting to The Countryman for 12:30
Hopefully we will have a good turnout for a guy who has well supported and represented the club many times during its recent history.

 
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The Ferryhill Wheelers C.C. Annual General Meeting will take place at 8.00pm on Monday December 5th at the Catholic Club Dean Road Ferryhill DL17 8ET.

Twenty two riders left from the Gretna on a cold, but dry morning.

Fourteen riders were doing the 100 mile ride and eight riders were doing the 100 km distance.They were joined by another group at Darlington. 

Ray Johnson, Rob Liddell Daniel Simpson and Shaun Wakes came back from the 100 km ride in 4 hours 14 minutes, including a cafe stop at Rootz.

Followed by Derrick Cook and Trevor Corner in 4 hours 36 minutes.

First back on the 100 mile ride was James Alder, Cycleways SG Petch,  in 5 hours 40 minutes followed 15 seconds later by Henry Johnson, Cycleways SG Petch.

Mark Hansom Ferryhill Wheelers was the third rider home in 5 hours 53 minutes.

Other ferryhill riders to complete the course were Gert Gammelin, John Marshall, Gary Taylor and Carl Mustill. Keith Birbeck had ridden down from Sedgefield and turned off at Great Stainton to go back to Sedgefield.

 

Thanks to everyone who turned out and well done. Hopefully the weather will be as good next year.