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19 February 2019

  • Women's Zwift KISS Super League esports racing kicks off in Koblenz

    With the men's pro competition having been up and running since January 23, the women's KISS Super League – esports racing on virtual racing and training app Zwift – now begins on Tuesday, and promises to be just as exciting with seven women's pro teams and two Zwift teams doing battle in a virtual world.

    Four riders each from Canyon-SRAM, Doltcini-Van Eyck, Bigla, Valcar-Cylance, TWENTY20 p/b Sho-Air, Hagens Berman Supermint and WNT-Rotor, plus a Zwift Academy Dream Team and a Zwift All Stars squad, will line up at Canyon bikes' headquarters in Koblenz, Germany, on Tuesday, February 19, at 11am PST (7pm GMT) for the first in a weekly series of eight races.

    Four rounds of the men's competition have so far taken place, with British Continental team Madison Genesis having been the most successful squad so far, with three wins out of four through Ian Bibby and Jon Mould, with Mould having won the last two rounds.


    The races are streamed live online, and with pro riders now racing each other, it shows that indoor, virtual racing likely has a bright future, with cycling's governing body, the UCI, also suggesting that they will one day stage an esports world championship, and British Cycling announcing a national championship, which is set to happen this year.

    Competing for Canyon-SRAM at Tuesday's first women's KISS Super League round will be Alice Barnes, Tanja Erath, Rotem Gafinovitz and Ella Harris, with Erath having in fact earned her pro contract through the Zwift Academy virtual-racing competition in 2017, in which she beat more than 2,000 other women to win a place on the team.

    "The races are an easy way of putting race efforts into your legs and comparing your performance to others without travelling around the globe to race," Erath said on the Canyon-SRAM website.

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With the 2018 time trial season now underway it is good to see Ferryhill with a strong team riding the Bishop Auckland C C SPOCO event.

Chris Peareth, Andrew Charlesworth, Paul Tyler, Dougan Collins, John Hewison and Howard Heighton.

Have a good ride everybody.

Start Sheet:

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

Steve promises a cafe that we have not used before.

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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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.



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