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24 June 2024

  • Nathan Haas signs for Cofidis

    Nathan Haas will leave a Katusha-Alpecin team mired in uncertainty and ride for Cofidis next year, signing a two-year contract with the WorldTour-hopeful French team.

    Haas joined Katusha in 2018 after spending two seasons with Dimension Data and three with what’s now EF Education First, but has struggled for results. His only victory came on stage 2 of the 2018 Tour of Oman, and he has been unable to build on his fourth place finish at the 2017 Amstel Gold Race.

    The team are yet to assure the funds to continue in 2020 but Haas was already looking to move on, and liked the sound of the project developing at Cofidis under Cedric Vasseur, who took over as manager in 2018.

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    The French team, created in 1997, are aiming to return to the top tier of the sport and have already stated their intent in the transfer market with the acquisitions of Elia Viviani and Guillaume Martin.

    "I’ve always liked being in teams that have a strong drive to progress, to get better and take a next step. That’s exactly the spirit with Cofidis and Cedric Vasseur and that’s what attracted me," Haas said.

    "What I like about this team is the opportunity to take chances in each race, to give everything so as not to have any regrets. At the Tour de France, they were pretty much in every breakaway. Naturally, I really want to ride Amstel Gold Race and the Ardennes Classics, but I also and above all want to put myself at the service of the team, notably Elia, to help them achieve new successes."

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A pie & peas supper and presentation evening will be held at Ceddesfield Hall Sedgefield on Saturday 25th November, 7pm for 7:30.

The price is £10. There is also a vegetarian option of quiche with salad. 

Pie & Peas

 

Vegetarian Quiche & Salad

The road closure on Bleach House Bank has been removed, so this weeks ten will take place as normal.

The 100 in 7 is this weekend, Sunday the 26th of February, leaving from the Gretna at 9:00am.

Route: https://goo.gl/maps/Mny3pFG7AcQEzW3g8

 

There is also a 100 km ride, leaving at the same time.

Route: https://goo.gl/maps/9HsrnXmSJ1m66uiXA

 

Both groups will ride together as far as Yafforth.

Houghton Cycling club are promoting two challenging rides on quiet roads in the stunning North Pennines on Sunday 16th April.

The 102km event formerly the Killhope Grimpeur Audax, is now accompanied by a shorter but still challenging 54km ride:

The KILLHOPE Challenge - 102kms (Entry fee  10) Reliability ride starting in Lanchester Co Durham, and taking in Blanchland, Allenheads, Nenthead, Killhope Cross, St Johns Chapel, Crawleyside and back to Lanchester. The climb of Killhope Cross is over 2000 ft and was part of stage 6 in the 2021 Tour of Britain.

The NO KILLHOPE  Challenge - 54kms (Entry fee  8) A shorter but still challenging ride, as above but missing out on the Blanchland to Crawleyside loop, there is no climb of Killhope Cross on this ride.

These are both challenging hilly rides with almost 6000 feet of climbing in the 102km event and aprox 3000 feet in the 54km route . Low gears are a must for both events! The rides are not races and should ridden at a pace which is comfortable for you.

The 102 km will start from Lanchester at 8.30am , the 54km will start at 9.30am. All finishers will be able to enjoy free food and refreshments at the finish. There will be three control points in the 102km event and one in the 54km event.

Route sheet, GPX files and instructions will be emailed to everyone w/c 10th April (entries close 9th April)

Entry is online only via Si Entries please use link : https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=11287

HCC will donate any surplus from these events to the Great North Air Ambulance service (GNAAS).

All under 18s must have a completed signed Parental Responsibility form (available from the organiser)and under 15 s must be accompanied by a responsible adult throughout the event.

Any queries please email Dave Cummins: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Ferryhill Wheelers Joe Porter Memorial Lunch Ride was to Thorpe Farm Courtyard Cafe on Wednesday 7th December with 17 members attending. Although the roads were icy in places 12 members rode to the venue and 5 travelled by car.

 

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