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From Saturday 22nd July 2017 the Saturday club ride will leave from Thorneyford Farm. This is the future departure point for the Saturday rides only. All other rides will continue to leave fom the relative chosen departure points. Could you please pass this information to all it may concern. 

bob melrose

In February this year we were all shocked by Bob Melrose's sudden passing after a short illness.

Many members will have known Bob as the person who organised the Saturday and Thursday (TOGs) club rides and was often the first person prospective new members met when joining a club ride for the first time.

He was without doubt a most popular member within the club, a past Club Person of the Year and Captain and is sadly missed. It is therefore fitting to mark his passing the club will be organising a Memorial Ride to the Hearth at Horsley on Saturday 15th July. Club members will be able to share over a buffet our happy memories of Bob and favourite stories (long ones cut short of course), and Bob's wife Ann will be joining us on the day too

To allow as many club members as possible to attend if they wish, there will be two starting points for the ride:

  • The main ride will depart at 10am from Samm's Café in Ponteland, riding in organised led groups.
  • The youth club ride will depart following Go-Ride coaching (approx. 10 - 10.15am) from Thorneyford Farm.

We can only accommodate 80 people so places will be on a first come first served basis.

To book your place, please login to the website and then click here.

The cost is £5 per person, and your place will only be reserved once payment had been received. The deadline for bookings (and payment) is Saturday 8th July, although spaces may well have sold out before then!

If you require any further information do not hesitate to contact Austin Wilcock (07904744162)

Youth Go-Ride Coaching

The Go-Ride coaching will move back to Thorneyford Farm from tomorrow Saturday 6th May. We will continue here every Saturday up to the summer holidays but take one Saturday off over the Bank holiday weekend on Sat 27th May. The sessions will continue to use a combination of field and hard surfaces so mountain bikes or similar with gears will be required.

Venue: Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley, Ponteland, NE20 0AJ

Time:     8:45 - 9:45            Cost:     £3 on the day

The coaches will split the riders into appropriate groups based on their ability.

Youth Club Ride

The youth club ride will commence again on Sat 6th May after coaching. They will depart from Kirkley farm at 10:15. These youth rides are for those able to ride at an average pace of ~10 mph covering ~20-30 miles, including a café stop. All U12’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and parental consent forms need signing for any >12’s riding unaccompanied. Unaccompanied riders must seek the rider leaders approval prior to joining the rider and provide emergency contact details.