Monthly Archives: April 2018

Kalas Kit order about to be placed – get your orders in!

We currently have 2 orders for Kalas kit and need to have 5 items to be able to place and order.

If your wanting any club Kalas kit please visit the Kit page of the site here and email us with what you want. We will then send you a paypal invoice and once paid your order will be placed once we reach 5 items.

All prices lists now available – Mens, Womens, Kids and Accessories

Current Kalas lead times are 4 to 6 weeks


DCV Coast to Coast in a Day – June 9th 2018 – Video announcement

The official launch of the 2018 DCV Coast to Coast Club Run


Full Details

Price is £30 for 1 person and includes –

– Mini bus from central Durham location (too be agreed once we know who is coming) to Workington. Estimated leaving time 4.30am
– Additional Van to transport bikes to Workington
– Minibus to follow route with selection of spares
– A group of fellow riders to share the journey with

Route –
PDF download of route –

Book and Pay for your place here –

First come first served so be quick

Event Details

The route we intend to use is the classic coast to coast route from Workington to Sunderland, the distance is 220 kms / 122 miles and should take around 12 hours.

The route is mainly minor roads and tarmac cycle ways for the first 160 kilometers, from Rookhope to Sunderland there are some sections of off road on well graded gravel tracks.

The ride would be perfect on a cyclocross type bike but very rideable on a road bike with good tyres so don’t be put off if you you are going to use a road bike.

David Tomlinson will be supporting the ride all the way with the minibus and will bring a selection of spares if needed. George Kinghorn will take bikes to the start point in his sprinter van, we will decide the pick up point when we get final confirmed numbers but we would be starting at this end around 4.30am

The plot a route a map shows the route not including Workington to Seaton the first 4 miles, Sustrans have introduced a cycle way through Workington to Seaton since I last completed the ride but its well signed as is the entire route

The cost of the trip includes the minibus hire and fuel for the minibus and van.

The maximum number we can take is 14 . It would be helpful if you can arrange to be picked up at Sunderland but if not I can give some a lift home in the bus with bikes

The plan is to ride as a group to make it as enjoyable as possible.

There are some shorter routes and some faster routes and some all on road but cycling is about enjoyable routes as well and this is the most enjoyable route and I hope you still believe when you reach Roker Beach for a beer

DCV 2018 Gilets available to order now!

The new DCV 2018 Gilets are available to order now.

We want everyone who rides with us to be in the DCV colours so we have sourced a durable gilet at an affordable price of only £25.

Designed to go over any cycle top it can be used int he summer or winter and gives wind protection at the front coupled with a vented rear that features handy pockets.

Order to delivery time is 2 to 3 weeks

Get along to the shop here and get yours ordered!


DCV Gilets coming very soon

DCV Kit manager John Hitch now has the samples of the new Gilets in hand.

A few of us got to try them at the formal meeting.

They will sell for £25 and be available to order really soon (we are finalising the online shop as we speak)

Saturday club run routes

It has been decided that we will schedule the routes for Saturday club runs in advance as we do with the Sunday runs.

To this end we want to build up a list of 8 runs which will start at Low Burn Hall.

These runs will then be scheduled in advance along with full plotaroute routes (Gpx files of which can be downloaded)

Please let us know your suggested routes and we will decide upon the 8 at a special meeting run along side the social meeting on April 23rd.

At the meeting we will decide on the best 8 routes and then plot the routes for each of them ahead of scheduling when they will be ridden.

Please let us know your suggestions ahead of the meeting and come along so we can work with you to plot the routes.

Saturday club runs 9am start trial

At the formal meeting it was requested that Saturday club runs start at 9am.

A proposal to trial this until the next formal meeting (May14th) where it will be reviewed and a vote taken on making it permanent.

There was confusion with this last Saturday with the main run leaving at 9 whilst others arrived at 10.

Please note all Saturday club runs up to and including May 12th will start at 9am.

2018 Kit ordering open

We have been working hard to get the ordering of Kalas kit working again and are pleased to announce that we can now order all 2018 Male kit.

Womens and Kids pricing will follow in the next couple of days.

Within the next 2 weeks full online ordering will also be available, ordering at present is via email.

Click here to go to the kit shop page

Let us know what you think!


Birthday club run report and photos

Dispite a dodgy forecast we had a turnout of 23 people for our 3rd birthday club Run.

A two route ride to park head station cafe, saw a large group go via the railway path and another smaller group went via the road. David Tomlinson’s planned routes worked perfectly with both groups arriving within 10 minutes of each other.

It was cold up at park head but with little wind it was bearable. The snow covering higher up was a great sight. It’s kind of another world up there.

What a great way to mark turning 3 years old, hope everyone enjoyed it!

On a personal note I’m really proud of what we have done in the past 3 years and am looking forward to the future with a great bunch of club mates, thanks to you all.