Monthly Archives: July 2018

DCV Kids cycle coaching graduation

Last Sunday saw the final session of the 6 week “Ready to Ride” Kids coaching series delivered by DCV.

Over 20 kids took part and all had great fun.

At the final session each Kid was awarded a Certificate and medal.

They also received a prize bag which was art funded by Evans Cycles Durham so a great big thank you to them.

Even more thanks need to go to the coaches – Angela, Tom and Ellen Anne

We will hopefully be back soon with more coaching so keep your eyes on the news

New DCV Club Run Structure

We are maturing as a club and now have multiple club runs in an attempt to have something that suits everyone. Here’s how things shape up now.

Our calendar is here

Sunday Gravel Club Run– An idea off road ride of around 30 miles for those just getting into group riding or not wanting to take to the road. Gravel, Cyclocross  or Mountain bikes all year with Hybrids and road bikes usable in the SummerNo drop and its a straight line with cafe stop so no getting lost! If your a beginner let us know so we can ensure someone will be there to ride with you.

Sunday Road Club Run – A no drop group ride of around 40 miles on the road. The original DCV no drop ride where no one gets left behind. Riders will regroup at the top of climbs to regroup. Road bikes required. If your new to riding we suggest going on the gravel ride first to ease yourself in. Contact us if its your first time out to discuss.

Saturday Road Faster & Further Club Run – As the name suggests ifs faster and further than the Sunday club run. Approx 50/60 mile and 15/16 mph average. Rod bikes required. Not recommended for beginners. If the group splits up it will reform so no one gets left behind but you need to be close in pace to the main riders.

Thursday Training rides – This is a test of speed and strength at approx 30 miles and 17mph + If your on this ride your expected to know the route and may be dropped until you can stick with the group but that’s all part of the fun! Contact us if its your first time out to discuss.

Want to find out more? Contact us here or come along to our social meetings – details in the events section



David Millar Time Trial Film One Off Screening – South Shields July 13th

Message from South Shields Velo – 

Hope you don’t mind me contacting you but I’d like to bring to your attention a one off screening of David Millar’s Time Trial Film in the North East.

South Shields Velo have been working with the promoter to bring the film to Tyneside, I believe this currently is the only screening.  We have been working with The Customs House in South Shields who will be screening the film at 8pm on Friday the 13th July.  Ticket’s are between £5-6 and are on sale from the  or from the box office on 0191 454 1234.

As I’m sure this is of interest to your club please could I ask you to share with your members.


This should be a great event and there is capacity for 200 film goer’s.  If you don’t know the Customs House it’s a great venue on the Tyne in a historic building with a Cinema and Theatre, it’s also a registered charity.

Hope you can assist in promoting with your members.


Des Young

General Secretary

South Shields Velo Cycling Club