Category Archives: Durham City Velo

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DCV Tshirts anyone?

Is anyone interested in purchasing DCV tshirts?

We can get them custom printed one at a time as needed and delivery is 3 or 4 days.

Price is £14.99 per shirt.

They also do hoodies and loads of other stuff so shout up if you’d like us to look at sourcing any other garments.

NEW DCV kit shop launched

We now have a full ecommerce shop containing all available DCV branded kit.

Its available here or via the kit shop link on

It allows you to purchase and pay directly for any of our items and offers a large selection from Kalas and our own club sourced kit.

We will be adding more items in the future so watch out for more news.

Any feedback greatly appreciated!

DCV Cyclocross Race Oct 27th – Volunteers Needed

Club Members Dave Nicholson and Karen Partington are heading up DCV’s round of the North East Cyclo Cross League on October 27th 2018

They need Volunteers to help run the event so please get in touch with us if you can help. Dave tells us that no previous experience needed.

Even if you are racing you could help out before/after

Contact us via facebook or here to express an interest or to get Daves contacts to discuss it with him

The location is Thorneyford Farm MAP

NECCL Website

NECCL Facebook page

Roles needed

Role Time Needed Name
Event Organiser All day D Nicholson
First Aider All day 11:15 to 2:30 Neil Morton
Lead Marshal All day 11:15 to 2:30 ?
Mashal 1 All day 11:15 to 2:30 ?
Mashal 2 All day 11:15 to 2:30 ?
Mashal 3 Adults race 12:30 to 2:30 ?
Mashal 4 Adults race 12:30 to 2:30 ?
Mashal 5 Adults race 12:30 to 2:30 ?
Sign on 1 11:00 to 1:30 Karen Partington
Sign on 2 11:00 to 1:30 ? Ideally this person can be the second Lap Scorer
Lap Scorer 1 1:30 to 2:30 Karen Partington
Lap Scorer 2 1:30 to 2:30 ?

This weeks club runs in order of difficulty

Just a quick update on whats happening.

This is in order of difficulty

Monday 20th Social meeting, Kings Lodge 7.30pm – Very easy as we dont even ride! Just talk about cycling and the club, you can even have a Pint or Coffee.

Sunday 19th Gravel run – We are doing a new route this week. Its approx 25 miles mostly off road – its great for first timers so if your coming along just let us know so we can ensure we can support you.

Sunday Social Road Ride – NEED A RIDE LEADER so not yet scheduled. This is a social no drop club run so great for getting experience of riding together once you have a basic level of fitness.

Saturday 18th Faster and Further Club run – Corbridge this week and its 67 miles at approx 15/16 mph so you need to be on your game for this.

Thursday 16th Training ride – FAST and designed to stretch seasoned cyclists.

Full details are available here





DCV Away day club runs

DCV Secretary, David Tomlinson has put forward the idea of starting to run club runs that start outside Durham city.

The proposal is to run rides that people would need to drive to (either on their own or sharing a vehicle). To this end he has plotted a few routes to get feedback.

Can you let us know which of the routes you like and if your interested in doing the runs and when would suit.

These routes have been published on the DCV facebook forum but we decided to put them all in one place.

Suggested Routes

Route map for Hayden Bridge Alstom Brampton Loop 143k by David Tomlinson on

Route map for Yarrow Valley 2 Day Route by David Tomlinson on

Route map for Bellingham Newcastleton by David Tomlinson on

Route map for Elsdon Cafe Route by David Tomlinson on


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



DCV Coast to Coast in a Day Club Run

Places are going fast for the DCV C2C in a day so we have decided to close entries at Midnight Saturday May 5th. This will then give us plenty of time to agree the exact shape and logistics of the event.

If your wanting to come you need to do to the event page and purchase a place (see link below). Even if your have said your coming on the FB event this doesnt give you a place, you need to purchase a place.

We want to make this the best event possible so need a few weeks to make sure we can accommodate everyone’s needs.

Full Details here

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!