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 plotaroute.com

Route map for Yarrow Valley 2 Day Route by David Tomlinson on plotaroute.com

Route map for Bellingham Newcastleton by David Tomlinson on plotaroute.com

Route map for Elsdon Cafe Route by David Tomlinson on plotaroute.com


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 https://www.customshouse.co.uk/cinema/time-trial/  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

Youth Coaching July 1st & 8th

Just a confirmation that the coaching sessions will go ahead as planned on Sunday the 1st and Sunday the 8th July.

Coaches Tom and Ellen Anne are away for those sessions but Coach George Kinghorn will be assisting Angela and Paul.

DCV Family ride and picnic July 2015

Family Fun with DCV for Kids and Parents

We are holding a family ride on July 15th at 10.30

Off road from Broom Park Picnic Area to Malton Picnic Area in Lanchester – About 13 miles in Total.

This will be the final event for the kids and parents attending the 6 week “Ready to Ride” coaching sessions but all other families are welcome (none ready to ride participants need to make a £3 per person contribution to the picnic.

We need top know if you are coming to arrange the catering.

Full details are here 



Club membership card errors

We’ve had a couple of reports of incorrect information on the club membership cards.

Could anyone who has mistakes on their cards please send am email with a picture of the errors to info@durhamcityvelo.cc by midnight on the 20th May 2018 so we can compile these errors and contact the supplier to get them rectified.

NOTE – Even if you have mentioned to to George or David and/or already sent an image could you do so again so we have them all in one place



6 Weeks Youth Training course to start June 3rd

We are delighted to announce a 6 week Youth Training course.

Designed for kids new to cycling and wanting to bud core skills and confidence.

The sessions will run from 3pm to 4.30 pm for 6 consecutive weeks and be held at Sniperley Park and ride where we have access to the ticket office as a base with toilet facilities and shelter.

Costs for the 6 week course are £18 for members £24 none members. With only 20 places available its first come first served and places can be booked online.

Full details are available here

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