Derwent Dash Challenge

Cycle Sportive , Blaydon – Sunday, 15 Jun 2014

Event Details

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Start Date:

Sun, 15th Jun 2014

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)


Blaydon Youth & Community Centre, Shibdon Road , Blaydon , NE21 5LT
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Entry close date

Fri, 13th Jun 2014

Event promoted by:

Derwentside Cycling Club

Event Website:

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British Cycling Grading:

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Event Overview

2 Rides.

Ride A 56 miles

Blaydon - Wylam - Bywell - Kilm Pit Hill - towards Slayey - Blanchland - Edmunbyers (checkpoint, food stop) - Waskley - Muggleswick - Caterway Heads - Newlands - Greenside - Ryton - Blaydon

Ride B 83 miles

Blaydon - Wylam - Bywell - Kilm Pit Hill - towards Slayey - Blanchland - Edmunbyers (checkpoint food stop) - Stanhope - Cowshill - Allenheads - Rookhope - Blanchland - Edmundbyers (checkpoint food stop)   - Caterway Heads - Newlands - Greenside - Ryton - Blaydon

Info for Riders

For the 4th edition of the Dash we have moved the event from April to June and changed the event from a reliability ride to a sportive. This has allowed us to do away with cumbersome paper entries and use the BC online entry system. Cost of entry £15 (£14 + £1 admin). Entry to ride A is open to ages 14+ and ride B 16+. All entrants under the age of 18 must contact the organiser for a parental consent form to be completed prior to the event. The event does not have electronic chip timing. As in previous years Edmondbyers Village Hall will be used as a checkpoint (twice for Route B) and provide sandwiches, fruit, snacks and drinks.

The Rides

Date Start Ride name Grade BCG Ride length
15/06/14 09:30 Route A - 56 miles - 91 km 2 127 91km / 57 miles
15/06/14 08:00 Route B - 83 miles - 135 km 4 288 135km / 84 miles

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Ride Route A - 56 miles
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 15/06/14 09:30 0 laps / 91km / 57m 127 75
Ride Route A - 56 miles
Sun 15/06/14 - 09:30
91km / 57 miles
British Cycling Grading: 127
Est. Field Size: 75
Ride Route B - 83 miles
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 15/06/14 08:00 0 laps / 135km / 84m 288 100
Ride Route B - 83 miles
Sun 15/06/14 - 08:00
135km / 84 miles
British Cycling Grading: 288
Est. Field Size: 100

Behind the scences

Posted 09/06/2014 - Tim Hagan

We have 79 entries (as of the 9th June) hopefully we will have 100 before the closing date for online entries on Friday 13th June 23:55.

Behind the scences we have the necessary approval for the event from local SAG.

 A full route drive took place on Sunday and a will be done again just prior to the event as part of putting the route signs up.

Food orders are taking shape.

Hope everyone is looking forward to the rides.

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