Seven of us had a great bike ride on the day of the AGM, starting from near Blanchland. Thanks to Mark O'Keeffe for coming up with the route (and then missing the ride!). It didn't take us long to realise that we were riding into a 40mph head wind, so the route was changed and we headed down to Heatheryburn Farm and through to Beldon Shield and then into Slaley Forest. Total 19 miles - great ride.
The 2018 SSE roller ski coaching weekend was again hosted by Tyneside Loipers. We had a very successful weekend, thanks to the SSE coaching team, Barbara Grogan, Martin Watkins and Dagmar Junghanns. Thanks too to Peter Sedgwick and Judi Webb for organising the refreshments and keeping the track swept. 10 members of Tyneside Loipers participated in the weekend and enjoyed a high standard of coaching, with participants also from the London and York Dales Clubs. Alasdair Wilson organised the race on Saturday afternoon (a 9km classic style handicap race) part of the 2018 British Roller Ski race series. It was a close finish and proved quite exciting for spectators and marshals.