For Sale – Planet X Stealth

Size small (I’m 5′ 9” and the fit’s good)
Ten speed Sram Force
54 tooth TA crown wheel [53 tooth also comes with it]
Planet X grippy seat
Vision aero bars
Planet X alloy aero rims
Never been crashed
Pedals not included but a Giro aero helmet comes with it
£550 contact: David Gibson 01228 576559

Cross Border Sportive 2019

This years event will take place on 01 September 2019 and the organisers have asked us to share the details with members.  There are three routes; a 30 miler called ‘The Recce’, a 50 miler called ‘The Raid’ and an epic 80 miler called ‘The Invasion’ for the more adventurous!  Based at Lanercost Priory near Brampton, the routes have been tweaked to include some different roads to keep things interesting including an awesome, cake laden feed station.

They want youngsters to get out on their bikes and make sports part of everyday life.  So as a little encouragement, all under 16’s ride for free when accompanied by an adult (see t’s and c’s).

There are some great early bird offers and also group discounts for groups of 6 or more riders entering together.  Full details including entry are on the event website.

Training opportunity

Henrietta Colborne (previously Beacon Wheelers) who is now riding with Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias has contacted us to say she is training near Alicante in January and February and has room if anyone would like to join her.  If interested contact her by email or by direct message on Twitter.

Chief Marshals Required

Chief Marshals required for season 2019 club events.

Basic outline of duties:

  • Collect signs, paperwork and stop watches etc. for the event
  • Place the signs out on course (or organise with marshals)
  • Organise the placement of the marshals on the night.
  • Signing in of riders.
  • Replace signs etc back in lock-up after the event (not on the night unless it suits you).

We have lost 4 Chief Marshals from this season for various reasons so a few extra would be a great help for the 5 remaining.  The chief marshal duty can be organised to coincide with the marshal duties.  A couple of occasions during the season is the aim.  The more Chief Marshals we have means the less occasions we are required to carry out the duties.

Please contact Lee Foster if you would like to volunteer or you are interested and require more details.

Junior News

Go-Ride Sessions
These have been going well even under lights and with good attendance on Friday evenings.  Further once per month sessions will be held for the older (9+ group) on 16th Nov, 14th Dec, 18th Jan & 22nd Feb weather permitting.  Please ensure your children have appropriate clothing and lights.

Roller Sessions
As we move into the winter these will be held for the Juniors from Friday 2nd November at Harraby community centre (not the sports centre) from 7pm – 8pm once a month.

Racing sessions
We would like to give a well done to all those Juniors who have had a go at racing on the circuit during the summer and hope to see more going when that starts again in spring.  Thursday nights continue with Lydia on the circuit for ages 12+ (cost £4).  Further details on the CCA Facebook page.

Velodrome sessions
If any Juniors (9+) are interested in attending the velodrome can you please contact us?

Juniors Christmas Party
This will be held at Energi on Saturday 1st December from 2pm – 3pm.  £8 for junior members and £14.50 for non-members which includes food, juice and ice cream.  Please send names to the Juniors team asap and final payment by 16 November.  Everyone is welcome.

For Sale – Fixed Gear Bike

Fixed gear with flip/flop hub.
56 top tube c/c.
Mudguards and as new Schwalbe Marathon plus tyres.
46 front ring, 165 cranks.
Good condition. The Ritchey stem will be swapped out for another.
Price £130, can deliver Carlisle area.
Contact Martyn on 07917 422090

For Sale – Planet X Stealth TT Bike (Large)

Crankset 53/39 FSA Gossamer Pro Chainset Megaexo 172.5mm
Sram Force Front Mech
Sram Force 10spd Rear Mech
Sram 500 TT Levers
Planet X Stealth Bars/Pads Mk 1 S-Bend extensions
Sram Apex Brake Calipers
Planet X 90mm Stem
ISM PSN 1.1 Saddle
Planet X 82/50 Tubular Wheels
Zipp TT Computer Mount
Look Keo Pedals

This is an excellent bike and is still current in Planet X bike range, see link below geometry range:

This bike is equipped with Sram Force mechs and 50/80 carbon aero wheels, whereas the version in the link has Sram Rival mechs and Vision 35 wheels.

Asking Price is £895

Please contact Howard Cain 07912 054473 or
(Selling on behalf of a friend)

For Sale – Orbea Ordu Tri 1 TT Bike

Full carbon 52cm bike and carbon aero forks
Pair Zipp 808s, and Zipp 303 front wheel all tubs fitted with Tangente and Ultremo HT tyres
Zipp Vuca aero handle bars, Zipp 130mm carbon stem and Zipp carbon aero bars
Full Dura-Ace group set including brakes, bar-end changers, 53-39 175mm crankset and 12-28 cassette
Look carbon Keo pedals, ceramic bottom bracket
Selle Italia Signoti gel saddle, Zipp wheel bag and Cateye computer
This bike only weighs 8kg.  Cost £6200 to build would like OIRO £3000.
Contact Dave Forster 016973 52161 or 07850 984130


Arragons Cycles is pleased to offer members of Border City Wheelers with discounts for purchases and priority booking in our Shimano Service Centre.   We are an independent family business and our team of staff are passionate about cycling whether its road cyclist Rich, mountain biker Andrew or Phil & Sarah who are participators in the world of Triathlon!  We have a great range of road and time trail bikes from Scott, Van Nicholas, Kuota, Pinarello and Genesis.  Enjoy a brew while you browse our store.


A friendly independent Cycle Servicing Centre ideally located on the A7 in Longtown, Carlisle, on the Scottish Border. The Gateway to the 7 Stanes Trails in Newcastleton and Ae Forest.  Our aim is simple: to offer a service that exceeds your expectations. Whether it is delivering your new bicycle to your home, offering you a free cup of fresh coffee when you are in the showroom or being realistic with you, the customer, about your bike, accessories and repairs that may be required.  We love bikes and it shows! Quality brands are available including top makes such as Bionicon, Cuda, Felt, Haibike, Haro, Kona, Onza, Orbea, Saracen, Winora – each unique in their discipline adding that exclusive flavour to a market place full of run-of-the-mill products.  We believe in everyone being unique. Check out  Daan and Levi at BikeSeven are offering 10% discount to all BCW members.