"Achieve Cycling has revitalized a former time trial in the Thomas Ord Memorial Criterium. The Thomas Ord Cup began in 1969, set up by Barney Ord, a keen amateur cyclist who rode both track and road events in the 1950's; in memory of his father, an enthusiastic cyclist in the 1920's.
Organised by the Cleveland Couriers Cycling Club, the time trail started and finished on Clay Bank near Stoklesley, it was the very last race of the season and was described in the RTTC Handbook as '42 miles and hilly'. Gillian Ord, joint owner of Mosquito Bikes, is the only family member to have ridden in the time trail. The event ran between 1969 and 1998 ending as road traffic increased on the narrow roads used for the event.
The new event, run for the first time at the end of the 2013 season, was a series of two races across different categories. The Ord family are delighted to provide the cup for the winner of the series and to have the opportunity to be associated with a new cycling initiative in the area, with the series expanding to six events in 2014."