2022 West Midlands MTB XC Series – Team League Winners

What a brilliant season for the youth section of SRC at the West Midlands MTB XC Series. Unfortunately it was only 2 races, but what races they were, with some quite technical and gruelling courses provided.

Out of 105 team that attended the event, SRC came first, even though it was only attended by the junior section of the club. What a massive achievement by all the riders that raced.

Of the 20 riders that attended the series, 11 were new to racing, but you would never have known as they threw everything in it.

Over the two races, the riders had 3 first places, 2 second places and 4 3rd places, which is a fantastic achievement, especially with so many first timers. As said in the last write-up for the second round, someone did question if the podium was correct in one of the categories as the was no SRC rider on it.

The club and coaches would like to say a massive thank you to the riders who attended and gave it there all. There were a few spills on the way, but everyone finished their races and made us proud and behaved impeccably.

The final shout out goes to the parents for bringing their riders to session after session on a Saturday morning and/or a Wednesday evening and giving up a weekend lie-in, especially on a race weekend.

2021 National MTB XC Series – SRC gets on the Podium

Congratulations to Evie for getting 3rd place overall in the 2021 National MTB XC Series, which was held over 5 rounds, with it going down to the wire at the last event, in Tackaroo on Cannock Chase.

Congratulations also go to Mazie, who was the second representative of the club in the competition, who came 5th overall.

Go-Ride 14th October

Due to an event taking place at the Tackeroo on Saturday 14th October, coaching will not be going ahead.  Instead we another lead/social ride will take place.  The ride will start at the Milford Common car park and we will leave at 10am, we will ride through the Chase upto Marquis Drive visitors centre for refreshments at the cafe.   Following the cafe stop we will return through the chase to Milford Common which is mainly downhill.

The ride should take between 2  to 2 and a half hours.  Riders must be able to complete the ride 10 miles with the cafe stop being after 5 miles.  Parents are encouraged to join the ride but a suitable MTB/hybrid bike will be needed for this off-road course.

Go-Ride Race – 7th October Cancelled

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to cancel the Go-Ride rice at the Tackeroo Campsite on Saturday 7th October.  We apologise for the late notice of this cancellation and apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Go-Ride Race 7th October

It is race day for the juniors once again on 7th October as Stafford Road Club Go-Ride hosts race 6 in their 6 race series.  Sign-on will open at 9:45am and closes at 10:15am to allow for safety briefings, course walks etc to be completed in time for a 10:30am start.  Riders will take part in at least 3 races.  The cost per rider is £3.

 

The event will take place at the Tackeroo Campsite on Cannock Chase.  There are no changing rooms or toilets available onsite.

 

PLEASE NOTE: These events are suitable for novice racers only, i.e. do not hold a BC racing licence and do not compete regularly in organised racing events. Experienced riders attending will not be eligible for awards and prizes.

Equipment required

Bike – bring your own road bike, mountain bike or cross bike.

Safety helmet – helmets must be worn to race and should be in good condition with the appropriate CE standards stickers attached.

Gloves – it is always preferable to wear gloves when racing.

Clothing – needs to be appropriate for the weather conditions and a physical activity. Warm clothing should be available for breaks between races. Ensure that clothing is not loose enough to entangle with the bike.

Food and drink – access to a drink of water or juice is always a good idea when doing physical activity; and also a small food snack, especially for afterwards when the session has been strenuous.

Clothing, helmet and bikes will be checked before the racing starts

Go-Ride Race Saturday 16th September

It is race day for the juniors once again on 16th September as Stafford Road Club Go-Ride hosts race 5 in their 6 race series.  Sign-on will open at 9:45am and closes at 10:15am to allow for safety briefings, course walks etc to be completed in time for a 10:30am start.  Riders will take part in at least 3 races.  The cost per rider is £3.

 

The event will take place at the Tackeroo Campsite on Cannock Chase.  There are no changing rooms or toilets available onsite.

 

PLEASE NOTE: These events are suitable for novice racers only, i.e. do not hold a BC racing licence and do not compete regularly in organised racing events. Experienced riders attending will not be eligible for awards and prizes.

Equipment required

Bike – bring your own road bike, mountain bike or cross bike.

Safety helmet – helmets must be worn to race and should be in good condition with the appropriate CE standards stickers attached.

Gloves – it is always preferable to wear gloves when racing.

Clothing – needs to be appropriate for the weather conditions and a physical activity. Warm clothing should be available for breaks between races. Ensure that clothing is not loose enough to entangle with the bike.

Food and drink – access to a drink of water or juice is always a good idea when doing physical activity; and also a small food snack, especially for afterwards when the session has been strenuous.

Clothing, helmet and bikes will be checked before the racing starts.

Go-Ride Coaching Saturday 2nd September – Cancelled

Unfortunately due to low coach numbers the coaching session on Saturday 2nd September 2017 will be cancelled.  We will return as normal on Wednesday 6th September as usual.

Go-Ride Race – 19th August

The next Go-Ride Race event hosted by Stafford Road Club will take place on Tackeroo Campsite on 19th August. The cost of entering the race is £3 per rider.  Sign-on will open at 9:45am and close at 10:15am so that we can get the racing started for 10:30am.  We aim to finish the racing for 11:30am where a short presentation ceremony will take place.

Go-Ride racing is only suitable for novice riders who have not raced competitively before and do not hold a race licence.  Riders will need to provide their own bike which must be safe to ride, a helmet with a CE Mark inside and we recommend gloves/mitts.

Please direct any queries to Go-Ride@staffordrc.org