Change to K7/25 on Web 26th due to roadworks

Change to Stafford RC 21m for tomorrow, to their 25m course, due to re-surfacing on 21m.


6.45 depart 6.15 meet. Park layby above Dunston and start just after both on left going to Penkridge.

Stafford Road Club 10 mile TT this wed 29th May

K48/10 Weston to Stone and back

Stafford RC is hosting its second club tt this Wed, signing on from 18.30 first rider off at 19.01

Fell details of all Stafford RC events this year can be found here


Stafford Road Club 2024 Time Trials

Were please to announce this years Club TT events that will begin on Wed 15th May 2024.

All our events are ‘come and give it a go’ which means you can turn up, sign on and ride and they are open to everyone, not just club members.

Stafford Road Club 2024 Club Time Trials

Wed 15/05/2024      19:00 Start     K48/10      10.00 Miles Weston; Signing-on in layby at start
Wed 29/05/2024      19:00 Start    K48/10      10.00Miles Weston; Signing-on in layby at start
Wed 12/06/2024      19:00 Start     K7/15        15.00 Miles Huntington loop, Signing-on in layby at start
Wed 26/06/2024     18:45 Start      K7/21        21.00 Miles Castle Bank, (Hilly); Signing-on in layby at start
Wed 10/07/2024      18:45 Start      K7/21       21.00 Miles Castle Bank, (Hilly); Signing-on in layby at start
Wed 24/07/2024      19:00 Start      K7/9        9.00 Miles Penkridge, (hilly) – Signing-on in layby at start
Wed 07/08/2024      19:00 Start      K7/9        9.00 Miles Penkridge, (hilly) – Signing-on in layby at start
Wed 28/08/2024     18:45 Start       K7/5w      5.00 Miles Great Bridgeford, Signing-on in layby at Finish
Sun 01/09/2024      08:00 Start      K7/25       25 Miles Dunston, Signing-on in layby on A449 at start
Sun 01/09/2024      08:00 Start      K7/50       50.00 Miles Dunston, Signing-on in layby on A449 at start
Mon 01/01/2025      10:30 Start      K7/5          5.00 Miles P ottal Pool, Signing-on in layby at start

Here is a link to the Course Maps that are available on our website TT COURSE MAPS

Local TT events run by other clubs

Stafford RC has coordinated its events this year with our local clubs to ensure riders have TT event to ride each week from April through to September. Below shows a full list of these club TT’s. Please Note Watt Shops events on are Open events and riders must re enter via the CTT website. All other events are ‘come and give it a go’ which means you can turn up, sign on and ride. Please check out the other clubs websites for full details of entry fees and any additional information they many share.

Stafford RC kit shop is now open on the Bioracer website

The club shop is open until the 10th March.

So please log in and place your orders for your summer kit 😎🚴‍♀️🚴

Stafford Road Club – Chris Hopkins Reliability Rides 2024 – 10th March

Stafford Road Club is to host is annual reliability Ride and we hope you can come and join use.

Event Info:

Come and test yourself on one of two routes north east of Stafford.  This event is open to everyone on any style of bicycle.

You have a choice of two routes, a 30 miler which follows some flat and rolling lanes up and around Blithfield reservoir, and a more challenging 49 mile route that takes riders over some short but steep little climbs.

Sign on from 8.40am till 9:15 and then head out with your friends or tag along with other groups to take on this challenge ride.


Start/Finish – Wildwood Community Centre ST17 4RA MAP  use aerial image to see clearly entrance off Winchester Ct

There is parking on site or next door in the council car park next to The Wildwood Sizzling pub.

Cost  £5/rider (adults) with tea coffee and a cake waiting for riders when they sign back in after their ride.

30 mile route

A steady 10 mile start before the lumpy stuff begins and then nothing too steep until 18 miles into the ride then a short steep climb past the reservoir toward Dapple Heath.  Then there are a couple more less aggressive climbs back into Hixon then its flat roads all the way back to the Community centre were tea and cakes will be waiting.

Please follow the Strava link to download the GPX file to navigate the route.  30mile route map Strava 

49 Mile Route

Riders head out over Cannock Chase and Style Cop taking on climbs used in the Tour of Britain, then the route takes you along long steadier climb up toward Marchington. You then travel West to take on the steep climb out of Kingston village back toward Hixon then flat roads back to the HQ for tea and cake 🙂

Please follow the Strava link to download the GPX file to navigate the route.  49 mile route Strava

Note to riders:
Please note that this Reliability Ride is not a race and is run as an annual test of endurance for cycling enthusiasts.

All participants must adhere to the Highway Code at all times and show due respect for other road users.

Please ensure you sign back in so the event organisers know all riders have returned safely, or text 07955 032 010 if you do not return to Wildwood Community Centre.

Please ensure you are familiar with the route before you set off and download the map to your bike computer, there will be no signage on the course and riders will be expected to navigate the routes independently.

Please ensure your bike is in good working order and you have appropriate bike spares, clothing, food and water with you.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable group ride.

This event is not formally timed and it is up to riders to make a note of their own start and finish time, if they wish to do so.

K7/5 New Years day TT results

K7/5 New Years day TT results


There was a great atmosphere at today’s 5 mile TT event run by Stafford Road Club.  15 riders took part producing some very respectable times on a chilly bright morning.  Jonah Beadle (Stafford RC) was fastest on actual time and Brian Shardlow (BWCC) fastest on Age Adjusted Times (AAT) both riding road bikes.


There was a good mix of machines today with only one TT bike ridden by Ceri Evan, 1 trike, 3 CX bikes and the rest road bikes.

Results based on fastest actual

Result below based on Vets Age Adjusted Times

(riders 40 years and over) which is a handicapping system run by the Veteran Time Trial Association (VTTA)

Full Detail here VTTA – Veterans Time Trials Association – Welcome to the VTTA


It was great to have 7 Stafford RC riders in todays start list and I would like to make special welcome to Sophie and Bill who rode their first TT today and to Katie and Jonah who have recently joined Stafford Road Club.


I would also like to thank my time keeper Susan Semple and Melvyn Lewis (spotter) and to Ian Brant who was out on the course taking photos.  We will share these later this week.


We will publish a full list of TT events to be run by Stafford RC this year (April to Sept) in the next couple of months and we hope you will be able to join us for these events too.


So until them Happy New Year to you all and we hope 2024 is a happy and rewarding year for you all, both on and off the bike 😊


New Years Day 5 mile Time Trial

New Years Day time trial

Why not get your New Years off to a flying start, or perhaps a gentle start depending on your legs and come along and ride Stafford Road Clubs New Years Day time trial.

It’s just 5 miles long and down hill!   

This is always a fun event with lots of riders of all abilities and on varying styles of bike out to have some fun over the festive period.

This event is run as a Come and Give it a Go event so open to everyone (rider must be 12 years and above and riders 18 or under need to bring with them a signed parental consent form LINK.)

10:30 start on 1st Jan 2024

The event starts at Pottal Pool roundabout (mid way between Stafford and Cannock) with the first rider starting at 10:30. COURSE MAP DETAILS

Signing on will begin from 10:00 at the start and closes 5 minutes before the event starts so please arrive in plenty of time to allow yourself of time for registering.

Cost is £3/rider (covers CTC entry fees).  Under 18 riders are free.

There is limited parking near the start but two big laybys just past the finish

We look forward to seeing you at this event and some of the other of the other cycling/time trial events we will be running throughout 2024


Stafford RC mid-week winter training classes start in 3 weeks’ time

Hello everyone

As the clocks are about to change and for many of us mid-week rides outside will soon be a thing of the past, starting on Wednesday 25th Oct at 18:30 I will be running a series of training sessions over a 20 week period delivered via Zwift.

So if you have a turbo, any type will work on Zwift, and you fancy a mid-week workout to help maintain your fitness this winter then please drop me an email to so I can send you the workouts each week.

If you want to be part of these training sessions its essential that you ‘follow me’ on Zwift so please search for A Semple Legato RT (Stafford RC) MidVTTA and send a following request.  I will then follow you so I can you an invite each week to join the training session.  It’s also very important that you add Staff RC into your Zwift username so I can search and find you each week amongst the thousands of users.

We use a free phone app called ‘Discord’ which allows us all to chat (you will need a set of headphones with a mic, (usually supplied when you bought your phone) while we do the workouts/rides.  So please download the app and let me know your phone number when you email me and I will send you a link to the SRC Discord channel.  Instructions are attached on how to use Discord

One other recommendation for those new to Zwift is download the ‘Zwift Companion app’ to your phone as it’s like a remote control and allows you to do some fun stuff when riding on Zwift

So I hope we can have a few new faces joining us this year and if you have any questions or are new to Zwift please either email or call me.

I provide this coaching service to the club for free but you will have to subscribe to Zwift to take part (approx. £12.99/month)

I am happy to set up a test ride a few days before so anyone not familiar so we can practise the routine of logging in and selecting their workouts to save any hiccups the first week.  Let me know if you would like to have a test run.

Please reply to if you would like to join in so I have your email to send workouts too and tell me what your Zwift user name is 😊

I will also send out details to those who want to join in on how to download the workouts, log in and select the workout each week.


Below are a few useful links for anyone who is new to all of this

Enjoy the Ride


ABCC level 3 & Training Peak level 2 Coach
07955 032 010

Stafford RC riders take part in the VTTA National 10 mile Championships

Well done to Ian Foster who was the best placed of 3 Stafford Road Club riders (Paul Taylor and Ceri Evans) who entered the Veteran Time Trail Association (VTTA) 10 mile championships hosted on the K48/10 last Sunday.  Special thanks also to Ian Brant, Melvyn Lewis, Fran Taylor, Brian Hall and Roger Morris who kindly volunteered to help me run this event.   Thanks to Roy Follows for sharing his pictures (7) Facebook

 Pic – Ian Foster – looking focused on the return leg into a strong head wind

What is the VTTA I hear you say.  Competitive Racing for Life is our moto, and through an age and gender adjusted handicapping system men and women of all ages (40 plus) can compete together on equal terms. 

So the winners of any VTTA event, and this one was no exception are the fastest riders once there age adjusted times have been deducted. We had 2 riders competing who were both in their 90’s showing that Competitive racing really has no age limits.  This years overall winner was Linda Dewhurst 64yrs young


This years TT season is about to come to an end but hopefully we will see you racing next year on one of Stafford RC events or the VTTA’s


Full results list off the VTTA website

Adjusted position AAT / AAD Std± Scratch position Time / Distance First name Last name Gender Club
1 00:19:27 +00:06:39 37 00:24:27 Linda Dewhurst Female Team Milton Keynes
2 00:19:41 +00:06:25 26 00:23:50 Deb Hutson-Lumb Female Wrekinsport CC
3 00:20:03 +00:06:03 4 00:21:21 Ian Guilor Male Mapperley CC
4 00:20:17 +00:05:49 5 00:21:23 Jon Howard Male Team Echelon
5 00:20:38 +00:05:28 14 00:22:02 Steve Gibson Male Peak Road Club
6 00:20:41 +00:05:25 38 00:24:43 Susan Semple Female Legato Racing Team (LRT)
7 00:20:45 +00:05:21 3 00:20:45 Alastair Ribbands Male Congleton CC – MyWindsock
8 00:20:46 +00:05:20 6 00:21:26 Tim Wood Male Team Echelon
9 00:20:50 +00:05:16 19 00:22:28 Simon Horsley Male Legato Racing Team (LRT)
10 00:20:55 +00:05:11 38 00:24:43 Mick Stevens Male Melton Olympic CC
11 00:20:56 +00:05:10 12 00:21:57 Ed Moss Male Beacon Roads CC
11 00:20:56 +00:05:10 47 00:25:10 Chris Dyason Male Cambridge CC
13 00:21:05 +00:05:01 11 00:21:55 Jonathan Mills-Keeling Male Aerologic RT
14 00:21:06 +00:05:00 17 00:22:12 Richard Golding Male Equipe Velo
15 00:21:18 +00:04:48 34 00:24:01 Steven Loraine Male Legato Racing Team (LRT)
15 00:21:18 +00:04:48 42 00:25:00 Gail Lowe Female Congleton CC – MyWindsock
17 00:21:26 +00:04:40 13 00:22:01 Mark Hamer Male Legato Racing Team (LRT)
18 00:21:40 +00:04:26 15 00:22:06 William Hayes Male Velo Club Long Eaton
19 00:21:42 +00:04:24 40 00:24:44 Patrick Ellerbeck Male St Neots CC
20 00:21:52 +00:04:14 58 00:26:42 Janet Fairclough Female Liverpool Phoenix CC (Aintree)
20 00:21:52 +00:04:14 61 00:27:11 Deborah Sheridan Female Warwickshire Road Club
22 00:22:10 +00:03:56 25 00:23:41 Andrew Smith Male VC Glasgow South
22 00:22:10 +00:03:56 30 00:23:55 Mark Halliday Male North Bucks RC
24 00:22:15 +00:03:51 23 00:23:27 Robin Gillespie Male Beacon Wheelers
25 00:22:18 +00:03:48 49 00:25:20 Andrew Simpkins Male Team Echelon
26 00:22:29 +00:03:37 43 00:25:02 Barrie Whittaker Male Lyme Racing Club
27 00:22:44 +00:03:22 26 00:23:50 Tim Baggs Male Sherwood CC
28 00:22:49 +00:03:17 50 00:25:21 Hayley Moore Female Ilkeston Cycle Club
29 00:22:51 +00:03:15 52 00:25:40 Jymmy Trevor (Trike) Male City RC (Hull)
30 00:23:03 +00:03:03 77 00:32:43 Alexander Munro Male SVTTA
31 00:23:05 +00:03:01 57 00:26:41 Cliff Voller Male VTTA West Group
32 00:23:08 +00:02:58 41 00:24:53 Mark Welch Male Oxted Cycle Club
33 00:23:37 +00:02:29 32 00:23:58 Mike Walker Male Congleton CC – MyWindsock
34 00:23:38 +00:02:28 62 00:27:20 Helen Tudor Female Oswestry Paragon CC
35 00:23:39 +00:02:27 36 00:24:24 Simon Inman Male OVB
36 00:23:42 +00:02:24 75 00:30:36 Nev Ashman Male Manchester Bicycle Club
37 00:23:44 +00:02:22 62 00:27:20 Philip Brown Male Walsall Roads Cycling Club
38 00:24:08 +00:01:58 60 00:27:00 Phil Barnes Male SheHair Racing Team
39 00:24:09 +00:01:57 54 00:26:09 Nigel Briggs Male South Pennine RC
40 00:24:10 +00:01:56 80 00:35:44 Ron Hallam Male South Pennine RC
41 00:24:28 +00:01:38 72 00:29:44 Bob Awcock Male Born to Bike – Bridgtown Cycles
42 00:24:52 +00:01:14 53 00:25:53 John Orridge Male VTTA (London & Home Counties)
43 00:25:36 +00:00:30 74 00:30:05 William Renard Male Macclesfield Wheelers
44 00:25:48 +00:00:18 71 00:29:43 Pamela Moore Female Coalville Whs
45 00:26:27 -00:00:21 76 00:30:41 Roger Chappell Male API/Anglia Sport
46 00:26:37 -00:00:31 67 00:28:53 Adrian Osborn Male Stratford Cycling Club
47 00:26:46 -00:00:40 65 00:27:58 Andy Delaney Male Northumbria Police C.C.
48 00:26:47 -00:00:41 73 00:29:49 Vernon Schutte Male Farnborough & Camberley CC
49 00:27:18 -00:01:12 69 00:29:34 Stephen Cooke Male Walsall Roads Cycling Club
50 00:29:01 -00:02:55 68 00:29:27 Simon Davis Male VTTA (Midlands)
51 00:30:41 -00:04:35 81 00:38:03 Vic Trigger Male Crewe Clarion Wheelers
52 00:31:12 -00:05:06 78 00:34:14 Eamonn Sheridan Male Warwickshire Road Club
53 00:31:41 -00:05:35 78 00:34:14 Steven Robinson Male 1485 Tri Club
1 00:20:20 Leon Wright Male Pedal Power Loughborough
2 00:20:27 David Mead Male Team Lutterworth Cycle Centre
7 00:21:30 Paul Horton Male Wolverhampton Wheelers Cycling Club
9 00:21:37 Tony Greenhalgh Male Tactic Sport UK Race Team
10 00:21:53 Simon Romei Male Paramount CRT
16 00:22:08 Edward Rees Male University of Nottingham C C
18 00:22:14 Joe Rendall Male Congleton CC – MyWindsock
20 00:23:18 Isaac Russell Male Team PB Performance
22 00:23:21 Ian Foster Male Stafford RC
24 00:23:37 Mark Spruce Male Wolverhampton Wheelers Cycling Club
29 00:23:54 Chris Gration Male Belper BC
30 00:23:55 Paul Russell Male WVTri
33 00:23:59 Chester Romei Male Paramount CRT
35 00:24:17 David Alexander Male Coalville Whs
44 00:25:04 Mark Morgan Male Coalville Whs
45 00:25:08 John Tracey Male Welland Valley CC
45 00:25:08 Alan Busuttil Male Matlock CC
47 00:25:10 Andrew Newey Male Ribble Valley C&RC
51 00:25:23 Gary Smith Male Stourbridge Velo
55 00:26:13 Larissa Alexander Female Coalville Whs
56 00:26:22 Andy Whitehead Male Seamons CC
59 00:26:56 Stewart Hyde Male Walsall Roads Cycling Club
64 00:27:44 Ceri Evans Male Stafford RC
70 00:29:42 Paul Taylor Male Stafford RC
DNS Alan Gay Male Vive Le Velo
DNS Lee Connolly Male Royal Sutton CC
DNS Rich Steels Male HUUB WattShop
DNS(A) Paul Westwood Male Brereton Whs
DNF Joseph Costello Male Legato Racing Team (LRT)
DNS(A) Sean Hunt Male Lincoln Wheelers CC
DNS(A) Keith Palmer Male Ilkeston Cycle Club
DNS Stuart McCormick Male VTTA (Yorkshire)
DNS(A) James Byatt Male Sherwood CC
DNS Will Trevor Male City RC (Hull)
DQ Peter Horton Male Team Bottrill
DQ Mark Franckel Male Royal Sutton CC
DNS Nick Hill Male Bristol Mile Monkeys
DNS Graham Neyt Male Rapha Cycling Club
DNS Steven Hazeldine Male Stone Wheelers CC
DNS(A) Garry Shuker Male Walsall Roads Cycling Club
DNS Les Boughey Male North Shropshire Wheelers
DNS Tony Perrin Male Stone Wheelers CC
DNS(A) John King Male Janus Road Club
DNS Emma Bexson Female Stratford Cycling Club
DNS(A) Debbie Bradley Female Peddlamaniacs Cycle Club
DNF Grant Bigham Male HUUB WattShop
8 00:21:32 Mark Lovatt Male Congleton CC – MyWindsock
21 00:23:19 Kevin Satterthwaite Male Gorilla Coffee Cycling Club
28 00:23:51 James Veitch Male Coalville Whs
66 00:28:46 Steve Price Male VC Sevale (Malvern)
DNS(A) Abdel Kader Allouni Male Pocomotion Road Club