Stafford Road Club Time Trial Events 2023

We are pleased to be presenting a number of Time Trial events this year for both TT and Road bikes – full details of all our club and open TT events can be found via the Time Trial menu tab at the top of this web page


Wed 10/05/2023 19:00   Stafford Road Club K48/10 10.00 Miles
Sat 20/05/2023 14:00   Stafford Road Club K48/10 10.00 Miles
Wed 24/05/2023 19:00   Stafford Road Club K48/10 10.00 Miles
Wed 31/05/2023 19:00 Stafford Road Club K7/5 5.00 Miles
wed 21/06/2023 19:00   Stafford Road Club K7/15 15.00 Miles
Wed 05/07/2023 18:45   Stafford Road Club K7/21 21.00 Miles
Wed 19/07/2023 18:45   Stafford Road Club K7/21 21.00 Miles
wed 02/08/2023 18:45   Stafford Road Club K7/9 9.00 Miles
wed 09/08/2023 19:00   Stafford Road Club K7/9 9.00 Mile


wed 30/08/2023 18:45   Stafford Road Club K7/5w 5.00 Miles
Sun 03/09/2023 08:00   Stafford Road Club K7/25 25 Miles
Sun 03/09/2023 08:00   Stafford Road Club K7/50 50.00 Miles
Mon 01/01/2024 10:30 New Years Day Special Stafford Road Club K7/5 5.00 Miles

Stafford RC Easter weekend rides – 3 distances something for everyone

SRC’s new home is the Stafford Cricket Club

The Club is delighted to announce an arrangement with Stafford Cricket Club to give SRC a
base for rides to start & finish and for social events.

9th April Easter SRC road ride

To mark this you are all invited to an SRC Club road ride on 9th April Easter Sunday
There will be 3 rides:

Easy Ride – 25 miles at 10-12mph

For those who are new to road cycling or finding your bike legs. This is a no drop ride – which
means we go as slow as the slowest person – no pressure. It’s all about getting out there and
having a go

Medium Ride – 35 miles at 14mph

For those who feel a bit more assured on the roads and want to try out those legs that have
been resting over winter

Harder Ride – 60 miles at 15mph

For those who have been regularly on their turbos or even out on the roads throughout the

All rides will start and finish at the Stafford Cricket Club
Routes will be confirmed nearer the date to take into account weather forecasts
All rides will meet at the same time (approx 9am) with a staggered departure in order of speed


There will be access to the Club bar for drinks after the rides – tea, coffee, soft drinks or

1 free drink per rider

As a one-off incentive to join in with a club ride, there will be 1 free drink per rider.

Other key dates to get in your diaries now:

Saturday 22nd July – Summer Club Ride followed by a BBQ
Friday 1st Dec – Xmas party for Go Ride
Saturday 2nd Dec – Xmas party for SRC
Other dates and events to be announced in due course

ROAD RACING – SSSCCRRL are back for the 2023 season

SSCCRRL 2023 Calendar

SSSCCRRL are back for the 2023 season


The League has been going for more than 20 years. It has evolved into an excellent way of gaining race experience for new and experienced riders.

The format is there are 4 groups, newcomers in group 1, up to group 4 which is 1st cats and elites giving all categories a chance of a race, without getting dropped.

The races are approximately 35 miles, group 1 starts with a gap of approximately 11 minutes from group 4 and are encouraged to work together to prevent them getting caught, which sometimes sees group 1 stay out front and take the win!

2023 Race fees

£150 for 8 races

Entry on the line is £25 so a large discount is given to book the series.

New this year

For novices with limited race experience who would like to try the league but costs and the risk of getting dropped quickly put them off. So new for 2023 any rider with limited race experience will be allowed to enter with the fee being £10 which pays for a 1 day licence per race.

This rider must be nominated by the club they are a member of.

How to enter

Visit British Cycling road racing events calendar


2023 Calendar Course Club  
Round 1 – 11th May Charlton Newport  
Round 2 – 18th May Enville Fish Face / Black Country CC  
Round 3 – 25th May Swynnerton (subject to changeD due to HS2) Pro Vison / HUUB  
Round 4 – 1st June Charlton Clee Cycles / Bridgnorth CC  
Round 5 – 8th June Enville Stourbridge CC  
Round 6 – 15th June Leighton MSW  
Round 7 – 29th June Huntington WW / Brerton CC  
Round 8 – 6th July Stourport circuit Halesowen CC  
Round 9 – 13th July Charlton Wrekin Sport / Evo Velo

Competitive Cycling For Life

National Champions

I recently attended the VTTA National AGM where its always a pleasure to listen to the incredible performances at the awards presentation. Among the outstanding performances, Conrad Moss rode 46:12 for a 25 at age 47, Richard Oakes rode 18:10 for a 10 at age 53, Andy Grant rode 1:48:39 for a 50 at age 69, and Graham Mann at age 73 completed 348.07 miles in a 24 hour! Angela Carpenter at 53 has a new 10 mile record of 20:24, faster than any younger women vet.  Rachael Elliott and Ian Greenstreet continue to blitz the mixed tandem records with a combined age of 102. They set a 25 mile record of 48:45, a 50 mile record of 1:39:57 and a 100 mile record of 3:40:26.  Our trike members have also been busy this year with Mark Vowells, age 69, setting 3 new records (10,15 and 25 miles) and Mary Corbett, age 64, twice breaking the 10 mile record. But the standout record breakers of the season must be Norman Harvey (age 89) who with Mary set new records on their tandem trike at 10, 15, 25, 30, 50, 100 miles and yes 12 hours as well.

A local legend you may spot in the photo of the 2022 winners is Ian Holbrook (Stone Wheelers) far right

Veteran Time Trial Association (VTTA)

The Veterans Time Trials Association promotes time trialling for those aged 40 and over.  The VTTA provides events and competitions that allows those over 40 to compete on a’ level playing field’ through its unique handicapping system.  Age is no limiter when it comes to cycling but the VTTA allows us all to enjoy Competitive Cycling for Life.  We all still race for our club, but by being a member of the VTTA there are a whole range of challenges and achievements to strive for each year.  VTTA website

Stafford RC 2022-23 winter training classes lead by @AlastairSempleCoaching

Starting on the 19th October 2022 on a Wednesday evening at 18:30 I will be hosting classes for Stafford Road Club members and any of our cycling friends who may wish to join us.

The training classes will be organised on Zwift (Zwift VR cycling app ) as a group ride where all the riders will stay together and follow the same training schedule based on your own personal levels, so we ride and complete the sessions together as a team.

To make things more sociable we will also use the free Discord phone app so we can use this to talk to each other while riding.

These Zwift group rides we have run this year have proved really successful and the software is very simple to get to grips with.  So please let me know if you are interested in taking part by emailing me at  You are welcome to join the classes at any point this winter so do not worry if you miss the start on 19th Nov.  If you need any more info again please get in touch.

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.

New course record set by Farley Barber on the K7/21

@FarleyBarber who rides for Spirit BSS which is part of the British Cycling elite development team smashed the long-standing course record lSt night taking 74 seconds off the previous record held by Andy Moore.

Conditions were by no means perfect either, blustery cross winds both out and back, rain and lots of traffic in the villages turning hindered rather than helped rider on the night.  But despite the conditions Farley finished in 47:01 on the lumpy 21 out and back TT course – Superb Ride !

2022 Reg Pearce Memorial Trophy Competition

Every year in memory of our dear friend Reg Pearce a trophy is awarded to the fastest Stafford Road Club member in our Open 10 mile Time Trial based on handicap times.

Reg loved to use handicaps as it ‘levelled the playing field’ he said, giving everyone of any age or gender an equal chance of winning.

This year saw 9 riders competing for the coveted trophy and for the second year running Susan Semple was the fastest using the handicap system, second place went to Roger Morris and 3rd place to Dave Smith who was the fastest rider on the day based on the actual finishing times.


Position Name Gender Age Actual Handicap Results
1 Susan Semple Female 56 00:25:09 00:04:59 00:20:10
2 Roger Morris Male 74 00:30:14 00:06:53 00:23:21
3 Dave Smith Male 36 00:24:30 00:00:25 00:24:05
4 Ceri Evans Male 53 00:27:21 00:02:07 00:25:14
5 Ian Durber Male 51 00:28:32 00:01:51 00:26:41
6 Paula Blackburn Female 56 00:32:53 00:04:59 00:27:54
7 Sarah Brookes Female 44 00:31:32 00:03:33 00:27:59
8 Mark Richards Male 45 00:29:16 00:01:11 00:28:05
9 Richard Knowles Male 52 00:30:34 00:01:59 00:28:35
10 Peter Williams Male Apologies DNS

Hopefully we will see more of our riders entering the club times trials this year in preparation to challenge for this trophy in 2023.

Full details of the trophy and handicapping system used can be seen on the Reg Pearce Trophy page via the Racing tab on Stafford Road Club website LINK