Stafford Road Cub has now cancelled all cycling events

Following government advice released today (16/3/20) Stafford Road Club has taken the decision to cancel all its planned cycling events until further notice.

There will be no official club rides and club Time Trials.

The Open Time Trial and Road  Race planned for May and Aug are also suspended until we are advised the current situation changes.

Stafford Road Club has taken this decision in an attempt to reduce any possible incidents that may require emergency services.

We hope you understand our decision and the reasoning behind it.

All the very best to you all from Stafford Road Club committee

Reliability Ride CANCELLED

Due to the adverse weather conditions we have been experiencing and heavy rain forecast in the early hours of Sunday morning Stafford Road Club has made the difficult decision to postpone its Reliability Ride planned for Sunday 23rd February.  The safety of all taking part is our priority and given the likely conditions we will now plan to reschedule this event for later in the year.

Thank you for all your continued support and we hope you will be able to come and join Stafford Road Club on one of the other events it runs throughout the year.

Reliability Ride CANCELLED

Stafford Road Club is moving and getting Social

This year we will see one major change for Stafford Road Club in that we will, as of the 1st of February be based at, and ride from, Perkins Social Club (google map).  For many years we have always met and run our events from Stafford Rugby Club but with their move to a new ground, increased hire costs, and facilities that do not fully meet our needs, the committee have made the decision to move to Perkins, which offers the club better facilities and at a price that fits our small annual budget.  After discussion with Perkins we received confirmation from their company this week that they are happy for Stafford Road Club to adopt Perkins Social Club as our base.

One direct benefit for our members is that as part of your Stafford Road Club membership subscription this year, we are arranging for all of our members to become members of Perkins Social Club which entitles you to use their bar and entertainment facilities (snooker, pool, darts) which are open 7 days a week.

As soon as I have more details and agreed the membership arrangements with Perkins Social Club I will be back in touch.

Alastair Semple
SRC President

Meeting point map

Stafford RC Reliability Ride 2020 Sunday 23rd February

Event Info:
The event is ‘open to all’ and this year riders have a choice of 2 routes.  There is a 30 mile and 56 mile route on roads that will take riders through some of the most beautiful countryside in our region.

Sign on from 8.30, ride starts between 9 and 9.30     £5/rider

Tea and coffee available for riders at the signing on and licensed bar will be open when riders return.


Perkins Social Club – Tixall Rd, Stafford ST16 3UB

Please enter through the main factory gates, turn left around the factory, keep left through the large car park to the Social club which is situated at the rear.


30 mile route  – LINK to download gps file

56 mile route – LINK to download gps file


All the rides begin and finish at Perkins Social Club.

Cost of entry:
Entry fee is £5 per rider (£3 for under 18year olds) with all profits going to Blood Bike charity

The event is open to all and not just Stafford Road Club members so please come along and join in the fun. All you need is a bike in good working order, helmet, a strong heart, legs and lungs and a little bit of determination!

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 07811 468133 if you do not return to Perkins Social Club.

Please ensure you are familiar with the route before you set off, download the map to your bike computer, maps will be available.

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.


No results available yet

Rear Lights on all Time Trials

Please see this link to show that as of 2nd January 2020 all riders must have a working rear light on their bikes when they begin a club or open Time Trial for CTT run events


All Stafford RC TT events are run under CTT regulations so this rule applies to all our events

Stafford Road Club New Years Day Time Trial Results

A fabulous turn out today with 30 riders participating on a fresh but still morning.  Congratulations to Peter Eskritt who took the overall in 11:06 and Hollie Owens who was the fastest female rider (and junior!) who finished in a time of 11:36.  Congratulations also to Mark Southall who rode his first TT in 40 years and since becoming an amputee, this time on a trike! Its good to have you back Mark 🙂

Thanks to our time keepers Susan Semple and James Haddon, pusher offer Adrian Tasker, starter Alastair Semple.

A full list of this years club TT events will be made available later this month so please remember to keep an eye on the @StaffordRC website and Facebook page

Women’s Results Overall Results
Position Name of rider Time Position Name of rider Time
1 Hollie Owens 00:11:36 1 Peter Eskritt 00:11:06
2 Jenni Codd 00:12:34 2 Phil Brown 00:11:09
3 Gail Lowe 00:12:49 3 Mathew Mitchell 00:11:11
4 Gail Tokeley 00:12:53 4 Dave Johnson 00:11:25
5 Sarah Brookes 00:13:06 5 Paul Evans 00:11:33
6 Julie Parry 00:13:25 6 Hollie Owens 00:11:36
7 Paula Blackburn 00:14:52 7 Warren Parry 00:11:49
8 Alex Baylis 00:11:50
9 Mathew Harte 00:11:53
10 Rod Remedious 00:12:05
11 Dave Smith 00:12:08
12 Ceri Evans 00:12:24
13 Jenni Codd 00:12:34
14 Paul Lowe 00:12:47
15 Gail Lowe 00:12:49
16 Steve Cartwright 00:12:51
17 Gail Tokeley 00:12:53
18 Simon Woodward 00:12:59
19 Sarah Brookes 00:13:06
20 John Baugh 00:13:12
21 Craig McKenzie 00:13:18
22 Roger Morris 00:13:25
23 Julie Parry 00:13:25
24 Steve Burrows 00:13:30
25 Melvyn Lewis 00:13:50
26 Steve Prince 00:13:53
27 Mark Richards 00:14:33
28 Rob Belcher 00:14:39
29 Paula Blackburn 00:14:52
30 Mark Southall 00:25:58


New Years Day – Celebrate on your bike !

Why not get your New Years resolution off to a flying start, or perhaps a gentle start depending on how your legs are feeling and come along and ride the 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, on varying styles of bike simply out to have some fun over the festive period.

The event starts at Pottal Pool roundabout with the first rider starting at 11:00am. COURSE MAP DETAILS

Signing on will begin from 10:30 and close 5 minutes before the event starts so please arrive in plenty of time to allow yourself time for registering. Cost is £3/rider to cover CTT insurance costs.  Stafford Road Club is running this as a non profit making event as it is the season of good will to all mankind and cyclists 🙂

Riders must be 12 years and above and riders 18 or under need to bring with them a signed parental consent form which can be downloaded here LINK.

We hope you can come along and join us and enjoy your first ride in 2020 with Stafford Road Club.

Follow us on facebook twitter and via our events page to see details of all the club Time Trial events plus the Reg Pearce Memorial Open Time Trial – 23 May, Charlie Betteley Road Race – 2nd August and Reliability Ride date TBC.


TLI Cycling TT Championships Results 2019 hosted by Stafford Road Club

Congratulations to all the riders who took part in the TLI Cycling National TT Championships on Sunday as they all produced fabulous times on a very demanding 22.2 mile course in North Staffordshire. This was road bikes only and just goes to prove that if you have got the legs you do not need lots of aero equipment to produce incredible times. Riders were lucky to have a dry sunny morning with a gentle breeze that began to build as the event went on.
Fastest rider on the day was Steven Fidler (3C Payment Sport) who finished in a time of 50:53 with an average speed of 26.2mph which is impressive on such a hilly course, shown in photo below.   Special mention has to go to Samuel Hall (Velo Runner RT) who at the age of just 16 finished in a time of 55:12.
Cat Winner Time
A David Williams – Velotik Racing Team 51:43
B Shaun Tyson – Ribble Pro Cycling 52:43
C Kevin White – Matlock CC 52:51
D Graham Balshaw – Team ASL-Bolton 55:09
E Nick Giles – Poco Loco Cycling Race Team 55:45
F Alan Foster – Graham Weigh Racing 56:48
G Philip Wilson – Graham Weigh Racing 1:08:33
H Hugh Manning – Stafford Road Club 1:08:16
J Samuel Hall – Velo Runner Race Team 55:12
M Steven Fidler – 3C Payment Sport 50:53
S Ben Lloyd – Pro Vision Race Team 51:58
Full results are now available on the TLI website
Thanks to the 20 Stafford Road Club Marshals out on the course keeping the riders on course at each of the 4 turns and back in the HQ keeping everyone fed and watered. Thanks to our time keepers Mike Howard and Chris Jeavons and Mike and the team from who provided first aid support out around the course.
This event has helped Stafford Road Club raise £450 which we will be donating to Blood Bikes which is Stafford Road Club’s chosen charity.
Here is a link to photos of riders who took part which can be downloaded. Thanks to our friend Jim for these
Best wishes to everyone for the remainder of the 2019 season and a happy and healthy winters training.

TT Results K7/21 8th September 2019

Thanks to Paul for promoting this event and to his assistants,
Congratulations to Kevin for improving his course PB by nearly a minute.

The results of each event will be available on Google sheets at Link.
These results will be updated as each rider finishes their ride and will be available untill the day of the next event.
This link should be bookmarked as it won’t change.

To view details of this weeks K7/21 PBs click on their name below.
Kevin Saunders,

2019 Club Competitions      Time Trial Records

Stafford RC Time Trial Result
Sunday 8th September 2019
Distance 21 Miles
Course K7/21
Club colour key
Stafford RC Walsall Roads Cycling Club Brereton Wheelers Rapid Racer Products Born to Bike – Bridgtown Cycles Wolverhampton Wheelers CC

Mens Times
Club Points Position By Name Results
Time H’cap Time Speed% H’cap Time Speed% Hcap
50.0 20.0 1 1 4 Andrew Prince 0:57:10 85.5 0:50:12
40.0 50.0 2 2 1 Kevin Saunders 1:00:59 84.4 0:46:15
30.0 10.0 3 4 5 Paul Taylor 1:08:02 75.7 0:53:11
20.0 40.0 4 3 2 Roger Morris 1:09:43 80.0 0:49:38
5 5 3 Mark Richards 1:11:20 67.3 0:49:56

Course K7/21 PB’s this week sorted by improvement
Name Club Delta secs New PB Old PB Date
Kevin Saunders Stafford RC 55 01:00:59 01:01:54 01-09-2019