Reg Pearce Memorial Trophy 2023 winner

Reg Pearce Memorial TT 20 May 2023  

This year’s Open 10 mile time trial event saw 5 Stafford Rd club riders take part in a field of 67.  On the day we had five events taking place with tandems, women’s road bike and time trial competitions and men’s road bike and time trials events.  The conditions on the day were excellent, warm sunny and with a light cross headwind on the riders return leg.  The K48/10 course that runs from just west of Weston Village along the A51 to Stone and back has a couple of aggressive little climbs near Sandon, of which many of the riders who did not know the course found a little challenging to pace correctly.

For our riders it was the Reg Pearce Memorial trophy that was up for grabs, and this would be awarded to the fastest rider based on a handicap system based on the riders age.

Talking to Richard Farrow in the Headquarter before hand this was going to be a whole new experience for him, being new to TT events.  Hopefully like so many of us he will get the bug and be back to challenge himself again, against the clock in the ‘Race of Truth’

This year Ian Foster was both the fastest club rider on actual time, finishing in 23:24 and won the trophy with a handicap time of 21:01.

Stafford Road Club Riders Full results

  1.   Ian Foster 21:01 – 64mph
  2.   Roger Morris 23:24 – 565mph
  3.   Ceri Evans 25:16 – 8mph
  4. Richard Farrow 26:25 – 7 mph
  5. Richard Knowles 29:09 – 19  mph


Photos supplied by Jim Carter, a great shot of Ian at the bottom, his face said it all!



Below are the results from the overall event showing the fastest in each category

Fastest Overall Results

Fastest Vet Women TT Women RB Men TT Men RB
J Costello 21:50

27.48 mph

S Semple 24:21

24.64 mph

S Carter 36:11


G Bigham 20:17

29.51 mph

N Giles 23:31 25.51mph


I had lots of positive feedback in the HQ and via emails from the riders after the event to say thank you to Stafford RC and praise us on how well the event was marshalled, and how much they had enjoyed taking part in our race again this year.  So a very big thank you to the following club members and  their family members who came out to help me run this event.  Ian Brant, Nick Dickens, Don Vas, Craig McKenzie, Andy Bollen, John Cooke, Brian Hall, Christine Barber, Bill Lockwood, Fran and Paul Taylor, Fraser Nutton, James Haddon and Linda Morris.

We do not run these open TT events to generate profits and instead try to give most of the money generated back in prizes.  This year we awarded £285 in prizes to riders, and after costs for hall hire, gifts for my marshals, timekeepers fees and refreshments we made a small profit of £76 which will go back into the club to help funds.

There are sill lots of other club TT events this year for you to come out and test yourself against the clock.  You do not need a fancy bike, just a little enthusiasm and off you go in the Race of Truth.   Entry fee is £3/rider.

Wed 21/06/2023 19:00 K7/15 15.00 Miles
Wed 05/07/2023 18:45 K7/21 21.00 Miles
Wed 19/07/2023 18:45 K7/21 21.00 Miles
Wed 02/08/2023 18:45 K7/9 9.00 Miles
Wed 09/08/2023 19:00 K7/9 9.00 Miles
Sun 30/08/2023 18:45 K7/5w 5.00 Miles
Sun 03/09/2023 08:00 K7/25 25 Miles
Sun 03/09/2023 08:00 K7/50 50.00 Miles
Mon 01/01/2024 10:30 K7/5 5.00 Miles







Stafford RC events 2023

Stafford Road Club hosts a number of events each year for its members and cyclists alike. Each of these events take a lot of planning and help from its members and friends to host the events safely each time.

As part of our membership we are all expected to make ourselves available for at least 1 events each year.

To ensure we have enough helpers available at each event we use the table below which is available on the website ( under the  Join Us tab across the top) to lists the time, date, number of helpers and a rough attendance period required by the helpers.

Please take a look at the table below to see what dates you can make yourself available for and then email to advise which events you can support and we will update the list.  The next big key event is my own on the 20th May where I need at least 10 helpers 😊

Do not worry if you have never helped out before, all the roles are very straight forward and the event organiser will be in touch ahead of the event to confirm your job role and provide any further information.

Thanks in advance for your help and I look forward to meeting up with a few of you at one or two of these events

Stay Safe, Stay Fast, Stay Fit


Date Time Distance Course No. of Vols Att. Period Names of Volunteers
Wednesday 19:00 10 miles K48/10 2 18:15 – 20:15 Alastair
Saturday 14:00 Reg Pearce Memorial Open Time Trial K48/10 10 1:40 – 3:30 Alastair
Wednesday 19:00 10 miles K48/10 2 18:30 – 20:15  Steve Pilling
Wednesday 19:00 5 miles K7/5 3 18:30 – 20:00
Wednesday 18:45 15 miles K7/15 2 18:30 – 20:00
Wednesday 18:45 21 miles K7/21 2 18:15 – 20:30
Wednesday 18:45 21 miles K7/21 2 18:15 – 20:30
 Saturday Summer    
 22/07/2023 BBQ    
Wednesday 18:45 9 miles K7/9 3 18:15 – 20:00
Wednesday 18:45 9 miles K7/9 3 18:15 – 20:00
Wednesday 18:45 5 miles K7/5w 3 18:00 – 19:45
Sunday 08:00 25 miles K7/25 2 07:30 – 10:45
Sunday 08:00 50 miles K7/50 2 07:30 – 10:45
 Friday Christmas    
 01/12/2023 Party    
Monday 10:30 5 miles K7/5 3 10:00 – 11:30 Alastair

Entries close tomorrow at midnight for K48/10 on 20th May

Reg Pearce Memorial 16km TT

Entries close at midnight on Tuesday 9 May.  52 entries so far across all 5 envents.

So if you have not already get your entries in today, links below : )

There are sperate races for road bikes, TT and Tandems plus sperate categorises for men and women, so plenty of prizes on offer in each category.  We are also pleased to be part of the Midland Women’s TT Series once again this year.


There will be 5 separate competitions with prizes awarded for each.

1 -Women and Juniors on time trial bikes – Enter Here

2 -Women and Juniors on road bikes – Enter Here

3 – Men on Time Trail Bikes – Enter Here

4 – Men on Road Bikes – Enter Here

5 – Tandem event – Enter Here

Entry fee is £14 per rider and refreshments and results will be available in the HQ afterwards.

The Reg Pearce Memorial 16km TT which will take place on the K48/10 course from Weston to Stone and back.  This is the same course that will be hosting the National VTTA Championships on 17th September 2023.

Entry rules for road bike competitors

  • The road bike can possess drop or straight handlebars
  • No tri-bars, clip-on bars or Spinacci bars are allowed
  • No disc wheels
  • Both front & rear wheels must have at least 12 spokes each
  • The maximum rim depth allowed is 90mm
  • Helmet must not cover your ears, no fixed visor on helmet.
  • There are no restrictions on riders wearing Over shoes, calf guards or skinsuits.

Race HQ

Weston Hall ST18 0JQ which will be open from 12:45

We look forward to receiving your entries and seeing you on Saturday 20th May for another spectacular event.

Prizes categories for fastest in each event and for VTTA members in the TT events based on Age Adjusted Times, details of VTTA link


You can see what the conditions and likely times will be by selecting MyWindSock and here the team have predicted likely times for riders based on the course profile and weather, available from the Wednesday via Spindata before the event.

2023 local Club Time Trials near Stafford

Local Time Trails 2023 near Stafford

Here is a calendar of local TT events on courses close to Stafford.

Entry fees and start times can be confirmed by logging onto each of the clubs social media pages Links below


Wolves Racing CC

Wolves Wheelers

Stafford Road Club

Bridgenorth CC

Stone Wheelers

Watt Shop

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

A fond farewell to Chris Hopkins a friend to so many and chairman of Stafford Road Club for over 25 years

Chris Hopkins who was chairman of Stafford Road Club for over 25 year passed away peacefully last week.  Chris was a familiar face to everyone at Stafford Road Club out on club rides most Saturday afternoon, Sunday and Wednesday morning.

His funeral service will take place Saturday 11th March at Stafford Crematorium at 10am. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Katharine House Hospice. Following the service the family and friends will meet at the Moat House Acton Trussell.

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