3 course records and 2 Club Records set tonight

It was a superb night tonight in the last of our club 5 mile Time Trials with some super fast times been set by a few.

First riders off were Matt and Martin Moore on their tandem and they stormed home in 9:11 with an average speed of 32.66mph, despite a few minor hold up from traffic which were not moving fast enough!  New club and course record.


Then Scott Westwood (Walsall RC) powered home and took 5 seconds off the course record which he set in August last year finishing in 9:20 with an average speed of 32.14mph.


Then a few minutes later Susan Semple flew past the finish knocking 2 seconds off the club and course records which she set earlier this year finishing in 10:43 with an average speed of 27.99mph.


Well done Matt, Martin, Susan and Scott.  Superb rides and excellent performances so late in the season



Come & Give it a Go Rides 2013

The second Come & Give it a Go Time Trial took place last Sunday under much better racing conditions and 35 riders took part recording some very impressive times.

Of the 35 riders participating, several were new to the sport of cycling and many took part on a conventional road bike opposed to some of the specialist time trialers who had aero bikes, skinsuits and helmets.

Many of the riders who took part in the first of these events saw an improvement of approximately 45 seconds on their own time due to the warm dry conditions and favourable tail wind along much of the course.  But all the riders demonstrated what potential they each have and the high level of stamina and fitness needed to compete in a time trial event.

Congratulations to Julie Edwards  who won the women’s novice competition, Dan Ward who won the men’s novice competition and to Callum Breeze who won the juniors competition.  All three had never ridden a TT before but produced excellent times and showed what potential they all have as a ‘Tester’.

In the overall competiton we had two exceptional rides on the day.  The first by Stafford RC rider Martin Moor who finished in 9:09 and the star of the day Dan Bigham  who finished in 8:38 with an average speed of  33+mph.

Chris Lees sports photographer rode this week but luckily his assistant was out on the course to capture pictures of all the riders taking part.

Come & Give it a Go Time Trials – 11th August 2013

comegiveitagoSunday 4th August & Sunday 11th August, start time 2pm Woodseaves, Stafford.

Stafford Road Club is again hosting a Come & Give It A Go Time Trials aimed at encouraging new as well more experienced riders into the sport of cycling and Time Trialing. These event have been run for 5 years now and have grown in popularity each year. The course runs between Woodseaves and Great Bridgeford and is 7.9km or 5 miles long and is slightly down hill!

Like the TTs at the Tour De France, riders will set off at 1 minute intervals with time keepers at the start and finish. But do not worry if you are not a member of a cycling club or have never ridden a time trial before, both these event are open to all and can be ridden on any style of bike (mountain, road or hybrid); these events are geared to cater for complete novices to more experienced riders.

So if you want to follow in the footsteps of Chris Froome or Laura Trott this where it all starts. Entry is on the day (£3 per rider) but as these events have in the past proved to be very popular we are taking provisional bookings from anyone who is interested in riding and this helps the organisers know how many riders to cater for.

Signing on will be from 12.30pm in the HQ which is in Great Bridgeford Village Hall. The first rider starts at 2pm but please allow up to 30 minutes to ride from the HQ to the start. The minimum age for entrants is 12 and any rider under the age of 18 must bring with them a signed parental consent form. Refreshments will be available before and after the event in the HQ.

For more information on these two events please contact Alastair on 01785 253 691  and if you would like to make a provisional booking please register by sending an email to roadracing@staffordrc.org .

Here is a Parental Consent form for any ride under the age of 18 LINK

Please pass on details of these events to your friends and use this poster to promote these events in your office and hopefully we can encourage even more people to get out on their bikes POSTER LINKK7 5W

2005 Time Trail Club Competition

Stafford Road Club Time Trial summary for 2005

NAME Num rides Pts H Pts Fastest 5 Fastest 10 Fastest 25 Fastest 50 Uttoxeter Newport
Alastair Semple 8 18 12 00:11:26   01:05:48   01:01:39  
Andy Moore 3 9 4            
Andy Mountford 1 0 0 00:15:12          
Brian Hall 12 20 18 00:11:44   01:05:38 02:13:07 01:03:39  
Chris Hood 7 16 12 00:11:41       01:02:01  
David Manning 4 0 4 00:13:52   01:25:17      
Don Picken 12 14 12 00:12:39   01:12:17 02:34:43 01:07:15  
Frank Mumford 1 0 3            
Graham Kelly 4 3 0 00:12:33   01:14:17   01:05:39  
Michael Harris 3 2 6 00:13:02   01:13:46   01:04:39  
Mick Mountford 1 0 0 00:15:47          
Nick Dunn 5 3 6 00:13:03   01:23:20      
Reg Pearce 4 0 6 00:14:28       01:25:45  
Rupert Riley 6 1 6 00:13:18   01:20:42   01:20:16  
Steve Greetham 1 1 0         01:02:08  
Terry Coging 1 2 0            

100 mile Mens Time Trail Records

2002 Steve Greatham 1.51.51
2000 Terry Coging 1.51.54
1999 Terry Coging 1.52.23
1999 S Hitchen 1.53.53
1998 S Hitchen 1.54.04
1988 S Hitchen 1.55.41
1987 A Espley 1.57.40
1983 I Gilbert 2.02.56
1976 G Godwin 2.03.31
1969 P Smith 2.04.(00?)
1959 R Williams 2.04.(00?)
1953 R Baldwin 2.08.15
1953 K Childs 2.09.11
1951 T Fyffe 2.12.33
1950 G Berger 2.13.13