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 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.

Location:

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.

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 ascoaching@outlook.com 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 ascoaching@outlook.com 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

https://zwiftinsider.com/getting-started-smart-trainer/

https://www.zwift.com/uk/companion

https://discord.com/download

Enjoy the Ride

Alastair

ABCC level 3 & Training Peak level 2 Coach

www.alastairsemplecoaching.co.uk
@ascyclingcoach
07955 032 010

Summer BBQ Saturday 22nd July – everyone welcome !

Stafford Road Club Summer BBQ

Sat 22nd July everyone welcome

 

There will be at least 3 road rides on offer in the morning – easy, mid and hard (starting approx. 9am) – so everyone, come and join us, whether you’re a road rider or not. Adult or not. Member or not. What better time to try new things and meet new people.

The rides will be followed by a nourishing BBQ and maybe even one free drink per rider, courtesy of our generous Treasurer (the more we flatter him, the looser those purse strings get).

What better way to spend a Saturday than riding with friends in beautiful countryside, followed by bike chat with a burger and drink, whilst hearing the sound of leather on willow in the distance. It’s a family event, so bring them along to join in the fun.

To help us plan the event and food requirements please can you contact Don to confirm how many of you will be attending donovan_vaz@hotmail.com 

Look forward ot seeing you there for food at 1pm and perhaps a ride too earlier in the day

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 volunteers@staffordrc.org 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

Alastair

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
10/05/2022
Saturday 14:00 Reg Pearce Memorial Open Time Trial K48/10 10 1:40 – 3:30 Alastair
20/05/2022
Wednesday 19:00 10 miles K48/10 2 18:30 – 20:15  Steve Pilling
24/05/2023
Wednesday 19:00 5 miles K7/5 3 18:30 – 20:00
31/05/2023
Wednesday 18:45 15 miles K7/15 2 18:30 – 20:00
21/06/2023
Wednesday 18:45 21 miles K7/21 2 18:15 – 20:30
05/07/2023
Wednesday 18:45 21 miles K7/21 2 18:15 – 20:30
19/07/2023
 Saturday Summer    
 22/07/2023 BBQ    
Wednesday 18:45 9 miles K7/9 3 18:15 – 20:00
02/08/2023
Wednesday 18:45 9 miles K7/9 3 18:15 – 20:00
09/08/2023
Wednesday 18:45 5 miles K7/5w 3 18:00 – 19:45
30/08/2023
Sunday 08:00 25 miles K7/25 2 07:30 – 10:45
04/09/2023
Sunday 08:00 50 miles K7/50 2 07:30 – 10:45
04/09/2023
 Friday Christmas    
 01/12/2023 Party    
Monday 10:30 5 miles K7/5 3 10:00 – 11:30 Alastair
01/01/2024

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 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
winter

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

Refreshments

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

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

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 ascoaching@outlook.com.  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.

Local Club TT’s start next week !

Yes on Tuesday the 19th April Brereton Wheelers are hosting a 5mile TT between Kings Bromley and Alawas.

Then from May onwards we have at least one local TT each week through till September, so something for everyone.

The Race of Truth – are you up for it?