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.

Location:

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.

Routes:

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.

Go-Ride 14th October

Due to an event taking place at the Tackeroo on Saturday 14th October, coaching will not be going ahead.  Instead we another lead/social ride will take place.  The ride will start at the Milford Common car park and we will leave at 10am, we will ride through the Chase upto Marquis Drive visitors centre for refreshments at the cafe.   Following the cafe stop we will return through the chase to Milford Common which is mainly downhill.

The ride should take between 2  to 2 and a half hours.  Riders must be able to complete the ride 10 miles with the cafe stop being after 5 miles.  Parents are encouraged to join the ride but a suitable MTB/hybrid bike will be needed for this off-road course.

Go-Ride Race – 7th October Cancelled

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to cancel the Go-Ride rice at the Tackeroo Campsite on Saturday 7th October.  We apologise for the late notice of this cancellation and apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

21 week cycling specific coaching programme – places now available.

Stafford RC is promoting a winter training programme designed and run by ASCoaching. These evening classes are open to all, not just SRC members, and are ideal for novice riders as well as those with a little more experience.  So whatever your cycling discipline or current fitness level these classes will provide you with an excellent progressive training programme to take you into the 2018 season.  They will also provide the opportunity to meet and network with other locally based male and female cyclists and bring a more social side to your training.

 

The classes are held at Stafford Rugby Club (ST16 1BG) on a Thursday evening between 7:30 and 8:45 and will begin on the 19 October, doors open for 7:00pm.  It will be possible for riders to start after this date but please first check for space availability via turbo@staffordrc.org

 

The cost of the classes is a £40 one off payment for the 21 week programme where you will receive professional structured training and guidance from a qualified coach @ascoaching.  All profits from the classes will be used to purchase equipment and promote more cycling events by Stafford RC.   Riders attending the classes will need to bring with them their own bike and turbo/rollers for the classes.  Stafford RC has bought some turbo’s that can be made available for anyone wishing to attend the classes who do not have their own but please contact first to ensure one is available for you.

Further information about the classes, timings and suggestions on equipment riders may wish to bring can be found here http://www.staffordrc.org/rides-events/training-rides/www.staffordrc.org

 

We look forward to meeting you this winter for another constructive winter’s training in warm dry surroundings.  For more info please contact turbo@staffordrc.org or for any direct coaching enquiries to ascoaching@outlook.com

 

 

 

Go-Ride Race Saturday 16th September

It is race day for the juniors once again on 16th September as Stafford Road Club Go-Ride hosts race 5 in their 6 race series.  Sign-on will open at 9:45am and closes at 10:15am to allow for safety briefings, course walks etc to be completed in time for a 10:30am start.  Riders will take part in at least 3 races.  The cost per rider is £3.

 

The event will take place at the Tackeroo Campsite on Cannock Chase.  There are no changing rooms or toilets available onsite.

 

PLEASE NOTE: These events are suitable for novice racers only, i.e. do not hold a BC racing licence and do not compete regularly in organised racing events. Experienced riders attending will not be eligible for awards and prizes.

Equipment required

Bike – bring your own road bike, mountain bike or cross bike.

Safety helmet – helmets must be worn to race and should be in good condition with the appropriate CE standards stickers attached.

Gloves – it is always preferable to wear gloves when racing.

Clothing – needs to be appropriate for the weather conditions and a physical activity. Warm clothing should be available for breaks between races. Ensure that clothing is not loose enough to entangle with the bike.

Food and drink – access to a drink of water or juice is always a good idea when doing physical activity; and also a small food snack, especially for afterwards when the session has been strenuous.

Clothing, helmet and bikes will be checked before the racing starts.

Go-Ride Coaching Saturday 2nd September – Cancelled

Unfortunately due to low coach numbers the coaching session on Saturday 2nd September 2017 will be cancelled.  We will return as normal on Wednesday 6th September as usual.

Go-Ride Race – 19th August

The next Go-Ride Race event hosted by Stafford Road Club will take place on Tackeroo Campsite on 19th August. The cost of entering the race is £3 per rider.  Sign-on will open at 9:45am and close at 10:15am so that we can get the racing started for 10:30am.  We aim to finish the racing for 11:30am where a short presentation ceremony will take place.

Go-Ride racing is only suitable for novice riders who have not raced competitively before and do not hold a race licence.  Riders will need to provide their own bike which must be safe to ride, a helmet with a CE Mark inside and we recommend gloves/mitts.

Please direct any queries to Go-Ride@staffordrc.org

Go-Ride Elite Rider Visit

On Wednesday 2nd August 2017 Stafford Road Club are delighted to be welcoming Rebecca Leaper to their session.

Rebecca is originally from Eccleshall, went to Alleynes school in Stone, but now lives in Spain. Rebecca started cycling around 17 years ago after competing in Triathlons but realised that cycling was her true calling. Rebecca races in Mountain biking in Olympic, marathon and Stage race formats as well as some road ultra-marathon. In 2017 Rebecca won the World Masters Games Mountain bike Gold, won and podiumed in Lanzarotte and Andalucia stage races as a master, and had multiple top ten stage and single day results racing as an Elite rider, Rebecca is sponsored by Coluer Bikes and Sixth Element Wheels.

During the session Rebecca will be talking to the youth riders about her pathway through cycling, her experiences and Hosting a Q&A session. Stafford Road Club’s Go-Ride sessions are open to 5 – 16 year olds who can competently ride a bike without stabilisers. For further queries, please contact Go-Ride@staffordrc.org

Go-Ride Coaching Saturday 22nd July – Cancelled

Due to a race event taking place at the Tackeroo campsite on Saturday 22nd July, the Go-Ride coaching on this day is cancelled.  Coaching will resume on Wednesday 26th July.

 

Go-Ride Race – Saturday 13th May

Saturday 13th May sees the second event in our Go-Ride race series take place.  The event is at Tackeroo Campsite on Cannock chase.  Cost is £3 per rider, sign-on will open at 9:45am and close at 10:15am with the first race starting at 10:30am.