Turbo Session Oct 2014 to March 2015

I am pleased to announce today that the “turbo session” Stafford Road Club’s has run over the last few winters will start again on Thursday 30 Oct.  The sessions are designed to provide riders with a regular training session that will follow a structured programme that will run over a 20 week period through till 26 March.

The sessions will take place at Stafford rugby club which opens at 19:00 and the classes begin at 19:30 so please arrive early to allow you time to get your equipment into the club and set up ready for the 19:30 start through till 20:30-20:45.

The cost is £2 per rider which is paid directly to the rugby club on the night.  Stafford RC makes no charge for these classes.

The classes cater for all abilities and provide riders with a safe warm environment to train through the winter and the opportunity to chat with fellow members and a bit of a social in the bar afterwards.  These sessions are a great way to maintain your fitness through the winter and supplement you weekend club rides to ensure you’re fitter and stronger come the spring.

 So what do you need?

 Essential

Bike (clean chain, no oily marks to be left on the floor)

Turbo trainer or rollers

Water bottles x 2

Hand towel as it will be hot

Bike computer

 

Optional

Bike computer with rear cadence sensor if using a turbo

Fan (it will get hot without one)

Heart Rate monitor or power meter (ideal for measuring your effort)

Money for a drink at the bar afterwards

 

From my initial inquiries 11 people have said they intend to attend these classes each week but the rugby club can accommodate up to 22 bikes so there is plenty of space if you too fancy joining us.  Do not worry if you have missed any of the sessions you are more than welcome to come along and join us at any time during the 20 week period.  The SRC has 2 turbo’s available to hire at £5/month so if you do not have your own turbo and would like to join us then contact Roger Morris on 07802366269 to check on their availability.

 If you have any queries regarding the above please contact me via webmail@staffordrc.org

 Safe Cycling

 Alastair

 

 

Turbo Session Oct 2014 to March 2015

I am pleased to announce today that the “turbo session” Stafford Road Club’s has run over the last few winters will start again on Thursday 30 Oct.  The sessions are designed to provide riders with a regular training session that will follow a structured programme that will run over a 20 week period through till 26 March.

The sessions will take place at Stafford rugby club which opens at 19:00 and the classes begin at 19:30 so please arrive early to allow you time to get your equipment into the club and set up ready for the 19:30 start through till 20:30-20:45.

The cost is £2 per rider which is paid directly to the rugby club on the night.  Stafford RC makes no charge for these classes.

The classes cater for all abilities and provide riders with a safe warm environment to train through the winter and the opportunity to chat with fellow members and a bit of a social in the bar afterwards.  These sessions are a great way to maintain your fitness through the winter and supplement you weekend club rides to ensure you’re fitter and stronger come the spring.

 So what do you need?

 Essential

Bike (clean chain, no oily marks to be left on the floor)

Turbo trainer or rollers

Water bottles x 2

Hand towel as it will be hot

Bike computer

 

Optional

Bike computer with rear cadence sensor if using a turbo

Fan (it will get hot without one)

Heart Rate monitor or power meter (ideal for measuring your effort)

Money for a drink at the bar afterwards

 

From my initial inquiries 11 people have said they intend to attend these classes each week but the rugby club can accommodate up to 22 bikes so there is plenty of space if you too fancy joining us.  Do not worry if you have missed any of the sessions you are more than welcome to come along and join us at any time during the 20 week period.  The SRC has 2 turbo’s available to hire at £5/month so if you do not have your own turbo and would like to join us then contact Roger Morris on 07802366269 to check on their availability.

 If you have any queries regarding the above please contact me via webmail@staffordrc.org

 Safe Cycling

 Alastair

 

 

Breeze Challenge Ride

Hi My name is Stephanie Walker and I am the British Cycling Breeze Area Coordinator for West Midlands.  Breeze offer fun, free, organised social bike rides for women led by women all over the country.  We have quite an active group of Champions who are qualified Level one ride leaders who volunteer their time to taking women out on rides in their local area, there is a wide range of rides on offer from beginner’s right through to the more experienced cyclist. Since 2011 breeze has introduced 23000 women into cycling.

 

Why bike rides for women?  to every female cyclist there is three male cyclists.  ‘Closing the gap campaign’ was initiated by British Cycling as there was and still are many barriers to women cycling.  Breeze rides are fun, social and always include a cake stop, no one is left behind.  All the participant requires is a bike in good working order.

 

This year Breeze is running their first Breeze challenge Event 5th October Warwickshire, 50k and 100k. Riders will be supported with feed stations, spectator hot spots and many other surprises along the way, making this a real highlight of the amateur women’s cycling calendar. Both 50km and 100km routes encompass miles of leafy suburbs, winding country roads and peaceful cycle routes. Starting at the Cryfield Pavilion at the University of Warwick Campus, the ride sets off towards Kenilworth Castle, before moving towards Hatton. Riders on the 50km route head towards Rowington, before swinging past Knowle and back to the Warwick University campus, while those taking in the 100km route will head towards Henley-in-Arden, via Snitterfield, before turning back to the start.

 

Elevation / height gain: Warwickshire 50km route – 304m (997ft) Warwickshire 100km route – 638m (2093ft)

 

Would any of your female members be interested in entering and wearing your club kit?  If you are a BC member you are entitled to a 10% discount. 

To enter please follow the link http://www.goskyride.com/Breeze/ShowArticle/Celebrating-the-launch-of-new-Breeze-Challenge-Events

If possible please could you help promote Breeze, Breeze event on your homepage or facebook.

If you require any further information please feel free to contact me.
Stephanie Walker 
Nr Warwickshire Breeze Champion
Bikeability PNSI 
West Midlands Area Breeze Coordinator
07592508406

Go Ride Tour event – Sat 26 July

Reminder – the Tour event last Saturday 19th was postponed because of the bad weather and will take place this Saturday 26th in Rowley Park.

Sign-on 10am

Racing starts 10.30am

Racing finishes 11.30am

For full details please follow this link to the Youth section 

www.staffordrc.org/youth-section/go-ride-races

 

If you have any queries please contact me on dave@staffordrc.org

 

Safe Cycling

Stafford Road Club

 

Come & Give it a Go – 20th July 2014

Sunday 20th July, 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.  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 (but not fall off!) 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.  Prizes will be awarded in the HQ after the event and these have been donated by Stafford RC, Cheadle Cycles and Stafford RC president Reg Pearce.

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

K7 5W

TDF stage 1 sportive

12 Stafford RC riders head off on what looks like rather a chilly weekend to ride what looks likea tough challenging course.

Despite a number of mechanicals the groups stuck together and encouraged each other around the course, and found time for a couple of pub and cafe stops too !

 

Here are a collection of photos taken on the day that have been loaded onto the club flickr account LINK 

This weekend race roundup

Well its time to batten down the hatches and add ballast to your bikes to prevent them from getting blown off the road looking at this weekends forecast!

 

There are no TLI road races scheduled this weekend but SRC riders are entered in 3 open time trials. On Saturday April Lewis, Sue Smith and Melvyn Lewis are heading south to Alcester to ride the Stratford CC 10 on one of the K33 course and at the same time a little further north in Derbyshire Annis Moore, Susan Semple and Mathew Moore are all entered into the A25/11. Then on Sunday Alastair will be up early to ride the F1/50 in Cambridgeshire with a 6:45 start time.

 

So hopefully these event will still take place but understandable given the conditions riders may chose not to as the only speed records broken this weekend I feel will be for wind speed. So time to put your feet up and watch the Giro or possibly the women’s Tour of Britain

 

 

Reliability Ride Sunday 23 February 2014

Here are links for each route so you can down load into your bike computers –

67 mile route LINK

48 mile route LINKreliability ride 2014FULL DETAILS

you can also access this info via Events/Challenge Rides

New Years Day Time Trial

We would like to invite you along to our New Years Day Time Trial on the super fast K7/5 course.  What better way to start the New Year off than a nice spin out on the bike : ) This is a fancy dress event (optional) and many riders make this a more comical day out which will be followed by drinks and refreshments back at Graham’s house who lives locally.

 

First rider is off at 11:00am so please arrive early to allow time to sign on and get numbered up.  We have had approx 50 riders take part each years of all abilities and dress sense !

Here is a LINK to our course map for anyone who needs details.  Signing on takes place at the start which is at Pottal Pool roundabout on the A34, £2/rider.  This event is open to all and you do not have to be affiliated to any club or cycling organisation, just turn up and sign on.

 

Look forward to seeing you all on New Years Day, if not to ride, to cheer riders on.

Here are a few photo’s from 1st Jan 2013 and 1st Jan 2012

Full Results LINK