2016 Women’s Tour of Britain comes to Staffordshire

This years tour races through Uttoxeter on Saturday the 18 June And will provide us all with a road side view of our top riders.

Full details via link below

 

http://www.the cwomenstour.co.uk/news/14347.php#.VrJo0LxFDI

 

LVRC womens Omnium 14-15 Feb

Dear rider
I’m writing to tell you about a rare opportunity for women veteran (40+) track cyclists to race in all-female races.
In the 10 years that I’ve been organising road races for the LVRC I’ve been disappointed that we haven’t been able to attract more women to take part. I’ve been encouraged by the fact that there’s a better, though still not huge, representation of women in track racing, of whom you have been one. I therefore wanted to create an opportunity for women vets to race against each other, in a friendly but competitive atmosphere.

At the LVRC Omnium at Newport Velodrome on 14-15 Feb, there will be separate Omnium competitions for women 40+ and women 50+. I cannot promise that all the races will be separate – depending on numbers entered and timing we may have to ask all women to race together for some of the 3 bunch races, but there will be separate awards for each category.

As you may know, this is the third year of the LVRC Omnium, with racing starting at 12.00 on Sunday 14th and finishing at 15.00 on Monday 15th. It’s in the Olympic format, with 6 events: Scratch, Pursuit, Elimination, Time Trial, Flying Lap and Points. Online entry is now open on RiderHQ at http://www.riderhq.com/events/69167/lvrc-omnium-competition-0 and the entry fee is £30. Entries close on Sunday 24th Jan.

I’d be very pleased if you would consider entering, and even better please tell you women track-riding/racing friends about it and encourage them to enter. If you want any other information about the event, do please contact me.

Regards,
Mike Amery

South Staffordshire Cycling Scheme

South Staffordshire Cycling Scheme is targeting people who are new to cycling or slightly out of practice and might suit their friends, family, neighbors and work colleagues. In order for the Scheme to maintain its current political and financial support it needs all our support so please log onto their Facebook page and like it, then hopefully we can encourage more people to get out on their bike and discover the fun we all enjoy !
https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Staffordshire-Cycling-Scheme/490685194413759

Women specific training rides

Now that the evenings are getting lighter Stafford Road Club will be running another female tempo paced training session.

These started on Wednesday 13th May and run every week apart from the 3rd June until the 12th August. The session will start at 19:00 the Mill in Stafford opposite Sainsbury’s car park and be led by Wendy Anderson.

The ride will be about 1.5hrs long building to 20miles on a hilly route out towards Stone. The focus will be building pace on hill climbs and pushing your normal riding pace from 15mph to 19-20mph average and working as a team. Please bring lights with you and high visable clothing.

The ride is open to non club members who maybe interrested in joining a club and will not go if it is heavy rain. Please contact Wendy on Wendy@staffordrc.org if you are interrested.

If you are very new to cycling and want to have some coaching first please visit www.staffordbc.gov.uk/wheelsaroundstaffordandstone for an alternative free coaching option ran by Stafford Borough Council and Stafford County Council.

Women specific training rides start this week

Now that the evenings are getting lighter Stafford Road Club will be running another female tempo paced training session.

This will start on Wednesday evening 13th May and run every week apart from the 3rd June until the 12th August. The session will start at 19:00 the Mill in Stafford opposite Sainsbury’s car park and be led by Wendy Anderson.

The ride will be about 1.5hrs long building to 20miles on a hilly route out towards Stone. The focus will be building pace on hill climbs and pushing your normal riding pace from 15mph to 19-20mph average and working as a team. Please bring lights with you and high visable clothing.

The ride is open to non club members who maybe interrested in joining a club and will not go if it is heavy rain. Please contact Wendy on Wendy@staffordrc.org if you are interrested.

If you are very new to cycling and want to have some coaching first please visit www.staffordbc.gov.uk/wheelsaroundstaffordandstone for an alternative free coaching option ran by Stafford Borough Council and Stafford County Council.

Men & Women’s Hour Record attempts

Great News Dame Sarah Storey and Alex Dowsett are both now set to break the UCI hour record min February .  They are both strong contenders and would be great to see both records lie on British shores for a while. Wiggins has also confirmed to will have a go but not until 2016

 

Hour record landmarks*

 *Does not include those cancelled from record books by UCI
1876 (first record) Frank Dodds 26.508km
1893 Henri Desgrange 35.325km
1898 Willie Hamilton 40.781km
1935 Giuseppe Olmo 45.090km
1972 Eddy Merckx 49.431km
2000 Chris Boardman 49.441km
2005 Ondrej Sosenka 49.700km
2014 Jens Voigt 51.115km
2014

Link to Dame Sarah Storey article

LINK to Alex Dowsett article

Women’s Coaching Day

womens coaching day 2014 title   On Saturday 25 October Stafford Road Club has arranged a coaching day specifically for women.  The day is designed to provide riders who would like to progress their cycling skills further and conquer some new challenges whether these be in a hilly sportive, a competitive event or simply become a little stronger and quicker on a club ride. The days programmes has been put together by Ruth Eyles a well-respected cycling coach and former winner of eleven individual National Time Trial Championship medals, National 50 Mile Champion & British Best All-Rounder in 2005 and 100-Mile Champion in 2005 & 2008. Ruth’s presentation will cover the following topics but include plenty of opportunities for discussion on the topics covered or more specific questions from riders there on the day. Agenda:   12:30 coffee and tea 13:00

  • Goal Setting
  • Principles of Training
  • Training Intensities

14:30 Break for coffee, tea & refreshments 14:45

  • Turbo Trainers vs. Road Training
  • Heart Rate Monitors and Powermeters
  • Nutrition for Training and Racing

16:00 Finish   The event will take place at the Forestry Commission classrooms, Birches Valley, Cannock Chase, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2UQ.  Places will be limited due to the venue capacity and anyone interested in attending should secure their place by sending a cheque for £10 payable to Stafford Road Club to Susan Semple, 76 Ascot Road, Stafford ST17 0AQ.  Please include an email address and confirmation of your booking and a detailed map of the venue will be sent out to you.   This event is open to all and not limited to Stafford Road Club women, so if you’re a keen cyclist and would like to get some expert advice then look no further and secure your booking today.   If you would like to know a little more about Ruth and the coaching services she provides please log onto her website www.rutheyles.co.uk

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

SRC Women’s Team Triumph

Stafford Road Club women’s team got off to a flying start in the first of this year’s west midlands women’s series.

Louise 1st on handicap Christine 4th on handicap, Annis 4th overall and 2nd on vets standard, Sue Smith got 3 rd on vets standard and Susan Semple, Annis Moore and Susan Smith won the women’s team prize. April knocked over 2 min off her course pb.

Excellent rides by all !

Photo the the team in the HQ after the event

Stafford Road Club Womens Team

                                                                  Left to right Sue Smith, Annis Moore, Susan Semple, Louise Notley, Christine Bresson and April Lewis

Picture of some of the 42 women who raced on the day

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