2021 National MTB XC Series – SRC gets on the Podium

Congratulations to Evie for getting 3rd place overall in the 2021 National MTB XC Series, which was held over 5 rounds, with it going down to the wire at the last event, in Tackaroo on Cannock Chase.

Congratulations also go to Mazie, who was the second representative of the club in the competition, who came 5th overall.

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.

Go-Ride Race 7th October

It is race day for the juniors once again on 7th October as Stafford Road Club Go-Ride hosts race 6 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 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 Racing – Saturday 3rd June

Due to very low numbers attending our coaching sessions over the last few weeks we are postponing the Go-Ride Race event scheduled for Saturday 3rd June.  The event will be moved to later in the year and once the date is confirmed, further communications will be made.

Due to the low numbers, there will not be any coaching on Saturday 3rd June either.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Wednesday 7th June at the Tackeroo.

No Go-Ride Coaching on Saturday 27th May

On Saturday 27th May there will not be any Go-Ride Coaching taking place.  Instead we will be hosting an off-road social ride with the young riders and also any parents who wish to come along.  We will be leaving Milford Common car park at 10am and following the valley to the stepping stones, then further to next ford where we cross the stream and head up pepper slade to Cadet Corner.  We then cross Penkridge Bank Road, through the Tackeroo and onto Marquis drive visitors centre for a refreshment break.

Following the break we return to Milford Common along the same route albeit downhill on the return leg.  The ride will take between 2 and 2 1/2 hours including the refreshment break. All riders must be able to ride 10 miles in one go.  Parents are encouraged to attend so long as they have a hybrid or MTB bike.  Any parents who do not wish to ride can collect their young riders from Milford Common at 12:30pm.

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.

Wednesday Evening Go-Ride Coaching

Wednesday evening Go-Ride Coaching returns to the calendar on Wednesday 26th April.  The coaching will take place at the Tackeroo Campsite on Cannock chase and will start at 6:30pm prompt.  Each session will last for 1 hour with the same arrangements  as Saturday morning sessions.

Any questions, please contact Go-Ride@staffordrc.org.  We look forward to welcoming you to these mid-week sessions which will run till September (weather/light depending).

Go-Ride Coaching – Saturday 15th April

There will be no Go-Ride Coaching taking place on Saturday 15th April.

 

Please keep practising the manual and powered front wheel lifts.  Also, do not neglect the fundamentals of movement.

Podium place for Evie Strachan

Round one of the Chase Adventure series (Cannock Winter MTB Classic) hosted by Run and Ride took place on Sunday 26th Feb. There were a number of Stafford Road Club youth riders taking part and they all performed extremely well and were a credit to the club. In particular The current holder of the Dave Smith Trophy for girls, Evie Strachan took second place in her category, so a big well done to her and all the other riders. keep up the good work.

Go-Ride Coaching Saturday 18th Feb

Due to the coaches attending a British Cycling conference, no coaching will take place on Saturday 18th February.  We hope to return on Saturday 25th February, so we look forward to seeing a full session on that date.

Saturday 11th February, Go-Ride Coaching is cancelled.

Due to the adverse weather conditions the decision has been taken to cancel today’s go-ride coaching session.  Next week’s session will also not go ahead due to the coaches attending a conference.  Subject to the weather allowing we will return on Saturday 25th February.

Go-Ride Holiday Program

British Cycling are hosting a Holiday program at Birches Valley on Cannock Chase (postcode : WS15 2UQ).  The program takes place on 23rd and 24th February from 10am till 2pm.  The cost of the session are £5 per day for British Cycling Members and £7.50 per day for non-British Cycling.  The sessions are for ages 6 – 16 years old.

 

Riders will need a suitable off-road bike, helmet, drinks, lunch, warm clothing, water proofs and spare dry clothing.  Riders must be pre-booked onto the program.  In order to book onto the sessions or for further details, please contact Laura Ganderton by emailing Lauraganderton@britishcycling.org.uk

Go-Ride Coaching 4th February – Cancelled

Due to the club’s Go-Ride coaches being on a course, there will not be any coaching on Saturday 4th February.  Coaching will resume as usual on Saturday 11th February.