Following the AGM last night, we have a new committee. It does bare a striking similarity to last year’s committee, but we have got a new web page with photos so you can recognise the committee whilst out on rides.
Members: AGM Monday 19th march…come along and influence how your club is run. 8pm, clubroom.
0830 ride: Holt
0900 tourers: tba
Also, WRCC 50 in 4 reliability ride, Pattingham 0900.
Have a mountain bike but new to the sport and don’t know where to start? Are you interested in off-road cycling but a bit nervous? Would you like to learn some MTB cycling skills?
We are running a free basic MTB cycling skills courses in April.
The 3 part course is being held at Wollescote Park, Stourbridge, on Saturday 14th, 21st and 28th April 2018 at 2-4pm
All you need is a bike and helmet and be available to attend all 3 Saturday sessions.
Spaces are limited so please contact Pam if you wish to attend to book a place or for further details or questions.
Have a road bike but new to the sport and don’t know where to start? Are you interested in road cycling but a bit nervous to attempt the roads yet? Would you like to learn some road cycling skills?
We are running a free basic road cycling skills courses in April.
They are being held at Stourport cycling track on
- 10am to 12pm on Sunday 8th, 15th and 22nd April 2018.
All you need is a bike and helmet and be available to attend all 3 sessions.
Spaces are limited so please contact Tracey, if you wish to attend the sessions or to book a place or for further details or questions.
The West Midland Cyclocross League prize presentation was held on Friday night with Stourbridge Cycling Club coming away with plenty of silverware.
Congratulations to all our trophy winners.
Anthony Neave – 1st U23
Amanda Whitehouse – 1st Lady Vet 40
Phil Glaze – 1st Vet 40
Kevin Payton – 1st Vet 55
Carol Rowntree – 1st Lady Vet 70
Tom Payton – 2nd Senior
Matthew Worrallo – 2nd Vet 40 ‘one bike’
Steve Whitehouse – 2nd Vet 50
Naomi Buckley-Melling – 3rd Lady Senior
Congratulations to all of our riders who competed for the club over the season, to the pit crews who kept the bikes going and to those who came out and supported us. You all contributed to a fantastic 2nd place in the Senior team competition with ninety other clubs represented.
Here are a few things we have lined up for 2018:
- South Staffs Road race League SCC event: 14th June
- Reliability ride: February 11th
- 5 club 10 time trials
- Stourport summer series circuit race SCC event ( date not yet allocated)
- MTB rides every Saturday
- MTB evening rides, Wednesdays
- MTB coaching
- 5 road coaching sessions at Stourport track
- Several weekend road rides to choose from for different abilities.
- Tuesday and Thursday training rides.
Some cracking results for Stourbridge riders at Round 8 of the WMCCL at a very muddy Baggeridge.
Wins for Kevin Payton, Hannah Payton, Amanda Whitehouse, Phil Glaze and Tom Payton; Podium places for Stephen Whitehouse, Naomi Buckley-Melling and Anthony Neave; and commendable performances from Derek Hill, Andy Merrick, Jake Slack and Neil Ruston.
Despite that, everyone agreed that the best performances were those that were delivered by the fantastic pit crew, admirably led by Ian Cadwallader.
Well done all!
We have finally internetified, “Stourbridge Cycling Club 1964-1999” a book of observations written by John Cooper in 1999. In his own words, “it is not a history but just a snapshot of the ambitions, activities and concerns of the club during that period”
We hope you enjoy.