Billed as the Worlds Toughest Cyclo Cross the 3 Peaks in it's current format is a 60km race that has 1542 metres of climbing and 4 Miles of carrying your bike! Starting in Helwith Bridge the 650 entry heads off a long the road in "neutralised" convoy before heading through a farm yard and over Simon Fell to the first of the peaks, Ingleborough.
Around 10 Mids entered but only 3 intrepid members made the lottery entry system, Stephen Handley for the first attempt and on the back of son Ewan Grivell-Mellor's first time entry, Dave Mellor made it in to stake a claim to the Father and Son... Read more »
As the time trial season draws to a close, 2017 has produced two new winners for both the Evening 10 Points Trophy and Hare and Hound Trophy for the fastest Mids rider in the club 10s.
Having ridden 12 of the possible 13 events, junior Jack Young has amassed a total of 83 points to take this year's Points Championship. In the final event on 25 August, Jack rode his best time of the series with 26.05. In second spot was another of our juniors, Ben Pierce, with 65 points with last year's winner Chris Marrs taking 3rd spot, only 3 points behind Ben on 62.
Although only being able... Read more »
With so many great performances in the Mid Shropshire Wheelers some things get missed but this is a truly outstanding performance for a young rider. Noah White is no stranger to victory but to go and take on Europe's best in the Assen Youth Tour in August and win at your first attempt is something very special. A belated congratulations Noah from the web crew here at MSW and to all the other Mids youngsters who made the long trip to the North of Holland.
Victor Chetta took another step to long distance greatness with a massive reduction of the club 100 mile record. Victor took almost 15 minutes off his 2016 record to post 3hrs 33 minutes and 14 seconds in the Burton and District Cycling Association event on Saturday 2nd September. Congratulations yet again Victor!
As the Time Trial season draws to a close it's neck and neck at the top of the club 10 mile Time Trial Competition. Youth riders Jack Young and Ben Pierce look to have the series in the bag with just two rounds to go at the popular Friday night, Queens Head Course.
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Another season of Sunday Circuit Races concluded today Sunday 30th of July, 6 in total promoted by a great group of volunteer Mid Shropshire Wheelers supplemented by parents and grandparents. Stuck out on a corner all day is not much fun but it is hugely appreciated by the Club and all the riders who have taken part. We really need a Volunteer Coordinator so that we can rotate our volunteers before we burn them out and if anyone is interested please contact any of the committee or coaches.
The weekend of 8th and 9th of July saw the Mids take two National Championships. First the incredible Noah White was crowned under 8 National Circuit Race Champion at Milton Keynes and then Victor Chetta scorched the Welsh 12 hour Championship in a yet to be confirmed new club record distance of 286 miles. Congratulations both!
The highlight of the season for many of our youngsters is a trip to the Blists Hill Queen Victoria Cyclo Cross. A great social occasion as well as some serious racing takes place at this Ironbridge museum promoted by the dynamic duo of Nick and Diane Jeggo and the Newport Cycling Club.
The Mids had a vast amount of riders taking part last Saturday 8th July and many podiums too!
After an amazing run of form, win's, course records and club records the incredible Lewis's have just added a National Record to their collection. Andy Clarke reports on Facebook that he was privileged to see Howard and Becky tackle the South Wales Resolven course to break the Mixed Pair Tandem record for 25 miles with a 47:46 ride which is over 31 miles per hour! A little scary watching the speed they achieved on the way out and Becky reports that it was a real struggle on the way back into the headwind and an uphill finish. Congratulations from MSW!
A long journey North to Teeside at the weekend for Becky Lewis was rewarded with a fine 7th place in the 50 mile National Championship Time Trial promoted by Cleveland Coureurs and not only that she beat her own 50 miles club record recording 1:58:01.
The winner was Kate Allen in a time of 1:52:11 which was not a PB so we can expect Becky to go even faster on the right day. Incredible and congratulations once again from the MSW!