Latest News & Results
Sundorne Training dates over the Christmas period
Tuesday: finish on 17th December, restarting 14th January 2014.
Thursday: finish on 19th December, restarting 9th January.
Saturday: finish on 7th December, restarting 18th January.
Mon 16th Dec - MSW Annual General Meeting at Harlescott Social Club - details here
Wed 30th December - Newport Velodrome booked for afternoon session
Sun 5th January - National Cyclo-Cross Series Final at Sundorne
Sat 1st February - MSW Prize Presentation Evening at Radbrook Community Centre
Tuesday & Thursday Evening Training
From Thursday 26th September through the Winter and early Spring there will be TWO 1-hour sessions on both evenings:
Session 1: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Session 2: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Session 1 is easier paced and for under 14s, MSW members and guest cyclists.
Session 2 is strictly for Youth A, Junior and Seniors training to race, scratch group etc.
You cannot join in a session 1 half way through to warm up for session 2.
MSW Club 30 Time Trial Result
The club's annual 30 mile event, 2 laps of the Westbury course, took place on Sunday 29 September 2013. The result is on this page.
MSW evening 10 mile time trials - review
A total of over 400 rides have been timed in the weekly events, 112 of these were done by guest riders from 18 other clubs. The course record - 20 mins 6 secs set by Luke Grivell-Mellor in 2011, when a junior, is safe for another year! Luke has gone on to greater things and has been selected by his professional team, Rapha-Condor, to ride in the Tour of Britain.
MSW award winners
Fastest Senior- Tony Harvey 21:58, 2nd Phil Murphy 22:05.
Fastest Lady - Jenny York 25:20, 2nd Sarah Mawhinney 26:56.
Fastest Juvenile - George Evans (15) 22:10. Fastest Junior - Jimmy Kershaw (16) 23:05.
Ellie Russell (12) set up a new Club schoolgirls record with 27:36 in June and in July reduced this to 26:25. However, on the last evening the series Hetty Niblett (14), taking time off from her National Track Championship training programme, returned 26:08!
Series Points Winner - Danny Williams, 111 points.
Most Improved Novice Rider - Tom Morris (14). An improvement of exactly 5 minutes by Tom, the nephew of (and coached by) veteran MSW rider Brian Morris.
First in the Juvenile 5 Miles Sprint Event - Ewan Grivell-Mellor (14) 11:28.
Two-up time trial winners Marcus Willday and George Rowlands successfully defended their title but their time of 23:05 was 7 seconds slower than last year!
The best mountain bike time of the series - Ben (with his tyres pumped up really hard) Price, 24:57.
A pleasing feature of the 10s has been the number of juvenile and junior MSW members who have managed to fit in a few rides during a hectic programme of circuit and velodrome racing plus British Cycling, West Midlands, invitation coaching sessions. Seven of these youngsters have qualified for the Cycling Time Trials Schoolboy and Schoolgirl National 10 Mile GHS Trophy event to be held at Leicester on 7th September.
Our thanks go to Dave and Jenny York for organising and timekeeping, Melanie Grivell, Terry Egglestone, Dave Mellor and all members who assisted in running the events. We are also grateful to Bob and Belinda at the Lion Inn who always make us welcome and the usual excellent buffet after our last event there.
The following events have been added to the Event Calendar and the relevant page for each series:
Structured Training Plan
Dave Mellor's excellent training plans, that will give some structure to your riding through the winter and into the next season, are all linked from the Training page (there is also a link in the bar at the top of every page).
Weekly News Reports
The regular reports with news on members' activities are published in the General section of the MSW forum.
Helen has asked that all those participating in events to please let her know - more info here.
*** TORQ FITNESS PRODUCTS *** - very kind offer for members from MSW member Matt Hart:
Matt runs Torq Fitness who supply energy bars and drinks and other fitness related products. He is a regular rider of the evening 10s and is easily identified by the Torq fitness kit he rides in. Matt is offering 10% off all web prices. More details on the offer and how to order can be found here.