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Updated 10th May - Training Sessions at Sundorne Circuit and Upton Lane
Tuesdays: the informal sessions will continue over the summer.
Thursdays: starting on 9 May, a single coached session from 7 to 8pm during the race season.
Please note: The circuit is booked for racing on 25 April, 23 May, 27 June and 25 July. A club run may take place on those evenings - check the Club Run forum.
Saturday: Youth squad training at Sundorne, 11am-12pm. Contact George Watkins 01743 359109 for more information. On days when races are held on the circuit alternate arrangements may be made - check the Youth Squad section of the MSW forum.
BMX: free coaching on the last Saturday of the month at Upton Lane or Bayston Hill. Check the BMX forum for updates.
Sunday: club runs normally start from the car park at Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne at 9am. Check the Club Run forum for details.
** IMPORTANT ** - Changes to Evening 10 Mile Time Trials
Unfortunately, due to traffic lights at Yockleton we cannot run the first event on 30 April. The lights will be in place for 3 weeks so on 7 and 14 May we will instead be using the 'Tiddly' circuit at Cold Hatton, a fairly flat and straightforward course with two left turns.
The start is at the junction with the road to Ellerdine Heath, heading North up the A442 to Espley, where you turn left onto the A53 towards Shawbury. Continue to the junction with the crossroads near Stanton, where you turn left and continue to finish in Ellerdine Heath, not far from the start.
For these events we will require a second volunteer marshal. Please assist by contacting Jenny York or posting in this discussion on the forum.
MSW Circuit Races 2013
We are running circuit races at Sundorne on a number of dates this season - Sunday events on 14 April and 12 May (see links at right), 9 June and 14 July. The second of these is round 3 of the West Midlands Youth Circuit Series. More info on the series in this article on the Youth squad forum.
There will also be races for Youth and Cat3/4 only on one Thursday evening each month - 25 April (event details here) and also on 23 May, 27 June and 25 July. These are an ideal opportunity to try racing - speak to George Watkins or Dave Mellor. All dates are on the Event Calendar linked at the top of each page.
Please note that there will be no training sessions on these evenings.
There is LVRC racing at Sundorne on 21 July. If you are over 40 and fancy having a go then contact Martin Stephens or check our LVRC forum for more information.
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.
MSW Club '30' 14th October - results
The full results for the 30 mile time trial, the last event in the Parker series, is now online here.
WMCCL Cyclo-Cross 2012-2013
The West Midlands 'cross league begins on 16th September at Redditch, with our own event at Sundorne taking place on Sunday 23rd. Entries for the League points has closed but if you want to enter individual rounds check this page on the British Cycling website. Entries for our event should go to Dave Mellor.
As on previous occasions, we will require marshals and helpers to ensure the event runs effectively. Please consider helping out, even if you can only to be there for part of the day.
Shrewsbury Go-Ride Games - Saturday 18th August
The Go-Ride Games proved to be a great day with over 70 children taking part in a range of events. A big thankyou to all who helped make it a success. Photographs from the day at http://www.simonevans.co.uk/cycling/120818/
Any young riders who would like to try the Saturday sessions on the circuit or BMX - see the Training Sessions item above.
*** 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.