2017 Club 10 Points Competition

After 6 rounds of the 2017 Club 10 Points Competition it couldn't be closer! The Mids Club Points and fastest Club 10 are kindly being hosted this year by Oswestry Paragon CC in their Friday evening events at Queen's Head. With six counting rounds having taken place so far, it couldn't be tighter at the top of the table with only one point separating Ryan Greaves and Ben Pierce with Jack Young running them both very close. It's great to see our younger riders setting the pace and filling the top four positions at this point in the season. Points are awarded with 10 to the fastest Mid down... Read more »

European Triathlon Championships

New members of the Mid Shropshire Wheelers, Claire and Andy Birch are in Kitzbuhel, Austria having successfully competed for Great Britain in their respective age group categories in the European Triathlon Championships. Both were pleased with their performances and Claire's was especially noteworthy after coming across an unconscious competitor. Being a medical professional, Claire stopped mid race to administer First Aid until the event medics arrived. This Olympic Distance event comprises a 1.5km Swim, a 40km Bikey and 10km Run. Andy stopped the clock in 2hrs 20mins and Claire 2hrs... Read more »

National Youth Championships

Saturday 17th June, 3pm sees the Liverpool regional heat of the Cycling Time Trials National Championship take place on the Waters Upton to Hodnet course. Daphne Jones the Mids 12 years National Champion returns and will be heading a strong club representation. Individual honours will be difficult in the boys field but our boys will be looking to qualify as a team and compete for the GHS National Team Shield in the September Final. As well as Daphne the club have a strong reputation with George Evans winning overall and the Mids winning the team title twice in the last few years. Our thanks... Read more »

Loton Park Youth Hill Climb 2017

Rod Stewart may have caused a few problems with riders struggling to get through a gridlocked Shrewsbury and the weather was again a bit suspect but the 18 young riders who ranged greatly in age had a great night at Loton Park for the 2nd year, organised and made possible by Club Chairman Dave Woodvine and the generosity of Loton Park and the Hagley and District Light Car Club. Blazing a trail to the top were 16yr old Matty Redworth as 1st Boy and 1st Girl 14yr old Lucy Hart. Afterwards everyone moved to the Hand and Diamond for Chip Butties. [table id=8 /]    

Yet another Club Record Broken!

Seen by many as the Blue Riband event of Time Trialing, Howard Lewis this morning smashed the clubs 25 mile Time Trial record of 51:22 set by Adrian Silvester in 1999. Howard traveled to South Wales to the SportMadz event and recorded a time just shy of 30mph, stopping the clock on 50:38. After riding the Anfield 100 on Monday and probably still fatigued for this ride, is a sub 50 for Howard possible this year?

Youth Time Trial Championship

The Liverpool Regional heat of the National 10 mile Time Trial Youth Championship called the GHS Trophy takes place on Saturday June 17th at Waters Upton. Winners of each age groups, 12 to 17, boys and girls, the fastest 3 riders overall and the 1st team all go through to the National Championships later in the year. There is also a senior Open 10 mile Time Trial that follows on from the Youth event but entry for both events closes on Tuesday 6th June. Youth Entry here Senior/Veterans Entry here Tandem Entry here

Women's 10 Mile TT Record Broken

From a record at one end of the distance spectrum to taking the shortest time trial club record in the space of one week is truly amazing. Becky Lewis is in super form as she sliced 6 seconds off Hetty Nibletts 2015 record on the D10/1 Rainford course to record 22:26. Surely Monday's 100 mile effort was still in her legs and we have to look forward to what this remarkable Woman can do when fatigue is not so high. Watch this space!

Records Broken at Anfield 100

The Anfield Bicycle Club 100 mile Time Trial is one of the oldest Time Trials in the UK and quite rightly called a classic. The course is always held on Shropshire Roads, always on Whit Bank Holiday Monday and the Mids have had many notable performances going back to the only Male solo win with Brian Morris in 1958. This years event was no exception with Becky Lewis winning the Women's event and breaking Melanie Grivell's 1985 club record with 4:12:45. Becky combined with the on form Victor Chetta and husband Howard Lewis to not only win the team award but also smash the club record with... Read more »

Shrewsbury Grand Prix

The inclusion of Youth Racing at the Shrewsbury Grand Prix was very welcome to the club youngsters and has been a target of many and rewarded with podium places a plenty. Cerys, Josh, Daphne, James and Ryan along with Ewan are pictured. The Youth races were certainly really exciting and the Hatchers Solicitors award has resulted in a new member for the club which is great news. Ewan gave a demonstration of how to ride a town centre race and hopefully he's not been too distracted from A-level revision. Well done to all who rode and to the organisers.  

34 Year Old Club Record Broken!

Becky Lewis is in amazing form and broke Joan Morris's Women's 50 Mile Time Trial Club Record that has stood for an amazing 34 years in the Club's own event at Prees this morning also taking the overall Women's win. Becky clocked a very impressive 2:03:24 to shave 4 seconds from Joan's 1983 time. Becky also led Jenny York and Juliet Suddaby to a new Club Women's Team Record of 6hrs 53mins 30secs. These Women Certainly Can and it's great to see so many Women joining the club and with such talent!

2017 Club 10 Points Competition

After 6 rounds of the 2017 Club 10 Points Competition it couldn't be closer! The Mids Club Points and fastest Club 10 are kindly being hosted this year by Oswestry Paragon CC in their Friday evening events at Queen's Head. With six counting rounds having taken place so far, it couldn't be tighter at the top of the table with only one point separating Ryan Greaves and Ben Pierce with Jack Young running them both very close. It's great to see our younger riders setting the pace and filling the top four positions at this point in the season. Points are awarded with 10 to the fastest Mid down... Read more »

European Triathlon Championships

New members of the Mid Shropshire Wheelers, Claire and Andy Birch are in Kitzbuhel, Austria having successfully competed for Great Britain in their respective age group categories in the European Triathlon Championships. Both were pleased with their performances and Claire's was especially noteworthy after coming across an unconscious competitor. Being a medical professional, Claire stopped mid race to administer First Aid until the event medics arrived. This Olympic Distance event comprises a 1.5km Swim, a 40km Bikey and 10km Run. Andy stopped the clock in 2hrs 20mins and Claire 2hrs... Read more »

National Youth Championships

Saturday 17th June, 3pm sees the Liverpool regional heat of the Cycling Time Trials National Championship take place on the Waters Upton to Hodnet course. Daphne Jones the Mids 12 years National Champion returns and will be heading a strong club representation. Individual honours will be difficult in the boys field but our boys will be looking to qualify as a team and compete for the GHS National Team Shield in the September Final. As well as Daphne the club have a strong reputation with George Evans winning overall and the Mids winning the team title twice in the last few years. Our thanks... Read more »

Loton Park Youth Hill Climb 2017

Rod Stewart may have caused a few problems with riders struggling to get through a gridlocked Shrewsbury and the weather was again a bit suspect but the 18 young riders who ranged greatly in age had a great night at Loton Park for the 2nd year, organised and made possible by Club Chairman Dave Woodvine and the generosity of Loton Park and the Hagley and District Light Car Club. Blazing a trail to the top were 16yr old Matty Redworth as 1st Boy and 1st Girl 14yr old Lucy Hart. Afterwards everyone moved to the Hand and Diamond for Chip Butties. [table id=8 /]    

Yet another Club Record Broken!

Seen by many as the Blue Riband event of Time Trialing, Howard Lewis this morning smashed the clubs 25 mile Time Trial record of 51:22 set by Adrian Silvester in 1999. Howard traveled to South Wales to the SportMadz event and recorded a time just shy of 30mph, stopping the clock on 50:38. After riding the Anfield 100 on Monday and probably still fatigued for this ride, is a sub 50 for Howard possible this year?

Youth Time Trial Championship

The Liverpool Regional heat of the National 10 mile Time Trial Youth Championship called the GHS Trophy takes place on Saturday June 17th at Waters Upton. Winners of each age groups, 12 to 17, boys and girls, the fastest 3 riders overall and the 1st team all go through to the National Championships later in the year. There is also a senior Open 10 mile Time Trial that follows on from the Youth event but entry for both events closes on Tuesday 6th June. Youth Entry here Senior/Veterans Entry here Tandem Entry here

Women's 10 Mile TT Record Broken

From a record at one end of the distance spectrum to taking the shortest time trial club record in the space of one week is truly amazing. Becky Lewis is in super form as she sliced 6 seconds off Hetty Nibletts 2015 record on the D10/1 Rainford course to record 22:26. Surely Monday's 100 mile effort was still in her legs and we have to look forward to what this remarkable Woman can do when fatigue is not so high. Watch this space!

Records Broken at Anfield 100

The Anfield Bicycle Club 100 mile Time Trial is one of the oldest Time Trials in the UK and quite rightly called a classic. The course is always held on Shropshire Roads, always on Whit Bank Holiday Monday and the Mids have had many notable performances going back to the only Male solo win with Brian Morris in 1958. This years event was no exception with Becky Lewis winning the Women's event and breaking Melanie Grivell's 1985 club record with 4:12:45. Becky combined with the on form Victor Chetta and husband Howard Lewis to not only win the team award but also smash the club record with... Read more »

Shrewsbury Grand Prix

The inclusion of Youth Racing at the Shrewsbury Grand Prix was very welcome to the club youngsters and has been a target of many and rewarded with podium places a plenty. Cerys, Josh, Daphne, James and Ryan along with Ewan are pictured. The Youth races were certainly really exciting and the Hatchers Solicitors award has resulted in a new member for the club which is great news. Ewan gave a demonstration of how to ride a town centre race and hopefully he's not been too distracted from A-level revision. Well done to all who rode and to the organisers.  

34 Year Old Club Record Broken!

Becky Lewis is in amazing form and broke Joan Morris's Women's 50 Mile Time Trial Club Record that has stood for an amazing 34 years in the Club's own event at Prees this morning also taking the overall Women's win. Becky clocked a very impressive 2:03:24 to shave 4 seconds from Joan's 1983 time. Becky also led Jenny York and Juliet Suddaby to a new Club Women's Team Record of 6hrs 53mins 30secs. These Women Certainly Can and it's great to see so many Women joining the club and with such talent!

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