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!
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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