Latest News & Results
Thursday evening training suspended, chain gang rides
Due to lack of numbers with the lighter nights, the Club Coached Session will not be held on Thursdays over the summer. The track is still open for individuals but you will need to pay at the desk in Reception.
From Thursday 19 May - Thursday Night Chain Gang
Paul Satoor will lead a Thursday night chain gang from Sundorne. 1900 depart for approx 1-1.5 hours at a 15mph average - these are primarily for Youth A, B & C Riders but all club members who are comfortable with the speed and distance are welcome.
The plan is for some of these rides to tie in with going to watch MSW members competing in the local Road Race League. It would be great to see some adults supporting Paul and the Youth riders.
From Sunday 5 June - Sunday Chain Gang
Paul Satoor will lead a Youth Chain gang from Sundorne for a 0930 depart for approx. 2 hrs at a 15mph average on Sundays when there is no Youth Racing - these are primarily for Youth A/B Riders with C/D Riders by invitation. Again, all club members who are comfortable with the speed and distance are welcome to come along.
Further updates are likely to be communicated via the closed Facebook group and/or the club's twitter account at @midshropswheels.
MSW Open 25 and 50 Mile Time Trials - Results
Result sheets for the club's annual 25 mile solo and 2-up event on 27 March and the 50 mile event on 15 May are available in PDF format for on the relevant pages:
- the Open 25
- the Open 50
MSW Youth Team Training 2016
Dedicated coach-led sessions for MSW Youth Team members starting on Tuesday 1st March with Saturday morning rides from 5 March.
Further information in this forum post.
Sundorne Training 2016
Tuesdays 7-8pm - All ages open session suitable for families. 18mph max speed, max 50 riders.
suspended for summer:
Thursdays 7-8pm - Youth A/B & Seniors only. Max 30 riders. Coach-led group riding.
The following conditions apply to these sessions:
- Strictly first-come-first-served, no exceptions.
- Bring a marshal or help out yourself at least once.
- No admission to the track until you have signed on and the session is opened by a club coach.
The cost per session is: Members £3, U18s £2, Non-Members £4, Non-Member U18 £3.
Saturday youth sessions are from 11am to 12pm.
Sessions may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Check the Mids Twitter and Facebook for on the day communication.
Club Runs - these place on Sunday mornings. Details are posted on the Club Run forum.
If you'd like to ride a different route or distance then you are welcome to post on the forum and see if others would like to join you.
Sunday morning social rides
Looking for some company to ride with? The MSW Social Rides may be for you. A led group ride on Sunday mornings, usually 15-20 miles at an easy pace, no-one is left behind.
To find out more follow SY Social Rides on twitter.
2016 Membership is now due
Club membership is renewed annually and is due on 1st January. You can join or renew easily:
1. online via British Cycling at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile?club_id=1793
(you do not have to be a BC member to use this facility)
2. download a copy of the membership form below and send it to the membership secretary at the address on the form.
3. using internet banking (please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you have paid)
4. cash/cheque to Terry at Sundorne.
Please note the following:
Anyone racing in the club's name or colours, whether the events are organised under the rules of British Cycling, Cycling Time Trials, LVRC etc, must have a valid membership before competing. If you have not renewed beforehand you may not be covered by the organising body's insurance in the event of an incident.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Simon, the membership secretary - email@example.com.
The following events have been added to the Event Calendar and the relevant page for each series:
MSW secures SCCA Top Club Award in 2015
On 8 November the SCCA held its annual prize event at Rodington. Mids riders scooped a long list of trophies and awards (you can see the full list on the forum). The commitment and success of our riders resulted in the club securing the Top Club award for points scored in the Friction & Hydraulics open time trial series, our total of 2260 points put us a massive 625 points clear of second place!
Well done everyone who rode and scored points and thanks to those who supported them.
MSW 90th Anniversary Dinner - photographs
2015 was a special year in the club's history, being the 90th anniversary of the founding of Mid Shropshire Wheelers.
In February we held a dinner and and our annual prize presentation at the Greenhous Meadow, the home of Shrewsbury Town FC. The guest speaker was MSW life member Simon Lillistone, who also presented the trophies, medals and prizes. Many members and friends of all ages were in attendance, and the club is indebted to the small group of people who worked so hard to make the event such a success.
A great set of photos from the evening taken by Adrian York can be seen on flickr:
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).
Torq Fitness Products
Matt Hart 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.