Latest News & Results
The 2016 British National Cyclo-Cross Championships come to Shrewsbury
Mid Shropshire Wheelers are hosting the prestigious Cyclo-Cross National Championships in January at Sundorne Sports Village. The cream of British talent will be taking part, the atmosphere will be terrific.
To ensure the event runs smoothly we need a sizeable number of marshals and helpers. Many hands make light work so please give a little time over the weekend (you don't have to commit to being there for the whole day).
British Cycling have National CX news and 2016 event details on their website.
See the past winners at Wikipedia and you can follow the event's twitter feed @XNationals2016.
MSW Annual General Meeting - 7 December 2015
The club's AGM will be held on Monday 7 December, the notice of meeting has posted on the forum and a copy sent to all members.
Please come along to show your support for the club.
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 30 Mile Time Trial - Result
Sunday 27 September saw the annual running of the MSW 30 mile event, a round of the 2015 SB Sports Injuries inter-club series. The result can be found on this page.
Sundorne Training sessions 2015
Tuesdays 7-8pm - All ages open session suitable for families. 18mph max speed, max 50 riders.
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.
If participating in both sessions: Members £5, U18s £3, Non-Members £6, Non-Member U18 £4.
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.
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 MSW on twitter.
Calling all Members - 6 p.m. Thursday 23 July
This Thursday, 23 July, Stuart Dunn will be visiting the circuit race at Sundorne to take photos of club members and talk to club members for a news feature to highlight what the club is about and what our members are achieving.
We would like to have as many club members as possible in the photo so if you are able to be there, could you please be at Sundorne circuit - IN CLUB KIT if possible - for 6.0 pm on Thursday evening. The club has much going on and many good stories to tell of our achievements and this will be an ideal way to get our message out there.
Update: thanks to everyone who came along, we had a great turnout. Stuart Dunn produced a lovely report which appeared in the Shropshire Star, Shrewsbury Chronicle and other local media.
MSW Hour Record Challenge - Thursday 25 June
Have you been inspired by Bradley Wiggins? Try the hour yourself on the closed circuit at Sundorne.
Details of this 60 minute challenge are on the forum here.
Tuesday evening 10s - results
Just in case you are wondering where they are, the results get posted each week on the forum:
MSW evening 10s 2015 - results. Updates are posted in the Cycling Events section.
We run a 5 mile option for juniors that avoids main roads (minimum age 12 years).
On Friday 12 June there will be a service of celebration at Oxon church for the life of MSW member Neil Boyle, who died last week. Details are on the forum:
MSW 90th Anniversary Dinner - photographs
2015 is 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:
The following events have been added to the Event Calendar and the relevant page for each series:
Club Runs and Social Events
Club Runs may take place on Sunday mornings. Details are posted on the Club Run forum for details.
The easy-paced GoSkyRides social rides, suitable for beginners and children, also run on Sundays. . Ride details are best found via the club twitter account @midshropswheels.
If you'd like to ride a different route or distance then feel free to post something on the forum and see if others would like to join you.
The monthly social evenings take place on the last Monday of the month at the Silverton Hotel in Frankwell during the off-season.
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.