COVID UPDATE No 4 – June 23rd…..

23 06 2020

Chairman’s update…

13 weeks of lock down ✅ – yes that’s 25% of 2020 !!
Revised lock down to come
I hope you are all keeping well and following the government guidelines – the great weather is set to return so I’m sure your rides will be even more enjoyable.

Lock down is easing gradually so enjoy the opportunities but remember the basic guidelines please and by all means wear club kit if you wish.   It’s interesting to see that in the last 13 weeks the amount of club kit being worn (all clubs not just Audlem) has been almost zero !

July would have seen the ninth running of our July Series of road races – they’re already on the 2021 programme.

Enjoy your riding, stay safe and before long I’m sure we’ll be back to club runs and cafe stops !!



COVID UPDATE No 3 – April 27th…..

27 04 2020

Five weeks of lock down
Plenty more lock down to come 
I hope you are all keeping well and following the government guidelines

Could I remind everyone of a few fundamentals –
1-please observe ALL government guidelines with regard to cycling
2-please observe Social Distancing guidance at all times
3-please maintain the ‘no club kit’ request when riding
4-please be sensible and keep rides relatively short AND local to home
5-please DO NOT post any rides on Strava (or the like). This is NOT the time to be displaying any ride data. The time will come soon enough to go out and do long rides – the kudos awaits – just not at the moment please

Many thanks for reading and understanding



COVID 19 UPDATE No 2 on 22 March – please read….

22 03 2020

COVID 19….UPDATE Sunday 22nd March


In light of the latest Government announcement broadcast just minutes ago please could I ask you to read the following changes to Audlem CC guidelines

Please ride SOLO unless you are from the same household group and then please follow social distancing of 2+ metres.
– In order to  avoid bringing attention to the club could  I ask you to ride incognito = DON’T wear club kit.

Thanks for your understanding on these matters. We all need to help reduce the potential of spreading the virus



COVID 19 UPDATE – please read….

21 03 2020

Dear member

Discussion has taken place within the club committee and the this gives rise to the following agreements and arrangements

– The Reliability Ride scheduled for Sunday 29th March is cancelled.
-Club runs are suspended until further notice. However if members wish to ride and/or meet on Sundays (or other days/evenings) that is down to them and they should make their own arrangements.
-The July TLI Series remains on the calendar – TLI events are currently postponed until further notice so watch this space for any updates nearer the time.
-In all cases members are urged to follow Government advice and guidelines
-These advisory notices may be overwritten as and when the situations change – please keep abreast of guidelines.

In light of the current very fluid situation I and the committee are sure you will appreciate the decisions made and will keep yourselves safe and healthy



2 02 2020

It will soon be time to run our annual Spring Reliability Ride again on SUNDAY 29th MARCH

As usual there will be two ride distances, 55 and 34 miles – PLEASE NOTE – THE ROUTES WILL NOT BE SIGNPOSTED  Maps are shown below with route directions included – these will be posted at HQ with instructions for you to digest (we suggest a photo !)  or you can follow the links and print your own copy of the route + directions      There will be no printed copies given out on the day

Sign on at Audlem Scout and Guide Hall  CW3 0AH – £3 per rider –  in time for a 9-15 am roll out.    PLEASE NOTE – batches of riders will be set off at intervals with NO MORE than 20 riders in each group.

Tea and coffee plus cake and biscuits after the ride

Please read the Shropshire Cycling Clubs Association (SCCA) guidelines below – this is for YOUR safety, to help maintain goodwill and for the safety of other road users

Click on the links below for a route map and direction guides

55-mile-route map and directions       Garmin Track 55 mile route

34-mile-route map and directions       Garmin Track 34 mile route

Rel Ride Route Feb 2104










Reliability rides are getting more popular and it is important for everybody’s safety a few basic principles of riding in a group are observed.

1. Please support the organising club by registering and paying the entry fee.
2. Whilst riding this event, you are representing yourself, your club, the SCCA and the sport of cycling.
3. It’s not a race; there are no prizes and no points to be earned.
4. You are responsible for your own safety and for that of your fellow riders.
5. Follow the Highway Code and respect other road users – even if they don’t respect you
6. Be courteous to drivers, horse-riders and other road users, even if they are not courteous to you.
7. Make sure that you know the route or have a map of it. Make a note of any emergency contact numbers.
8. Make sure you are self-sufficient and carry tools, spares, money, phone, wet weather gear and anything else you may need.
9. Ride no more than two abreast. Ride single file when it isn’t safe to ride in pairs.
10. Call out when you are passing someone and only ever pass on the right.
11. Point out hazards to your fellow riders and call out “Car up”/”Car back” or “Car down” when there are vehicles.
12. Try to only cross junctions when the entire group can cross. If this isn’t possible wait on the other side so that riders left behind aren’t tempted to take chances.
13. Do not use mobile phones while riding. Stop at the side of the road to make or receive a call.
14. No ‘selfies’ while on the move.
15. At least one hand on the bars at all times. No donning or removing of clothing on the move.
16. Dispose of gel wrappers or any other litter at the finish, not on the course.

With cycling getting ever more popular we need to ensure that everyone stays safe, and that we do not alienate the authorities. Although these guidelines have been produced for reliabilities many of them are equally appropriate for club runs etc.

Please remember the guidelines above and enjoy the rides.

Thank you


26 01 2020

January has seen our AGM and quiz night take place

The AGM was held at the Combermere Arms, Burleydam on Wednesday 15th – a good attendance by our members who were happy to vote the existing committee back in to post.   Following the meeting attendees enjoyed light bites, a drink and some good craic.   Paperwork from the meeting can be viewed by following the links

Agenda     Chairman’s Report         Balance sheet         AGM Minutes


The brain teaser night on Tuesday 21st was at the Lord Combermere in Audlem.   A quiz takes place every week and it was great to see big turnout from our members pitting their wits against the local regular quizzers.   Thanks to Piers Grange who liaised with quiz master Ralph Warburton to allow us top piggy back onto the event and raise money for the Air Ambulance charities.

What a result – a fantastic sum of £344 was raised on the evening – thanks to everyone who contributed via entry money, a raffle and  generous donations

Watch this space for news of more social events

IT’s AGM TIME – Wednesday 15th January

8 01 2020

You are warmly invited to the Audlem CC AGM which will be held on Wednesday 15th January 2020 at the Combermere Arms, Burleydam      Time is 7 for a 7-30 pm prompt start – please see the attached 2020 AGM Agenda
There will be a light bites buffet provided so please could you let me know by 19th January  whether you CAN or CAN’T make it to the meeting as it will help greatly with catering and seating arrangements

Club kit and new tee shirts will be available to buy/order on the night


The current committee is made up of  Tim Ball Chair,  Neil Audley  Secretary,  Stephen Jones, Treasurer and Danny Yates, Membership Secretary,  Paul Mason, Kit Secretary, Dawn Heath and Jo Day Ladies Secretaries

If you are interested in joining the committee please let us know and we can give you an idea of what is involved

We look forward to seeing you on the 15th – remember subs are due – same as usual £15 seniors, £25 family, juniors £5
Please let me know whether you can or cannot attend by e-mailing or calling 07879676360

Many thanks



1 01 2020

2019 has been another very successful year for the club and we look forward to the same and more for 2020

Enjoy yourselves and if you are riding please go carefully

Please keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for club news and updates – our AGM will be in early/mid January and membership subs are due from today

Check out the 2020 Events page for news of club runs, Reliability Rides and a whole host of other events

For those riders planning for the future our 2020 affiliations to British Cycling, Cycle Time Trials(CTT) and Manchester and District Time Trial Association(M&DTTA) are all in place.

Ride safely !!


12 12 2019

Thanks to everyone who came along and enjoyed the club Christmas meal at last weekend – great food, great company and a few drinks taken too !!

Looking towards 2020 there are a few dates for your diary

Club runs through to the end of January – more details on the Events Page

Tuesday 21st January – club quiz at the Lord Combermere in Audlem – details to follow

Club AGM – date and venue to follow

Reliability Rides – start on 19th January in Bridgnorth – more details on the Events Page

Don’t forget – subs are due from 1st January

Safe riding everyone

Christmas Meal Time – Sunday 8th December

8 11 2019

Christmas time is fast approaching and we will be having a morning ride and then enjoying a festive cheers-winemeal in the late afternoon of Sunday 8th December.   We are dining at The Combermere Arms, Burleydam – 4.30 for 5 pm which means riders will be able to get home and get changed before eating.   Partners are most welcome to come along too

Menu options and prices can be seen here ACC Xmas Menu 2019 

Numbers and space are limited so please could you submit your choices and a £10 deposit per person to Tim Ball by SUNDAY 1st December at the latest – full details on the menu (please note prices are being heavily subsidised by the club)

We look forward to seeing you on the 8th