It’s Reliability Ride Time – a few points to follow please

18 01 2017

Sunday 22nd sees the start of the reliability ride calendar and we’re all looking forward to challenges they present.  We wish wrekineveryone safe and enjoyable rides but we also ask that you read through these guidelines put together by Nick Jeggo for the SCCA (Shropshire Cycling Clubs Association) events    Visit our Events page to see the full calendar

Reliability Trials – A few guidelines to ensure we all stay safe

With Reliability rides getting more popular each year 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.
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.

It’s 2017 – Happy New Year

29 12 2016

Midnight NYE

The New Year is here – best wishes everyone

New years bring new challenges so we hope you have a successful season and to get things started why not visit the Rides and Events page to view the calendar for the first few months of the 2017.

All the Reliability Rides we know of to date are included – others will be added as soon as dates are confirmed- so now you can start to plan your training



24 12 2016

Best wishes to everyone for Christmas and the New Year Santa

2016 has been another very successful year for the club and we look forward to the same and more for 2017

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 late January and membership subs fall due on January 1st

Ride safely !!

Some hints and tips for winter riding and training

15 11 2016

The winter training and riding conundrum is upon us againWinter riding

How do I train?   How hard?  Should I throttle back and wait until the New Year?

Follow the link for some helpful advice   Winter Training




Putting the Clocks Back Reliability Ride – 3 routes this year!!

30 09 2016

The nights are drawing in all too quickly, the clocks go back at the end of the month and for the sixth year running we will be holding our “Clocks Back Reliability Ride” to sign off the  year on 30th October.

There will be three ride distances this year 55, 41 and 32 miles – PLEASE NOTE – THE ROUTES WILL NOT BE SIGNPOSTED Maps are shown below – 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.  Tea/coffee and cake available on your return

Let’s hope for some fast, safe riding and some great autumnal weather!

55-mile-route      41-mile-route    32-mile-route

Rel Ride Route Feb 210440-mile-rel-ride


13 09 2016

We have received news today that Audlem CC endurance specialist Emma Richardson was seriously injured yesterday whilst emma-rout on her bike.     She was involved in an accident with a cement mixer lorry and following medical assistance at the roadside she was airlifted to hospital in Stoke on Trent

Following a long session in surgery Emma is “comfortable” back on the ward and is awaiting further surgery

I’m sure you will join with me in sending best wishes to Emma for a full and speedy recovery.

I will keep you updated as I hear further news

AUDLEM CC 2 DAY – “A great success”

4 09 2016

The inaugural Audlem “2 Day” is done – and the riders response afterwards was “bring on the next one !”

Despite a promised decent day Sunday dawned damp and grey – fortunately it stayed dry and brightened up as the races Audlem CC progressed.  One thing we hadn’t forecast was a set of traffic lights appearing on the circuit between our ‘pre-race sweep’ and the first group reaching the Boars Head at Walgherton.     We were told by the contractors it was emergency essential work and therefore had to be done.

We were torn on how to proceed with safety being the priority for all road users.   We thank the efforts and understanding of the riders, lead car drivers and the Bike Marshals that enabled both races to complete – the longer race had a clear run on the final lap following the completion of the repairs

Congratulations go to all the prize winners and the full result sheets for each event can be seen by following the links

Overall results JSMABC        Overall results DEFG

We also send best wishes a sent for a full and speedy recovery to Paul Brownbill and John Ginley who were involved in a collision during Saturday’s road race.

Thanks are extended to EVERYONE that played a part in making the event so successful :- riders, marshals, lead car drivers, Bike Marshals, TT pusher off, TT time keepers, catering, finish line stewards, video camera operators,  spectators, riders’ support, Audlem Scouts and Guides and anyone else that we have forgotten to mention

This event concludes another full season of road race promotions by the club – we are already planning our calendar for 2017 so watch this space