Tagged: Staffordshire

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Velo Birmingham 2017 Review

I hadn’t planned on riding the 2017 Velo Birmingham. I was registered as tickets went on sale but I baulked at the £85 entry fee. About a month before the ride, a friend of a friend was selling an entry they would be unable to use for £35 – much more reasonable! I would however end up riding as Andy Smith rather than under my...

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Ride Staffs Sportive 2017 Review

The Ride Staffs sportive took place on 2nd July 2017. Starting from Chillington Hall, a large country house between Wolverhampton and Telford, riders were sent on their way for 70 miles around Staffordshire. This was my first sportive since the recent Dragon Ride and the main goal was to ensure that Hannah made it round her first 100km ride. Riding the Ride Staffs Sportive We...

Women’s Tour of Britain – Stage 2 – 8th June 2017

Today I took the chance to go watch the Women’s Tour of Britain come past in Stafford. Yesterday, on Stage 1, Katarzyna Niewadoma took off on a 50km solo breakaway to win the stage into Kettering and take the leader’s green jersey. Today the riders were doing a big loop starting and finishing in Stoke on Trent. Big name riders such as multiple world champion...

Walsall Open Time Trial 27th May 2017

K48/10 Walsall RCC Open Time Trial – 27th May

This is my first season in the time trial world, I entered my first Open time trial a month or two ago, set a PB and came 47th of 71 riders on the day. This would be my second go at an Open time trial. The Open time trial is an event usually run by a local club for riders from anywhere to sign-up and ride....

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John Perks Birthday Reliability Ride (CC Giro) – 14th February 2016

This Valentine’s Day, having no other plans to worry about, I headed out to lovely Burton on Trent with Rich (his first event) to do CC Giro’s reliability ride event. 3 events in 3 weeks is a good start to the Liège – Bastogne – Liège preparation – only 2 months left to go! CC Giro are a club from the gap north-east of Birmingham...

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Stourbridge CC Reliability Ride Review – 31st January 2016

So, the first event of 2016 and I got to ride it with two of my mates, one very new to cycling and the other looking to start off the year with a long ride. The purpose of the early season ‘reliability ride’ is to test out the legs and see how you’re faring for speed as you complete a shorter but testing route. You’re...