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  • 7 May 2018 21:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Evening 10 No.3

    Chris Halford has found his taste for victory as he took his second win in as many weeks in Round 3 of the Wrekinsport Evening 10 Series. Halford stretched his lead at the top of the series to a big nine points with a fine 22 minute 58 second effort, knocking 11 seconds off his Round 2 time.

     With a windy evening making life hard on the climb of Cotwall Bank Halford's ride was all the more impressive when judged against the 7-strong field in competition, with Nova Raiders' Andy Rose taking the runner-up spot in 24:23. Rose pushed out the first appearance of the season from Transplant Games World Champion Rich Smith by 12 seconds despite Smith showing clear benefits after returning from a Majorca training camp.

    In the Road Bike Series young Wrekin College Triathlete Dylan Lane-Craddock took the win in 27:39 from Ian Bond, also making his first appearance of the season and immediately leaping into the overall runners-up spot thanks to his 28:23 effort.

  • 29 Apr 2018 21:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC Club 10 No.2 2018

    Evening 10 No.2

    It's taken Chris Halford four events to beat the hoodoo of finishing as runner-up but he finally took an impressive win in Wrekinsport's second Evening 10 - despite feeling under the weather. Halford beat his nearest challenger by 1 minute 25 seconds on a tricky evening, coping well with a strong, gusting westerly wind that made life difficult on the climb of Cotwall Bank as well as providing a chilly accompaniment to proceedings. Halford stopped the watch on 23 minutes 9 seconds, 25 seconds down on his opening 10 showing the toughness of conditions. Halford commented: "I'm starting to find my legs again after a long winter. When this chest infection goes I'll start doing some speed work".

     

    Halford has already opened up a three point gap at the top of the Evening 10 Series and looks like the rider to watch in 2018. He saw off the attentions of Adam Mumford, who took the runner-up spot in 24:34, 19 seconds ahead of Nova Raiders' Andy Maxwell, the best placed of the visiting riders from a 22-strong field.

     

    Best improvement of the day went to club Chairman Dave Moore, who sliced a huge 3:38 off his Round 1 time - not that that was surprising as he reverted to his normal time trial bike instead of the previous week's mountain bike. However most times were down given the stern wind blighting proceedings.

     

    Tomos Hales took the honours in the Non-aero Series despite being 57 seconds down on his Round 1 effort, crossing the line in 28:04. Exactly five minutes back Bethan Till rode her first ever time trial, finishing on 33:04.

  • 22 Apr 2018 21:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Chris Edwards Hilly 18

    Submitted by Steve Smith Report and Results - Dave Fletcher

    The awful extended winter put paid to the originally scheduled event on 3rd March but thankfully with help from Midlands District, West Mercia Police and a desire to get the event on within the club committee a quick rerun was able to be scheduled for Easter Saturday, 31st March. With traffic lights at the Tern bridge a new version of the course saw riders faced with an immediate climb towards Telford Farm Machinery and the fearsome climb of The Hermitage appearing early after 10 miles. That first leg was made all the harder by a cold westerly wind that sapped the strength but gave the advantage of bowling riders along down the A442 towards Bridgnorth.

    Seven Wrekinsport riders tried their luck on the circuit, some for the first time with a couple more attempting their first ever time trial. One of those first-timers took home the prestigious Chris Edwards Shield, with Adam Mumford posting a very respectable 45:03 to add his name to the Shield's list of winners. The closest competition came from Rich Smith, newly returned to the club and posting 47:23. Two of those first timers found out what the race against the clock is all about with Damian Jay stopping the watch on 56:02 and Toni Lynam coming home in 63:44.

    Sadly the reschedule didn't suit everyone, an issue affecting many rearrangements. The saddest loss was CTT's Champion of Champions Hayley Simmonds, who had been looking to get in some quality training ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Australia with The Hermitage a very similar gradient and length to the climb she eventually won Women's Time Trial Bronze on. The reduction in competition didn't however stop an audacious ride from 17 year-old Ben Healy, visibly quicker up the climb than any other riders and posting an almost unbelievable time of 36:48.  

    Results:


  • 22 Apr 2018 21:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC Club 10 No.1 2018

    Wrekinsport's Evening 10 Series opened with a Course Best for Dan Watts with the RAF CA rider beating the 22 minute mark for the first time. Watts had determination in his eyes as he finished visibly faster than any other rider with a tremendous surge for the line, stopping the watch on 21 minutes 55 seconds. Whilst exhausted afterwards Watts was clearly elated after his ride, coping best with a vicious southerly wind that hampered progress on the three mile stretch from Cotwall Bank to Shawbirch.

     

    After finishing runner-up in both of the early season 5 mile time trials Chris Halford was in familiar territory again as he took second spot, the best of the promoting club's riders. Halford is clearly in form, posting a fine 22:44 to push out a pair of riders who couldn't be separated for third - Jason Harland and Alex Leek, with both finished in 23:30. Halford takes an early lead in the Evening 10 Series and will definitely be one to watch, with 2017 Series winner Mark Griffiths back in 6th on 24:16.

     

    The popular Non-Aero Series also commenced, and with riders not requiring a dedicated time trial bike this is designed with newer riders in mind. Taking the early lead was Tomos Hales, recording a good effort of 27:07, with two of those newer riders amongst a chasing three split by just 5 seconds. Peter Mulloy registered a fine 29:31 in his first time trial for the runner-up spot, with Steve Mold who tested in both 5's ending the evening on 29:36 for 4th. Sandwiched in between was club chairman Dave Moore who seems to enjoy making things difficult for himself, riding to 3rd a second in front of Mold - on a mountain bike.

    • Round 2 takes place this Wednesday with the more usual start time of 7pm. Sign on at The Woolpack, Shawbirch. All levels of experience welcomed.

     

  • 15 Apr 2018 21:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC Spring 5 No.2 2018

    It was a close run thing at the top of the leader board in Wrekinsport's second Spring 5 mile time trial with Alex Leek and Chris Halford split by a solitary second on the Crudgington - Shawbirch course. Halford got that 'always the bridesmaid' feeling after finishing runner-up in 12 minutes 8 seconds despite shaving four seconds off his first attempt, with VC St Raphael member Leek taking the win in 12:07 on a distinctly chilly evening with the mercury only reaching 6ยบC.

     

    This fast and furious event saw 16 riders take the line with RAF CA rider Dan Watts taking third spot in 12:25. Watts' ride was all the more impressive given he rode on a standard road bike with no aero aids, pushing out Adam Mumford by six seconds. That same margin was the amount Mumford went back by from the first event, with all riders except Halford going backwards, showing the trickiness of the evening.

     

    Result:

     

    Pos'n

    Name

    Club

    Time

    No.

    1

    Alex Leek

    VC St Raphael

    12:07

    4

    2

    Chris Halford

    Wrekinsport CC

    12:08

    1

    3

    Daniel Watts

    RAF CA

    12:25

    14

    4

    Adam Mumford

    Wrekinsport CC

    12:31

    11

    5

    Paul Bailey

    Wrekin Riders

    12:40

    10

    6

    Andy Maxwell

    Nova Raiders

    12:43

    2

    7

    Andy Hellowell

    Revolutions Racing

    13:09

    7

    8

    Fraser MacKinnon

    Wrekinsport CC

    13:28

    3

    9

    Dylan Lane-Craddock

    Wrekin College Triathletes

    14:24

    13

    10

    George Davies

    Evolve

    14:25

    16

    11

    Ian Bond

    Wrekinsport CC

    14:26

    9

    12

    Tomos Hales

    Wrekinsport CC

    14:44

    8

    13

    Steve Mold

    Wrekinsport CC

    15:46

    15

    14

    Toni Lynam

    Wrekinsport CC

    15:51

    12

    15

    Jess Humphreys

    Wrekin College Triathletes

    15:56

    6

    16

    Becky Robbins

    Wrekin College Triathletes

    20:42

    5

     

    • There's a video of the event available on You Tube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncMFrBXLRDs
    • Wednesday sees the opening of the Wrekinsport Club 10 Series with a 6:30pm start due to available light. All welcome at The Woolpack, Shawbirch.

     

  • 7 Apr 2018 21:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The major County Series, all pre-entry 11-12 days before each event. A mixture of online entry and postal entry depending on organiser's preference, see www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/find-events for more details.

     



    Round Date Day Course Distance Club
    1 25/03/18 Sunday D315/1 15 VTTA Merseyside
    2 31/03/18 Saturday K21/18e 18 Wrekinsport CC 
    3 01/04/18 Sunday D25/8e 25 Mid Shropshire Wheelers 
    4 28/04/18 Saturday R10/6B 10 Ludlow CC
    5 06/05/18 Sunday D25/20 25 Nova Raiders CC 
    6 13/05/18 Sunday D50/4 50 Mid Shropshire Wheelers 
    7 20/05/18 Sunday D30/12 30 WCTTCA & SCCA
    8 06/06/18 Wednesday D25/24r 25 Hafren CC
    9 16/06/18 Saturday D10/23r 10 Mid Shropshire Wheelers 
    10 28/06/18 Thursday D25/24r 25 Shropshire CCA 
    11 07/07/18 Saturday R10/6B 10 Ludlow CC
    12 15/07/18 Sunday D100/1 100 SCCA & WCTTCA 
    13 01/08/18 Wednesday D310/1 10 Hafren CC
    14 19/07/18 Thursday D10/8 10 Oswestry Paragon CC
    15 26/08/18 Sunday D25/8e 25 North Shropshire Wheelers 
    16 15/09/18 Saturday K52/10c 10 Nova Raiders CC 

     

  • 7 Apr 2018 21:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Season-ending Series for the vertically inclined. Short and sharp, these have been very popular. A few details still being finalised at this point, course descriptions at www.shropshirecca.uk/ all entry on the line



     

    Date Round Club Course No. Dist (miles) Time Course description
    28/08/2018 R1 Mid Shropshire Wheelers D0/17 1.02 19:00 The Stiperstones
    29/08/2018 R2 Wrekinsport CC D0/14 0.99 18:30 Willomoor Bank, The Wrekin
    01/09/2018 R3 Oswestry Paragon CC D0/15 1.65 14:30 Mount Road, Oswestry
    04/09/2018 R4 Ludlow CC KH14 1.95 18:30 Wigmore Road, Ludlow
    05/09/2018 R5 Hafren CC D0/22 0.90 19:00 A490 Pentre'r Beirdd
    07/10/2018 R6 Nova Raiders D3HC/1 1.15 10:00 Ironbridge bypass
    14/10/2018 R7 Newport Shropshire CC D0/18 0.75 11:00 Station Road, Ironbridge
    20/10/2018 R8 Marches CC (2-stage) D0/23 & D3HC/2 0.94 & 1.2 14:00 Blodwell Bank, Llanyblodwel & TBC
    28/10/2018 R9 Paramount CRT TBC   11:00  

     

  • 7 Apr 2018 21:34 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Very popular 2-Up Series sees pairs of riders work their way around together - time is taken on the second rider. Fast and furious and you will usually post a much faster time than solo due to drafting each other. Course descriptions at www.shropshirecca.uk/ all events 10 miles and entry on the line




    Date Round Club Course Time
    11/03/2018 R1 North Shropshire Wheelers D32/10 09:00
    22/04/2018 R2 Revolutions Racing D10/22 09:00
    18/05/2018 R3 Oswestry Paragon CC D10/5c 19:00
    07/06/2018 R4 Marches CC D10/5c 19:00
    13/06/2018 R5 Nova Raiders K52/10c 19:00
    03/07/2018 R6 Mid Shropshire Wheelers D1/11 19:30
    24/07/2018 R7 Ludlow CC R10/6B 19:00
    25/07/2018 R8 Wrekinsport CC D3/9rev 19:00
    31/07/2018 R9 Paramount CRT D1/11 19:30
    08/08/2018 R10 Hafren CC D310/1 19:00

      

  • 7 Apr 2018 21:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    County round robin series giving riders chance to try out a variety of courses around Shropshire and into Mid-Wales. Very popular events, all entry on the line. See the SCCA website at www.shropshirecca.uk/ for course maps.



     

    Date Round Club Course Distance Time
    07/04/2018 R1 Shropshire Cycling Clubs Association D10/23r 10 15:00
    14/04/2018 R2 Shropshire Cycling Clubs Association D10/23r 10 15:00
    15/04/2018 R3 Mid Shropshire Wheelers D16/1 x2 30 09:00
    21/04/2018 R4 Shropshire Cycling Clubs Association D10/23r 10 15:00
    09/05/2018 R5 Wrekinsport CC D3/9rev x2 19 19:00
    16/05/2018 R6 Hafren CC D310/1 10 19:00
    23/05/2018 R7 Nova Raiders K52/10c 10 19:00
    30/05/2018 R8 Nova Raiders K52/10c 10 19:00
    20/06/2018 R9 North Shropshire Wheelers D25/20 25 19:00
    22/06/2018 R10 Oswestry Paragon CC D3/19 19 19:00
    04/07/2018 R11 Wrekinsport CC D25/23r 25 19:00
    11/07/2018 R12 North Shropshire Wheelers D25/20 25 19:00
    18/07/2018 R13 Wrekinsport CC D3/9rev x2 19 19:00
    25/07/2018 R14 North Shropshire Wheelers D310/2 10 09:00
    14/08/2018 R15 Ludlow CC D28/10 10 19:30
    22/09/2018 R16 Shropshire Cycling Clubs Association D10/23r 10 15:00
    29/09/2018 R17 Shropshire Cycling Clubs Association D10/23r 10 15:00
    06/10/2018 R18 Shropshire Cycling Clubs Association D10/23r 10 15:00

     

  • 4 Apr 2018 21:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wrekinsport CC Spring 5 No.1 2018


    Wrekinsport's club season opened with a traditional fast and furious 5 mile event which saw 18 year-old Sam Morris take a dominant win in blustery conditions. Morris stopped the watch on 11 minutes 33 seconds to win by 39 seconds from Wrekinsport's Chris Halford in a race taking place between Crudgington and Shawbirch.

    Chris Halford came out best from the six riders representing the promoting club with threatened rain thankfully keeping away, crossing the line in 12:12 to push team mate Adam Mumford out by 13 seconds. This traditional season-opener is an ideal way to blast off the winter cobwebs and a good distance for first-timers, with Steve Mold posting a respectable 15:13 in his first time trial.


    Result:

    Position

    Name

    Club

    Time

    No.

    1

    Sam Morris

    Revolutions Racing

    11:33

    2

    2

    Chris Halford

    Wrekinsport CC

    12:12

    3

    3

    Adam Mumford

    Wrekinsport CC

    12:25

    8

    4

    Andy Hellowell

    Wrekin College Triathletes

    12:45

    7

    5

    Fraser MacKinnon

    Wrekinsport CC

    13:02

    1

    6

    Ian Bond

    Wrekinsport CC

    14:19

    5

    7

    Steve Mold

    Wrekinsport CC

    15:13

    9

    8

    Antonia Lynam

    Wrekinsport CC

    15:44

    4

    9

    Jess Humpherys

    Wrekin College Triathletes

    15:52

    6






     

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