Come and join us...We're into all sorts of riding: road, track, moutain biking, cross, so whatever your cycling interests, experience or fitness the club has something to offer you...racing, time trials, club rides, mountain biking and a club night at the Arden Arms. Meet Wednesday 7.15 for the MTB ride and after 10.00 for the pub.
The annual series of 10 mile Time Trials has started, 16 Monday evenings from early May:
1. Get busy training. British Cycling provide the tips here, there and everywhere
2. Volunteer to marshall. Dates can be found on the Time Trials 2016 page. Message via Facebook or Email Martin on firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates you can do. We need to marshall 8 of the 16 events (Manchester Wheelers are doing the other 8). 5 a night for 8 evenings equals 40 (extras would be useful) marshalling spaces to be filled.
8th August: 4 still needed. Ken has volunteered so far
I've not marshalled before.
What does a marshall do?
Role 1) Collect the £3 fee in Astra Zeneca's car park and add names to start list
Role 2) Hold riders steady/push off from the start line
Role 3) Start stopwatch and give a 10 second countdown to riders on start line
Roles 4 and 5) Stand by Chelford or Booths Hall roundabout wearing a brightly coloured vest next to a sign saying "Cycling Event" as an aid to rider safety
Roles 4a and 5a) Shout encouragement at riders as they pass you
("Dig in!" is perhaps the most traditional phrase)
Role 6) Write down finishing time and number of rider
Give results to Martin so they get updated onto the website
Stockport is (probably) the best location for all types of riding on road or mud from the hills of the Peak District to the flatter roads of the Cheshire Plain...it's all just a few pedal strokes away and we know all the best routes and secret trails.
You are very welcome to come and join us! Use the links on the left to find out where and when we are riding or contact: