Despite the postponement of “Covid Freedom Day” to mid July, we have been able to return to more or less normal club activities, and support on club runs and time trials has been great.
Welcome to New Members
June saw a further influx of new members, and we welcome:
Mehwish, Sarah, Amra, Rumaysa, Abdulla, and Ibraheem Ali, Rav Chaggar, Andrew and Greg Jones, Inya Mahmood, Harshavardan Thalava, and Harry Winters
Dates for your diary:
Sunday 4 July C,D and E runs supporting Tour d’Ilmington at Newbold on Stour
Friday 9th July club lottery 2 up time trial. In memory of Tony Satterthwaite, held on the K36/10 course 6.15-6.45pm sign-on. Further details on WhatsApp and the club Facebook page.
Sunday 11 July : Men’s and women’s Road Race, Inkberrow. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/243080/The-Solihull-CC-Mens-and-Womens-Road-Races
Sunday 18th July 2021: Ride The Reservoir 2021: - See June newsletter for details
The core programme of led rides has resumed, with on-road group sizes now restricted to the BC / Cycling UK guideline of 15.
PLEASE don’t join a club run if in any doubt about your own covid status
The summer club runs lists are now on this website.
There are a few tweaks to the programme effective from July. The main change is the Tuesday D run will now start at 9:30 am from the Punchbowl for the remainder of the summer period. We will revert to 10:00 from November through to March when our distances reduce.
We are currently running coached sessions at Tudor Grange Park aimed specifically at women. We hope that these sessions will help more women to become active cyclists and club members.
The sessions take place on Wednesday evenings starting at 6:30pm.
The sessions are for women riders (18+) who want to improve their cycling skills, confidence and fitness. They will also focus on riding safely in a group.
Riders must bring their own bike, which should be in good and safe working order. The session is run on a dedicated cycling circuit, which best suits road or hybrid bikes, but any bike that is roadworthy will be fine. All riders must wear a helmet approved for cycling.
Riders do not need to be Solihull CC members and the first session attended is free. After that, it's £3 per session
In addition, we have introduced a Saturday morning women’s road ride of about 15-20 miles, which leaves the Railway Pub in Dorridge at 9:30 am.
We have just four Club TTs remaining in 2021
1st July - K36/10 - Earlswood - 7.01 start
15th July - 10 Mile Club Championship - K1/10k - 7.01 start
12th August - K36/5 - Earlswood - 6.30 Start
19th August - 5 Mile Club Championship - K1/5 - Chadwick End - 6.30 Start
All events are £2 to enter for Solihull Members & sign on opens 45mins before the race starts.
Please refer to previous newsletters or the Facebook page for the courses.
For K36 events we sign on at Tom Hill & Broad Lane Crossroads
For K1/10k we sign on at Knowle Village Hall
For K1/5 we sign on at Chadwick End Village Hall
For those of you asking about the results website, we hope to have something new for the end of May/ middle of June
The covid-secure protocol that applied in 2020 will remain with minor modifications for 2021.
Rider Registration is no longer required for club activities
Please don’t attend if you have any reason to believe you could be infected with corona-virus, now or in the previous 10 days.
Keep a note of each and every ride you join and let us know if you test positive soon after joining a ride.
Could You Be A Cycling Coach?
Solihull Cycling Club already has a great team of British Cycling-trained coaches who deliver group sessions, mainly at Tudor Grange Park, to develop our member’s cycling skills and fitness. The sessions cater for young and old - beginner to elite. But we need more coaches. The sessions, which take place on weekday evenings during the Spring and Summer, are greatly valued by members, and they have been the launch pad for successful cycling careers including World Champions and Pro Tour riders. But they sometimes stretch our resources, and occasionally sessions have to be cancelled due to coach unavailability.
Would you like to join the team?
You can find out more here:
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our club magazine has been one of the main ways we let our diverse membership, what is going on the club. We welcome any contributions from club members.
Our younger members and youth are especially important to the club. We are lucky to have a good selection of coaches to help our younger members develop their skills and identify their strengths.
We have a good range of cycle clothing to hep you get the most out of your club cycling experience. Jerseys, shorts and jackets for all seasons.
As a cycling club, we actively promote all aspects of cycling from social riding for pleasure and health, to racing and participation in organized competitive events.
Every year we recognize the achievements and contributions of our club members., at our annual prize giving dinner and celebration. Join the club and you may become a champion.
Policies, charters and other documents that form a necessary part of any organization these days - boring but important.
Following the phased relaxation of the 2021 Covid 19 control restrictions, we are again able to resume our official club runs programmes. The club has and will continue to follow the stipulations of British Cycling. There are some necessary safeguards to protect the reputation of the club as well as those who lead and join club runs. We hope and expect all participants to respect and follow the new arrangements, which will be reviewed as and when the situation changes.
The idea of the circuit was the brainchild of Harry Reynolds. It was Harry’s vision to create a traffic free, safe environment where the club could build its next generation of champions under the guidance of a group of fully qualified British Cycling coaches belonging to the Solihull CC.
The circuit is approx 850 metres long, 5 metres wide with a 6 metres finishing straight down the middle of the top. The profile of the circuit is labelled as ‘testing’ as Tudor Grange Park slopes away towards the Norman Green Athletics centre.
Tudor Grange Park, Monkspath Hall Rd, Solihull, England B91 1NB, United Kingdom