We are well into Autumn, and apart from our thriving cyclo-cross competitors, things are winding down.
New Members – from Pete James
Three new members to welcome this month, John Ainsworth, Ian Redfearn and Stuart Baker.
Reports on the club cyclocross and hill climbs, along with a forward look for November and December can be found in the full newsletter,
The Autumn Club runs programme is now on this website as three separate months.
We have also reviewed the “Core Programme” descriptions and made minor amendments to reflect how things have settled down since our post Covid restart.
It’s likely that you will still want to join the same rides as before, and will know (more or less) what to expect.
Please don’t join a club run if in any doubt about your own covid status
After a difficult start, our 2021 season has seen club time trials well supported, and some great performances.
The season's final test was the Hill Climb on Saturday 9 October at 10:00 am, contested by 23 and won in a new course record time of 1 minute 12 seconds by David Fellows. Speedy junior Oliver Tandy shared the bronze podium step with two others
Our coached sessions at Tudor Grange Park, aimed specifically at women, ran successfully over the summer months. We hope to recommence the sessions next April. These sessions will help more women (18+) to become active cyclists and hopefully club members, by focussing on confidence, fitness and riding safely in a group.
They will take place on Wednesday evenings starting at 6:30pm. Restart date to be announced.
Building on the successful coaching in 2021, we now run a Saturday morning women only ride, which leaves the Railway Pub in Dorridge at 9:30 am. The distance is 15-30 miles at the pace of the slowest rider, approx 10-12 mph. On longer rides we may stop for tea/coffee and maybe…cake. Booking not required - just turn up and join in.
Riders must bring their own bike which should be in good working order and a helmet. They must carry a spare inner tube, tyre leavers and hand pump. A rear red bike light for safety purposes is advised.
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A friendly word about Covid….
Thanks to the vaccine roll-out, with most members having had two jabs, the risk of serious illness is much reduced. We want to do all we can to protect one another.
Covid has not gone away, and it’s now well understood that people who have been vaccinated can still contract Covid, often with few if any symptoms, and therefore pass it on to others.
Fortunately most of what we do takes place in the open air, so transmission risk is much reduced. However as we move through Autumn we will be indoors more often.
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?
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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