Our first set of coached sessions at Tudor Grange Park for women wanting to improve their cycling skills was very well received. So we will be running another set during late June and July.
The sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings starting at 6:30pm. The first session will be on 23rd June.
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, there is a £3 per session entry fee.
In addition, we are planning to introduce an introductory Saturday morning women’s road ride of about 15-20 miles
Solihull CC News – June 2021
Steady progress on the road to normal in May, with cafés and pubs able to offer indoor hospitality, which given the wet and cold weather was a worthwhile bonus. Racing has got going, with surprisingly big start lists given the bad weather, which even caused the cancellation of one time trial.
Welcome to New Members
May saw a further influx of new members, and we welcome:
Henry Burke, Matthew Conroy-Giglio, Architaa Kumar, Rueben Letters, Muneeb, Sumayyah and Zakariya Mirza, Daniel Rose
The core programme of led rides has resumed, with on-road group sizes now restricted to the BC / Cycling UK guideline of 15.
If in any doubt about your own covid status - don’t join a club run.
The summer club runs lists are now on this website, Now we are more or less back to normal, I will no longer post weekly or monthly lists on the Facebook and WhatsApp groups, but keep watching these and this website for updates to the programme
Thursday evening Club TT dates for May & June
Sign on from 6:30 1st rider off at 7pm
May: 06/05 - K36/10 20/05 - K1/10k
27/05 - K36/10
June: 03/06 - K1/10k 17/06 - K36/10
24/06 - K1/10k
its £2 entry for Solihull Members. All the dates for 2021 are on the forum & Facebook page.
For those of you asking about the results website, we hope to have something new for the end of May/ middle of June
Furthermore, I am running an Open 50mile TT on the 30th May down near Alcester which is a 7am start. I will need quite a few marshalls for this event so please help out if you can!. Call or message via 07837 974 224
The covid-secure protocol that applied in 2020 will remain with minor modifications for 2021.
In summary, don’t attend if you have any reason to believe you could be infected with corona-virus, now or in the previous 14 days.
Wear face coverings when entering any indoor premises. Keep a note of each and every ride you join and notify us if you become unwell after joining a ride. Run leaders will be registering participants for track and trace purposes.
People will be looking forward to the restart, but fitness levels might be all over the place depending on how much you have ridden during the winter lockdown. Flexibility on run selection might be a good idea – at least to start with. Let’s get going, - but in a secure and cautious way.
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 email@example.com.
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