Mixed weather provided a variety of conditions for cycling during January’s penultimate week, here’s a summary of the scheduled rides that took place.
Sunday 19th January
Six members ventured out to Stoney Cove this morning very sensibly sticking to gritted main roads. Conditions did not look quite as icy as yesterday although there was a significant ground front. Stoney Cove was bathed in winter sunshine and the cafe did not disappoint. We managed to get seats by the roaring log fire and had the brilliant idea of supplementing the usual comestibles with a tot of something warming. The roads had mostly defrosted by mid-morning making for better riding conditions on the return journey. Thanks to all for supporting the ride.
Wednesday 22nd January
The TCC Wednesday ride of 14 cyclists in 2 groups headed to Cattows at Heather in very agreeable weather conditions. A 35 mile route put together by an absentee (sick note required in future please!) worked very well and the café had reserved a table for us. Most people had cake and coffee but no-one had seconds today! A great group of people to ride with. Thanks to everyone for supporting this Club run.
Tuesday’s Amington Loop and Thursday’s Gilway TT both went ahead as scheduled. These timed sessions are available to all members.
Saturday 25th January
Last Saturday we had the ice challenge. Two Saturdays ago we ran the gauntlet of the high winds. Today we were back to grey skies, a chilly breeze and filthy roads. 12 riders made up a medium pace, 45 mile round trip to Mercia Marina along with a faster group on a 53 mile loop heading through Cannock Chase to Brocton. Thanks to all who turned up and supported and presumably spent the rest of the day cleaning their bikes. Is it nearly spring yet?
Why not join us for a ride?
We have a number of regular Club rides throughout the week, with something to suit everyone regardless of ability. New prospective members are welcome to come along for up to three rides.
Completing three rides successfully, will give us the chance to meet and get to know you and you can find out if Tamworth Cycling Club is suited to your needs.
We expect that you should be able to ride at least 12 mph average over 25 to 30 miles and own a road bike with spare inner tubes, pump & tyre levers.
Please Contact us for more information or to let us know if you’d like to join us for a ride.