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MSW Sports Village Midweek Track Sessions Update

23 October 2016

Earlier this month we announced that we needed to make some changes to the Tuesday and Thursday evening sessions at the Sports Village track.

Following feedback from a number of riders, coaches and other members, there are still a number of issues regarding the Track Sessions we run:
- Too much emphasis on the same coaches (George particularly who is priceless to this club )
- Safety on Track
- MSW members being turned away from their own club sessions due to the 60 limit
- some individuals, from youth to adults, requesting coaching to improve their skills and fitness. There by meeting everyone's needs as a club and doing similar to other West Mids Clubs.

With this in mind we will trial the following until the end of November:

Tuesday 7 - 8 pm: MSW Family Session
Coach supported session
Maximum no. of riders: 60
Maximum speed: 20 mph (32 km/h)
Preference to MIDS riders - sign on until 6.55 MIDS riders only. After that first come first serve.

Tuesday 8 - 9 pm: Open Session
Non Coached session
No Speed Limit
Riders can do both just start off at 20mph on first session

Thursday 7 - 8 pm: MSW Club Coach Led Session
Paul Kempster has volunteered to do a coached session as previously.
Adult, Youth A & B only other riders based on ability discussed prior to session with Paul Kempster.
Limit to be decided on the night based on track and weather conditions by Paul Kempster.
Preference to MIDS riders - sign on until 6.55 MIDS riders only. After that first come first serve.

At the end of November we can then gather feedback from coaches and members and plan what we do in January.

There will be no evening sessions after the National Trophy cyclo-cross event on Sunday 11th December, the sessions will restart in January. Updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

Tuesday and Thursday evening training

10 October 2016

Following tonight's committee meeting the committee has been forced to make a decision with respect to Tuesday and Thursdays Sundorne Track Session due to the high numbers and at times conduct by some individuals.

With immediate effect:

Tuesday - Family Session.
Maximum number of riders 60
Maximum speed 20mph

Thursday - Intermediate & Advanced Session
Maximum number of Riders 60
Youths limited to A & B - younger riders will be allowed based on ability and cleared by George Watkins in advance

This will be strictly enforced so please respect the coaches on the evening.

This will be reviewed again over the coming weeks.

Official Results - Liverpool District GHS Championship & MSW Open 10 Mile Time Trial

Result sheets for the GHS Championship and the MSW 10 mile time trial on 18 June are available to download on this page.

2016 Events

The following events have been added to the Event Calendar and the relevant page for each series:

Sunday morning social rides

Looking for some company to ride with? The MSW Social Rides may be for you. A led group ride on Sunday mornings, usually 15-20 miles at an easy pace, no-one is left behind.

To find out more follow us on Twitter.

MSW Open 25 and 50 Mile Time Trials - Results

Result sheets for the club's annual 25 mile solo and 2-up event on 27 March and the 50 mile event on 15 May are available in PDF format for on the relevant pages:
- the Open 25
- the Open 50

MSW secures SCCA Top Club Award in 2015

On 8 November the SCCA held its annual prize event at Rodington. Mids riders scooped a long list of trophies and awards (you can see the full list on the forum). The commitment and success of our riders resulted in the club securing the Top Club award for points scored in the Friction & Hydraulics open time trial series, our total of 2260 points put us a massive 625 points clear of second place!

Well done everyone who rode and scored points and thanks to those who supported them.

MSW 90th Anniversary Dinner - photographs

2015 was a special year in the club's history, being the 90th anniversary of the founding of Mid Shropshire Wheelers.

In February we held a dinner and and our annual prize presentation at the Greenhous Meadow, the home of Shrewsbury Town FC. The guest speaker was MSW life member Simon Lillistone, who also presented the trophies, medals and prizes. Many members and friends of all ages were in attendance, and the club is indebted to the small group of people who worked so hard to make the event such a success.

A great set of photos from the evening taken by Adrian York can be seen on flickr:

Structured Training Plan

Dave Mellor's excellent training plans, that will give some structure to your riding through the winter and into the next season, are all linked from the Training page (there is also a link in the bar at the top of every page).

Torq Fitness Products

Matt Hart runs Torq Fitness who supply energy bars and drinks and other fitness related products. He is a regular rider of the evening 10s and is easily identified by the Torq fitness kit he rides in. Matt is offering 10% off all web prices. More details on the offer and how to order can be found here.

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