Bike Week | 14th to 22nd June 2014

Bike week is nearly upon us and Newport Shropshire Cycling Club is very much at the forefront of the events taking place across the Borough.

There are plenty of events taking place throughout the week, giving you an opportunity to try something new. Strangely enough, food seems to feature very highly on our rides.


  • Our first event is Mountain Bike ‘Masala’ which combines two of our passions. A good bike ride followed by a good curry.

Date: Monday 16th of June 2014
Location: Meet Shifnal Balti
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm departure
Cost: the ride is free, the meal isn’t!

A mountain bike ride ending with a visit to an Indian restaurant. Under two hours riding and suitable for all but complete mountain bike novices. Booking not essential. Bring a bike and a helmet.

Contact: For more information call Gareth Evans, Leader, on 07772 854012.


  • Then we have the much awaited for ‘Cake Tour’

Date: Wednesday 18th June 2014
Location: Meet at The Square, Newport TF10 7AG (outside Nova Cycles)
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free – including tea and cake

A gentle novice ride around the Shropshire and Staffordshire lanes. Suitable for road and mountain bikes. Adults and accompanied children over the age of 12 welcome. Distance: 10 to 15 miles. Will go at the speed of the slowest rider – no one will be left behind. Bring a bike and a helmet.

Contact: Christine on 07814 446536. Christine and Keith Dodd are leading the ride.


  • Then we have the special ‘Go Ride’ Children’s Bicycle Coaching Session

Date: Saturday 21st June 2014
Location: at rear of Burton Borough School, Audley Avenue, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7DS
Time: 9.30am – 10.30am (approx.)
Cost: Free
MUST BRING A HELMET (a drink and some gloves might also be a good idea)

A fun children’s coaching session. Although part of the club’s regular weekly sessions, this will feature special activities for newcomers, giveaways and will be free of charge. All ages are welcome. The club’s coaches are all qualified under British Cycling’s acclaimed Go-Ride scheme. Children will need to bring a helmet and a drink. Gloves are recommended.

For more details call Nick on 07967 452688


  • Finally we have the special Summer Solstice Ride

Date: Saturday 21st June 2014
Summer Solstice Ride – A Ride To Meet The Sun…
Location: Darcy’s Restaurant in Ironbridge
Time: 12 midnight
Cost: Free

Before the start there will be pre-ride hot or cold beverages, to see us off on a bit of an adventure! This ‘Night 2 Day’ ride is to coincide with the Summer Solstice. We will be riding for 2.5 to 3 hours before we watch sunrise (hopefully) on the longest day of the year.

Feel free to join us. Do though bear in mind that open cafes may be hard to come by at that time of the day! Also, make sure you bring a warm coat or something, as it could get pretty cold at that time of the morning, if we need to stop for anything/anyone!

The ride is open to ALL. There is no set route – we will just find our way little by little.

Please bring lights and reflective gear.

For more details contact Jim Morrison on 07905 256515

For details of other events visit the Telford Bike Week page here

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