Riding With Newport CC Has Its Benefits
There are so many reason why people take to the bicycle. More and more often, you are likely to see people using the bicycle as a means of transport, especially in cities where traffic congestion is intolerable. Others wish to utilise the bike as a social activity vehicle – a tool by which they can meet new friends and stay fit.
Most people start slowly with our Sunday morning club runs (see below), with most being able to quickly see and experience the benefits of cycling. Soon, some decide to gauge their ability by maybe riding a sportive with other like-minded club members.
As time passes and with renewed confidence, improved fitness and stamina, the more competitive cyclists will go on to try new cycling disciplines like mountain biking for instance, or even start to race on the road or track, test themselves in a time trial, or decide to get muddy with a little off-road cyclo-cross or MTB racing. Also, try not to forget our reliability rides which take place in March, with two routes available.
The upshot of it all is, to have a whole lot of fun while doing something you love!
Our Club Runs
Newport Shropshire Cycling Club encourages all who want to participate in the activity. Whether you are young or old, fast or slow, Newport CC welcomes everyone with open arms; we have social rides that will suit everyone’s ability.
Newport CC members always look forward to the Sunday morning social rides, which meander through the beautiful Shropshire countryside. A refreshment stop somewhere on the journey allows time for some off-bike socialising and a short rest from pedalling before the return journey.
Our ride groups meet at The Square in the heart of Newport before the 9.30am departure. The easier ride remains relatively local to Newport, which can cover a distance of between 30-45 miles, whereas the faster ride will sustain higher average speeds and cover anywhere between 60-100 miles.
To help locate the start of Newport Shropshire CC’s Social Rides, use postcode TF10 7AG.
Newport Cycling Club members can be regularly seen riding through Newport, Lilleshall, Telford, Stafford, Gnosall, Haughton, Eccleshall, Wheaton Aston, Bishops Wood, Albrighton, Codsall, Much Wenlock, Ironbridge, Shawbury, Wem, Ellesmere, Whitchurch, Oswestry, Hinstock, Market Drayton and Loggerheads. Some other destinations are the towns of Brewood, Cosford, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Ironbridge and Audlem, which boast some great little café stops for cyclists.
And you know, it’s not all about cycling – Newport CC members and friends have a very healthy off-bike social scene too. Why not pop down to one of our monthly club nights to have a chat with everyone?
So do make the effort, as we would love to meet you!