The ‘WHEELERS’ CHALLENGE RIDERS EVERYWHERE
Are you good enough to take on NOT 1 but 3 rides?
The Wheelers present their annual series of challenge rides for cyclists of different ages and abilities along routes of varying difficulty. These are not races and there are no prizes, the only stipulations being that the rider is fully self-sufficient and completes the distance within the prescribed time limit. All riders are welcome, entry is not restricted to members, come along and rise to the challenge, this Charity event needs your support.
Participants are expected to have some experience of group riding on the open roads and have a fully roadworthy machine complete with essential spares & tools. Riders must be in good health and be a minimum of 12 years of age, however there is no upper age limit!
Proceeds go direct to a registered charity selected by the club each year.
The first 3 rides start from
Fordhouses Cricket Club,
Jack Threlfall Memorial Ground,
Signing on is open from 8.30 with the first riders off at 9.00 and the 'scratch group' away by 9.30 am.
The routes may not be way marked and riders will be given event numbers. Modest entry fees per event - £6.00
“The John Kriskinans 100k” The second to last Sunday in February: 100 kilometres of an undulating course taking in Coven, Brewood, Bishops Wood, Church Eaton, Eccleshall, Gnosall, Sherrifhales, Shifnal, Ryton & Pattingham.
“The Horace Poole 50+ in 4” The last Sunday in February: Actually, 57 miles of a hilly course: Wightwick, Shipley, Bridgnorth, Morville, Much Wenlock, Wenlock Edge, Longville, Morville, Bridgnorth, Worfield & Pattingham.
“The Wrekin Wrun” Now to be held Mid-June: An even hillier and more testing course of 61 miles around Seisdon, Tinkers Castle, Sutton Maddock, Coalport, Ironbridge, ‘Darby Road’, Little Wenlock, Eaton Constantine, Cressage, Hughley, ‘Five Chimneys’, Presthope, Much Wenlock, Barrow, Coalport, Ryton, Patshull and Pattingham.
“The 100 in 8” Early September: a one-hundred-mile ride, covering Shropshire & South Staffordshire not too hilly. This ride also has recommended stops for refreshment. Starting from 8.30 am.
Entry on the day of the event for just £6.00 per event Including Free Parking, Changing Rooms, Toilets & Hot Showers.
Hot Drinks and snacks are available to assist in the post ride recovery process!
*Subject to weather conditions. Ice or snow may necessitate a finish on the access road to Aldersley.