cycling

22 May 2018
Unknown to many outside of Shropshire, our countryside boasts qualities and beauty that creates a paradise for cyclists. Typically locations like Yorkshire and the Cotswolds are areas that amass fame in cycling, so areas around Shrewsbury remain a close guarded secret. Here are four reasons as to why Shropshire is a county to recognise for two wheeled lovers. Countryside and terrain Leading out...
21 May 2018
Final preparations are underway for the first three-day elite cycling race through the Shropshire countryside this weekend. Organisers are expecting hundreds of spectators to watch the Giro Del Mon, which will take place from May 26-28. One of the highlights of the event will be a day of racing at RAF Shawbury to celebrate the RAF’s 100 year anniversary. Live updates will be available on the Giro...
15 May 2018
A full field of 80 cyclists has signed up for a new three day elite cycling race through the Shropshire countryside, which includes a day of racing at RAF Shawbury to celebrate the RAF 100 anniversary.The Giro Del Mon, which has replaced the Shrewsbury Grand Prix for 2018, will take place from May 26-28, over the Bank Holiday weekend. The event, which is hosted by Shrewsbury based Rhino Velo Race...
02 May 2018
A Shropshire cycling team is celebrating after placing second overall in the Giro Sardegna road race - a six day event in Sardinia. Liam Holohan, 30, from Shrewsbury, also won his age category, coming third overall while Chris Pook, 35, from Shrewsbury, came second in his age category, coming 15th overall. Four members of the Rhino Velo Race Team, run by Chris Pook of Estate Agents Cooper Green...
28 Mar 2018
A Shropshire cycling team will be riding in style over the Easter weekend when they head to the Ireland for their first big race of the season. Members of the Rhino Velo Race Team, run by Chris Pook of Estate Agents Cooper Green Pooks and Ben Lawrence of Beaumont Lawrence Chartered Insurance Brokers, will be heading to Ireland to take part in the Ras Mumhan, a four day stage race in the ‘Ring of...
 Brothers Tom Pook and Chris Pook, who both rider for Rhino Velo, with former UCI professional Liam Holohan.
18 Mar 2018
An elite British cyclist, who rode for UCI teams ‘Team Wiggins’ and ‘Madison Genesis’, has joined a Shropshire based amateur cycling team having recently retired after 10 years as a professional. Liam Holohan, a former UCI professional, who now runs his own coaching business called Holohan Coaching, will race for Rhino Velo Race Team in 2018, run by Shropshire business men Chris Pook and Ben...
01 Aug 2017
What is Ride+Stride? Visit unique historic buildings, see beautiful countryside, get some exercise and have fun with the family! Ride+Stride is a sponsored bike ride or walk in which people all over England walk or cycle between churches, exploring and enjoying the countryside from Cornwall to Northumberland. The money they raise helps to save historic churches, chapels and meeting houses for...
08 Jun 2017
A new road cycling race will take place this month in honour of one of Shropshire’s bike racing legends. The inaugural ‘Mike Jones Trophy’ Road Race will take place on June 18 near Eaton Constantine, just outside Shrewsbury. The event is hosted by Shrewsbury based Rhino Velo Race Team run by Chris Pook of Estate Agents Cooper Green Pooks and Ben Lawrence of Beaumont Lawrence Chartered Insurance...
20 Mar 2017
A new cycling club has launched in Shropshire to inspire people to get on their bikes and get fit. The Rhino Velo Cycling Club is an inclusive club run by well-known Shrewsbury cyclist Mike Jones, who also runs a B&B for cyclists in the Pyrenees. The club meets on a Wednesday and a Sunday at the Stop Café in Greyfriars at 9am and is open to anyone keen on cycling. There are a number of...
20 Dec 2016
A Shropshire cycling team, which has gone from strength to strength in its first racing season, is expanding with several new members ready for competing in 2017. Rhino Velo Racing, an amateur team mentored by well-known Shrewsbury cyclist Mike Jones, is celebrating a successful first year of racing. The majority of the team’s riders have achieved their season goals and members of the team have...
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