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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...
17 Oct 2016
Three riders from a top Shropshire cycling team have achieved huge success in the Masters Tour of Majorca – a Stage Race attracting talented amateur riders from all over Europe who have to be aged 30 plus. Representing Rhino Velo Racing, a team mentored by well-known Shrewsbury cyclist Mike Jones, were Chris Pook, 33, of Shrewsbury-based estate agents Cooper Green Pooks, Matthew Garthwaite, 30,...
27 Sep 2016
A new cycling team set up in Shropshire is celebrating a successful first season after its members reached top positions in four different disciplines across the country. Rhino Velo Racing, a team mentored by well-known Shrewsbury cyclist Mike Jones, is climbing high in a number of cycling league tables. Team member Matt Davies celebrated a double victory recently. On Saturday, September 18 he...
 Photograph by David Perry
06 Sep 2016
A new cycling racing team set up in Shropshire is looking forward to welcoming future generations of racers following the huge success of Britain’s cyclists in Rio. Rhino Velo Racing, a team mentored by well-known Shrewsbury cyclist Mike Jones, has had great success of its own this summer and managers Ben Lawrence and Chris Pook said the success of British cyclists in the last few Olympics has...
25 Sep 2015
Cyclists across Shropshire are being urged to be vigilant and make sure they lock their bikes up securely. The warning comes after new figures reveal that more insurance claims are made for stolen bicycles than any other item taken by burglars. Ben Lawrence, cycling team manager for the Shrewsbury-based paramount Cycling team and managing director of insurance broker Beaumont Lawrence, said...
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