cycling

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...
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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...
03 Jul 2015
The organiser of a major cycle event has praised the community spirit of businesses and hailed Shropshire as the “number one” place to live and work. Ben Lawrence, organiser of the Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix, said he had been overwhelmed by the support from local businesses to make last month’s event a resounding success. And he continues to be humbled by the ongoing loyalty demonstrated by...
19 Jun 2015
An event in Shropshire dubbed as “Britain’s craziest bike race” will have an extra element this year with the addition of the county’s first ever balance bike championships. Blists Hill Victorian Town in Ironbridge will host the Queen Victoria Cyclo-cross race on Saturday June 27, and around 200 cyclists from all over the UK are expected to enter. The event is in its third year and is due to...
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