Organisers Contact: Vivienne Woodroffe, Tel: 01630 658572, Email:

This is a Tandem Club regional group.

2018-08-11 00:00:00ShropshireandStaffordshire
!2th August 2018

Due to a poor weather forecast the decision has been made to cancel the ride out from Market Drayton on Sunday 12th August.

Vivienne Woodroffe2019-06-25 09:08:18ShropshireandStaffordshire
August Date change

Please note the date for the August group ride has changed from the 11th to Sunday 4th of August due to a clash of dates

Vivienne Woodroffe2019-09-06 18:03:40ShropshireandStaffordshire
September ride

Due to road closures in Stafford on 15th September the ride will now start from Market Drayton.  Full details in the whats on section.

Vivienne Woodroffe2020-03-20 15:01:48ShropshireandStaffordshire
Monthly Rides Suspended

It is with regret due to COVID 19  we have taken the decision to suspend the monthly gathering until further notice.  Hope we can meet up again before too long.

Vivienne Woodroffe2021-09-27 16:16:31ShropshireandStaffordshire
September 2021

For the September ride 7 tandems departed Audlem in the sunshine for a 31 mile ride.  We had to change our lunch arrangements late on Saturday afternoon due to the original stop cancelling our booking due to the lack of chef, but the Olde Jack Inn in Calverhall rescued the day, managing to fit all 14 of us in for a lovely lunch at very short notice.  It was good to see some of our newer riders and welcome back some old friends and we also wish Ian and Phil a swift recovery from the man flu which prevented them and their partners from joining us on the ride.

Vivienne Woodroffe2021-10-22 17:06:14ShropshireandStaffordshire
October Ride

For October's ride, 4 tandems set off from Wem on a 28 mile circular route with lunch at Moor Farm, Baschurch.  It should have been 5 tandems but Ian and Carolyn succumbed to a nasty cold the day before.  The weather did not look promising when we woke up to heavy rain but for once the forecast was correct and it had cleared up by the time we set out for Wem and we even saw some sunshine during the ride.

18/09/2022 Shropshire, Staffordshire & Crewe
16/10/2022 Shropshire, Staffordshire & Crewe
20/11/2022 Shropshire, Staffordshire & Crewe
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The first Shropshire & Staffordshire Group ride since the Covid outbreak was successfully held in July.  5 tandems took part including Phil and Sue who joined us for the first time.  Their Hase Pino with electric assist was much admired, especially when we managed to find a hill or two in the otherwise flat Cheshire countryside.  Despite the cool wind, we all enjoyed our picnic at Beeston castle whilst maintaining social distancing and also found time for an ice cream on the return journey at Overwater Marina.  It was lovely to meet up with everyone again and swap lockdown stories.

Well we got very lucky with the weather for January's ride. The forecast frost did not appear due to the fog, which lifted just enough to ride by the 10:30am start time. 6 tandems enjoyed a non-stop 22 miles from Market Drayton. Whilst it was not frosty it was cold enough to make everyone wish they had asked for heated socks and gloves for Xmas. The hot soup at the end of the ride was very welcome and warmed everyone up. We also welcomed Steve and Debbie who joined us for the first (and hopefully not the last) time.
No imageWell we all had a great Christmas lunch on Sunday at the Old Rectory in Wem. It was nice to see everyone in normal clothes rather than lycra and I must say you all scrubbed up very nicely! Looking at the rain pouring down outside it was agreed that not riding to the lunch was a good decision. With all the bad weather, it has been a difficult time to find days to ride recently but we managed to go the whole year without cancelling a single monthly tandem club ride so we can't complain too much.
Location: Bishops Castle
Postcode: SY9 5HA
Map Reference: 52.5006, -2.9964
Ride length: 31 km
Ride ease: Easy
Starting from Foxholes Campsite just to the north of Bishops castle, this ride wends its way west to the pretty town of Montogery where there are tea rooms, a museum and a lovely castle to explore. The return route takes in an ice cream stop to keep you refreshed. This route was used for a 12 family ...
Location: Bishops Castle
Postcode: SY9 5HA
Map Reference: 52.5007, -2.99661
Ride length: 35 km
Ride ease: Easy
Starting at Foxholes campsite this ride takes you along quiet roads and lanes to the pretty town at Clun. Home to a circular castle on a hill taking about an hour to climb and explore should leave time to appreciate the tearooms before heading back to Bishops Castle. If you fancy a walk to an impres ...
Location: Bishops Castle
Postcode: SY9 5HA
Map Reference: 52.5007, -2.99709
Ride length: 53 km
Ride ease: Easy

The ability to download all the rides, by a member, in a zip file will be available once the rides have been published here.

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