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.

27/06/2021 Shropshire, Staffordshire & Crewe

Start Location:Car Park, Frogmore Road, Market Drayton, Shrops,TF9 3EB

Start Date/Time:  27 th June, 10am prompt (we will be at the car park from 9:30am)

Toilets:                 At car park but may be closed

Lunch:                  Picnic at Hankelow Green (just north of Audlem))

Length of Ride:    28 miles

Once again we are planning a picnic stop which will be at Hanklow Green (just north of Audlem).
So if you intend  to join us please remember to pack a picnic and a rug or similar to sit on. There are no toilet at the stop  but we will be passing the public toilets at Audlem Car park soon after.

Contact: Viv and Andrew Woodroffe(Login to see contact details)
18/07/2021 Shropshire, Staffordshire & Crewe
22/08/2021 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
Ride ease: Easy
Location: Bishops Castle
Postcode: SY9 5HA
Map Reference: 52.5007, -2.99709
Ride length: 53
Ride ease: Easy
Location: Bishops Castle
Postcode: SY9 5HA
Map Reference: 52.5007, -2.99661
Ride length: 35
Ride ease: Easy
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