What better accolade is there than having over 40 years of history, with many members, from many different walks of life, joining us from far and wide?
Newport Shropshire Cycling Club is extremely proud of its heritage, diversity, profile, identity, reputation and the links it has built into Newport’s community and beyond.
Newport Shropshire Cycling Club is the premier cycling club of Newport, which offers people the chance to ride Sportives, Road Race, Time Trial, Mountain Bike, Cyclo-Cross and Track race.
Newport Shropshire CC is a British Cycling Go-Ride and Clubmark registered club. Over the years the club has reached out to local schools in the area to provide regular British Cycling Level 2 Cycle Coaching for children (and adults alike) who wish to learn basic or intermediate cycling skills in a traffic-free environment.
Furthermore, over the years Newport CC has nurtured many youngsters, some of whom have proven themselves racing at national level.
In 1976 the late Robert Prentice (History teacher) formed the Burton Borough Cycling Club and started out with its young members competing in circuit racing, time trials, grass track and hard track racing throughout the Midlands.
In 1977 the club had its first area schools champion, when Richard Goddard won the under 13's race at Birmingham. With increasing interest from parents and friends it was decided to open up the club to more like minded people who enjoyed cycling; and so in 1977 the Newport (Salop) Cycling Club was formed.
In 2007 it was decided that the name of the club needed to be brought up to date and was renamed Newport Shropshire Cycling Club.
Newport is a market town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin. It sits on the Shropshire side of the border with Staffordshire and is only 12 miles from Stafford.
It is also the nearest town to the National Sports Centre at Lilleshall and Harper Adams Agricultural University.
To help locate the start of Newport Shropshire CC’s Social Rides, use postcode TF10 7AG.