A friendly, social, road cycling club based in Shire Oak, Walsall Wood, catering for riders of all abilities.
Joining a club is a great way to get the most out of your cycling. Whether you are a seasoned racer or a complete beginner, there is nothing better than riding with like-minded cyclists to develop your skills and challenge yourself.
Many riders are put off joining a cycling club by tales or hard as nails clubmen, novices being spat out of the back of training rides or unfriendly and intimidating attitudes. This couldn’t be further from the truth and joining a club is one of the best ways to improve your cycling skills, fitness and find like minded friends.
“To me, it doesn’t matter whether it’s raining or the sun is shining or whatever: as long as I’m riding a bike I know I’m the luckiest guy in the world” – Mark Cavendish
Cycling is not just for the super-fit. Group cycling can be an easy and fun way of getting on your bike. Many of us had a beloved bicycle as a child, yet the delight of speeding downhill or feeling the wind on your face is all too often forgotten as we get older. Join our group and ride your bike again.
Cadence is really important. Set an alarm on your computer for when cadence drops below 80rpm, meaning it’s time to drop a gear. Eventually it becomes second nature. You have got to spin to win.
On Saturday 26th January S.O.C.C put on a new riders 14 mile bike ride. The event was well attended by […]
On a cold and very very windy January Sunday morning, S.O.C.C members descended upon the town of Hednesford. 12 hardy […]
Rider of the week, Sean Tudor. Why do you ride? I’m currently 28 and living in brownhills, I have always […]
On a cold and damp new years day morning, four of SOCC group members took part in the annual five […]
Rider of the week, Ken Clements Why do you ride? Age…..60. Started cycling to get fit and keep up with […]
Rider of the week, Warren Parry Why do you ride? I ride for several reasons. Firstly I love to […]
Rider of the week, Tracey Fletcher. Why do you ride? I love it, it’s been a hard learning curve since […]
Rider of the Week, Shaun B! Why do you ride? I ride for the exercise, I’ve always wanted to ride […]
Rider of the week, Tim Farmer. Why do you ride? I ride for fitness, getting out I to the country […]
The club have chosen to hold their annual christmas get together in the local pub this year. This sits well […]
Rider of the Week, Julie Parry! Why do you ride? found the love of cycling, after my husband brought me […]
The club took their first ride out since the arrival of their new kit. Both groups arrived at Strawberry cabin […]
Rider of the week, Michael Bryant (founder member) Why do you ride? I cycle to keep fit mix with likeable […]
As the cycling group has grown, the speed of some of the members has increased. To this end the group […]
Rider of the Week, John Bennett! Why do you ride. For fitness, to see countryside, go new places, good company. […]
The good folk at Shire Oak Cycling Club decided to take part in a “poppy day ride out” on 11th […]
If your bike is worth twice your gross monthly salary, you have more cycling shorts than underpants and you stockpile […]
Rider of the Week, Alan Preston! Why do you ride. Got serious about 6 years, when a friend invited me to […]
Rider of the Week, Dave Brookes! Rider of the week, Why do you ride? Originally started as a way […]
We have decided that the clubs ride outs on the 11th of November will be known as “poppy day rides”. […]
Rider of the Week, Simon Woodward. Why do you ride? Started riding at 2 and never stopped riding in 50 […]
The club has annually rode out to Cobwebs on Halloween weekend. Anyone who attends has to pull a scary face […]
Rider of the week, Denise Barratt Why do you ride? I started cycling in 2010 when a friend of mine had […]
Rider of the week, Pete Lawlor! Why do you ride? right I cycle for fitness company when I get out with […]
Ride with GPS route to Weston Park.
On Saturday 3rd of November our illustrious events organiser Neil Parsons has submitted a group ride out event. The ride […]
Happy 50th Birthday to one of our Sunday morning regulars Denise Barratt.
Join us when we travel to Wales Sat 7th & Sunday 8th June to conquer the hills & mountains.
The winner of our Bike by Graffiti Competition was Mikey Bond with this excellent entry. Well done Mikey!
We plan to keep our new website regularly updated to keep members and promote new members to join.
We’re all responsible for ensuring that we behave ourselves out on the road … And that means behaving ourselves as if we were driving cars instead of bikes, since as cyclists on the road we have the same responsibilities as automobile drivers. we stop at stop signs and red lights, signal our turns, stay in our lane, and so forth. And we watch out for one another to ensure that our fellow members stay safe. We point out problems on the road to one another, We stop and help each other when someone has a mechanical issue or gets a flat.