Cycle Shack Servicing & Repairs


Cycle mechanic specialising in road and mountain bike servicing and repairs. Advice given on bike set up and rider position. Sales of cycle equipment including brakes; Schwalbe and Continental tyres; tubes; headsets; bottom brackets; chains; cassettes; derailleurs; handlebars; saddles; American Classic and Zipp wheels. Many years experience servicing and preparing bikes, Team mechanic for Ian Field National Cyclo-cross champion and top world Cyclo-cross competitor and top road and mountain biker Dan Fleeman.

Servicing from £28.00.

10% off all parts for club members.

Ian Wright

Mobile: 07815 671705 Home: 01543 472659


Burntwood Osteopathic Clinic


Osteopathy  and  physiotherapy for all sports related injuries. Vast experience with triathletes and professional sportsmen and women. 

Free advice for club members.

180 High Street Chasetown Burntwood Staffs WS7 3XH    

Tel: 01543 684980

Cycling 2000

Cycling 2000 offers discount to members (including internet price match) on purchases and servicing. The store also stocks all Club kit.

Location: 50 Wheel Lane, Lichfield, WS13 7EA 01543 258280


Ashbourne Triathlon by Nick Polmear

The very first Ashbourne Sprint Triathlon was on Sunday 11th May. 

Standard 400 meter indoor swim, 15km bike & 5km run (400mtr tunnel & Trail)

It was a cold, wet & rainy day, turned up late and the racks weren’t numbered for your bike, so my bike was racked furthest from the Bike start but closet to the run start! Continue reading

UK Ironman 70.3 – 2013 by Martin Silvester

After 16 weeks of training effort, eventually race weekend arrives, excitement builds, perhaps a few nerves as its been such a focus and the before you know it it’s all over. However, on this particular occasion it did not rush by. The weekend or the race. Especially the race.

Wimbleball is a 3 hour drive from my house, but add in the top speed of my VW camper and its 4.5hrs. And it’s knackering to drive the van, so I set off on Friday morning to the campsite. My biggest concern was how would my electrical items hold up without a charging point (no electrical hook ups in the van) Kindle, iPad, iPod, portable speakers, phone. The list was extensive. So much so I adopted a rotation policy to avoid draining all batteries. This was probably my most successful achievement all weekend – returning with some power.

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Zell am See Ironman 70.3 – 2012 by Martin Silvester

After 12 weeks of training, thousands spent on getting to the beautiful zell am see, buying new bikes and kit and endless hours wasted planning, the day finally dawned. And it looked like rain. Typical.

During the night, I had fitful sleep, (expected) analysing all possible “could go wrong moments”. That and listening to “biblical” rain falling outside. Still, positive thinking, at least the predicted storm would be over before we got racing.

So, after a nice easy start and a leisurely breakfast (and a massive tension relieving shite) we headed off down to the start. A twenty minute walk in flip flops is in no preparation manual, but it certainly was a bonus as we arrived at a rather wet football field and paddled about. No obvious signs of tampering with my bags or bike (middle of the night stress thought) and I went into the changing tent of transition 1 to don my wetsuit. Continue reading