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Nova Raiders Reliability.


Please find below routes for the Nova Raiders Reliability on Sunday 15th March 2015. 
Sign on from the back of the Phez from 8.45. 
£3 per rider to include route map.
Start 9.30 (Faster Group)
9.35 (Medium Pace)
9.40 (Slower group and 30 mile option)
   52 mile Reliability. 
   ( Garmin.)
   Check the route on MapMyRide: 52 miles.
  30 mile ( short option.) :-        
  ( Garmin.)
   Check the route on MapMyRide: 30.5 miles.
 Start location :-
 The carpark at the rear of
 The Pheasant Inn, Upper Bar, Newport, TF107AW  United Kingdom (map)


Posted: Thursday 5th of March 2015 05:25:34 AM by 



The Ultra Nova 24 Hour Charity Duathlon -27/28 June 2014.






The Ultra Nova 24 Hour Charity Duathlon – 27/28 June 2014

Raising funds for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal


The route will be cycling from Newport to Pen Y Pass car park, Run/walk up Snowdon (2 Routes), Cycle back to Newport.

Total distance of Event 186 miles with total ascent of around 10,000 ft.


See attached routes -




The Duathlon will take place starting from the Royal British Legion Social Club just off Newport High street with the riders setting off in groups of 4-8 every 15 minutes from 2000 – 2200 Hrs on Friday evening 27thJune 2014 and returning back to the same location on Saturday 28th June 2014 (Armed Forces Day).


Details of back up vehicles will be forwarded to each individual on entering and briefing before event date.

Lights will be compulsory front and back for safety reasons along with at least one mobile phone per group.

All details of refreshment points on route will be forwarded nearer to the event.


It is requested that all individuals/Groups who would like to participate in this Duathlon with a difference forward their name to Ian Kevan – .


Secure parking is available at Nova House Audley Avenue Enterprise Park for the Duathlon event and can be arranged through Ian on email or 07815068065.


The cost for entering per individual will be £20 which will cover refreshments/food stops/breakfast and fuel for back up vehicles.

A just Giving page has been set up –

along with sponsor sheets which will be forwarded on receipt of entry for this most worthwhile charity.

It is also planned to have a special heat press print available to put on competitors shirts at no cost to the individual.

The print will be forwarded for viewing.



Many thanks for your kind interest in supporting this event


Yours in Sport


Ian D G Kevan BEM



The following links should show you the routes for the Charity Duathlon in Garmin Format.
Ultra Nova, Newport to Pen-y-Pass.  88 Miles.
Ultra Nova, Pen-y-pass to Newport.  88 Mile.
Snowdon Summit.  7.34 Miles,up Pyg and down miners track.
If you have any issues opening these links ,try “copy and paste” onto Google Chrome,
as there can be problems with the Windows operating system and Garmin.





Posted: Friday 30th of May 2014 07:49:28 AM by 



Club Social Night.


Club Social Night.
We are going to be holding a regular club social evening whereby you can just turn up and get to know members wearing regular clothes (Well hopefully)
The regular Social evening is to be held on the first Wednesday of each month, with the next one being the 4th June  at the Phez from 7.30pm.


Posted: Monday 12th of May 2014 03:35:46 AM by 



Come and Try it Night.


 Come and Try it Night.


To help to encourage more people into cycling we are going to be holding a 'Come and Try It' night on the evening of Tue 17th June,
The format will be a steady 21 mile ride, also available a short cut from this route that gives a 17 mile option. ( see maps Below )
The venue will be at the rear of The Pheasant Inn,Upper Bar Newport, TF10 7AW.
We will be looking to set off at 6.20 prompt, and getting back for around 7.45 – 8pm
The idea is to look after the guest riders and then have a few drinks afterwards at the Phez.
Spread the word...........



The map elevation looks like the Alps ,but its only 148 mtrs of total climbing,







Posted: Monday 12th of May 2014 01:14:14 AM by 



Nova Raiders Reliability 2014.




Go on give it another go !!!!



Longer Reliability Route. 47 miles.


 For device download & larger view use " View Details" (bottom right corner of map.)





Shorter Reliability Route. 30 miles.


 For device download & larger view use " View Details" (bottom right corner of map.)





If you have problems opening the above "View Details"  please copy the following required link, then paste onto Google Chrome.

Apple seems to be ok to use. but if you have any problems please use contact details below.


   47 Mile route

   30 Mile  Route





Posted: Wednesday 12th of March 2014 09:37:47 PM by 



Read all about nick pavards TT experience in our blog section



Posted: Tuesday 4th of March 2014 10:13:44 AM by 



Cycling Guide.




What to expect on a club run

Knowledge level: Beginner



Article posted: 15/08/2013


Group riding guide

Knowledge level: Beginner



Article posted: 25/03/2013


Team Pursuit : Walking The Line

Knowledge level: Beginner



Article posted: 02/01/2013


How to ride two abreast

Knowledge level: Beginner



Discipline Image

Article posted: 01/01/2013


How to ride in a line

Knowledge level: Intermediate



Discipline Image

Article posted: 01/01/2013


How to ride through and off

Knowledge level: Advanced



Discipline Image

Article posted: 01/01/2013


How to ride in a group

Knowledge level: Intermediate



Discipline Image

Article posted: 21/12/2012



Posted: Thursday 20th of February 2014 06:08:11 PM by 



Events Calendar.


Nova Raiders Calendar now available on Events page.

To make any additons please send details to



Posted: Thursday 20th of February 2014 05:48:29 PM by 



Nova Raiders Reliability 2014.


2014 Reliability details now  available on our Events page.


Posted: Friday 17th of January 2014 02:56:40 AM by 



SCCA Hill Climb Championship



For 2014 there is a change of event. The Championship Hill Climb is an Open, the Newport Shropshire CC event on the D0/18, Ironbridge course taking place on Sunday, 12/10/14 at 1pm. Starting outside Darcy's, the former Station Hotel on the far side of the world famous iron bridge, it climbs towards Broseley and finishes at the final telegraph pole before the end of the road, a distance of 3/4 of a mile. Cost is £6.50. Entries to Sean Lacey. Entry form can be found on the CTT website



Posted: Sunday 29th of December 2013 08:59:08 PM by Scott Harris



2UP & 4UP Dates 2014


Entry on the Line for 2up and 4up 2014


R1 16/3/14 NSW 10 D32/10

R2 16/5/14 OPCC 10 D10/5c

R3 3/6/14 Ludlow 10 R10/6B

R4 1/7/14 MSW 10 D1/11rev

R5 30/7/14 Wrekinsport 10 D3/9rev

R6 6/8/14 Hafren 10 D10/8r



3/8/14 SCCA 4-Up Championship 50km K52/50k





Posted: Friday 20th of December 2013 06:20:15 PM by Scott Harris



Micks Winter Road Rides.


 The following items are from Mick Boultons Website who is based in Cardington ,Church Stretton.


 Winter Road Rides: 

 As usual I am planning to go out on a longish road ride at least once a month,

probably by myself however if you want to join me the rides will be between 60-90 miles and will include at least a coffee and cake break.

9.00am starts on the following Sundays:  

29th December   2013

26th January   2014


Dawn to DuskThis year will be on Sunday 22nd December,

long off road ride over the Longmynd and Stiperstones with food break included, starting at daybreak 8.30am,

finishing by sunset (around 4pm) - probably starting from Woodley, Church Stretton.   


If you'd like to come along on any of the above ridesplease ring Mick on 01694 722350     


- See more at:




Posted: Monday 25th of November 2013 09:00:00 PM by Paul Jackman



Mick Boultons Cycle Tours 2014.


Mick Boulton has some cycle tours available for next year

Wheels within wheels
    We specialize in transporting yourself and your bicycle safely and securely anywhere around the UK or Europe whatever your group size    
    We also organise trips to France for both road cycling and mountain biking for individuals.    

2014 Cycle Tours

Friday 12th April - Monday 15th April                 Paris-Roubaix Challenge and Pro Race    

 Ride over the famous cobbles on Saturday then watch the professionals on Sunday.

3 nights B+B in a 4 star hotel, entrance to Paris-Roubaix Challenge.
£395 shared room, (£375 if not participating in the Saturday Challenge), £460 single room
I am doing this trip with local cyclo-sportive travel company Rideadventures. More details on their dedicated website: 



Monday 21st April - Saturday 26th April (Easter Holidays)                 Southern Ireland     

Includes 4 nights near Carrantuohill and Killarney (Camping, Bunkhouse or Guest House accomodation) and 1 night in Dublin (B&B).
Option to ride to and from Holyhead. Continental breakfast included on last day in Dublin.
£268 per person or £248 if choosing the camping option in Killarney. Possible upgrade to double or twin bedded rooms (+£20.00)



Friday 23rd May (Evening) - Saturday 31st May (Half Term)              Camping/cycling based near Avignon, France 

  Avignon is ideally situated for Mount Ventoux, the Ardeche and a ride through Provence to the Mediterranean sea, back by coach.
£395 per person (upgrade possible to chalets or mobile homes, price to follow)
 More details and full itineraries are now available.    


                 For further details on these trips please ring Mick on 01694 722350.

- See more at:




Posted: Monday 25th of November 2013 08:51:22 PM by Paul Jackman



Newport Duathlon 2013 inter club champions see blog section



Posted: Monday 7th of October 2013 09:38:07 PM by 



Shrewsbury Triathlon 2013 race report in the blog section



Posted: Saturday 14th of September 2013 10:14:05 PM by Scott Harris



Words from our president Ken Broad


Dear Raiders
Might I congratulate everone on the successful conclusion of our Round Shropshire Relay Ride - organisers, planners, riders, drivers Malc, John & Phil, ticket-sellers ("guesstimate-collectors"), in fact, everyone in the club who has contributed to this memorable event. Particular mention must be given to Jacko for all his unstinting hard work on the course-setting, both indoor and out on the roads around the county; for Si for burning the midnight oil and going hairless to ensure everything fell in to place seamlessly on the day; for Quinny for his customary hospitality and post-ride nosh on Saturday night, Jean for collating the guesstimate times; and for all the other unsung heroes who rose to the occasion, before, during and after the event...especially those on the first leg who coaxed me up all those dreadful hills - many of them over 1 in 20!!!
The winning time, as many of you already know, was 13hours 48 minutes and 42 seconds, a little more than many of the more optimistic predictions, which had possibly taken account of all those dreadful climbs between Ludlow and Bridgnorth, but not on the rapid nightfall. With the West Mercia Constabulary out in force around Newport last night, my particular worry was the paucity of lighting among all those stalwarts on the last leg and particularly those hardy "full-170-milers" accompanying them. But I needn't have worried; on my second anxious look-out trip up Lilleshall Hall Drive I was met by an array of red and white lighting speeding down, which any innocent spectator could have mistaken for farmers out on a nocturnal badger-cull. A great finish to a wonderfully memorable day! Thanks to everyone concerned; we really are a unique cycling-club!


Posted: Sunday 8th of September 2013 10:11:31 PM by Scott Harris





Outlaw Iron Distance Triathlon  2013                       

NOVA RAIDERS Scott Harris, Ed Middleton, Paul Grubert and Mark Harrison.

07 July 2013 at the Nottingham National Water sports Centre to complete a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run in an unexpected heat wave.

1300 people started only 910 finished proving how brutal the conditions were.

Scott splits 1.05 mins for swim 5.50 for the bike and a 4.40 marathon 11hrs 54

Ed 13 hours 22

Mark 14 hours 26 mins

Paul grubert completed the marathon in a great time as well


Scott Harris said “the heat was a major factor out there we knew it was going to be hot, but we have trained for over a year for this, hydration and nutrition played a major factor on the day, Great results again for the raiders”.

Mark Harrison said” it was never going to be easy running a marathon in 31 degree heat but with the raiders support around the course made it more bearable”.


6am start the swim takes place in the regatta lake, followed by the bike section on the roads around Nottingham which offered great surfaces for fast riding and finally the run course around the lake and on to the River Trent path to Trent Bridge and County Hall. The multi-lap course was lined with thousands of spectators and will be on channel 4 on August 25th at 7am.


Posted: Sunday 8th of September 2013 10:09:48 PM by Scott Harris