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Ride2Monaco and Acorns Motor Cycle Club

Ride2Monaco and Acorns Motor Cycle Club

On the show we interview some of the Ride2Monaco team and Acorns Motor Cycle Club.

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ride2monaco 2016 – 20th – 27th May

Part 3 of an epic trilogy, cycling from Silverstone, the home of the #BritishGP, to the #MonacoGP on the South coast of France!

Raising funds and awareness for worthy causes, Team ride2monaco will cover 850 miles in 8 days. Starting with a lap of Silverstone Circuit, the route will take them across England and France, taking on four famous Alps climbs along the way. This is going to be a mammoth task, cycling between 90 and 117 miles per day.

The Team have received humbling success with their previous two ride2 Cycling Events, raising over £45,000 for their chosen worthy causes. Helping charities close to the Team’s and many of their sponsor’s hearts makes completing this epic challenge achievable. You can follow Team ride2monaco LIVE from 20th May 2016 at As well as information about the route, the team and the five worthy causes they support, online donations can be made on the website too…


The Acorns mcc was founded 52 yrs ago in 1964, and until recently had its headquarters at Gnosall. Catering for the demand for safe legal off road riding in the area We are affiliated to the AMCA which is the official governing body for amateur off road motorcycling in this country. The Acorns is a very active club and currently holds events for Modern and Classic motocross and trials. These events are held on suitable farm land… where landowners receive payment for the use of the ground…. plus all the events are compliant with safety regulations… and are fully insured through the AMCA.. Both the classic trials and scrambles events are very popular nowadays and attract many enthusiasts who enjoy riding older machines…. Its no doubt that off road riding is a physically demanding sport, some less able enthusiasts prefer to restore and show their machines at the numerous classic bike events around the area enjoying a good social scene and meeting many other likeminded enthusiasts. This year we are holding 2 classic scrambles at our track at Butterton near J15 on M6 …the first one is next Sunday 15th May and the second event is 10th July Later this year on September 18th we are holding a motocross event for the modern bikes. Along with our thriving trials scene, we can cater for the need of most enthusiasts… whatever the age or ability of both rider and machine we can provide a suitable riding event to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to come and have a great day out watching the scrambles… or joining the club… being involved in a good social atmosphere or maybe even help organising or marshalling. If anyone would like to join us, just come along to the Holly Bush pub at Seighford on Wed evenings around for a warm welcome. Alternatively in these days of social media take a look on facebook at the Acorns MCC page where we have full details of the club news and our events… or visit our club website.

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Alternatively, have a listen to the previous interview of Ride2Monza…


Stafford Rangers Promotion! Awards interviews and exclusive from Reg Bates

After a fantastic season for Stafford Rangers and an immense effort from all involved, Sat saw Rangers being promoted after a well earnt season.

Ian Beddow was on hand and did interviews including an exciting exclusive from Reg Bates.

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Stafford Cycling Festival, STING and Chris Salmon 13 Half Marathons in 13 Weeks!

Stafford Cycling Festival, STING and Chris Salmon 13 Half Marathons in 13 Weeks!

On the show we interviewed Paul Rowlands from Ride Staffs, several representatives from Sting in Stone (Staffordshire Therapeutic Independent Neurological Group) and Chris Salmon who is running 13 Half Marathons in 13 weeks to raise money for Sting.

For more information on Ride Staffs, head to

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2016 Ironman 70.3 Route Announced!

2016 Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire route announced

The countdown to IRONMAN 70.3 in Staffordshire is on, with the announcement of the official route to be taken by athletes.

The competition takes place on Sunday June 12, and will involve some diversions and road closures for the safety of athletes and members of the public.

Two sections of the race—the bike and running courses—will take place on the roads. To help motorists plan their route, event organisers IRONMAN UK, have released a map showing locations and times of all road closures.

Those travelling through the county are being advised to check beforehand and plan their journeys to avoid delays. Essential access for carers can be facilitated by contacting [email protected]

Once again, the event will see competitors complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile half marathon, starting at Chasewater, passing through Cannock Chase before culminating at the historic Shugborough Estate.

Last year chef Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana, and world champion Javier Gomez joined more than 2,000 people taking part in the competition in Staffordshire.

Staffordshire County Councillor Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economy, Environment and Transport said: “The first Staffordshire Ironman 70.3 was a huge success story from start to finish and was a great opportunity to really showcase what a fantastic county Staffordshire is to live, work and visit.

“We know from last year that Ironman 70.3 will be well supported, but there will also be some minor disruption to travel in some areas, especially as there are other big events taking place on the same day. We’d advise people to check out the maps at or at and plan their journeys to avoid any potential delays.”

Alternative Therapies, Floatation Tanks and Staffordshire Ironman 70.3

Alternative Therapies, Floatation Tanks and Staffordshire Ironman 70.3

On the show we interviewed Sally Rosemarie who practices various alternate therapies.

Mark Smethurst who has recently opened Time to Float in Stafford which has floatation tanks.

And finally we interviewed our own Craig Baxter who is doing the upcoming Staffordshire Ironman 70.3

Listen to their interviews by clicking the link at the bottom but here is a little about them…

Sally Rosemarie of Escential Health, offers a wide range of holistic complementary therapies and retreats at the Cannock Chase Healing Retreat in a quaint Victorian cottage in Little Haywood on the edge of Cannock Chase. She specialises in energy healing including Precision Reiki and Phytobiophysics Flower Remedies – which she teaches to individuals and therapists and which can help physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

If you are looking to take time out from a busy schedule, de-stress, re-charge your batteries and be nurtured with relaxing therapies in a peaceful environment, contact Sally Rosemarie on:

07711 649175 [email protected]


So what is Floatation?

Floatation is lying on a bed of 10″ water, heated up to body temperature, and is laden with 500kg of Epsom Salts. This is more dense than the dead sea, and therefore you float, and hence the term ‘floatation therapy.’

Inside the pod it is dark, and when using the earplugs provided, there is no sound. These things combine to ‘fool’ the brain into sleep mode.
This allows the oxygen to be transported around the blood quicker, which helps the body repair itself. People who suffer back, knee or neck pain in particular should notice an improvement after floating.

The benefits of Floatation:
Just 60 minutes in one of our float pods can…
REDUCE: Blood Pressure, Heart rate, Muscle Tension, Back Pain, Stress, Jet Lag, Insomnia
IMPROVE: Cardio-Vascular Efficiency, Oxygen and Blood Supply (dilates veins, arteries and capillaries), Concentration Strength and Span, Creative powers, Supply of Nutrients to Every cell in the Human Body.
STRENGTHEN: Immune System, Self-Confidence, General Feeling of Well Being
ACCELERATE: Recovery from Exercise, Sports, Illness and Injury
PROTECT AGAINST: Symptoms of Asthma, All Gastro-Intestinal and Cardio-Vascular Disorders, Migraines, Chronic Back Pain, The Risk of Heart Attacks & Strokes.

A lot of pregnant women (in their second and third trimester) experience true relaxation when they float, as pregnancy takes a toll on every muscle in their body, especially their torso. Ironically, the times they get a chance to rest is when the baby becomes more active, and it’s weight continues to put stress on their muscles.

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Craig Baxter is training for the Staffordshire Ironman 70.3 and he has found that mixing his training up cycling, swimming, running and strength work, have really benefitted him and has helped him avoid injury.

Craig is raising money for Katherine House Hospice. You can sponsor him by clicking on the following link…


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