Ipswich Bicycle Club Hill Climb and Half Wheel Trophy

This year’s hill climb and half wheel trophy will be held on Saturday 28th November on Willisham Hill. The Saturday social ride will be leaving Northgate at it’s normal 9am start time and heading to the bottom of Willisham Hill.

Anyone wishing to register can do so before at Northgate or at the concrete pad at the bottom of Willisham hill. We hope to get underway no later than 10am. On completion of the hill climb, we will contest the half wheel trophy which the winner will be the rider who can travel the furthest on the decent, without pedalling.

Following the contest the social ride will then loop back round to Ipswich (varying distances per ride group), to the Cult Bar for coffee, cake and chat.

Photographers and supporters are most welcome.

Hope to see you there Matt

Super Saturday Coached Training

31st October 2015
Foxhall Stadium Ipswich

Sessions are geared to CycloCross and MTB catering for ALL riders aged 7yrs+ from ANY club and those not in a club.

We’ll be running groups catering for under 12’s, Youth Contenders * and Adult.
With racing scheduled for the next day sessions will look at technique with a light workout and fun races.

£3 per rider
Under 12’s and Adults 10am-12noon
* Youth Contenders hosted by Mark Wyer 10am until 12:30pm.

October Newsletter

Dear Members,

Thank you to those who came to the last social night at Greshams. Hope you all enjoyed the informative talk by Sportsmen East. Some people asked for a copy of Mike’s presentation, if you did want it please could you email Mike and he will send it to you.

His email is mb.sportstherapy@yahoo.co.uk. Just to remind you all, SportsMedEast are continuing their 25% discount for all club members.

This Monday evening is our monthly Club Social evening at Greshams. We are pleased at this meeting to have Dave Chisholm from Carbonology coming to give us a talk about all things Carbon Fibre. Dave is a fantastic engineer who started his career in the Royal Navy, was the logistics manager for Cycling & Sailing at the Sydney Olympics & most recently Dave has been working on project Speedbird to set a new world speed record on water. When not involved in amazing projects Dave Runs Carbonology – a Carbon fiber fabrication, supply & repair business. This is a talk not to be missed! 7pm for 7.30 start.

The Eastern District Hill Climb takes place on the 18th Oct. Entry is here and is run at Semer Village on Watsons Hill. This annual Hill Climb is very popular for both spectators and competitors. The first rider goes off at 1100.

Ipswich Bicycle Club is delivering a range of coaching from basic and intermediate cycling techniques, through to preparing riders for competitive cycling in cyclo cross or road racing. Each coach is qualified to deliver British Cycling’s programmes, where riders can progress into competition. Ipswich Bicycle Club is a Go-Ride accredited club, and is able to deliver this programme regularly at club sessions and also externally to schools.

Check out the Club website for more information under coaching

The Club has also arranged some informal Cyclo Cross training for those who like it muddy! Training takes place on Tuesdays at Wherstead Ski slope, behind the driving range from 6.30pm.

Long standing Club member Keith Hill is going to hang up his Time Trailing stop watch. Keith has done this successfully for many years and his service to time trailing is very much appreciated. The Club needs some people who would to learn the art of time keeping. If you are interested please drop a line to Paul Rippon.

The AGM will take place at Greshams on the 2nd November. Notice and agenda to follow shortly.

Lastly, membership of the Club is now 246 members! This is a great amount of people, from so many different aspects of cycling.

Kind regards

Paul Rippon.

Ipswich Bicycle Club to run Ladies Rides

Ipswich Bicycle Club is going to run Ladies Rides

These will run on Sundays and weekday evenings according to demand and advance weather forecast.

Places will be limited so please contact Liz on 07939084553 or inkdabink36@gmail.com if you are interested. Advance details will be posted on the Club website and on the Club Facebook Page.

If you wish to attend, you MUST:

+ notify Liz and wait for acknowledgement that your place is booked
+ follow the link on the Ipswich BC website to Group Ride Signals, be familiar with these and use them
+ bring ID, a phone, your IBC membership card, if you have one, and next of kin details
+ be aware that non-members must join the club after 6 rides, for insurance purposes
+ bring at least one full water bottle, a portable snack and a puncture kit comprising of a spare inner tube, 2 tyre levers and a hand pump.
+ notify Liz by phone if you decide not to come, or will be late, and wait for acknowledgement
+ arrive at least 10 minutes before the advertised ride start
+ check the Ipswich BC website for ride details and cancellations on the morning of the ride
+ensure your bike is in good working order & tyres are pumped up
+ wear a well-fitting bicycle helmet
+ wear clothes appropriate to the weather eg waterproof jacket


+ You are responsible for your own safety and that of fellow road users
+ Be familiar with the Highway Code and follow it
+ Ride safely and with courtesy. You are representing your club
+ be aware that riders who arrive without the outlined equipment will not be permitted on the ride
+ be aware that unless Liz know that you will be late, the ride will leave without you 15 minutes after the advertised start time

Next Ladies Ride:

10am depart from Northgate Sports Centre, Sunday 27th Sept
Approx 20 miles (tbc) at an easy pace.
Nobody will be dropped
You must book in advance.

Kind regards,

Liz Newbery

Saturday 22nd August Social Rides – Crafted Classique

Saturday 22nd August – There will be no IBC Social Rides from Northgate Sports Centre
Instead we will be running Blue, Red and Black Rides as part of the Crafted Classique Sportive.
Simon Males will be leading and organising a black ride over the 100 mile distance. Please contact Simon for details and confirmation of your intention to join his group.
David Boother and Will Taylor will be leading and organising 2 red rides over the 100 mile distance. These will be ridden at an average of 18mph so please don’t join if you cannot maintain that speed over the distance. Please inform David and/or Will of your intention to join either of these groups.
Mark Salter & Les Roper will be leading and organising a blue ride over the 100 mile distance. This will be ridden at an average of 15mph so again please don’t join in this group if you cannot maintain that speed over a 100 mile course. Please inform Mark of your intention to join this group.
Marcus Sharpe will be leading and organising a blue ride over the 100Km (63 mile) distance. This is the ride to join if you have never done 100 miles before and are looking to challenge yourself to go a bit beyond the normal club run distances. Marcus will keep to the blue average of 14-16 mph and ensure that all riders stay in the group. Please inform Marcus of your intention to join this group.
If you don’t want to join any of these groups then feel free to ride the sportive at your own pace (there will be plenty of riders to tag along with on the road) and don’t forget there is always the option of doing the 55Km route specially set out for those who are new to Sportive’s.
If you have registered online, you have the option to collect your timing chips and sign-on between 4-8pm on Friday 21st August from Cult Cafe on the Ipswich waterfront. This means you can simply turn up and ride from 8am on the day of the event, without needing to do any additional sign-on.
For all the group rides mentioned above please arrive at the Cult Café by 7:30 am so that we can form up into groups and set off promptly at 8am as soon as we are allowed to start.

Final IDCA TT at Henley on September 2nd

The Ipswich and District Cycling Association http://ipswichdistrictcycleassociation.com/ is starting to draw to a close for 2015.

The last of the evening TT’s at Henley will take place on the 2nd of Sept, and will be a fun 2up Time trial with a presentation evening afterwards. With many Club members hopefully receiving awards it is hoped that people will have a go at the 2up TT (you don’t need a Tandem, its a combined time) and stay afterwards. The TT starts at 6.30pm, please be there in plenty of time to sign on at the Community centre.

Henley village hall have asked me to pass on a Polite notice. No cleats inside the building even if just using the loo or bar. Please park cars, vans at the far end of the car park and please don’t leave bikes outside the entrance to the hall by the path leaving them on the railing adjacent to the car park please.