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.

Ipswich Bicycle Club Grand Belgian BBQ Extravaganza

Ipswich Bicycle Club is proud to announce …….
Grand Belgian BBQ Extravaganza                                 IBC Summer BBQ Poster
Saturday 22nd August
Greshams Sports & Social Club
4.30 – 11pm – food served @ 6pm
IBC is proud to host our first summer BBQ                                  To celebrate we are going Belgian themed
Prizes for the best dressed Belgian
Come & enjoy some great food, drink & hospitality with friends from the Club. Open to all IBC members and guests
Win a Ridley Bike + many other Belgian goodies from Lefe Beer & Chocolate in the Grand Prize Raffle
Club Rollers – Raffle – Grand Prizes – Cheesy Music – Great Beer – Good Friends
Tickets available now from
Elmy Cycles – Ipswich – 255247 – Tickets available at the shop now.
Matt Kerr – 07738 171909
£10 Adults
£5 Children
Raffle Tickets £5 per strip

Next Club Social Evening Monday 3rd August at Greshams

CLUB SOCIAL EVENING – Monday 3rd August at Greshams 7:30.
Don’t forget tomorrow evening is our club social evening at Greshams. Please come along and say hello to all IBC members and listen to the various tales from the Pru Ride London taking place today.
Also use the opportunity to collect any club clothing you have ordered and shop and buy anything you may want as Colin will be bringing the entire collection.
Hope to see as many of you as possible.

Latest club clothing order has arrived

Hi All

The Endura Club order has now arrived, if you pre-ordered garments they are also here. Collection for this can be from Gresham Social Night on Monday 3rd August if possible, if not please phone me on the number below to arrange an alternative.

I still have two orders from the October delivery for Stephen Searby and Andrew Newman, could you both please collect these asap.

There seems to be a misunderstanding on how you get kit. Stock kit is kept at my home and is available only at the club social nights first Monday in each month, or if needed urgently from my home (details below).

Please can you contact me by phone (leave a message if no reply) or email me but do not Face book or messenger me as I don’t see them often enough.

Thank you

Colin Newstead
87 Hadleigh Rd
Ipswich
IP2 0JN
01473 216388

April Club News

Welcome to the April Newsletter of Ipswich Bicycle Club.

108 cyclists tackled the 3 different routes from Playford Village Hall for the annual Reliability Rides. Many were pleased of the cake selection or beans on toast at the finish. I don’t think anyone managed to get lost this year with the new maps.  By far the most popular distance was the 100Km ride, to challenge the more hardy riders. Some members (you know who you are!) took full advantage of Anna, who was providing massages for a contribution toward her British Heart Foundation fundraising.

The Ipswich Spring Scrambles took place from Gosbeck. This year we held a 3 / 4 Mens race and a 2/3/4 Womens race. The Mens field of 70 was always going to be full. This is a really popular early season event on a popular course. 46 women raced after lunch, covering the same distance as the Men. With the finish at the top of Framsden Mill hill it is suited to the very light sprinters for a quick run up the hill. Congratulations to 1st Jack Hardwicke, 3rd Grant Martin and 6th Martin Barkes. In the Womens Race 1st was Sian Botteley from Velosure Primal, 2nd Rose Osborne Team WNT and 3rd Abby Mae-Parkinson Team Giordana Triton. Thank you to all who helped out.

The Ipswich District Cycle Association  time trials have begun with two 5 milers’ from Henley. This Tuesday 21st April, is Ipswich Bicycle Club turn to host the events for 6 weeks on the Crowfield Circuit. Sign On is at Crowfield Village Hall from about 5.30pm. If you can spare some time to help out it would be appreciated over the coming weeks. The categories have been altered this year to have a Ladies section, road bike section, and others. The new web page has all the details.

With the warm weather more people are taking to their bikes again to take part in the Saturday Club rides. If you would like to lead one of these rides one week, please do mention it to the ride leaders David Boother, Will taylor or Jules Hicks. I can pass on your details if you wish.  The popularity of this weekly ride out means we do need people to come forward to lead.

Not sure about taking part in the Ride London event? Good news, there are still Club places for Ladies wanting to take part in the Prudential Ride London event on Sunday August 2nd. Club info for Ride London if you are interested. It should be a great day out riding around Surrey and the capital. prudentialridelondon.co.uk

The popular Club training sessions are continuing to take place with Adam Keer. Check out coaching to see what is going on. Members and non-Members are always welcome.

The Club has become involved with Kesgrave Community Centre, with their Special Cycle Roadshow– To celebrate the Women’s Cycle Tour starting in Suffolk this year, KWMCC are organising a special Cycle Roadshow event on the 14th June at Kesgrave Community Centre. Ipswich Bicycle Club has a gazebo/stand. If you would like to help out, please contact Wendy Boother.

Keep an eye on the events page on the FB group to see what else is going on.

Happy Cycling

Paul Rippon.