Ipswich Bicycle Club AGM 2016

Dear Members

You are all invited to attend the AGM which will be taking place in The Ven Yew Room at Greshams, Tuddenham Road, Ipswich, IP4 3QJ on Monday 7th November 2016.

Please check your emails regularly over the coming weeks to make sure you get as much advance notice for the committee positions available, the agenda items that will be debated on the night and how to vote for Club member of the year.

There will also be reminders and information published on the members only Facebook pages and on our Club website for those that like technology and social networking.

If you have any suggestions for discussion, or questions about the arrangements for the evening, please contact your relevant discipline’s Club Secretary or myself direct, or any other committee member, as appropriate, via the Club website.

The Committee looks forward to seeing you all there at the meeting and taking advantage of our corporate membership at the bar!

Kind Regards,
Wendy Boother,
Club Secretary

IBC 2016 Hill Climb & Half Wheel Results

winnersThe IBC Hill Climb and Half Wheel Trophy was held a bit earlier than previous years to fit in with the hill climbing season and better weather, which in turn saw a big turnout competing the titles.

It was also decided to bring the hill climb back to Watson’s Hill where the Sudbury CC open is held every year, where our boys and girls have done very well at taking individual and team titles in the past.

With the social ride heading there and then looping back to the Cult Cafe we had in excess of 40 riders on the hill which was the best I’ve seen in my time at the club.

As ever the main contenders came to the fore even if some had to do it twice ūüėČ (technical issue with the time keeper) but man of the moment Ollie Jones showed just how far he has come in the last few years by recording a winning time of 49 secs. The ladies title was taken with a very good ride from Jo Newstead, regaining her title from 3 years ago. One youngster had a go, Marcus Friend aged 14 and put in a really good time securing his name on a trophy next year.

Lots of the club members all gave it a shot and there were some very good times recorded. All in all a good day was had and hopefully the last week of September is now the date for the club hill climb and half wheel.

Ipswich Bicycle Club Hill Climb results 2016 (Watson’s Hill)

Barrie Smith                                 1:34.51

Andrew Cot                                  1:25.70

Les Roper                                    1:23.49

Charles Latto                               1:17.82

Leanne Nixon                               1:36.14   2nd Paced Lady

Steve Butterworth                        1:24.78

Daniel Zagni                                 0:56.36

Simon Hance                               0:55.49   2nd Placed Man

Peter Ingram                                0:55.74   3rd Placed Man

Paul Cantin                                 1:10.08

Joe Spalding                                1:07.43

Scott Amass                                1:23.70

Richard Hoare                              1:18.82

Marcus Friend                              1:14.70   1st Placed Juvenile

Jarek Koblinski                            0:58.44

Faye Reynolds                             1:36.36  3rd Placed Lady

Jo Sodling                                   2:12.36

Sean Dunne                                 1:07.92

Michala Trong                              1:51.14

Foo Trong                                    1:00.78

Paul Goldring                               1:08.99

Martin Page                                 0:56.98

Jo Newstead                               1:08.21   1st Placed Lady

Alistair Kings                               1:02.82

Anne Betts                                  1:37.99

Charles Mildred                            1:04.37

Ollie Jones                                   0:49.08  1st Placed Man

Phill Hetzel                                 1:00.07

Warren Manners                          1:20.82

Chris Jones                                 1:06.14

Ipswich Bicycle Club Half Wheel Event results 2016

This years event was held on the hill running down to Kersey with a good 35-40 competitors all freewheeling themselves as far as they could. It was clear to see the best option was the Froome Tuck and all of the top 4 used it. Hats off to Mike who was first away and held the lead from the start. Chris Jones thought he may have done enough to at least beat his son in a  comp but alas not, Ollie still travelled half a bike length further. Haha and pre-event favorite Marcus Sharpe again came up just short.

Winner Mike Kingshott

So it just leaves me to say a big thank you to all who came out and took part and those who helped out. See you out and about again soon.

IBC Annual Hill Climb and Half Wheel Competition

Saturday 24th is our Club Hill Climb and Half Wheel Competition!

This years events will be held at Watsons Hill and Semer Hill in Semer.
The Saturday club ride will be heading there from Northgate at 9am and then looping back to the Cult Cafe for refreshments and cake.
With the Sudbury Open Hill climb just a few weeks later its a good chance to see where your legs are at and of course be in with a chance to be crowned our club champions.


Ipswich Bicycle Club Summer BBQ – Sat 6th August at Greshams

Bike BBQ

The fun starts from 7pm and food being served from 7:30. The bar and venue will be open till 12am

Friends and Family are more than welcome

Club Rollers, Raffle, Music etc

Please find a list of the menu below anyone with special dietary need can be catered for by letting me know.


Cajun Chicken, Sausage & Burger
Served with
Mixed Seasonal Salad
Rolls, butter, sauces & relish

Cost for the evening £12.50 which needs to be paid for before the evening by PayPal to me mattrude@aol.com (please make sure you do this as a gift please) or cash though my door at 332 Norwich rd, Ipswich. IP1 4HD. I will also be at the SCRS nights at Trinity Park and on the Saturday club rides if that helps.

Cheers Matt

Final 2016 Coached Road Training at RAF Woodbridge 9th July

Our final Coached Road training is Saturday 9th July.
Arrive 9.40am, sessions run 10am-12noon.

RAF Woodbridge is a very exciting venue and the site has been used previously for Road Circuit Racing by local cycle clubs.

This site offers an excellent traffic free environment opportunity for some great training to help improve fitness, bike handling or race preparation. Sessions are aimed at 7yrs + with Adults encouraged.

FULL INFO > Coached Training Sessions.

IBC Annual Ride to Norwich

Back for a third year in the safe hands of Matt Kerr the annual Ipswich to Norwich ride will take place on Friday 17th June, departing from Northgate Sports Centre at 9am.

All details of route, speed and restaurant stop can be found on the Facebook event site  hereTeam IBC Hospital