Ipswich Bicycle Club
Celebrating 126 years of Cycling in Ipswich
Sunday, 4th March 2018
from Gosbeck Village Community Hall, Helmingham Road, Gosbeck, IP6 9RZ
100 km Route, 4hours riding at 15mph. Leaves at 9am
70 Km Route, 3 hours riding at 14.6mph Leaves at 9:30am
45 Km Route, 2 hours riding at 13.5mph. Leaves at 10am.
Please be prepared for adverse weather. Have spare tubes, a pump and a mobile phone in case of emergency. All rides cost £2.00.
A recent committee meeting was negotiating how we use our corporate membership of Greshams this year and in order to avoid Bank Holiday Monday’s when they are closed and most members are busy doing other things it was decided to move to the first Thursday of every month instead.
This means that the next IBC Social Evening will be Thursday 1st February – this week
The next club social night on Monday 4th December (7.30pm) at Greshams is your first opportunity to renew your club membership for 2018, subs remain the same once again for the coming year.
£20 for Adult/Social
£40 for Family
£15 for Juniors/Students/Retired/Unemployed
£1 for anyone under 12 years of age
Please do come along if you can, it’s much easier for me to renew in person!
Ipswich Bicycle Club
The Hill Climbing season is upon us again, so, as last year, we are heading back to Semer and Watson’s Hill for the 2017 event, followed by the Half Wheel competition just round the corner.
On Saturday October 7th the SSR (Saturday Social Rides) will head over to Semer, so that those who want to have a go can and others can offer support. Anyone arriving early can get a coffee from Hollow Tree Farm nearby.
Registering will be done on the day at the bottom of the hill between 9:45 and 10am when the first rider will start.
As for the Half Wheel this is always a fun chance of a trophy and everyone is in with a chance.
Please note the Sudbury Open is the following weekend (Sunday 15th) so it’s a great chance to test those legs.
Next weeks ride will be to Thorpeness Meare Cafe as a few people have requested it.
I am going to bring the start time forward to 08:30 as it is a slightly longer ride.
Long range weather forecast is for sun sun and a bit more sun.
Les will be master of ceremonies on the day as I am moving house.
Slightly different SSR as we have Two routes this weekend.
0830 start from Northgate to Maglia Rosso. Roughly about 56 miles
0900 start from Northgate to Corncraft. Roughly about 36 miles.
Weather forecast at this early stage is reasonable.
Any issues or problems please get in touch by smoke signal.
Ipswich Bicycle Club last Summer Coached Road Training (which are open to all) is Saturday 8th July, at RAF Woodbridge Airfield Otley Road, Sutton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3TN.
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 opportunity for some great race training ahead of local Crit Racing.
The session will run from 10am-12noon for riders aged 7yrs+ incorporating Adults too.
Club membership is not essential but you are always welcome to join.
Important – Please arrive no later than 9.40am and congregate at the end of Otley Road.
Vehicles will then move onsite with the gates behind us due to site security.
If you are going to attend please could you drop a quick email or text to firstname.lastname@example.org 07880 601396 letting us know.
Don‘t forget your bicycle (in full working order), helmet, drink, £3.00 per rider and appropriate clothing for the weather.
Sessions are aimed at the road discipline so road bikes or cyclo-cross bikes with road tyres are most suitable.
If there are high winds on the day sessions may be cancelled. Please phone to check.