Coached Training 17th & 24th Jan

Our final sessions of the winter season will be 17th & 24th Jan at Foxhall Stadium.
We are currently looking into some away sessions for February, possibly Tunstall Forest and Maglia Rosso.

Please arrive and be ready to ride at 10am
Don‘t forget your bicycle (in full working order), helmet, drink, £3.00 per rider and appropriate clothing for the weather.

Autumn/Winter sessions will all be offroad where a Mountain or Cyclo Cross bike will be required. Sessions will look at core bike handling skills and combine mini race scenarios giving a good workout. Sessions work around and support entries to the Eastern Cyclo Cross League, the calendar below include league dates.

Full Coached Training info

3 Youth Opportunities from British Cycling incl women & girls MTB

1) Go-Ride Cyclo-Cross Holiday Programme – Monday 27th October, near Bury St. Edmunds

This is aimed at both novice and experienced racers. We are based at a new venue for us, Maglia Rosso bike shop and café. 10am – 3pm.

Bikes available to borrow:

The bikes are suited for those aged 12 plus.  In particular you need the following minimum saddle heights (measured from pedal to top of saddle).

Small Min saddle height 75 cm Max saddle height 92.5cm
Large Min saddle height  79.5 cm Max saddle height 97 cm

Book a place here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/120050/Cyclo-Cross-holiday-programme-day

 

2) Intensive Cyclo-Cross training sessions

Here are the details for this seasons Contenders Cyclo-Cross training sessions.  These sessions are designed for our best youth riders in the region to prepare them for national level competition.  They are intensive training sessions that enable riders to work with others of a similar standard and identify weaknesses that can be worked on in club sessions.

Riders are expected to be racing Cyclo-Cross regularly and have their own Cyclo-Cross bike.  This year we are taking Youth aged riders (Under 16’s) and first year juniors.
Under 16’s and Under 14’s are welcome.
There will be a limit of 20 riders per session so you will need book with me – just email to book on.

The dates are:

Sun 5th October                 Welwyn
Sat 1st November             Colchester
Sat 6th December          Hog Hill (TBC)
Sat 20th December           Ipswich

The sessions usually take 2 – 3 hours during a morning. Charges will vary depending on the venue but are usually  less than £5.

Please let Mark know if you want to come – contacts below.

 

3) Women and Girls Mountain Biking at the Hadleigh Farm Olympic Site on Tuesday 28th Oct

Mark will be running some Women and Girls introductory sessions during half term. Ideal for Mums and Daughters. Places need to be booked via the British Cycling Calendar. The sessions are open to Girls aged 12 upwards. Bikes are available to borrow – check sizes and book with me.

A not to be missed opportunity to try out the Hadleigh Farm Olympic course before it opens to the public.  These sessions cover the basics to allow you to enjoy MTB riding on tougher trails or progress to giving racing a go.

Tuesday 28th October  10am – 12 noon https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/120046/Rider-Development-Session-Women-and-Girls

1 – 3pm (This session will be progressive so ideally you will have attended the morning’s session) https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/120047/Rider-Development-Session-Women-and-Girls—afternoon-session

Women and Girls Cyclo-Cross at Redbridge Cycle Centre (Hog Hill) on Thursday 30th Oct

If you want to get into ‘cross racing but are not sure you have the skills then come along and have a go. If you want to improve your general bike handling skills for road riding then these sessions are ideal. The afternoon session covers different skills so you can attend either or both sessions. You can use a Cyclo-Cross bike or a MTB at these sessions.

Thursday 30th October 10am – 12 noon https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/120048/Rider-Development-Session,-Women-and-Girls—Morning

1 – 3pm https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/120049/Rider-Development-Session,-Women-and-Girls—Afternoon

Mark Wyer
Go-Ride Coach – Eastern
British Cycling, National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ
Telephone: +44 (0)7534 281271

Club Ride Sat 30th – Special arrangements

We are recommending that this Saturday’s ride is substituted by the Crafted Classique Sportive on this occasion.

If riders would prefer to participate in our normal club ride starting at Northgate Sports Centre 9am, please contact David Boother on 07769 584231 and we will endeavour to meet your wishes.

IBC ride leaders will guide and chaperone the less experienced riders wishing to have support on the sportive.

Ipswich Bicycle Cub (IBC) members gain an exclusive £5 discount entering the event on the day. Full price would be £25.

The 100km ride includes:

  • 62miles is not much further than most Saturdays
  • Espresso or Coffee at registration
  • Mule bar and energy gel nutrition
  • Signed route (gps routing if you contact Matt Kerr)
  • Chip timing
  • 3 rest/refreshment stops – no rush or time pressure
  • Adnams beer (or soft drink) and Hog Roast (or vegetarian option) at HQ on return
  • Mobile first aid support
  • Mechanical support at registration and on route response from Elmy Cycles
  • Sweep service to collect riders and bikes if required
  • Some stunning Suffolk countryside

If you wish to undertake the Classique with the clubs ride leaders please contact David Boother on 07769 584231.

There is also an option of a 100mile ride, however we feel ride leader support is best directed to those in the 100km ride.