IBC Social Evenings now on Thursdays

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

IBC Club Social Evening & Membership Renewal

Dear Member,

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!

Mike
Membership Secretary
Ipswich Bicycle Club

IBC Hill Climb Competition

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.

Saturday Social Ride 26th August – Thorpeness

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.

Nigel

Saturday Social Ride 19th August 2017

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.

Nigel

New Crowfield 10 mile TT circuit course records set

Round 6 of the Ipswich and District Time Trial series at Crowfield this week saw the male and female course records beaten by Lloyd Chapman and Verity Smith – great results, so pleased for you both. Full results can be found on http://ipswichdistrictcycleassociation.com/results/

My thanks to everyone who came forward and helped marshall for me again, thus enabling the event to go ahead.

We have another two left up at Crowfield, 16th and 23rd May, and I would appreciate if anyone else could come forward to help, on either or both of these dates please – meet 6 pm at Crowfield Village Hall. You do not need any experience, it isn’t a difficult job and, on the plus side, the forecast next week is much warmer so it’ll be a lovely evening to top up those Vitamin D levels! Please let me know below if you can help or PM me.

Jane de Boltz  –  timetrial@ipswichbicycleclub.co.uk