Final IDCA TT at Henley on September 2nd

The Ipswich and District Cycling Association 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 Road Race Results

2015 saw the Ipswich Road Races being a huge success again. The Mens race was oversubscribed for another year and selection for the races took place around the ERRL rules to ensure we had an even field of riders from the Eastern area ERRL CLubs.

A full field of 70 Men took to the roads around Gosbeck before the 40 Women raced after lunch. The Womens field had double on online entries compared to last year, and was a Womens Eastern Road League (WERL) event. While it was a little damp for the Men, the sun did come out in the afternoon for the Women.

Many thanks to all the people who gave up their time to help out on this prestigious event.

Mens result to 20th place
1 Jack Hardwicke, Ipswich BC
2 Morris Bacon, Strada Sport
3 Grant Martin, Ipswich BC
4 James Browne, VC Norwich
5 Chris Guy, Iceni Velo
6 Martin Barkes, Ipswich BC
7 Amir Eshtehardi, Finsbury Park
8 Jeremy Perks, Chelmer CC
9 Trevor Ormes, Velo Shils Interbike RT
10 Ben Steadmand, Colchester Rovers
11 Andrew Bean, Strada Sport
12 Chris Cassell, Rapha CC
13 Micheal Atkinson, North Road CC
14 Joshua Aiken, Stowmarket & Dist CC
15 Stuart Clark, Chelmer CC
16 Simon Potter, CC Sudbury
17 Dan Grey, VC Norwich
18 Jonathon Chapman, CC Ashwell
19 Matt Bridges, Strada Sport
20 Ben Wright, VC Revolution.

Womens Results to 20th place
1 Sian Botteley, Velosure Starley Primal
2 Rose Osborne, Team WNT
3 Abby Mae Parkinson, Team Giordana Triton
4 Suzetta Guerrina, London Dynamo
5 Annasley Park, Team Giordana Triton
6 Laura Cameron, London Phoenix
7 Susan Freeburn, PMR@Toachin House
8 Helen McKay, Les Filles Racing Team
9 Nicole Oh, Les Filles Racing Team
10 Lauren Kirchel, Chelmer CC
11 Michelle Sellars, London Phoenix
12 Rebecca Carter, Team WNT
13 Aofie Doherty, London Phoenix
14 Louise Laker, PMR@Toachin House
15 Gaia Casciello, Welwyn Wheelers
16 Caroline Guest, Ford Cycling Club
17 Melissa Dowell, Braintree Velo
18 Catherine Coley, Ludlow CC
19 Rebecca Johnston, Stowmarket & Dist CC
20 Nicola Soden, Carnac Planet X

Ipswich Spring Scrambles 22nd March

Ipswich BC as part of the Eastern Road League is proud to present a Reg B race for 3rd and 4th Cats (0930hrs), and a Women only race (1300hrs) on the same day for 2 / 3/ 4’s.

Working with British Cycling regional representatives and local authorities, Ipswich Bicycle Club has a history of providing quality racing in the area, and the Gosbeck circuit is quite a challenging course. The neutralised roll out from the Village Hall heads north to Helmingham and Framsden Mill, where at the top of the climb and after five laps the race ends. The course itself turns left to Petaugh after Framsden, left to Crowfield and sharp left back to Gosbeck.

This year we have employed the services of the National Escort Group who with their motorcycles help to ensure the safety of the riders and the public.

Whilst the riders are racing a team of volunteers has worked hard in order to support the race on the day, and in the weeks beforehand. These people give up their own spare time to support this event, and are appreciated enormously by the organiser.

Women only racing is becoming more popular and this year a field of 40+ has already signed up for the afternoon race. Riders in this race are coming from as far afield as Manchester and Kidderminster, with lots of Eastern counties riders taking part. The Men’s race has a full field of 70 riders, all from Eastern Road Race League member clubs.

The Women’s Only Reg B has 19 places left. If you would like to enter please contact, who will endeavour to get you a place before the race day.

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:


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

1 – 3pm (This session will be progressive so ideally you will have attended the morning’s session)—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,-Women-and-Girls—Morning

1 – 3pm,-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