It’s coming !!! Here are the details of the biggest event on our calendar and the biggest local event the year our forthcoming Ip-Cross International Cyclo Cross Weekend at Trinity Park.
Volunteers needed, Don’t be shy, It’s a great event to be part of & one you will remember. All volunteers will receive endless thanks oh, and free food & drinks vouchers.
If you would like to help please call Steve Grimwood on 07710 288208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
The 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 😉 (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.
This Saturday as it is the first of the month will see us run a green ride for those riders who are new to group riding. Unfortunately, as the Autumn is now arriving this will be the last Green ride until April next year when the weather hopefully turns warm and dry again.
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
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 email@example.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.
The 2016 dates for our Road coached training sessions are now available, starting Sat 2nd April. Continue reading
On Saturday 23rd January the Ipswich Bicycle Club Social Ride will be joined by Cycling Weekly who will feature the club in a future edition of Cycling Weekly “Ride With”.
All club members are welcome to join in and if you are coming please make an effort to wear your club clothing as it will make the photos much more special.
As the ride is to be a continuous 40 mile route please ensure that you bring plenty of drink and nutrition (snacks and gels) to keep you going until we get back to the Cult Café.
We will be doing a loop ride out of Northgate going approx 40 miles to arrive back at the Cult Cafe for a final coffee and cake social.
All groups, Black, Red and Blue will ride the first part to Barking Tye on the same route, via Henley and Needham Mkt. The journalist will start with the Black group(s) and swap to Red(s) at the Barking Fox (Stop 1). The Black groups will then make their own way back to Ipswich via any route they choose aiming for arrival at The Cult about 11:45 ish.
The Red and Blue rides will then ride different routes from Barking to Hadleigh so as to meet up at the same time. The journalist will swap from Red to Blue in the car park of the Edge House Hotel (Stop 2) at the end of Hadleigh High Street just before the junction with Station Road and Benton Street.
The Red group will return to Ipswich via any route they choose aiming for arrival back at The Cult at 11:45.
The Blue group(s) will return to The Cult via Raydon, Capel St. Mary, Bentley, Tattingstone, Holbrook coming in under the Orwell Bridge arriving at The Cult approx 11:55.
I have created 2 routes on GPSies which can be downloaded in a variety of formats to load onto your cycle GPS devices like Garmins.
The Blue and Red routes show the same route to Barking Tye that all groups will take. The Red takes a different route from Barking to Hadleigh. The Blue is a shorter route from Barking to Hadleigh to ensure that the Blue arrives close to the Red for handover. Both then have different routes back to Ipswich.
The start point is Northgate Sports Centre car park Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 3DJ. Roll out is 9am prompt so please arrive at 8:30 in order to prepare and be introduced to your ride group.
The finish point is Cult Cafe James Hehir Building, University Ave, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 0FS.