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.
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.
Team Challenge places NOW AVAILABLE in the Prudential Ride London 30th July 2017
The club has successfully gained the following places for members in the Surrey 100 British Cycling Club Challenge.
• 1 Female team (4 riders)
• 1 Male team (4 riders)
If you wish to apply for one of the eight places and take part in one of the UK’s largest sportives, experience the thrill of closed roads or challenge yourself over the 100 miles then simply enter our club ballot.
Email by clicking >> Pru 100 Ballot 2017 with your name to enter the ballot by 17:00 on 14th April.
Places will be decided on the following basis.
• Half the club’s allocated places will be drawn first from those that have not previously been allocated a place in the club challenge.
• Remaining places will then be drawn including those wishing to enter again.
For example if you entered the ballot previously but were not successful, you will be drawn from the first half
All club challenge entrants must
• Be a current member of Ipswich Bicycle Club (join now if you are not).
• NOT already have an individual place in the event through ballot or charity.
• Pay their own entry fee (£69) and complete their own online entry form by 17:00 on 21st April. If not completed places will automatically be given to a reserve.
• Provide a valid and accessible email address for entry information to be sent. This will be sent after 17:00 on 14th April.
• Be a current British Cycling member, (join now if you are not, Bronze can be free for first year new members).
• Provide feedback and photos of the event to the club.
• NOT be an Elite or Category 1 British Cycling Race Licence holder.
• Arrange their own travel and accommodation.
Many club members have enjoyed this event since it started. Starting together is encouraged but Riding as part of a club challenge team does not mean you must ride together for the whole event.
Ipswich Bicycle Club
Celebrating 125 years of
Cycling in Ipswich
Sunday, 5th March 2017
from Gosbeck Village Community Hall
Helmingham Road, Gosbeck, IP6 9RZ
All rides cost £1.25 payable at the start
Refreshments available at the finish
Gps/x routes at 2017 Reliability Ride routes
(note the 125Km is gps only. No Map.)
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.