IBC Off Road Coaching Session – Sat 3rd Dec – Foxhall Stadium

Dear Riders and Parents,
 
 
We are planning a coaching session Sat 3rd Dec 2016 at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich –    IP4 5QW. Please use the Foxhall Road entrance to the stadium if you are travelling by car.
 
 
Coaches Ross, Adam and Peter  will greet you  and run the session. The session will focus on some skills and ‘fun’ racing.
 
 
The session will run from 10am-12noon for riders aged 7yrs+ incorporating Adults too.  Club membership is not essential but you are always  welcome to join .
 
Important – Please arrive no later than 9.45am  –  Parents that haven’t completed a consent form this year as yet, we will have some to complete on the day.
 
Don‘t forget your bicycle (in full working order), helmet, gloves and drink, £3.00 per rider and appropriate ‘warm’ clothing for the weather, it is likely to be cold!
 
The session is aimed at the off-road discipline so cyclo-cross or mtb bikes with off-road tyres are most suitable.
 
If there are high winds on the day sessions may be cancelled. Please phone to check.
Kind regards,
 
Peter Ingram 
Ipswich Bicycle Club Coach – 07729392930

IP Cross – International Cyclo Cross Race & Family Cycling Weekend

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 steve@elmycycles.co.uk to volunteer.

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IBC 2016 Hill Climb & Half Wheel Results

winnersThe 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.

Ipswich Bicycle Club Summer BBQ – Sat 6th August at Greshams

Bike BBQ

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.

BARBEQUE MENU

Cajun Chicken, Sausage & Burger
Served with
Mixed Seasonal Salad
Coleslaw
Chips
Rolls, butter, sauces & relish

Cost for the evening £12.50 which needs to be paid for before the evening by PayPal to me mattrude@aol.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.

Cheers Matt

Saturday 23rd January Club Social Ride with Cycling Weekly

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.
They are:
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=evfrlyojaqokuyqh

http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=acqvuhztohgkwvbh

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.

Regards,

Mark Salter