The organisers and committee have been watching the weather reports and sadly had to make this decision. There is just too much ice and snow on the chosen routes and around the HQ.
Discussions are taking place with the hall to see if another date is possible.
Ipswich Bicycle Club
Celebrating 126 years of Cycling in Ipswich
Sunday, 4th March 2018
from Gosbeck Village Community Hall, Helmingham Road, Gosbeck, IP6 9RZ
100 km Route, 4hours riding at 15mph. Leaves at 9am
70 Km Route, 3 hours riding at 14.6mph Leaves at 9:30am
45 Km Route, 2 hours riding at 13.5mph. Leaves at 10am.
Please be prepared for adverse weather. Have spare tubes, a pump and a mobile phone in case of emergency. All rides cost £2.00.
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.
For further event information and a look at the Route Map visit Prudential Ride London.
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.)
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.
Ipswich Bicycle Club Coach – 07729392930