Christmas Social

IBC will be having it’s Christmas Social in the Dove Street Inn on St Helen’s Street, Ipswich, on Thursday 13th December from 7pm.

A chance to meet and catch up with your fellow club members while having a celebratory Christmas drink or two. Christmas jumpers are encouraged!

We’re also going to be having club kit on sale too for you to buy, but will only be able to take cash this time as payment.

November Committee Meeting

On the 19th November the newly elected committee met for the first time since the AGM. 

Several issues were discussed including the new club paypal, the awards night, and club kit supplies and distribution. We’d also like to remind members we still have committee spots open, get in touch if you’d like to volunteer.

Full minutes of the meeting can be found here

There won’t be a meeting in December due to availability round Christmas so the next meeting will be Monday 21st January.

IBC AGM 2018

Next Thursday, 1st Nov, is our club AGM. Come along for the chance to see how the club’s run, have a chat on ideas for the club, maybe consider volunteering for one of the open committee positions, and vote on club member of the year. 7pm Thursday 1st at Greshams.

The following vacancies exist for next year’s committee:

Coaching Secretary, Time Trial Secretary, Youth Representative, Ladies Rep and Male Rep.

IBC Annual Hill Climb & Freewheel Results

On Saturday 6th October Ipswich Bicycle Club held their annual hill climb on Watsons Hill near Semer and Freewheel on Priory Hill near Kersey. Here are the results.

Hill Climb Result – Watsons Hill
Freewheel Podium in order 3rd Martin Page, 2nd John Greenwood, 1st Simon Trudgett

IBC Road Race – request for volunteer help

Road race organiser Will Taylor says thank you to all those that have already pledged help to assist at the re-scheduled IBC Road Race set for Sunday 22nd July 2018.

He could do with a few more volunteers even if it means only spending an hour as this gives people already working a break to watch the racing or rest up. All jobs are required, catering help with food prep, tea & coffee making etc, marshall assistance and following the race in cars.

Also if you just want to come up and watch then bring a chair and set yourself up somewhere around the course to watch as the riders are likely to go round for at least 8 laps so plenty to see and photo opportunities.

IBC Ladies Ride Sat 30th June

On 30 June, alongside the regular Saturday Social Ride, Debs will be leading a Ladies Ride to Snape Maltings Granary Cafe. The ride will be about 30-40 miles at 13-15mph average.
Meet at Northgate Sports Centre, Ipswich at 8.45am – rollout will be at 8.55am. The ride should get back to Northgate by about 1pm/1.30pm.
If the weather looks like it could be hot, bring suncream and plenty of fluid, as well as at least one spare inner tube.

Club Social Night and Ride Thursday 7th June

This coming Thursday 7th June is our monthly social evening at Greshams from 7.30pm. We plan to run an evening club ride, pre- social, which will set off at 6.30pm from the church hall car park at St Augustine’s roundabout. Please arrive at least 10minutes before to organise suitable groups as per SSR- ALL welcome. The ride will likely be around 20-25miles and end up at Greshams.

As well as a pre-social ride, Steve Grimwood has kindly agreed to do a session on group riding skills with basic bike maintenance. Matt Rude Kerr will also be sending some club kit samples to try.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

IBC Ladies Ride Saturday 26th May

IBC will be running a Ladies Ride  to The Meare Tearooms, Thorpeness this Saturday, 26 May. The ride will be about 50-60 miles at 13-15mph average.
Meet at Northgate Sports Centre, Ipswich at 8.45am – we’ll set off at 8.55am.
It’s a long ride so allow plenty of time (approx. 5 hours or so). 
Weather looks like it could be hot so bring suncream and plenty of fluid, as well as at least one spare inner tube.