April Club News

Welcome to the April Newsletter of Ipswich Bicycle Club.

108 cyclists tackled the 3 different routes from Playford Village Hall for the annual Reliability Rides. Many were pleased of the cake selection or beans on toast at the finish. I don’t think anyone managed to get lost this year with the new maps.  By far the most popular distance was the 100Km ride, to challenge the more hardy riders. Some members (you know who you are!) took full advantage of Anna, who was providing massages for a contribution toward her British Heart Foundation fundraising.

The Ipswich Spring Scrambles took place from Gosbeck. This year we held a 3 / 4 Mens race and a 2/3/4 Womens race. The Mens field of 70 was always going to be full. This is a really popular early season event on a popular course. 46 women raced after lunch, covering the same distance as the Men. With the finish at the top of Framsden Mill hill it is suited to the very light sprinters for a quick run up the hill. Congratulations to 1st Jack Hardwicke, 3rd Grant Martin and 6th Martin Barkes. In the Womens Race 1st was Sian Botteley from Velosure Primal, 2nd Rose Osborne Team WNT and 3rd Abby Mae-Parkinson Team Giordana Triton. Thank you to all who helped out.

The Ipswich District Cycle Association  time trials have begun with two 5 milers’ from Henley. This Tuesday 21st April, is Ipswich Bicycle Club turn to host the events for 6 weeks on the Crowfield Circuit. Sign On is at Crowfield Village Hall from about 5.30pm. If you can spare some time to help out it would be appreciated over the coming weeks. The categories have been altered this year to have a Ladies section, road bike section, and others. The new web page has all the details.

With the warm weather more people are taking to their bikes again to take part in the Saturday Club rides. If you would like to lead one of these rides one week, please do mention it to the ride leaders David Boother, Will taylor or Jules Hicks. I can pass on your details if you wish.  The popularity of this weekly ride out means we do need people to come forward to lead.

Not sure about taking part in the Ride London event? Good news, there are still Club places for Ladies wanting to take part in the Prudential Ride London event on Sunday August 2nd. Club info for Ride London if you are interested. It should be a great day out riding around Surrey and the capital. prudentialridelondon.co.uk

The popular Club training sessions are continuing to take place with Adam Keer. Check out coaching to see what is going on. Members and non-Members are always welcome.

The Club has become involved with Kesgrave Community Centre, with their Special Cycle Roadshow– To celebrate the Women’s Cycle Tour starting in Suffolk this year, KWMCC are organising a special Cycle Roadshow event on the 14th June at Kesgrave Community Centre. Ipswich Bicycle Club has a gazebo/stand. If you would like to help out, please contact Wendy Boother.

Keep an eye on the events page on the FB group to see what else is going on.

Happy Cycling

Paul Rippon.

March News

As March commences I am pleased to say we now have 163 members in Ipswich Bicycle Club, most of which are re-joiners from last year. A few people are still to renew, which can be done here https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/subscriptions?&club_id=2303

March is quite a busy month for the Club, so I have jotted down a few dates.

1st March Reliability Rides from Playford Village Hall. http://ipswichbicycleclub.co.uk/2015/02/ipswich-bicycle-club-reliability-rides/

2nd March Social Evening at Greshams 1930hrs, with a talk from Carl Boucher from Science In Sport Nutrition – Carl is very knowledgeable and is happy to take our questions from members.

4th March Roller Evening at Copdock Cricket Club

14th March Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening at David Lloyds. RSVP to Matt on matt@stripteesuk.com – or by telephone on 07738 171909. The photo competition has lots of entries on our FB www.facebook.com/groups/275350485899940/

22nd March Ipswich Spring Scrambles. Mens and Womens Road Races from Gosbeck, as part of the ERRL.

The weekly Saturday the Club Rides continue from Northgate rolling out at 0900.

Prudential Ride London – Club Challenge Places

UPDATE –
Prudential Ride London
Club Challenge Places

An application has been made on behalf of the Club for places again this year.
We should hear by the end of the month if IBC are successful and will announce the method of how members can apply.

IMPORTANT please don’t register for the Club Challenge yourself or again.

Coached Training 17th & 24th Jan

Our final sessions of the winter season will be 17th & 24th Jan at Foxhall Stadium.
We are currently looking into some away sessions for February, possibly Tunstall Forest and Maglia Rosso.

Please arrive and be ready to ride at 10am
Don‘t forget your bicycle (in full working order), helmet, drink, £3.00 per rider and appropriate clothing for the weather.

Autumn/Winter sessions will all be offroad where a Mountain or Cyclo Cross bike will be required. Sessions will look at core bike handling skills and combine mini race scenarios giving a good workout. Sessions work around and support entries to the Eastern Cyclo Cross League, the calendar below include league dates.

Full Coached Training info