Ipswich Bicycle Club Road Race

Ipswich Bicycle Club is hosting the local road race this weekend (7th July) on the Butley Circuit. Once again using the Community Centre at Tunstall for the HQ.

You can find more info about the event on the British Cycling website, download the race programme for all the details, and download the GPS of the circuit

The National Escort Group will be in attendance for the safety and well running of the event, which forms part of the Eastern Road Race League

Racing starts at 09:30 after a short rollout to the actual circuit.

With riders from all over the East, this is a fast course without too much traffic. The weather should provide dry conditions.

Regrettably the Club had to cancel the Womens race due to the low entrant numbers, but does hope to hold it next year subject to entries.

The Club extends its thanks to all involved, and its appreciation to the riders for choosing this event.


Point to Point Challenge

Bank Holiday Monday 27th May

A team based fun cycling event for a bit of fun to see if they can work out the clues and navigate to each destination by the quickest or shortest route!

Teams will be given their start pub location in he morning on the day. Clues to the following pub destination will be issued.

Teams will have to navigate to each of the 5 pub locations however they like in turn using the clues given, before each team navigating to the final 6th pub.

Maybe finish off with a couple of drinks and dinner with everybody at the end.

Final pub location is within easy reach of Ipswich, so cycling home wont be an issue.

If enough teams enter we will have teams traveling clockwise and anti clockwise around to the destinations

All team members must arrive at each designation together

Clues will be sent to each team via messenger, text or similar.

Proof of all team members being at each location must be given prior to receiving next clue.

All team members must be current members of IBC

All team members must wear club Jersey (if they have one)

Maximum of 10 team places will be available

What do you win!…… The knowledge that you are this years point to point champions

Please get your teams together, appoint a team leader and get in contact with me to book a place timcanham75@gmail.com

Club Ride With GPS Account

We now have a Ride with GPS Club Account. This gives all members full access to the enhanced features of the club account. This allows us to build up a library of routes used by the club. We have already added TT routes, Reliability Ride routes, local sportive routes and many SSR routes.

When joining the club account you will be asked to set up a personal account which will run parallel to the club account. This is a free service.

Click on the club icon within your personal account to view club account GPS routes and Event Information

To use the Club accounts full features click on the Sign in to Club Tab
Once joined permission will be set by account manager to manage routes

Link: Request Access to the Club Account

All active club members have access to premium navigation features on all club routes and events:

  • Voice Navigation in our mobile app
  • Offline Maps in our mobile app
  • PDF Maps + Cuesheets
  • Advanced Turn Notifications with TCX files
  • Estimated time
  • Club Account Member Benefits Page

All route and member managers have access to features only found on the Club Account:

  • Advanced Route Planning Feature
  • Route Changelog with edit history
  • Club Account Route Backups
  • Added ability to add routes to events with filtering and sorting options
  • Add Club logo to PDF Map and Cuesheet

For help with using or getting it setup, get in contact with the club, we also plan to run a demo and Q&A at the June Social Night.

IBC Reliability Ride 2019

The IBC Reliability ride will be on Sunday 3rd March starting from Fynn Valley Golf Club.

We’ve got 3 routes available: 75 miles, 55 miles and 36 miles. £3 entry on the day. Food and refreshments will be available to buy on the day, as well as car parking and showers.

As a bonus too Elmy Cycles Ipswich will be doing free cycle checks for participants in the shop on Saturday and from 8:15 to 8:45 on Sunday at Fynn Valley. GPS files available below

75 miles route:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29247652

55 miles route:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29239149

36 miles route:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29239091

No Helmet. No Ride. More information including target times available from our Facebook page

Club Awards Evening 2019

The club awards evening is approaching fast! This year it is on February 23rd from 7pm, at Curve Bar in Ipswich town centre.

Come along for some food and drinks with your fellow club members, plus the awards raffle, the photo competition, and to see who has won this years awards.

The cost is £12 per person and you can pay directly through PayPal using the button below.

Sudbury Reliability Ride

Happy New Year!

As it’s the start of the year, the Reliability Ride season kicks off soon. For those who don’t know, Reliability Rides challenge people to ride a certain distance in a certain time (not too fast though!), as a test of the season ahead.

Cycle Club Sudbury are having theirs on Sunday 27th January, offering fast and slow paces for 27 miles and 46 miles. More info and sign up details can be found at www.cycleclubsudbury.com

More info will be published soon on the IBC Reliability Ride, which will hopefully have better weather conditions than the last 2 years!

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.