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.
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.
Black Winner: Martin Page
Red Winner: Jon Tully
Blue Winner: Ian Sayles
Ladies Winner: Leanne Nixon
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.
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.
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 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.
Following a recent committee meeting where Nigel Bunton has stepped down from the Social Ride Secretary position and Scott Amass & Joe Spaulding have jointly taken on that post, the complete club rules regarding social rides have been re-visited and reviewed in order to ensure that they are fit for purpose. There have been some small additions which will be published in due course but in the main the new secretaries will be ensuring that the club rules regarding the social rides will be adhered to with no exceptions.
To that extent starting from Saturday 21st April it will be a requirement for all members wanting to ride to bring and carry at all times their club membership card for 2018. This card should be completed with name and importantly emergency contact details so that in the event of any incident first responders are able to find out the name of the persons next of kin with contact details. This is a simpler way of people having emergency contact details available on a ride without the need for ride leaders to carry a sheet containing sensitive personal data on all club members. If a member turns up with no membership card then they will not be allowed to take part in the ride. Make a point of keeping your card with your money or cards you bring to buy coffee and cake then it will always be available.
Scott will ask all riders to be honest with themselves on the day when selecting a red or blue group. We all have off days and this will ensure the groups ride enjoyment. Scott will try to ensure that all groups (blue, red, black) have a recognised lead rider(s) containing no more than 10 people in total in order to ensure safety of the group whilst out on the road. It is always possible to change groups at the Cafe stop in order to come back slower or faster. The once a month green ride will be limited to 8 people. To this extent we would like all social riders to arrive by latest 08:45 so that the groups can be organised in readiness for a prompt 9:00 departure in order of group speeds.
All non-members or those that are guesting with the club and taking advantage of the 6 free rides before having to sign up must complete a temporary membership card which will contain emergency contact details and record the number of rides that person partakes in. Lapsed or previous members that have yet to renew are not allowed to partake in the 6 free rides scheme and will not be allowed to ride unless they pay a day membership fee of £1 and complete a temporary card with details. They will be expected to join as a member if they want to ride on a regular basis.
Team Challenge places NOW AVAILABLE in the Ride London Sportive 29th July 2018
The club has successfully gained the following places for members in the 2018 Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 British Cycling Club Challenge.
1 male team (4 riders)
1 female 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 >> Ride London 100 Ballot 2018 with your name to enter the ballot by 17:00 on 20th 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 20th 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 20th 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.