Ipswich Road Race Results

2015 saw the Ipswich Road Races being a huge success again. The Mens race was oversubscribed for another year and selection for the races took place around the ERRL rules to ensure we had an even field of riders from the Eastern area ERRL CLubs.

A full field of 70 Men took to the roads around Gosbeck before the 40 Women raced after lunch. The Womens field had double on online entries compared to last year, and was a Womens Eastern Road League (WERL) event. While it was a little damp for the Men, the sun did come out in the afternoon for the Women.

Many thanks to all the people who gave up their time to help out on this prestigious event.

Mens result to 20th place
1 Jack Hardwicke, Ipswich BC
2 Morris Bacon, Strada Sport
3 Grant Martin, Ipswich BC
4 James Browne, VC Norwich
5 Chris Guy, Iceni Velo
6 Martin Barkes, Ipswich BC
7 Amir Eshtehardi, Finsbury Park
8 Jeremy Perks, Chelmer CC
9 Trevor Ormes, Velo Shils Interbike RT
10 Ben Steadmand, Colchester Rovers
11 Andrew Bean, Strada Sport
12 Chris Cassell, Rapha CC
13 Micheal Atkinson, North Road CC
14 Joshua Aiken, Stowmarket & Dist CC
15 Stuart Clark, Chelmer CC
16 Simon Potter, CC Sudbury
17 Dan Grey, VC Norwich
18 Jonathon Chapman, CC Ashwell
19 Matt Bridges, Strada Sport
20 Ben Wright, VC Revolution.

Womens Results to 20th place
1 Sian Botteley, Velosure Starley Primal
2 Rose Osborne, Team WNT
3 Abby Mae Parkinson, Team Giordana Triton
4 Suzetta Guerrina, London Dynamo
5 Annasley Park, Team Giordana Triton
6 Laura Cameron, London Phoenix
7 Susan Freeburn, PMR@Toachin House
8 Helen McKay, Les Filles Racing Team
9 Nicole Oh, Les Filles Racing Team
10 Lauren Kirchel, Chelmer CC
11 Michelle Sellars, London Phoenix
12 Rebecca Carter, Team WNT
13 Aofie Doherty, London Phoenix
14 Louise Laker, PMR@Toachin House
15 Gaia Casciello, Welwyn Wheelers
16 Caroline Guest, Ford Cycling Club
17 Melissa Dowell, Braintree Velo
18 Catherine Coley, Ludlow CC
19 Rebecca Johnston, Stowmarket & Dist CC
20 Nicola Soden, Carnac Planet X

Ipswich Spring Scrambles 22nd March

Ipswich BC as part of the Eastern Road League is proud to present a Reg B race for 3rd and 4th Cats (0930hrs), and a Women only race (1300hrs) on the same day for 2 / 3/ 4’s.

Working with British Cycling regional representatives and local authorities, Ipswich Bicycle Club has a history of providing quality racing in the area, and the Gosbeck circuit is quite a challenging course. The neutralised roll out from the Village Hall heads north to Helmingham and Framsden Mill, where at the top of the climb and after five laps the race ends. The course itself turns left to Petaugh after Framsden, left to Crowfield and sharp left back to Gosbeck.

This year we have employed the services of the National Escort Group who with their motorcycles help to ensure the safety of the riders and the public.

Whilst the riders are racing a team of volunteers has worked hard in order to support the race on the day, and in the weeks beforehand. These people give up their own spare time to support this event, and are appreciated enormously by the organiser.

Women only racing is becoming more popular and this year a field of 40+ has already signed up for the afternoon race. Riders in this race are coming from as far afield as Manchester and Kidderminster, with lots of Eastern counties riders taking part. The Men’s race has a full field of 70 riders, all from Eastern Road Race League member clubs.

The Women’s Only Reg B has 19 places left. If you would like to enter please contact Paulrippon32@btinternet.com, who will endeavour to get you a place before the race day.

2015 ICA evening Timetrial Series dates Announced

Draft dates for next years ICA evening Timetrial have been agreed between the respective clubs. Note earlier start times for all events this year to accommodate more riders and a possible change to the format to promote more Ladies, Juniors and roadbikes: Watch this space in new year.

Wednesday 8th April and 15th April 1st rider off @6:15 start 5 Mile promoted by ITC
Tuesdays 21st April til 26th May 1st rider off at 6:30pm 10 Miles promoted by IBC
Tuesday 2nd June till 7th July 6:30pm 10 Miles promoted by Stowmarket
Tuesday 14th July and 21st July 6:30pm 10 miles Promoted by Wolsey
then switching to Wed 29th July till 19th Aug 6:30 start still
finishing Wed 26th Aug till 2nd 6:30pm back to 5 mile promo ITC

Mandatory Helmet and Rear light

ICA website:

Help needed from Club members Sat 12th July

Folks Ipswich Bicycle Club is a joint organiser of the Suffolk Cycle Racing Series and we could do with some help please.

If you would like a warm fuzzy feel good experience from helping out whilst cheering on your club mates and or even racing yourself, please do come and join in on Saturday.

There are a range of ways to help and with smaller rider fields across more events, compared to Wednesday evenings, it will be a great event to be involved with.

Lunches will be provided for helpers and if you know you can help out on the day, throughout or just part of please let Adam Keer know adam.keer@ipswich.gov.uk

The Suffolk Summer Cycle Party 2014 is due to take place on Saturday 26th July.

In order to ensure this event takes place please commit and let Mark Weston know ASAP otherwise we may lose this great opportunity.

Mark 07713 328799 mjweston@talktalk.net .

Cycle Party Alert – 26th July 2014

10337761_10152055690406867_2186448475848919117_nThe Cycle Summer Party 7pm-12noon at Trinity Park, Ipswich. Save the date NOW.

Tickets are now available to purchase at only  £5pp!!

The aim of this event is all about the post series PARTY !! Everybody is invited including friends and family… Tickets are available to purchase from the following;

Thomas Cycles Ipswich
Elmys Cycles Ipswich
Life Cycle Bildeston
Maglia Rosso

Paul Wright SDCC
Joe Alexander SDCC
Becky Alexander SDCC
Mark Weston SDCC
Justin Fisk SDCC

Please come and join us to create the biggest and best Cycle Party possible! .. Great venue, great music, great Hog Roast and a fully stocked licensed bar !! Please LIKE AND SHARE and spread the word..


Coached Training Sat 7th June

Ipswich Bicycle Club’s last open open Coached Road Training for the summer is Saturday 7th June, at RAF Woodbridge Airfield Otley Road, Sutton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3TN.

Phil, Ross and Pete will be on hand to welcome you.

These open sessions run from 10am-12noon for riders aged 7yrs+ incorporating Adults too.

Please arrive no later than 9.45am and congregate at the end of Otley Road once in the gate will be shut behind us once we enter the airfield due to site security.

If you are going to attend please could you drop a quick email or text to coachedtraining@ipswichbicycleclub.co.uk 07880 601396 letting us know.


Don‘t forget your bicycle (in full working order), helmet, drink, £2.50 per rider and appropriate clothing for the weather.

For the remainder of the summer we will be concentrating on the Suffolk Cycle Racing Series 11th June – 16th July incl 12th July.

Upcoming YOUTH Races/Events

Lotus Cycle Racing League 7th May – 30th July
Suffolk Cycle Racing Series 11th June – 16th July incl 12th July
ERYCS Wildtracks 21st June
ERYCS Alconbury 16th August

Eastern Region Youth Circuit Series – http://erycs.wordpress.com/

MSG Mountain Bike Series http://www.mudsweatgears.co.uk/ Next rounds 13th April and 18th May with another 5 into September.