As you know, every First Monday Monthly should be in your calendar as the IBC Monday Social and the next one is special, it is a great opportunity to renew your membership early.
As your Chairman, Paul Rippon, said at the AGM, 2017 is the Club’s 125th anniversary and early renewal will still run to 31 Dec 2017 as usual. There is no price increase as he also explained. The key thing is we are celebrating with additional commemorative membership gifts that you can only collect via this event.
As usual, it is in The Ven Yew Room at Greshams, from 7:30pm onwards – this next Monday 5 December – let’s make it an occasion!
You can pay online via the British Cycling web page as usual from now on or save yourself the £1 admin charge and pay by cash/cheque straight to the Club at this event. There will be committee members available to check that your details are up to date for Club records – e.g. a recent check indicated that 1/4 of members did not have a next of kin recorded.
Meet your new Membership Secretary, Mike Kingshott, and other committee members will be available for advice and information or just a chance to meet. Use our Corporate membership prices at the bar and in the restaurant by making it clear to Greshams staff that you are a corporate member. Try on, buy and order Club kit and leisurewear. (As per usual for all Club Socials!)
More details will be sent to you about other Monday Socials nearer the time, including one that will be an EGM to discuss proposals about financial planning changes and one that could not be voted upon at the AGM.
The Committee look forward to seeing you there!
The fun starts from 7pm and food being served from 7:30. The bar and venue will be open till 12am
Friends and Family are more than welcome
Club Rollers, Raffle, Music etc
Please find a list of the menu below anyone with special dietary need can be catered for by letting me know.
Cajun Chicken, Sausage & Burger
Mixed Seasonal Salad
Rolls, butter, sauces & relish
Cost for the evening £12.50 which needs to be paid for before the evening by PayPal to me email@example.com (please make sure you do this as a gift please) or cash though my door at 332 Norwich rd, Ipswich. IP1 4HD. I will also be at the SCRS nights at Trinity Park and on the Saturday club rides if that helps.
The 2016 dates for our Road coached training sessions are now available, starting Sat 2nd April. Continue reading
Saturday 12th Dec
Foxhall Stadium Ipswich
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 session runs from 10am-12noon for riders aged 7yrs+ with Adults most welcome.
Don‘t forget your bicycle (in full working order), helmet, drink, £3.00 per rider and appropriate clothing for the weather.
Ipswich Bicycle Club will be starting its Autumn and Winter Coached Off Road Training on Sat 26th September, at Foxhall Stadium, Foxhall Road Ipswich IP4 5QW. Continue reading
Saturday 22nd August – There will be no IBC Social Rides from Northgate Sports Centre
Instead we will be running Blue, Red and Black Rides as part of the Crafted Classique Sportive.
Simon Males will be leading and organising a black ride over the 100 mile distance. Please contact Simon for details and confirmation of your intention to join his group.
David Boother and Will Taylor will be leading and organising 2 red rides over the 100 mile distance. These will be ridden at an average of 18mph so please don’t join if you cannot maintain that speed over the distance. Please inform David and/or Will of your intention to join either of these groups.
Mark Salter & Les Roper will be leading and organising a blue ride over the 100 mile distance. This will be ridden at an average of 15mph so again please don’t join in this group if you cannot maintain that speed over a 100 mile course. Please inform Mark of your intention to join this group.
Marcus Sharpe will be leading and organising a blue ride over the 100Km (63 mile) distance. This is the ride to join if you have never done 100 miles before and are looking to challenge yourself to go a bit beyond the normal club run distances. Marcus will keep to the blue average of 14-16 mph and ensure that all riders stay in the group. Please inform Marcus of your intention to join this group.
If you don’t want to join any of these groups then feel free to ride the sportive at your own pace (there will be plenty of riders to tag along with on the road) and don’t forget there is always the option of doing the 55Km route specially set out for those who are new to Sportive’s.
If you have registered online, you have the option to collect your timing chips and sign-on between 4-8pm on Friday 21st August from Cult Cafe on the Ipswich waterfront. This means you can simply turn up and ride from 8am on the day of the event, without needing to do any additional sign-on.
For all the group rides mentioned above please arrive at the Cult Café by 7:30 am so that we can form up into groups and set off promptly at 8am as soon as we are allowed to start.
CLUB SOCIAL EVENING – Monday 3rd August at Greshams 7:30.
Don’t forget tomorrow evening is our club social evening at Greshams. Please come along and say hello to all IBC members and listen to the various tales from the Pru Ride London taking place today.
Also use the opportunity to collect any club clothing you have ordered and shop and buy anything you may want as Colin will be bringing the entire collection.
Hope to see as many of you as possible.