Club Social Night Quiz

Monday 6th June, as it is the first Monday in the month, will be our Club Social Evening at Greshams. Marcus will be hosting a quiz for your entertainment.
The format is teams of up to 6,
6 rounds of 10 questions and a prize for the winning team. It will be mostly general knowledge with a bit a cycling thrown in.
Come along and have an enjoyable evening and bring a friend if you know they are good at quizzes.

IBC Spring Scramble Road Race Sunday 20th March

This years IBC Spring Scramble Road race was a complete success with a full contingent of 60 riders competing in the mens race and 30 ladies competing for the womens race.


Congratulations to Ross Fawcett of IBC as a worthy winner after leading a breakaway from as early as lap 1. In 2nd place was another IBC rider Phil Hetzel who chased down the leader in a group of 8 but couldn’t get closer than 2:22 minutes.

The full list of finishers and results for the mens race are here RACE RESULT 200316

The Ladies results can also be found here Ipswich Bicycle Club Spring Scramble Women Result.

IBC Reliability Rides

This coming Sunday 6th March, Ipswich BC is hosting a set of Reliability Rides from Gosbeck Village Hall, Helmingham Road , Gosbeck, IP6 9RZ

There are 3 new rides to choose from, 100Km, 75Km, and 45Km. Setting off times are 0830, 0900 and 0930 respectively. Once back at the village hall, refreshments will be available to enjoy.

On our Club webpage  there are gpx files available for down loading. Route sheets will be available at the village hall before setting off.

If at all possible, donations of cakes would be appreciated, and we need a little help in the Kitchen from about 12. Please call me if you could lend a hand.

Registration should be available from 8am. The cost is £5 once again.

Saturday 23rd January Club Social Ride with Cycling Weekly

On Saturday 23rd January the Ipswich Bicycle Club Social Ride will be joined by Cycling Weekly who will feature the club in a future edition of Cycling Weekly “Ride With”.

All club members are welcome to join in and if you are coming please make an effort to wear your club clothing as it will make the photos much more special.

As the ride is to be a continuous 40 mile route please ensure that you bring plenty of drink and nutrition (snacks and gels) to keep you going until we get back to the Cult Café.

We will be doing a loop ride out of Northgate going approx 40 miles to arrive back at the Cult Cafe for a final coffee and cake social.
All groups, Black, Red and Blue will ride the first part to Barking Tye on the same route, via Henley and Needham Mkt. The journalist will start with the Black group(s) and swap to Red(s) at the Barking Fox (Stop 1). The Black groups will then make their own way back to Ipswich via any route they choose aiming for arrival at The Cult about 11:45 ish.
The Red and Blue rides will then ride different routes from Barking to Hadleigh so as to meet up at the same time. The journalist will swap from Red to Blue in the car park of the Edge House Hotel (Stop 2) at the end of Hadleigh High Street just before the junction with Station Road and Benton Street.
The Red group will return to Ipswich via any route they choose aiming for arrival back at The Cult at 11:45.
The Blue group(s) will return to The Cult via Raydon, Capel St. Mary, Bentley, Tattingstone, Holbrook coming in under the Orwell Bridge arriving at The Cult approx 11:55.

I have created 2 routes on GPSies which can be downloaded in a variety of formats to load onto your cycle GPS devices like Garmins.
They are:

The Blue and Red routes show the same route to Barking Tye that all groups will take. The Red takes a different route from Barking to Hadleigh. The Blue is a shorter route from Barking to Hadleigh to ensure that the Blue arrives close to the Red for handover. Both then have different routes back to Ipswich.

The start point is Northgate Sports Centre car park Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 3DJ. Roll out is 9am prompt so please arrive at 8:30 in order to prepare and be introduced to your ride group.

The finish point is Cult Cafe James Hehir Building, University Ave, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 0FS.


Mark Salter