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.
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
The Cycle Club Sudbury Open Hill Climb, incorporating the EDCA Championship, is to be held on Sunday 14 October, first rider off at 11.01am. This event is held on the BHC/1 course, at Watson’s Hill Semer, on a closed road.
HQ Semer Village Hall, on the B1115 Hadleigh/Bildeston road.
If you’ve attended before, you’ll know this is a great event to ride, and also to watch; refreshments available at the HQ before and after the event, and also not far from Hollowtrees and Corn Craft cafes.
Entries via the CTT website https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/17451; closing date Tuesday 2 October.
Ipswich Bicycle Club is pleased to be holding its delayed Spring Scramble on the 22nd July, on the Butley circuit. Moving course for logistical reasons, the route is shorter and much flatter than the Gosbeck circuit which we have used for many years. The cold weather in March forced us to reschedule both races to the next available date in the Eastern Road Race League calendar. There will be the Men’s 3/4 in the morning, and after lunch a Women’s 2/3/4.
The Members of Ipswich Bicycle Club have pulled together to produce an excellent day of racing. Together with British Cycling commissaires, the National Escort Group, and local Accredited Marshals.
A small number of Entry on the Line is available for the Men, and with slightly more for the Women. With temperatures expected to hit 24C on Sunday afternoon, and remaining dry all day. EOL is £25.
Entry & Details Online here
Course map and GPX files here
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.