If you fancy coming along to the first IBC Ladies Ride of 2018, get togged up in your cycling gear, make sure your road (racing) bike is in good order and head over to Northgate Sports Centre, Ipswich on Saturday 28 April. We’d love to see you.
Anne and Debs will be taking a ride to Mr Allard’s Farm Café, Stowupland. The ride will be 30-40 miles long, average speed 13-15mph. It will probably take about 3-4 hours.
Be sure to bring a pump, spare inner tube, tyre levers and puncture repair kit (fingers crossed that they won’t be needed) and money for cake/coffee.
Do come along if you can make it. You’ll need to be at Northgate in time for 8.45am so we can set off at 9am.
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.
IDCA Time Trials back to their usual spot on Tuesdays from tomorrow evening until 11thy July, when they change to Wednesdays.
Sign on from 6ish. Facebook reminders for the rest of year below.
Don’t forget your hat, working rear light, £3.50 subs for adults, and of course your bike
IDCA Henley 5 TT Tuesday 10 Apr
Crowfield 10 Mile TT 17 Apr to 22 May (Tuesdays)
Battisford 10 Mile TT 29 May to 3 July (Tuesdays)
Henley 10 Mile TT 11 July to 15 Aug (Wednesdays)
Henley 5 Mile TT 22 Aug to 5 Sept (Wednesdays)
Last event is the two-up team TT, followed by final results and awards presentations
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.
The weather forecast for the the weekend is looking extremely cold and very snowy and after much consideration to both riders and those helping the decision has been made to cancel this weekends road race.
Please spread the word, especially if you know anyone travelling from further afield.
The organisers and committee have been watching the weather reports and sadly had to make this decision. There is just too much ice and snow on the chosen routes and around the HQ.
Discussions are taking place with the hall to see if another date is possible.
Ipswich Bicycle Club
Celebrating 126 years of Cycling in Ipswich
Sunday, 4th March 2018
from Gosbeck Village Community Hall, Helmingham Road, Gosbeck, IP6 9RZ
100 km Route, 4hours riding at 15mph. Leaves at 9am
70 Km Route, 3 hours riding at 14.6mph Leaves at 9:30am
45 Km Route, 2 hours riding at 13.5mph. Leaves at 10am.
Please be prepared for adverse weather. Have spare tubes, a pump and a mobile phone in case of emergency. All rides cost £2.00.
A recent committee meeting was negotiating how we use our corporate membership of Greshams this year and in order to avoid Bank Holiday Monday’s when they are closed and most members are busy doing other things it was decided to move to the first Thursday of every month instead.
This means that the next IBC Social Evening will be Thursday 1st February – this week