Welcome to the latest edition of the IBC newsletter which is to be published quarterly following on from the recent member survey where you indicated that you would like to know about and see more events that the club are organising for you.
This Newsletter contains a welcome from the new Chair Tracy McKenzie and has a list of all the events we are planning on running with dates between now and the end of this year. Please put the dates in your diary and join us if you are free.
Save the date – Thursday 1st April 2021 @ 19:30
Lt Col Christina “Chris” Murray, time trial specialist, set a new record for the York to Edinburgh route on 2 Oct 2019, cycling the 186 miles in 9 hours 4 minutes and 55 seconds – beating a record set in 1954. To say that she is proficient in long distance races would be an understatement. We are excited to announce that Chris Murray will be talking to IBC on 1st April 2021 at 19:30hrs. Teams invite to follow soon.
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
Ladies and Gentlemen
The closing date is approaching for you to buy tickets for the 125th annual awards dinner.
Closing date Friday 10th Feb. 1700.
The dinner and presentation is set to be a brilliant evening, with the chance to win a bike.
There are many ways and options to pay.
1. Cash in a envelope with names and menu choices to Elmy Cycles .
2. Cheque in a envelope with names and menu choices to Elmy Cycles. (Made payable to Ipswich Bicycle Club )
3. Bank transfer email or DM me if you wish to do this.
4. Pay me on Sunday 29th Feb at the Dove Street Inn as I’m attending the cyclo cross end of season drinks.
5. Pay on Monday 6th Feb at IBC social.
6. Cash/ cheque in envelope with names and menu choices to 15 Holman court, Ipswich, IP2 0ES.
So come and support your club and mingle with people from all disciplines.
If you have not paid by the 10th you will have missed your chance.
Please see poster with details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.