Save the date - 20th August 2014
The social team are asking that club members "save the date" of 20th August 2014 for the end of Bluebell celebrations.
We will be returning to the excellent John Clare Cottage after the great evening there last year.
We are also taking bookings for the Mildenhall Cycle Rally held over the August bank holiday should you wish to camp for the weekend. Of course you can easily book into a local b & b or just visit for the day.
"Come and try it" Time Trial...
Come and Try it - 10 mile Time Trial - 30th July 2014 - Helpston.
Fenland Clarion will be running a "Come and try it" event on July 30th, where hopefully we can welcome a few new faces to try our time trial events at Helpston. If you are a novice or would like to try riding your first TT, please come along.
Any well maintained road bike is fine for your first race.
If you have any questions please contact either Steve or Malc via the contacts page.
The course will be signed and marshalled.
Sign on from 18:15 - Race start 19:00 - Please allow plenty of time to sign on and prepare for the event. £4 to ride.
Tea and cakes after the race.
Here is a brief summary from Cycling Time Trials (CTT) of what to expect on your first time trial event.
(The usual Bluebell club event for members will follow shortly after the Come and try it event, ensuring a good free run on the course for all new riders).
Riders under the age of 18 require Parental consent, please download CTT Parental consent form and complete the form. (Forms will also be available at the event).
Beginners rides now a regular feature - all welcome.
Bluebell 10 mile time trials
These are now underway with a 7.00 start changing to 6.45 in August. So don't forget to be there early to sign on. Also don't forget as its a handicap series, you all have a chance of winning. If you're not sure about trying one for the first time, then come down one week and have a look at how its done first.
Youth Grasstrack Cycle Races
On Friday 8th August we will hold the third and final round of our Grasstrack series over on South Bretton playing fields. Entry on the night for just £4 from 6.00 - 6.45 with racing due to start at 7.00. Event is suitable for all levels of riders including novices. Refreshments and changing facilities available.
ACCREDITED MARSHAL SCHEME
WITH the roads becoming ever more dangerous there is a requirement to make Road Racing safer. As such around the country local police forces are requiring Accredited Marshals. Cambridgeshire do not require them at this stage (Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex do already) but we expect that will be the case in the not too far distant future.
AMS marshals are able to stop traffic at junctions/bends etc. to allow safe passage of the race. It is an essential part of keeping racing on the roads.
BC Eastern Region are already running course to get marshals accredited and it's going to be essential that our club have a number of 'Qualified' marshals in the near future. Would you be interested? Once qualified AMS marshals will be paid a small fee and expenses when they marshal events. AMS marshals will not marshal our club's race, but will be expected to do other events in the region too.
The next course will be held in Bury St Edmunds on 12th April. It is a half day course running from 10am until 2pm. There is a short online module to complete prior to the course and then a mixture of classroom and practical learning on the day.