Hi to all
I'd just like to confirm that our 2021 youth section cycle camping weekend will once again be in Nene Park from Friday 25th June to Sunday 27th June.
There's no need to book at this stage, however you'll all be very welcome to attend what has previously been a popular and enjoyable weekend for all ages.
There is also an event on our Facebook page where you can discuss who's going etc.
So get the dates in your diary before it starts filling up, you wouldn't want to miss out.
We are now pleased to be able to announce that we can return to our Friday coached sessions at the athletic track, however it is important that you read this email in its entirety and respond accordingly before you attend.
We will be starting this Friday 18th September. Please note that for the foreseeable future ALL rider places will have to be requested in advance, and this will also require you to confirm that you have received, understand and will follow the terms outlined in this email.
Our sessions will start with reduced numbers (just 10 initially), and all places will need to be requested in advance by 20:00 on the Wednesday, and approved before attending, as we will be limiting numbers. If any riders are declined a place, then they will get priority for the following session. Where possible we would encourage payment in advance via the Barclays Pingit app, this is a well proven Barclays product that is free to download and use, and it means there's no need to handle any cash. Payments will need to be sent to 07743 357 037 once you have a place. If you really do need to pay in cash then we request the correct change. At all times we will aim to follow the recommended guidance on social distancing with regard to Covid-19, and would appreciate all of your help with this.
For now there will be no access to the pavilion other than a limited number of the toilets to the rear of the building, and there will be no loan bikes or other equipment. Please come prepared for the weather if you are planning to stay while the youngsters ride, and also the youngsters will not have the option of going inside for a few minutes to get warm.
We would like to keep the numbers attending the session to a minimum, and ALL of those present will be logged for track and trace, should the need arise.
Riders are to arrive more than 15 minutes before the session is due to start, so 6:15 for our regular Friday 6:30 starts, and the number of people attending is to be kept to a minimum. No cars will be permitted on site.
No one who is clinically vulnerable or has cold, flu or potential Covid-19 symptoms should attend.
We hope that these conditions can evolve and not be too onerous as the Covid restrictions in general become more relaxed, although obviously this is very much an unknown situation.
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have, and we look forward to welcoming you all back to our regular sessions, and enjoying riding our bikes in each others company once again.
Why not join us for an Online Quiz this Friday evening. Four rounds of 15 questions, each team plays three rounds (you opt out of one).
Questions this week will come from: The Cowlings, The Clarke’s, The Tatams and The Stegemans.
Meeting details below. No prizes, just fun and the glory of winning!
Topic: Fenland Clarion Online Quiz
Time: Sep 11, 2020 08:00 PM London
Contact Steve Clark for login details.
Due to roadworks in Bainton, the 10 today will be on the course between Ufford and Bretton.
Rather than park at the heath near Helpston, please go to the field as you enter Ufford and park up there safely distanced.
Thanks and have a good ride.
As a result of the fantastic support for our Post Lockdown Wednesday night time trials over the past few week, the club have decided add another eight Sunday morning events (OK one’s Bank Holiday Monday) to our 2020 Race Calendar.
These events will include two more Bluebell 10 mile events, the popular Helpston Classic over three laps of the Bluebell circuit. There will also be a couple of 25 mile TT’s on the Old A1 (one starting at Alconbury, the other at Connington, the Club 25 Championship and the Cullip Cup. We’ll also be running the Championship 10 mile between Sawtry and Stilton, also on the Old A1. Then there’s the two stage Hill Climb at Ketton/Collyweston and we wrap the season up with the Place to Place, which is normally the season pipe opener and is 21 miles between Folksworth and Oundle and round the Morborne Hill loop.
The events will form the Club’s new format Championship Series and details on exactly how that will work will be published early next week.
These TT’s are aimed at Club members but guests are welcome, however we do ask that after two races non Fenland riders join the club, either first of second claim and help with marshalling and other race day duties.
All events will have advanced online entry. For full list of events and entry details click here
It was a chilly and breezy evening as wel finally got off the line for the first Bluebell 10 of the season.
Even the weather wanted to kid us we were back in April!
There were plenty of good rides despite it being a headwind to Bainton.
With the handicaps taken into account the first set of points for the year are found by clicking here.
Hooray !!! Club events are back.
Please note we cannot take entries on the line so this is the final line up for the event.
Stay safe and take care all...
Click here for start list.
Please make sure you have read and are familiar with the guidance here.
1. If you are an Under 18 rider, we need a Parental Consent form. Please print this (attached) off and get your parent or guardian to fill it out and bring it with you or take scan/photo and email it to me. Ideally before tonight's race.
2. ALL riders, don't forget you must have a working rear light!
There will be no entries on the night and no signing on. You will enter online here https://www.riderhq.com/events/p/vdrv0vq5/f/fenland-clarion-cc-bluebell-10 and by signing up will agree to the usual disclaimer and the terms and conditions that apply currently. Entries will close tomorrow night (Tuesday 14th July) at 9pm and you will receive an email with the start sheet either tomorrow night or Wednesday morning.
Please read and familiarise yourself with the following points.
1.) Members of the public – those with PHE/NHS letter, suggesting they currently should shield. High Risk individuals who come into contact with the COVID-19 virus in sufficient quantities are at serious risk of the virus to themselves. These persons should not be involved in the on the day running of an event or participate as a competitor.
2.) Those of a current age banding that government advice suggests should limit social contact/shield/practice social distancing with extreme care. CTT strongly suggests that those over current government age guidelines do not participate or volunteer for any CTT events. However an absolute ban should not be considered for specific age bands as they can be in hugely different states of health and as and when the government’s position on age moves and shifts, then CTT should harmonise with it. There are a number of mitigation methods detailed below that provide a significant protection if a relevant person is no longer shielding/practising social distancing, with extreme care they can be part of a CTT event. Where roles are allocated, the roles with the least likelihood of any social distancing concerns (eg solo marshal) should be preferred. Those in high risk age groups should not be involved in the management or involved in applying social distancing discipline to others.
Competitors with an elevated resting hear rate or exceptionally quick to react heart rate during warm up can suggest an underlying asymptomatic illness of ANY kind, and they should DNS and leave immediately and not go to the start line if they feel this is the case.
6.) Competitors on finishing should not stop at the finish and should not loiter at the HQ/car park. Upon completion of their ride all riders should sign-out promptly and having done so, then pack away and leave immediately.
8.) Unless using a skinsuit with all competitors must bring their own safety pins to secure their number.
9.) Persons should NOT be socialising with others in the parking areas and should upon leaving their car, get their bike out and go straight out on the road to warm up. A large collection of people has a negative perception and should be avoided.
10.) Please park an adequate distance from other vehicles to enable suitable social distancing.
11.) When collecting your number/signing on/out, please queue individually at the distance currently advised by government advice. Note: Riders to provide their own pens.
12.) Competitors should note, there will be no results available at the event and results will be posted on the club’s Facebook/Twitter and website as soon as practicable.
13.) Riders will be issued with one number to be retained for the duration of the season and is to be used for all Fenland Clarion Club Events.
14.) There will be no refreshments at our events.
15.) Spectators, members and other cyclists not competing are not encouraged to attend our club time trials, while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.
16.) There will be no held starts for our time trials until Level 1 of the Covid Alert Scale has been achieved. Riders will have start with one foot on the ground.
17.) Riders should arrive at the start no more than four minutes before start time and queue as per the current social distancing guidance. Ensure the space given is from the rear of the bike in front.
18.) Fenland Clarion Club TT’s are open to First and Second Claim club members. Guests can take part, but after two rides they are expected to join (1st or 2nd Claim) and join the marshalling rota.
19.) Refer also to the Cycling Time Trials COVID-19 Risk Assessment. http://www.fenlandclarion.co.uk/site/images/2020_Race_Results/Covid-19_RA_16_06_2020.pdf