After a one year absence the inter club Hereward League will be returning in 2019.
Clubs – Bourne Wheelers: Fenland Clarion: Peterborough CC : Spalding CC
Format:- Scratch competition with four categories, U18: Senior (19-49): Vets (50+): Ladies. Ages to be as the 1st January in year of competition.
Points to be awarded for finishing positions in each category: 6 pts - 1st place, 5 pts - 2nd , 4 pts - 3rd, 3 pts - 4th, 2pts - 5th
All other riders to be awarded 1 point. All points go toward the Robin Day Team Trophy for the club that has the most points at the end of the league.
Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category for the most points scored over the 4 events.
All riders must be first claim CTT for the competing club. Other riders are welcome as Guests but will not be eligible for category positions or the Team trophy competition.
Entry will be £5(£3 CTT levies)
Dates for the League :
Thursday 9th May 2019 Peterborough 10 mile 7pm Helpston
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 Spalding 10 mile 7.15pm Barrier Bank, Crowland
Wednesday 12th June Fenland 10 mile 7pm Helpston
Wednesday 3rd July 2019 Bourne 10 mile 7pm Greatford
There will be the presentation of category medals and the team trophy at the end of the final league ride at Greatford.
This Friday 9th November we will be holding another of our youth racenights, this time with a cyclocross format, so we will be on the grass and every rider will get two races. These will still suit ALL of our youth riders, but with the added attraction of some riders from other clubs joining us for a few races, making it ideal entry level racing, and suitable for getting started with competitive events. Each event will be in age groups, so even our youngest will be able to take part, and the oldest will riders will be under 16 age group (racing separately to the younger ones)
Entry will be £4 on the day from 6.00pm with races to start at 6.30 and finish around 8.00 with prizes for the two event series on Friday 14th December. Hopefully our youngsters will all want to try these events, they seem to have a competitve streak even when not racing, so it should make a nice change to our usual format.
We could do with a few helpers on the night, so if you are able to help please let me know.
- Riders, the more the merrier for good racing. All youth riders welcome.
- Cakes, if you can bring one along please do, and ideally let me know beforehand
- Refreshments - two to help out with them
- Signing on - two people required
- Timekeepers - three people required
- Demo rider to show the riders round the course
- Helpers for setting up, could do with a couple of helpers who could ideally get there early
The details are on the British Cycling website, but as its entry on the night things are not too different to normal.
This will be at our usual venue The Embankment Athletic Track, Bishops Road, PE1 5BW.
With The Hereward League returning in 2019, what better way to promote the competition than with a winters evening of racing on the Wattbikes.
So in keeping with this Fenland Clarion will host the evening with our friends from Bourne Wheelers, Peterborough C.C. and Spalding C.C. The aim is for each club to enter a team of five riders to compete over a series of short races in a friendly competitive environment on Monday 27th November at Brookside Church on Gunthorpe Road PE4 7TG.
This will start at 7.00 and we'll be finished by 9.00.
The format will be teams of five riders, ideally of mixed ability, and if you want to ride for Fenland please let Malc know ASAP. Each rider will get at least 3 races with team and handicap events. The bikes take spd and Look Keo cleats, although trainers are fine and will be required as well anyway. The races will vary from around 500 metres to one mile. Entry will be per team at £25 to cover our venue costs and the odd prize.
Rollers and turbos are welcome if riders want to have the chance to do any sort of warm up.
Spectators are very welcome and tea & coffee will be available, so if you don't fancy riding you can always come down, socialise with your clubmates, and cheer your team to victory, or otherwise with club colours to be encouraged.
It's getting closer to our presentation night on Saturday 24th November,with tickets still available, and the committee would like to encourage members to nominate their choice for club person of the year.
Ideally nominations would be accompanied with your reasons for choosing this person, as each person may have very different reasons for making their choice.
I would like to thank all of you who have already bought tickets for this years presentation night, sales are up on last year already, although of course I'd still like to sell a few more tickets and make it a really good evening.
We will be having a raffle during the evening and I'm asking for any of you who might be willing to donate prizes to let me know please, and if your work is likely to be able to offer a suitable prize please ask on our behalf.
Please note that the clubs photography competition will also be judged and trophy awarded at this years club presentation night. As this wasn't awarded last year all photos since November 2016 will be eligible. Please send your entries via a digital file to me at the e-mail below, or if you'd prefer an A4 print by Saturday 17th November.
This year’s club presentation night tickets are now on sale.
I will have them on club runs and our Friday evening sessions, although if neither of these are convenient please just let me know.
Presentation Night Details:
- Saturday 24th November 19:30 onwards
- Peterborough District Bowls Club, Burton Street, PE1 5HA
- Special Guest adventure cyclist Robbie Ferri
- Hot & Cold buffet
- Families & friends very welcome
- Adults £15, Youths £5
- Bar at club prices
So please support this event and make it a successful club social night.
It was a bracing morning as the riders gathered at the foot of the first of two hill climbs taken on in this years competition.
The event is promoted in accordance with Peterborough Cycling Club and attracted a good crowd of supporters on both hills. They were certainly looking for suffering riders on the first climb from Ketton to Collyweston, gathering on the left hand bend where the gradient pitches up to over 15%.
Thankfully the sun was out despite the cold and the heavy rain of the previous afternoon had abaited.
The times were really competitive and it ended up as a closely fought competition.
Massive contratulations to all the riders and thanks to those who made the event possible.
Be more considerate to your clubmates on club runs and fit one of these Clarion mudflaps to your rear mudguard. You do run mudguards don’t you?
Clarion Mudflaps £7 each. Message Steve Clarke you want one.
This Friday we will be having a cycling sale at the Athletics Track on
Bishops Road from 6.30 - 7.30. So if you have anything you'd like to
sell, or just pass on for someone to use, please bring it along, or you
might want to buy a few bits from whatever else your fellow clubmates
bring along. Whatever it is, cycling related, you are welcome to bring
it along, so clothing, wheels or complete bikes.
Tea & coffee will be on the go, and its all for free, so if you're out
for a ride you could always drop in.
Our great new kit lady Kerry will also be there with the range of youths club kit
to try if any of you would like to ride in club colours.Hopefully see you on Friday, and any questions please just let me know.Malc
BBC has released its post Vuelta podcast and there is a fair amount of interest for Clarionista's with the Chairman of the Bury Clarion, first club of the Yates Twins interviewed.
You can get directly to the episode to listen online here. Or just search it in your favourite podcast app (such as Apple podcasts, Spreaker, Castbox).
To aid the celebrations why not invest in a National Clarion jersey to go with your Fenland kit.
Stocks are still available and you can contact Ian Clarke here to enquire.