Please find below details of this week's club runs, the Club Presentation night on the 16th November where our guest speaker will be Michael Hutchinson (Dr. Hutch), details of the reinstatement of the club run attendance trophy and a urgent request for one more marshal to assist at the Peterborough Great Eastern Run this Sunday (13th October)
Peterborough Great Eastern Run - Cycle Marshals
Fenland Clarion have been proud to support the wheelchair athletes for the past few years, and this year we require just one more volunteer. If you can help please let me know asap.
This run takes place THIS Sunday 13th October, you'll be needed from 10:00 to around 12:30, and you'll get to support some amazing athletes overcoming their various disabilities.
We are pleased to announce that we are reinstating the trophies for the persons (Male & Female) who attends the most Sunday club runs. We would ask all club run leaders to text or email Ian Waddilove with the names of at riders on there Sunday run so that the points can be recorded.
Ian's contact details are:-
Club Presentation Night Guest
This year's presentation night will take place at The Queens Head in Nassington on Saturday 16th November. We are now pleased to announce that we have booked our guest of honour "Dr. Michael Hutchinson" (Dr. Hutch). Ticket prices for a 2 course meal are:
Adult (18 yrs upwards) 2 course meal - £20
Under 18's having a 2 course meal - £15
Under 18's having chicken nuggets/chips - £5
We are sure you will know plenty about Dr. Hutch already, but if you need more information please see:
If you would like to join us at the presentation evening please transfer payment (details below) and then contact Simon Pitchford to inform him of payment. If you can't pay by bank transfer then please contact Simon for alternative method of payment.
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Sundays Club Runs - 13th October
Please find below this week's clubs runs which start from Helpston.
9:00 am: March – Shooters NEW COFFEE STOP (68 miles) - Phil Gee leading
Out via Newborough, Thorney & Whittlesea, back via Guyhurn, Parsons Drove and Crowland. Flat! https://ridewithgps.com/
9:30 am: Decide on the Day (45 miles) Volunteer Required
A ride of around 45 miles: riders to decide route and coffee stop on the day to suit weather conditions and who turns up to ride.
10:00 am: Oundle – One of the Cafes (40 miles) - Birgit Scott leading
Out via Ferry Meadows, Polebrook and back via Kings Cliffe.
This Friday 11th October we will be holding another of our racenights, this time its with a Cyclocross format, so we will be on the grass and every rider will get at least 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 seperately to the younger ones)
Please note that if any of you would like to borrow a club bike, please help us by being there by 6.15
Entry will be £4 on the day from 6.00pm with races to start at 6.30 and finish around 8:00 - 8:15 with a couple of spot prizes and the series prizes will be awarded at the third event in this three event series on 8th November. 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, preferably in advance.
Riders, the more the merrier for good racing. All youth riders welcome.
Cakes, always very welcome
Refreshments - ideally 2 - 3 to help out with them
Signing on - two people required
Timekeepers - three people required
Demo rider to lead 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.
****There will be just one more event in this series on 8th November. *****
The FCCC stall at the recent cycle jumble was successul with many items sold or reserved for sale.
There is still stock available though so contact James Warrener to arrange trying some on and buying.
The latest list of clubruns for October to December is now available HERE
It would be great to see you all out supporting these rides, and there's still a few empty slots for ride leaders, so if you're willing to help please let IanTodd know, he is on the contacts page of the website.
Fenland Clarion Cycle Jumble
The club are hosting a cycle jumble and you are all welcome to attend, either to buy or sell, details below.
The jumble will be held at the Embankment Athletics Track, Bishops Road PE1 5BW, with free parking in the adjoining Regional Pool car park on Friday 4th October from 6:30 - 8:00pm, although sellers will e able to set up beforehand.
It's that time of year where Fenland Clarion and Peterborough CC riders comepete in a two stage hill climb championship.
It takes place this coming Sunday 6th October with signing on and the first stage starting on the road out of Ketton to Collyweston.
Climb one starts across the stone bridge before climbing up the hillside before a left turn and increase in steepness through the village.
Riders then ride (untimed) back down and through Ketton before taking in stage 2 which goes up the side of the cement works towards the main Stamford to Melton Mowbray road.
More details are available here.
We hope to see as many FCCC riders taking part as possible.
There are reduced prices available on the clubs old Impsport kit.
Have a look at the price list here for offers.
I will be taking the clubs adult kit stock out on a tour of the area in an attempt to get some of the products in front of you to buy.
We still have a mix of old Impsport and new Ellmore clothing with jersey's and accessories available.
Click here to see the current stock list as of 29th September.
If you want to buy an item, please get in touch and let me know which product and the size. I will give you an order number to pay the clubs account and we can arrange collection of the kit.
This can be at the cycle jumble, hill climb (tbc) and if there is demand, the start of the club run in Helspton. Alternatively, you can pick it up from me in Market Deeping.
There are a couple of items on the list with names against them. if those people can let me know if they still want them, that would be great. Thanks,
Sundays Club Runs - 29th September
Please find below this week's clubs runs which start from Helpston.
9:00 am: Kimbolton – Oliver’s Café (66 miles) - Ian Todd leading
Out via Ferry Meadows, Hemington, Old Weston, Brington, Catworth, back via Spaldwick, Buckworth, Hamerton, Gt Gidding & Bullock Road
9:30 am: Brigstock – Fermyn Woods Café (48 miles) - Volunteer Required to lead
Out via Ferry Meadows, Warmington, Oundle, back via Benefield, Southwick, Nassington .
10:00 am: Casterton – The Garden Centre (31 miles) - Volunteer Required to lead
Out via Carlby and back via Ryhall
We hope you can join us on one of the above rides.
N&DCA 10 2020 - Our promotion..
The Northants and District Cycling Association, whose events many of our members like to ride, need to know if we are able to organise a round of next year's series.
I organised it this year, Emma Emerton previously and before that Simon Pitchford.
Our race was on the N1/10 course (Sawtry) and 6th July, would anyone be prepared to organise next year's event on our behalf?
Please let me know.
Looking for some fab raffle pries for this year's Club Dinner & Prize presentation (see previous posts).
It doesn't have to be cycling specific so if you're looking for a new audience to promote your business/service whether sports massage, holistic therapies, wok cooking lessons, lifestyle makeover, beer & cake tasting sessions all will be welcome. Donations will be acknowledged here on our Facebook page, on the website & in the Club's weekly newsletter.
So, if you or your friends, colleagues or business associates have any amazing giveaways or services that they'd like to promote & donate to the raffle get in touch.
Message me, text or 'phone 07856 718884 or
Following the popularity of our recent camping trips, and in particular the venue at Nene Park this year, we have re-booked provisionally for next year.
It is hoped we might also fit in a shorter one night trip to Fineshade in their camping Danish shelters, or something similar, but still to be confirmed.
Our annual youth cycle camping trip continues in 2020, and with the popularity of the Nene Park "group" campsite (not the caravan club site) we will be returning again in 2020. This time we will be booking for Friday & Saturday nights, with the addition of the Sunday being extended to include a bbq for the whole club following the clubruns. All cyclists, in particular the youngsters will be encouraged to ride there, although parents will be allowed to help with any excess luggage. Prices are yet to be confirmed, but will be kept to a minimum. So get the date in your diary!
Please free free to discuss via the Facebook event, or if you have any questions, please free to ask. We will confirm places nearer the date.