BLUEBELL 10 THIS WEEK (WC 9.07.18)
The road into Helpston was swept on Friday, after the surface dressing works a couple of weeks ago. I've been down and checked it and looks good to go for this week.
Now there lies a problem... The England v Croatia World Cup Semi Final is on and that's bound to impact the number of riders we'll get (and also marshal availability)
I'm going to see if the police will mind us switching to Tuesday night for this week. How would that sit with folks? Would you ride? Can you fulfil your marshalling/officiating duties on Tuesday?
If the police won't allow us to switch nights. Will you ride on Wednesday and will you marshal/time?
Will you be watching the football on Wednesday.
Please advise, so that we can make the best decision.
Chairman & Racing Secretary
Fenland Clarion Cycling Club
After a review the 10 will continue on Wednesday as planned. If you are able to support and marshall, please let Emma know.
This Saturday 7th July we will be holding another of our race events, this time with a grasstrack format and for conventional freewheel bikes, so we will be on the grass and every rider will get three races (two to score). 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)
Entry will be £4 on the day from 09.30pm with races to start at 10.00 and award a few prizes and be all finished by 12.00. 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 day, so if you are able to help please let me know, preferably in advance to assist with planning the evening
- Riders, the more the merrier for good racing. All youth riders welcome.
- Cakes or suitable nibbles, and ideally let me know beforehand
- Refreshments - two to help out with them
- Signing on – two/three people required
- Timekeepers - three people required
- Derny/pacer rider
- 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, although as its entry on the day things are not too different to normal.
This will be at our usual venue The Embankment Athletic Track, Bishops Road, PE1 5BW.
This year’s club presentation evening will take place on Saturday 24th
November at Peterborough District Bowls Club with a hot & cold buffet.
We already have a guest speaker booked in Robbie Ferri who should
provide some interesting tales of his adventurous cycling travels.
Please put the date in your diaries and tickets will be on sale during
the summer at various club events for just £15 per adult and £5 for
Treasurer and Membership Secretary
Massive thanks to Paul Lilley for compiling the standings.
Click here to see where you are in the rankings.
A number of our riders are away in the Alps enjoying the sunshine and mountains. You can see more of their activities and brilliant photos on the FCCC Facebook page.
If any other riders are away on trips this summer, please share your photos, especially if you are wearing club kit. We can take them from Twitter or Facebook and put you front and centre of the clubs homepage.
Sad news I'm afraid clubmates. Club President, Charlie Richmond passed away last Tuesday, aged 89 Charlie had been a member of the club since he was a young man and will be missed by those who knew him.
He was the Club Runs Captain in the 80's/90's and cycle touring was the side of cycling he enjoyed most. Only last month Charlie had visited his daughter Elaine in Yorkshire especially to watch the Tour de Yorkshire pass her house and he proudly donned his Fenland Clarion jersey for when the riders passed.
Charlie's funeral will be at the Marholm Crematorium on Tuesday 19th June at 11.30am and afterwards at the Woodman in Thorpe Wood. The family request no flowers, but donations to the Alzheimer's and Dementia charities if you choose.