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
The club committee would like to update you, the members, on the position regarding the possibility of returning to the regular organised clubruns we all enjoy so much.
The government guidance is that groups of up to six people (from different households) can meet and exercise outdoors and maintain a distance of at least 2 metres. We still feel it will be difficult to observe this guidance correctly and have our rides open to all so are not restating club runs at present.
In taking this decision, we are mindful not just of our members’ health, but also our responsibilities to the wider community as we all hope the general improvements made in the fight against Covid-19 continue.
We hope you still get out and ride responsibly with your friends and clubmates until the organised rides return; please feel welcome to use the clubs Facebook page to help you meet up and we will be meeting once again to discuss these further on 3rd August.
There is a lot of information coming out at the moment from the likes of British Cycling, Cycling Time Trials and the official Government messages themsevles.
With that in mind the club committee will virtually meet on 15th June to discuss the restarting of club activities as soon as we are able and its safe to do so.
All activities will only restart in accordance with the relevant guidance given by the relevant bodies.
In the meantime please refer to the British Cycling article here.
The key paragraph being....
Last week (Wednesday 27 May) we announced that all formalised group and club activity (including club runs, HSBC UK Breeze rides and similar) would be suspended until Saturday 4 July, and this suspension remains in place.
Thank you all for you patience, support and co-operation in what has been an unpreceded challenge for those who run the club.
The sell off of Impsport kit is proving successful with only a couple of jerseys now left.
There are still stocks of caps, mitts and arm warmers available.
Going forward all club kit will be available to order through the online store and to launch that there are a number of new club products for you.
Any questions please ask a committee member.
For any orders of products that are in our Ellmore stock locally, you will get the choice to have posted or collect and have postage charge refunded.
Stock is selling fast on the Impsport kit.
There are not many jerseys left so here is the current stock list.
We are now out of long sleeved kit and bibs.
Thanks to all for their enquiries. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Quiz via Zoom is now tomorrow Thursday 14th May 7pm
We have a few pieces of Impsport made club stock still available.
To help us sell it through and to give members a special one off offer. The prices of jersey's will be further reduced from £30 to £15.
All of you will know club Chair and Racing Secretary Steve Clarke.
Steve has recently been involved in a cycling accident that required hospital treatement but we are pleased to report that he is on the mend.
If you would like, please get in contact with the club and we will pass on your good wishes.