As promised on social media, we have applied for and received an information pack from the Tour of Britain which you can access here.
If there is a desire in the club to partake and organise something, would a willing member please contact the committee and let them know you would be able to co-ordinate.
Please find below this week's clubs runs Sunday 14th July which start from Helpston.
9:00 am: Great Oxendon - Waterloo Farm Tea Shop NEW COFFEE STOP (75 miles) - Chris Farrow Leading
Including riding through the Oxenden Tunnels.
Please note.... Oxenden Tunnels are unlit so please fit lights so you can be seen and you can see where you are going.
9:30 am: Little Bytham – Rasel’s Tea House (46 miles) - Volunteer Required
Out via Uffington, Newstead, Greatt Casterton, Holywell, Clipsham and Castle Bytham, back via Essendine, Barnack, Southorpe.
10 am: Little Bytham – Rasel’s Tea House (31 miles) - Birgit Scott Leading
Out via Greatford, Carlby, Holywell, Clipsham, Castle Bytham, Little Bytham returning via Witham on the Hill, Manthorpe, Wilsthorpe and Geatford. https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/602536650
We hope you can join us on one of the above rides.
If there is sufficient interest we can book the track again at Derby. There are two possible dates, and I need to know the level of interest for each of them. If there is sufficient interest then I'll confirm the bookings early next week.
Also as the August date is immediately after the bank holiday weekend, is there any interest in having the bank holiday weekend in Derbyshire either camping or in a youth hostel, and then finish the weekend with a visit to the track?
Tuesday 27th August 15:00 - 17:30
Monday 21st OR Tuesday 22nd October 13:00 - 16:00 (should be half term, please check)
Price: Children £25, adults £30 plus bike/shoe hire for adults. Note i'm awaiting confirmation of bike/shoe hire cost.
We need 25 riders to confirm the bookings.
This Friday we will once again be at the Athletics Track on Bishops Road for another coached session. This week we are heading back onto the grass, including grasstrack as there are plenty of these events to choose from in the next few weeks (plenty on the club website http://www.fenlandclarion.co.uk/site/index.php/youth/youth-latest-news). We will be using both fixed and free wheel bikes, so an ideal opportunity to try a fixed wheeled bike if you haven't done so already.
Also the fifth and final round of the Lincolnshire Circuit races on Saturday. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/204472/Lincolnshire-Circuit-Racing-League-Round-5
We also have three youth riders taking part in the National youth time trial qualifier over near Sawtry on Saturday afternoon, so good luck to them.
Remember we are hosting another racenight next Friday 12th and it is suitable for ALL of our youth riders.
It was a fabulous evening to be a Clarionista as the Fenland team came home with the Hereward League shield. Trailing by a single point going into the final event at Bourne the team was able to turn that around and win.
Steve Clarke told us...
It was a good night for the Clarion. We won the Hereward League. One point behind going into the final round tonight and we smashed it. Great rides all round, everyone scored points that helped us beat tonight’s hosts Bourne Wheelers, into second spot in the team series.
Our Ladies and Veterans were fantastic, with Melanie Evans winning the Women’s series, with Lindsay Clarke and Tonya Smith 2nd and 3rd. In the Vets, Simon Pitchford was the winner, with Phil Merritt and Chris Shaw 2nd and 3rd equal with Phil Jones (who’s First Claim Peterborough CC)
Some good rides by our members, check out the results here.
Tonight is the final round of the Hereward league at Bourne so there will be no 10 at Helpston.
Details of the Bourne event are on the clubs Facebook page so head over there for details.
Normal service is resumed next week, but we will be at Bainton for July events.
Friday 28th June 18:30
Saturday 29th June 08:30
Sunday 30th June club runs
All runs 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, Great Gidding and Bullock Road
9:30 am: Brigstock – Fermyn Woods Café (48 miles) - Volunteer Required
Out via Ferry Meadows, Warmington, Oundle, back via Benefield, Southwick and Nassington. http://www.mapmyride.com/gb/
10 am: Ailsworth - The Coffee House (30 miles) - Birgit Scott Leading
A nice ride via Barholm, Barnack and Upton to Ailsworth, returning via Marholm and Maxey.
We hope you can join us on one of the above rides.
20 seconds was the total margin of victory for Steve Maile over Simon Pitchford at the end of a rapid edition of the Helpston Classic.
There were 17 riders who took the line with a couple of punctures taking riders out of the race.
There was a gap in the recent weather we had been enduring and despite some heavy showers around the area all riders started and finished in the dry. There was a bit of breeze across the course but nothing to make any direction more favourable than another.
Congratulations to all the riders and massive thanks to all who made sure we had a race to ride.
The club is looking for some new drive and innovation from with the membership to take the website forward.
Everyone is time pressured in 2019 so if the duties can be divided up a little we can further enhance our online and social media offerings.
Please take some time to have a look across the website and volunteer some time if you have the skills and some time to help your club.
You can speak to a member of the clubs committee with your suggestions.