The 19th January saw the FCCC round of the Muddy Monsters series which was held at the Peterborough Embankment track.
The club would like to place on record its thanks to all involved in making this event and the series a success.
Please find below details of this weekend's club runs Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January.
Saturday 19th January
Starting from Tesco Werrington, The Werrington Centre, PE4 6NA. (map)
9.30 am: Stopping in Deeping for refreshments - 20 miles - Chris Faull leading
Out via Milking Nook, Peakirk, Deeping Gate, Frognall, back via Northborough, Maxey, Helpston and Glinton. https://ridewithgps.com/
Sunday 20th January
Starting from Helpston.
9:30 am: Peterborough Cathedral Becket’s Tearoom (47 miles) – Ian Todd leading
Out via Deeping, Crowland, Thorney & North Bank, back via Ferry Meadows and Barnack
10 am: Barnsdale Garden Centre (35 miles) – Birgit Scott Leading
Out via Maxey, West Deeping, Barholm, Greatford, Little Casterton, Tickencote, Exton and back via Empingham, Great Casterton, Stamford, Pilsgate, Barnack & Bainto
Please note change of run venue for 10 am - Tea Room as Rasel's is not open during January and we have swapped with a February ride.
We hope you can join us on one of the above rides.
This Saturday we are hosting the final round of the Muddy Monsters North Cambs series of youth races, which will be followed by a short entry level cyclocross race for adults.
The Muddy Monsters event will be open to all youth riders and a few helpers will be needed from 08:00 to set up and sign on will be from 09:15 for the racing to start at 10:00 and there will be prizes for the series and all be finished by 12:00 at the latest. Entry is £4 per rider for a minimum of two races.
At 12:00 there will be a 20 minute seniors race for the Fenland Clarion cyclocross championships. This would be ideal for parents who fancy trying a cyclocross event suitable for novices.
So whether you want to ride, spectate, help out or bring along a cake for the refreshments it would be great to see you there.
The more the merrier.
Please note if using the Regional Pool car park that charges apply on Saturdays.
Just a quick reminder that we will be at the Athletic Track on Bishops Road once again this Friday ready to start riding at 6:30 through until 7:30.
This week there is a choice of polishing up those cyclocross skills on the grass or taking the chance to try riding on the rollers, where parents can also take part.
Note that next week we will have an extra Friday evening when we will have a family ride and an evening of Wattbike races with the parents taking on the mighty talents of our youth riders.
Hopefully see lots of you there, and as always any questions please just ask.
The FCCC are hosting their Cyclo Cross Championships at Peterborough embankment on Saturday 19th January.
Get your bike dusted off ready for a big race as part of the clubs junior event.
If you are interested in riding, please let Steve Clarke know.
Saturday 19th January we will be holding the Fenland Clarion Cyclocross Championships at Peterborough Embankment Athletic Track on Bishops Road PE1 5BW with a 12:00 start.
Parking is in the adjoining Regional Pool car park, where charges apply, or park elsewhere if more suitable for you.
The race will be of 20 minutes duration and is for senior riders, although depending on numbers we may well accept youth A riders.
This event will follow on from a morning of youth racing that we are hosting from 10:00 as part of the Muddy Monsters series which you are welcome to come along and watch or help out.
All welcome and if you are interested in riding it would be helpful to know in advance (please respond to helen.malc@ntlworld. Entry will be £4 per rider and there is a club trophy up for grabs. The event is quite suitable for all abilities with novice riders welcome.
HELPSTON CHAINGANG SATURDAY
As per last week, there's a Saturday morning Chaingang from Helpston, where various riders from around the area, meet up and have a fast, through and off session, with no waiting.
Lindsay and myself will be doing it again this week and can meet up with any clubmates at Helpston at 9.30am for an hour steady warm up, followed by an hour of Chaingang (10.30am), if there is one (if not we'll start our own) and then ride home.
We should all get 2 1/2/3hrs in, with a hard/fast hour thrown in.
Who's up for it?
Lindsay and I will help you/show you the ropes//keep an eye out for you if you don't know what a Chaingang is.
Please find below details of this weekend's club runs Sunday 13 January.
Sunday 13 January
All rides start from Helpston.
9.30 am: Oundle One of the Cafes - 44 miles - Ian Todd leading
Out via Sutton, Wansford, Nassington, Apethorpe back via Ashton, Bullock Rd, Ferry Meadows, Ailsworth
10.00 am: Helpston Willow Brook Farm - 34 miles - Chris Faull leading
Helpston, Maxey, Northborough, Deeping Gate, Langtoft, W.Deeping, Willowbrook, Ashton, W.Deeping, Barholm, Tallington, Bainton, Barnack & Ufford
We hope you can join us on one of the above rides.
Hi to all
There is currently a spare slot at the Derby Velodrome on the afternoon on Monday 8th April which I can book for us as a club if there is sufficient interest. This would be for youths and seniors, although I can't confirm costs until I can gauge numbers but would hope to be able to arrange on similar terms to last time which was £25 each including hire bike and shoes. The minimum age is 9 years.
So if you are interested please let me know by Sunday evening as I will let them know on Monday morning.
Hello Fenland Clarion Members.
Just to let you know of a bike race with a difference:
Now in it's fifth year, the Pactrac Peterborough Duathlon takes place
on Sunday 31st March. The event is based in Castor over the distances
Run 4-miles, Bike 18-miles, Run 2.5 miles.
This is an ideal opportunity to take part in a local multi-discipline
race, in a safe, friendly environment, alongside other first time multi-
The distances are challenging, with the event catering for all
abilities. Further details and on-line entry can be found at http://pactrac.co.uk/events/42
If you have any questions regarding the event, please email me on
Go on. You know you want to.
Thank you in advance and good luck with your own events this year.
The Clubs committee met for the first time in 2019 last night and there was plenty to review and discuss.
The group talked about what had worked well in 2018 and some innovative new ideas to engage the membership this coming season. The provisional calendar is close to being ratified by the governing bodies and a rota for marshalling events is being worked on.
There were some great suggestions about maximising the kits stocks and format for social events, all of which will be developed over the coming months.
The final thing agreed was the date for the clubs AGM which is Monday 4th February.
If you have something you wish to raise at that meeting, its important you get that information to a committee member as soon as possible.