It’s almost the last chance to book for the Clarion Easter Meet 30th March to the 2nd of April.
It’s a packed weekend of fun, socialising, entertainment, celebration and of course some cycling, a real family affair, as you will read in the attached programme: https://issuu.com/nationalclarion/docs/easter_2018_programme
And don’t forget it the Clarion 10 championships at Southend as part of the weekend!
Of course, you don’t have to come for the whole weekend, you could just come for the racing, or for the annual prize presentation and applaud your club mates’ achievements.
Or to book offline download the following: https://clarioncc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Clarion-Cycling-Club-Easter-Meet-2018-Offline-Booking-Form.pdf
After the snow cleared early last week, hopes were high for a successful Hardriders today.
However a flood at the bottom of Morborne and road works in Lutton meant the decision had to be taken to postpone.
Any new date the race can be held will be shared in due course.
Please find herewith the Fenland Clarion Race Calendar for 2018.
Click here for a copy
Note: The Committee are currently looking at the possibility of changing the Bluebell 10 course on safety grounds, so this may change and also we are reviewing Club running costs, so you may also see an increase to entry fees.
This Sunday (March 11)
CLUB PLACE TO PLACE TT
10.00am Start. Entries on the line (please advise if intend to ride). It's the first round of the Club Championship Series for 2018. Who wants to ride?
Marshals also required... Note Club Points also awarded for helping and riding Club races. Let me know if you can help.
START 250 yards down the road from Folksworth - Oundle. Proceed through Washingley, Lutton and Polebrook and Ashton to roundabout at the A605 (Oundle). Turn and retrace course back through Ashton, Polebrook over Lutton crossroads and FINISH opposite the start.
(16 miles approx)
Note: Route shortened and we won't be using the Morborne loop, because Sunday is lambing and the road will be closed.
PARKING: On grass verges prior to start/finish. Please park off the road and take care and be aware of other road users.
Fenland Clarion are now a learning destination for the Childrens University. Some of you re already members and others may choose to sign up. Attached issome information on the scheme and logged hours can be backdated to 8th November.
Message from Steve Clarke
It’s that time of year again… The racing season is upon us and it won’t be long before we change the clocks and can go riding
on balmy summer evenings. But before that we have the:
2018 Annual General Meeting & Cycling Filmshow
To be held on Monday 26th February (7.30-8.30pm approx)
at Peterbortough & District Bowls Club
19 Burton Street, Peterborough PE1 5HA
There will be a licenced bar and some refreshments. The plan is to rattle through the meeting and show a cycling film:
Mark Cavendish Born to Race.
A revealing documentary offering a unique insight into the 2011 Road World Champion, Tour de France Green Jersey winner and Sports Personality of the Year. Covering both his public and private lives throughout this pivotal season, it also documents his early years, before building up to and looking back at the biggest event in world sport, the 2012 London Olympics. Includes unique access to his training, media days and rest and relaxation at home.
This unique documentary includes numerous Interviews with leading cycling figures including; British Cycling Head Coach Dave Brailsford, Rod Ellingworth, Bradley Wiggins, Peta Todd and many more.
I know many find the meeting somewhat boring, but is important for the smooth running of the club. Whilst we have a few hardworking
officers and committee members, we would welcome some new blood to help with the organisation of the club. It would be great if we could find someone to take on the role of Social Secretary, to co-ordinate and organise a few social events. Adam Robinson is standing down as Clothing Secretary, so we need someone to look after that job and if anyone out there has good web skills, we could do with a replacement for James Warrener, the club’s Webmaster. Even a couple of people to stand as Committee Members, would be useful.
We have five or six meetings a year, usually on a Monday night in the Bluebell in Maxey. Please let me know if you would be interested in helping with the club organisation.
Please find attached the Meeting Notice and provisional agenda.
Hi to all
We start the weekend on Friday evening with a family ride from outside the Athletics Track at 18:30 for an approx. 7 mile loop through Stanground and along the river as far as Millennium bridge. You'll need lights and ideally bright clothing, the route is quite possible on road tyres, but its a bit rough in places so you might prefer knobbly tyres if you have the choice. Should be finished around 19:30 with parents very welcome.
On Saturday morning there is the fourth round of the Muddy Monsters series of races, and as this one is from Thorpe Hall in Peterborough there will hopefully be a good turnout. Be there to register by around 09:30 for a 10:00 start, and it will be all finished by 12:00.
Enjoy your cycling
Hi to all
Now we have the Wattbikes at the club and as its the time of year when the evenings are generally dark and cold many of you maybe riding indoors.
To get the best benefit from having the Wattbikes it would be great to know what members preference is for using them. Currently we have racenights on Fridays at the Athletic Track giving riders 3 - 4 short races from 250m to one mile, usually including a team event as well, and these will continue, although we may also use them in different ways if the interest is there.
- Are you interested in the existing format of racenights
- Would it make a difference if we changed the time and/or venue (If you know of a suitable venue we could book fairly cheaply please let me know)
- Would you be interested in inter club racenights
- Racenights without the team events
- Pedalling technique sessions perhaps including high cadence competitions
- 5 mile time trials
- 10 mile time trials
- Would you be interested in trying the Wattbikes for yourself with an open session to do as you please
- Winter handicap league starting 2018/19
Do you have any other ideas you'd like to see tried
We are looking to host our annual Frostbite 10 once the forecasted snow clears and the mercury rises.
Usual club 10 rules apply with the regular course completed.
We are looking to gauge interest so if you would like to ride or volunteer to help put the event on, please get in touch.
- Sign on from 10.15 NOTE on the health outside of Helpston (52.617522, -0.343811).
- First rider off at 11.01 from the usual start on Heath Road
- Course 10 mile "Bluebell" circuit
- Minimum age 12 years on the day
- New for 2018 marshals get attendance points towards the annual trophy