Volunteer riders wanted to help youth section
We would like to have a few senior riders to boost the numbers for some race simulation practice on Friday evenings at the Embankment Athletics Track. We meet on the first and third Friday each month from
6:30 - 7:30 and if we can get a few volunteers we would like to trial a session, and if successful perhaps do these on an occasional basis.
Riders will need to be comfortable riding in close proximity to others in a group from around 12 - 17mph and be good role models for our young riders. The sessions will include riding through and off and practicing
riding to a set plan to enable the youths to practice specific race scenarios.
If you might be interested please let me know and we can work out the most convenient date.
Can you marshall the road race next weekend ? 14th March
The club is looking for some marshalls to help with our round of the NCRA handicaps.
It is next Saturday at Southwick near Oundle. Please let Steve Clarke know your availability.
We'd also like to wish the clubs riders in the event good luck.
Can you West Lothian?
Message from the West Lothian Cycle Circuit:
As you will hopefully know, we are running our £30K #Letsbuildit crowdfunder for the West Lothian Cycle. We are in the last few days of the crowdfunder and we have reached an amazing total of £17,100. However, if we don’t raise the full £30K we can’t collect any of the donations. It would be devasting to have come so far and not be able to collect all the generous pledges raised by nearly 260 supporters of the project. So we are asking for your help!
If you haven't already donated we would really appreciate your support. You can make a donation at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/
These sit alongside our signature print, mug and magnet rewards with exclusive design from world renowned artist Garry Marshall. There are also many rewards
We have also added a new gold level reward for a £1,185 donation. If you sponsor a floodlight you will receive free lifetime use of the circuit, a VIP invite to the opening and an art package! A floodlight will be named after you with your name and message appearing on a plaque on the lamp post.
If you have already donated, thank you! We would be so grateful for any further support you can provide by:
• Liking our Facebook page and share posts so we can reach more people.
• Share details of the crowdfunder http://www.
• Spread the word with your friends and family far and wide – there are still some fantastic rewards to be had
Our three core values for the circuit are:
• Helping people of all ages and abilities improve their physical and mental health.
• A safe environment to increase cycling confidence.
• Creating a more sustainable, healthier, happier and better connected community.
You can find out more about the plans at https://
Watch out for us on STV news this week as we filmed a segment for their evening show all about the West Lothian Cycle Circuit and how it will benefit the whole community, creating a cycling hub in West Lothian.
Like, follow and share at https://www.facebook.com/
Thanks so much
(Board member Linlithgow Community Development Trust)
(Coach West Lothian Clarion Cycling Club)
Charity leading the project: Linlithgow Community Development Trust is a registered charity: SC045971
Friday 6th March
This Friday 6th March we will be at the Embankment Athletic Track from 6:30 - 7:30 and riding on the track with the emphasis on cornering.
It will also be the last of the core conditioning sessions with Yvonne. This week is planned for the youths, but there's no reason why adults can't join in, so if any parents are interested it's your last chance.
Hallam is Champion
David Hallam won the senior club cyclo cross championship last weekend.
Despite the stormy weather Hallam took the win narrowly ahead of Steve Hope.
Ken "Spider" Clarke
Everyone associated with the club and cycling locally were saddened to learn that "Spider" has passed away over the weekend.
This is a sad time for everyone in Fenland Clarion and the National Clarion with Ken being a popular club mate over many decades.
Our thoughts are With Ian, Steve and the family at this time.
National Clarion events
THE 125th NATIONAL CLARION EASTER MEET AT WARWICK – APRIL 10TH TO 12TH
Many of you have been asking for more details about this year’s Easter Meet in Warwick, well here it is for you:
As our headline event we have the CLARION COTSWOLD CHALLENGE RIDE – a 125km beautiful ride through the lanes from Warwick into the Cotswolds to commemorate our 125th Easter Meet.
Held on Easter Sunday, all riders will receive the 125TH Easter Meet ribbon and finishers will receive a National Clarion commemorative medal.
And if you only want to take one bike to the Easter Meet, then Saturday’s Kenneth Humphries Memorial 10 mile TT will be great for you, as it will be a road bike (non-aero) time trial over 10 miles.
Our annual Gala Dinner and Prize Presentationwill this year be held on Saturday the 11th of April at the fine venue of Warwick school. Fine dining, great friends and a celebration of our awards winners, racing and non-racing shall be held in these wonderful surroundings. Start planning to bring a group of clubmates along.
We hope to see you over the Easter weekend, at any of the events you wish to attend, or come along for the whole weekend with your family and friends.
Full booking details will go online soon at www.clarioncc.org
Yours in Fellowship
Cross is coming...
tomorrow at mid-day for the seniors cyclo-cross championship.
The prestigious stag shield is on the line so make sure you are in it to try and win it...
Club runs 1st March 2020
9:00 am: Surfleet – the Surfleet Café (54 miles) - Ian Todd leading
Out via Maxey, Deeping Gate, Tongue End, Bourne, Twenty, Guthram Gowt, W Pinchbeck, back Pinchbeck, Pode Hole, Cuckoo Bridge, Welland Bank, Northborough & Etton.
9:30 am: Helpston Heath – The Granary Tearoom (Willow Brook Farm)(45 miles) - Volunteer Required
via Maxey, Deeping Gate, Northboro’, Glinton, Werrington, Marholm, Bainton, Barnack, Southorpe, Upton, Aisworth, Marholm. Stop at Granary en-route or towards the end of the ride.
10:00 am: Elton – Garden Centre Tearoom(32 miles) - Birgit Scott leading
A shorter ride out via Ailsworth, Ferry Meadows, Alwalton, Chesterton, Warmington, Fotheringhay to Elton returning via Wansford .
We hope you can join us on one of the above rides.
With all this rainy weather...
...why not go to our online store and get a Fenland Clarion 'Gabba' style jacket to get the wind and rain out.
Click here to find out more.
Have you volunteered yet?
Remember to submit the club google form so your marshalling duties are captured.
Entry detail for NCRA Series
As you will know, our Racing Secretary, Steve Clarke has been working on getting a team together for the upcoming NCRA series.
For those of you keen to road race for the club you can enter the events by clicking here.
Thanks in advance and thanks for representing the club.
Weather warning leads to club runs being postponed 16th Feb
Another week, another storm... This time Dennis is forecasted to be bad enough to make us postpone the weekly club runs on account of rider safety.
Apologies again, but this always has to be our priority.
Marshalling rota for (mainly) Bluebell 10s
There are over 150 roles to cover plus those at open events so please try to choose at least 3 dates when you can help out. Get the dates you want by signing up here:
It remains important that we have enough volunteers taking their turn to ensure events go ahead.