This Friday 11th May we will be holding another of our youth racenights, this time with a cyclocross format, so we will be on the grass and every rider will get two races. These will still suit ALL of our youth riders, but with the added attraction of some riders from other clubs joining us for a few races, making it ideal entry level racing, and suitable for getting started with competitive events. Each event will be in age groups, so even our youngest will be able to take part, and the oldest will riders will be under 16 age group (racing separately to the younger ones)
Entry will be £4 on the day from with races to start at 6.30 and finish around 8.00 with prizes for the series. Hopefully our youngsters will all want to try these events, they seem to have a competitve streak even when not racing, so it should make a nice change to our usual format.
We could do with a few helpers on the night, so if you are able to help please let me know.
- Riders, the more the merrier for good racing. All youth riders welcome.
- Cakes, if you can bring one along please do, and ideally let me know beforehand
- Refreshments - one more to help out with them
- Signing on - two people required
- Timekeepers - three people required
- Demo rider to show the riders round the course
- Helpers for setting up, could do with a couple of helpers who could ideally get there early
The details are on the British Cycling website, but as its entry on the night things are not too different to normal.
This will be at our usual venue The Embankment Athletic Track, Bishops Road, PE1 5BW.
The racing season is well underway now and the Bluebell series is shaping up nicely.
Here are the latest results.
The ever popular Fenland Clarion CC Bluebell 10 series kicks off for 2018 this coming Wednesday.
For this season parking has moved back to the top of Helpston Heath and away from the Exeter Arms which is no longer available.
Please bear this in mind.
Emma is looking for volunteers to marshall for the first few rounds so if you aren't planning a ride, please let her know.
N&DCA and GHS marshalls/helpers needed 21st April in the afternoon
Next Saturday we’re hosting the 2nd round of the N&DCA time trial series and the regional qualifiers for the GHS National Time Trails (for the juniors).
Whilst we already have lots of people helping out we need another 6 marshalls/officials to help out.
Hi to all
Many thanks to all those who supported our racenight this evening. We had another great evening with many fine youngsters doing their best in the four races they each had. With a mix of distances and types of event we hope that there was something for everyone, and the results are attached.
We had four different race winners over the eight races and at least three riders in their first racing event.
The next and final round of this two event series will be on Friday 11th May when we will be awarding the prizes. It would be great to see you all there, and please tell any other young cyclists you may know that they would be very welcome.
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.