Message from Malc Jacklin...
Firstly i'd just like to thank all of you who have supported this series, whether it be by racing, spectating or helping with the various roles, as we couldn't do any of these events without all of your help.
It was a pretty cold night to finish the series, and full credit for so many of you for turning out at such a busy time of the year.
If you'd like some more Go Ride Racing events the second round of the Muddy Monsters North Cambs series will be on 6th January at HInchingbrooke School, while Fenland Clarion will host their round on 24th February and this will once again be held at the Embankment Athletic Track, and although the format will be similar we will be there on a Saturday morning this time.
Hope to see you all again soon
The under 8’s was a fiercely contested age group and there was race wins for series winner Monty Wood and Mathilda Simpson who came equal second in the series with Benjamin Robinson, with the Blake sisters Katie & Anna sharing fourth place. For the under 10’s there was two more victories for Evander Wishart who also won the series, with the rapidly improving Louis Taylor claiming two second places on the night, while Fearne Starr and Will Wood tied in second place for the series. Jacob Wood came within one place of completing a clean sweep in the under 12’s with Oliver Stegeman spoiling his unbeaten run in the final event to secure his second place in the series. Devonne Piccaver won the under 14’s unchallenged, while Thomas Stegeman edged out his clubmate Sam Jarrett in the under 16’s
Click here for the results.
Hi to all
This Friday 8th December we will be holding another of our racenights, this time with a cyclocross format, so we will be on the grass and every rider will get three races (two to score). 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 seperately to the younger ones)
Entry will be £4 on the day from 6.00pm with races to start at 6.30 and finish around 8.00. when we will award the prizes for the series, with a few spot prizes as well. 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, preferably in advance to assist with planning the evening
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 - two 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, although 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.
This will be the third & final event in our Autumn series
As always any questions please ask.
Those of you who enjoy Boots & Spurs will recognise the art work contained in the 2018 Clarion Calendar.
West Lothian Clarion are selling it to raise money for a safe cycle circuit.
Click here to order.
This is a great social and one of the best events in the Clarion social season.
With a variety of club runs going out to the event, you can even leave the car at home.
The cost of the lunch is £16.45 for 2 courses and £19.95 for 3 courses.
It’s taken a while (they’ve not been on the site for a long while), but you can find them here (link).
Take a look and see what great times are the fastest our members have done and who holds the various Club records.
2017 has been another fast year and riders across the board have been seen to produce some impressive times, not least of all Club Champion Paul Lunn.
Paul has been sizzling form all year, winning almost all of the club events and set new club records for the Bluebell Circuit (20.45) and also the 100 mile with 3.40.11, beating the old record by almost a quarter of an hour.
Meanwhile Paul Lilley, Steve Kaye and Richard Moys eclipsed the nine year old Men’s 25 mile team record by 7.14 on the same day in September.
Not to be outdone Lindsay Clarke broke the Women’s 10 mile record twice in 2017, beating her own 23 year old record with 22.02 and then 21.59 (same day in September, it must have been a fast day!) on the super quick V718 course in Yorkshire.
Click here for the records or see the link on the menu above.
We now have the Wattbikes in use and will be having another indoor racenight on Friday 24th November at The Embankment Athletics Track on Bishops Road. The fun start at 6.30 and we'll be finished by 8.30. Spectators are very welcome and tea & coffee will be available, so if you dont fancy riding you can always come down and socialise with your clubmates. If you do want to ride it would bemost helpful if you could let Malc know in advance, although we'll take entries on the night subject to availability. Its £4 to take part to help us cover our costs.
This Friday we will be having our regular youth coached session with a few extras thrown in for good measure.
As we have now been at the Athletic Track for 5 years it seems an ideal opportunity to have an extended session so we'll finish the session with a few games and i'll bring some cake
Friday 6th October
Embankment Athletic Track (free parking from 6.00 in the Regional pool carpark) PE1 5BW
6.30 - 8.30 pm (anyone still wanting to leave at 7.30 thats fine but please let us know at the start of the evening)
Adult Cross Training (& selected older youth riders)
Balance bikes ideal for pre-school youngsters
Club Kit - Adam will have club kit including some winter kit samples to try before you buy
All this as well as our regular youth session which will be Cyclocross themed, so if you have a choice please bring your most suitable bike for the grass.
Hopefully see lots of you there, and any questions please ask.
Don't forget it's the last Bluebell 10 mile TT of 2017 next Wednesday. Do you want to come to the Supper afterwards. £6 per person. Please comment here or let me know
Here are the latest club standings for the Bluebell series and club championship events upto 11th August 2017.
Here are the Club event standings, to include the 25 on 1st July, which was missing from the standings issued last week. Note that the best 7 rule has now kicked in to the championship totals as there have been 8 events to date.
Heres the latest update on this years Bluebell series and club championship points as of 30 June 2017.