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.
Please find below details of this weekend's club runs Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January.
Saturday 6th January
Starting from Tesco Werrington
9.30 am: Werrington Coffee Shop - 20 miles - Chris Faull leading
Out via Gunthorpe, Newborough, back via Peakirk, Deeping Gate, Northborough & Glinton with a stop for refreshments at The Werrington Coffee Shop.
These rides are suitable for all abilities and are best on either a road bike or a hybrid with road tyres, and all are welcome.
Sunday 7th January
Starting from Helpston.
10:15 am: Yuletide Lunch Corby Glen - 38 miles - Ian Todd leading
A steady ride to the Yuletide Lunch at the Woodhouse Arms.
You must have booked in advance with Ian Richardson 07850502676
We hope you can join us on one of the above rides.
We will be on the grass and please be ready to start riding at 6:30. Venue is the Athletic Track on Bishops road with the usual free parking in the adjoining regional pool car park from 6:00.
Looks like being dry but a bit chilly, so please dress accordingly.
Hopefully see lots of you there
Here are the times from the race today.
Please find below details of this weekend's club runs Sunday 30 December.
Sunday 30 December
All rides start from Helpston.
9.00 am: Uppingham One of the Cafes - 52 miles - Ian Todd leading
Out via Stamford, Ketton, Normanton, Pilton, Bisbrooke returning via Harringworth, Blatherwycke, Wansford
9.30 am: Oundle One of the Cafes - 44 miles - Volunteer required
Out via Upton, Sutton, Wansford, Nassington, Apethorpe back Ashton, Bullock Rd, Ferry Meadows, Ailsworth
10.00 am: Wansford Sacrewell Farm - 32 miles - Birgit Scott leading
A nice undulating ride out via Ailsworth to Sacrewell Farm returning back via Barnack.
We hope you can join us on one of the above rides.
Riders, the more the merrier for good racing. All youth riders welcome.
Cakes, a rare occasion this week as we already have enough
Refreshments - ideally 2 - 3 to help out with them
Signing on - two people required
Timekeepers - three people required
Demo rider to lead the riders round the course
Helpers for setting up, could do with a couple of helpers who could ideally get there early
We are delighted to give you early news about the official 2019 National Clarion 124th Easter Meet, to be held in 2019 in York.
These National Clarion Easter have been a staple event in our calendar since 1895 and every year bar one since then. This is the 6th time we’ve been to York and the last time was in 1960.
We will have a brilliant program of meet-ups, socialising, leisure riding, family fun and racing (although not too serious for some). We also have the annual conference on the Friday afternoon (it worked at Lincoln a few years ago) and to wrap things up we have the annual dinner and prize presentation on the Sunday evening.
You can come to any or all of the weekend, but the evening functions on the Saturday and Sunday will be chargeable. Prices will be announce shortly, but expect them to be less than previous years.
Click here for a full program of the weekend is attached, but here is a simple version:
Friday 19th April
3-6pm Registration and meet at the York Railway Institute
3-6pm Annual Conference*
6pm Casual gathering at the York Railway Institute (bar snacks avail’)
Saturday 20th April
10am Leisure ride around York
York Sports Village hosts a velodrome and a cycle circuit
11am Subject to weather – taster session on York velodrome**
For beginners and novices to the track
2pm Circuit races** for all categories and ages subject to entries
Points for the annual points championships
7pm Evening buffet and entertainment*
Sunday 21st April
10am Kenneth Humphries 13m non-aero TT
Note this will mean no TT bikes, and special awards for touring bikes, fixed wheel bikes, to encourage a wider participation and free spirited ride (it’s only a race if you want it to be, but points will count for the annual points competition)
11am Club run from Sherrif Hutton to lunch café and then to return in the afternoon at a leisurely pace.
7pm Evening Annual Gala Dinner and Prize Presentation*
Monday 22nd April