Another podium to add to the fenland trophy case, Thomas Stegeman got third u18 at the 57th annual 3 peaks cx race finishing in the respectable time of 4hours 17min.
It was a nice warm, but windy Sunday for the riders who took on the Cullip Cup 25. Steve Maile and Simon Pitchford were the two riders under the hour with Steve edging it.
Fenland Clarion riders will be making a rare trip south of Peterborough for the annual Cullip Cup 25 this weekend.
The Championship is nicely poised with just the hill climb champs to go after this round.
The race is on Sunday and is based on the scenic little village of Connington. As well as the scenice lanes around the airfield and Holme to course also used the old A1 and more familiar roads.
The first rider is of at 1000 and if you wish to state your intention to ride, please contact Steve Clarke
As with all club events, there are opportunities to marshall or help organise, so if you are not planning to take part your support is still needed and apprecaited.
Sundays Club Runs - 8th September
Please find below this week's clubs runs which start from Helpston.
9:00 am: Oakham - Cafe Nero (62 miles) - Volunteer Required to lead
Leaving Helpston via Barnack, Uffington, Ryhall, Great Casterton, Empingham, Langham, Cold Overton, Oakham. Returning by Ridlington, Bisbrook, Seaton, Harringworth, Blatherwycke, Kings Cliffe, Wansford, Ufford, Ashton and back to Helpston.
9:30 am: Rockingham – The Barn Tearoom- (52 miles) - Volunteer Required to lead
Out via Stamford, N Luffenham, Bisbrooke ,Caldecott, back via Bulwick, K Cliffe,Yarwell.
10:00 am: Little Bytham – Rasel’s Tea House- (31 miles) - Birgit Scott leading
Change of venue from Burghley due to the Horse Trials this weekend.
Out via Greatford, Carlby, Holywell, Clipsham to Little Bytham. Returning via Witham on the Hill, Manthorpe, Wilsthorpe, Greatford and West Deeping.
We hope you can join us on one of the above rides.
Fenland Clarion Cycle Jumble
The club are hosting a cycle jumble and you are all welcome to attend, either to buy or sell, details below.
The jumble will be held at the Embankment Athletics Track, Bishops Road PE1 5BW, with free parking in the adjoining Regional Pool car park on Friday 4th October from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, although sellers will be able to set up beforehand.
Some nice images on our socials at the moment from various riders abroad representing the club.
Keep the pictures coming...
Just to remind you all that we are back at the Athletic Track on Bishops Road for another youth session this Friday 6th September from 6:30 - 7:30. Please aim to arrive in time to start at 6:30 and for any newcomers it will be great to have you along, but please aim to be there by around 6:15 to complete consent forms and introduce ourselves before we start.
Free parking is in the adjoining Regional Pool car park.
As the Cyclocross season is just getting started this week we will be on the grass concentrating on mounts, dismounts and gears.
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE for a limited time only exclusively to club members & partners/parents. BOOK NOW!
Club Prize Presentation Evening & Dinner
Saturday 16th November - Queen’s Head, Nassington
Guest speaker Dr. Michael Hutchinson
Two course meal followed by coffee
£20 - 18yrs upwards
£15 - U18s requiring adult meal
£5 - U18s (chicken nuggets/chips).
TO BOOK contact Simon Pitchford - 07792 445543
Click here for the venue website
Two Clarion riders in the top 5 yesterday... well done to them.
N&DCA 10TT round 5 at Naseby today
1 James Perkins Race Hub 22:02
2 Geoff Platts Team Bottrill 22:30
3 Sam McDonald St Neots 22:38
4 Steve Maile Fenland 23:15
5 Simon Pitchford Fenland 23:18
6 Simon Murphy St Neots 23:20
7 Graeme Hall RFW 23:35
8 Has Van Nierop Welland V 23:49
Ian Todd will be leading the 9:30 ride and we need a volunteer to lead the 9am ride.
Please find below details of this week's club Sunday 1st September.
Sundays Club Runs - 1st September
All clubs runs are starting from Helpston.
9:00 am: Wadenhoe – The Old Barn (69 miles) - Volunteer Required
A longer route to this favourite coffee stop a few miles South of Oundle. https://www.mapmyride.com/
9:30 am: Peterborough - Sundays Tearoom in Cathedral precinct- (47 miles) - Ian Todd Leading
Out to Maxey, Northborough, Deeping Gate, Crowland and Thorney to Peterborough. Returning via Ferry Meadows, Ailsworth, Upton, Barnack and Bainton.
10:00 am: Edith Weston – Wellies Garden Centre - (38 miles) - Birgit Scott leading
Riding out to Stamford, Ketton, North Luffenham and Lyndon - back via Edith Weston, Empingham, Stamford, Belmesthorpe and Maxey.
We hope you can join us on one of the above rides.
The final round of the 2019 Bluebell series was held on Wednesday evening before the riders and families made their way to the White Hart, Ufford for the presentation.
The competition has been tooing and frooing all through the summer months with a number of riders all in with a chance of winning one of the most famous old prizes in local cycling.
Four riders took it to the final week, something which says a lot for the prestiege of the series and the respect in which it is held.
The final top three all recorded times that were either their fastest or close to the their fastest of the entire season despite the cold and windy weather.
However Paul Asplin held on to the overall lead he took with two weeks of the series to go, beating James Warrener into second and Phil Merritt into third place.
The final standings are here.
The final podium are pictured below.
It has taken Paul the best part of three decades to get the shield on his mantlepiece, massive congratulations to him and the other riders who were in the money.
The 2020 series will have to be quite some event to live up to this one.