Use of Electric Bikes on Club Rides
Club members are welcome to use Electric bikes on Club Runs provided that their bike complies with the government rules for Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles:
“An Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycle (EAPC) must have pedals that can be used to propel it. It must show either:
- the power output
- the manufacturer of the motor
It must also show either:
- the battery’s voltage
- the maximum speed of the bike
Its electric motor:
- must have a maximum power output of 250 watts
- should not be able to propel the bike when it’s travelling more than 15.5mph
If a bike meets the EAPC requirements it is classed as a normal pedal bike. This means you can ride it on cycle paths and anywhere else pedal bikes are allowed. Any electric bike that does not meet the EAPC rules is classed as a motorcycle or moped and needs to be registered and taxed. You’ll need a driving licence to ride one and you must wear a crash helmet.”
If a club member or other rider was to join a club run with a modified e-bike or a bicycle with an e-bike conversion which does not conform to the legal requirements then that rider and the club would not be indemnified against third party losses under the club’s insurance.
For this reason, Fenland Clarion can only allow legal EAPCs to be used on club runs and rides. Individual members are responsible for checking and disclosing to the club whether their EAPC is legal.
A Great Result!
Lindsay Clarke: World Masters Track Cycling Champion 60-64 Women
Dolomites Tour 2023
For some years now, members of the Fenland Clarion have taken an annual cycle tour, usually in Europe (but with a memorable detour to the Scottish Highlands in 2017). In 2022, after a two year pandemic-induced hiatus, we were blessed with a glorious adventure in the western Alps of France including the beautiful Verdon Gorge.
This year we decided to return to the Dolomites, scene of my first tour with the team back in 2015.
Bluebell Supper 2023
Wednesday 16 August saw the last race in the Bluebell Time Trial Series for 2023. It was followed by the traditional Supper at Helpston Village Hall. Prizes for the Bluebell handicap were awarded. Veteran member George Proderick was the first winner of the newly instated Ralph Stevens trophy. (Pictures by Lisa Marie)
National Track Championships
A great result for Lindsay Clarke in the Pursuit at the British Masters National Track Championships. She set a time of 2:42 - a new British record!
Fast Training Ride
A good group of nine riders went out on Sunday morning (2 July) on one of our fast training rides. Steve Kaye, Paul Lilley, David O'Brien, Dave Butler, Evander Wishart, Harry Tozer, Phil Merritt, Jerry Norman, and Simon Pitchford. We averaged 20.2mph for about 50 miles. Good bit of fun at the end getting a bit punchy and a few controlled sprints. Well done all.
The fast training rides go out on Sundays from Orton Centre. If you are interested in joining one of these rides please give Simon a call on 07792 445543 (Group rides).
Hereward League 2023
A great end to a great series of racing on the Hereward League.
A clean sweep in the Under 18 category for Theo, Ethan and Archie
Chris Cummings 2nd
Jerry Norman 3rd
Sibbertoft Camping Weekend 20-21 May 2023
Eight ‘Happy Campers’ cycled to Brook Meadow campsite at Sibbertoft (near Market Harborough) on Saturday 20 May: Ian Richardson, Julian Tatam, Phil Gee, Jon Lyall, Chris Farrow, Alistair Northend, Ian Todd, joined by Malc Jacklin later in the evening after he had ridden a nearby audax event.
We followed a hilly 54-mile route out via Barrowden and Stoke Dry with a coffee stop at Sweet Hedges farm café near Stockerston, then on via Goadby and the Langtons for another stop by the Grand Union canal at Foxton Locks, after a brief ride along the canal towpath.
Great countryside in this area with a couple of highlights when we were stopped by a herd of cows and then had to wait whilst the over was finished at Gumley Cricket Club, because the pitch spills out over the hillside and over the road! A case of ‘Cricket stopped Cycling’ rather than ‘Rain stopped Play’!
We had a good meal at the Red Lion pub in Sibbertoft and had breakfast at the local Gliding Club café about a mile along from the campsite, before setting off on our 53-mile return route which joined the club run (Ian Waddilove and Charlie Joseland) at the Rockingham Village Stores café.
Race Calendar 2023
The Race Calendar for 2023 is now available. Take a look under the "Racing" heading above or here
Marshalling Rota 2023
The Marshalling Rota for 2023 is now on this website. You can find it under the "Racing" heading at the top of the page or here
Barmouth to Yarmouth: Final Results
|Fenland Clarion Virtual Challenge 2022: Ride 306 miles in December|
|Rider||Week 1 (1st-3rd)||Week 2 (4th-10th)||Week 3 (11th-17th)||Week 4 (18th-24th)||Week 5 (25th-31st)||Total||Category|
|Mark Emerson||22.7||143.8||77.36||34.14||103.8||381.8||1st Cat|
|Chris Farrow||214||52.4||65.1||331.5||1st Cat|
|Ethan Grundy||6||5||48.5||12||71.5||4th Cat|
|Karl Grundy||48||103||108||123||106||488||1st Cat|
|David Hallam||0||152.8||51.8||102.8||97.8||405.2||1st Cat|
|Lynden Leadbeater||162||61||223||2nd Cat|
|Gareth May||25||79||78||82||72||336||1st Cat|
|Suzanne May||5||36||24||38||43||146||3rd Cat|
|Simon Pitchford||26.8||150.5||70.2||118.7||100.8||467||1st Cat|
|Tonya Smith||0||114||105||113||62||394||1st Cat|
|Julian Tatam||44||160||86||56||346||1st Cat|
|Ian Todd||336||1st Cat|
|Harry Tozer||0||112||90||94||95||391||1st Cat|
Club Trophy Winners
We now have a list of all the winners of club trophies over the years. It can be found under the "Racing Heading" at the top of the page or via this link: Club Trophy Winners
December Virtual Challenge 2022
Barmouth to (Great) Yarmouth
THE CHALLENGE - During December your challenge is to ride a bike on a static trainer or outdoors & complete 306 miles or as many as you can manage. It’s only 10 miles per day, but that means every day. For the very keen amongst you why not make it an out & back trip to clock up 612 miles?
LEADER BOARD - You’ll be able to see everyone’s weekly progress as mileages will be published on the Club’s Facebook & website pages.
SPOT PRIZES - No matter what distance you achieve everyone who takes part could win a spot prize at the end of the challenge.
4th Cat – 69 miles Shrewsbury
3rd Cat – 119 Uttoxeter
2nd Cat – 182 miles Grantham
1st Cat – 236 miles and you’ll be in Kings Lynn
Elite Rider – well that will be the full return trip of 612 miles