Technical Regulations and Regional Championships
British Cycling have published their technical regulations for 2022. The rules and regulations for all the main disciplines of cycling can be found on the British Cycling website:
Entries are now open for the British Cycling Eastern Region’s Road and Circuit Championships. Details are available at the links below:
2022 Race Calendar
The 2022 Race Calendar with entry links is now available: 2022 Race Calendar
Entries for the Wednesday night time trials will close at 9pm on the Monday before.
Remember your front light! (CTT rules now require all riders to have a working front and rear light, and a helmet.)
Junior Cycle Racing Skills Sessions
Enjoy having fun on your bike and learning new skills?
Age under 16?
Why not join our junior cycle racing skills sessions?
First and Third Friday of the Month 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Peterborough Athletics Track, Bishops Road PE1 5BW
(Note: there won't be a session on April 15th (Good Friday), the next session will be on April 22nd.)
London Edinburgh London Audax
An open letter to club members from Liam Fitzpatrick, an organiser of the London Edinburgh London (LEL) audax:
I am writing to ask for your help recruiting the team needed to make the London Edinburgh London (LEL) audax happen this August. As you may have seen in Cycling Weekly, we’re hoping that cycling clubs along the route will encourage their members to get involved in the event which only happens every few years.
LEL 2022 will involve around 2,000 riders from around the world attempting the 1,500km round trip in under 125 hours. It’s a test of roadcraft and determination and, above all, it’s a celebration of the cycling community - both on the road and among the army of volunteers who run LEL and who bring the event to life.
In fact, it is the volunteers who create much of the atmosphere and keep the ethos of the event alive.
CTT Newsletter - March 2022
A link to the latest edition of the CTT Newsletter can be found here: March Cycling Time Trials
The Newsletter includes a link where you can order copies of the CTT Annual Handbook.
Clarion Easter Meet 2022
Come and enjoy a great Clarion weekend at the 125th annual Easter Meet in Lancaster.
Audax, 10 mile TT, Club Rides, Walks, Music, Buffet, Dinner, Prize Presentation and general socialising. All with your National Clarion clubmates.
We've extended the deadline for sign ups, but we really need to know by Friday 25th March, so that we can finalise plans for the weekend. Get yourself booked up...
More info: Clarion Easter Meet
Fenland Clarion Nopinz Aerosuits
For Club members looking for marginal gains in their events this year, aero-style speedsuits and other items of cycling kit in the club colours are now available from Nopinz. For information and prices click on the Nopinz shop link here. You will need to use the password FENLANDClarion2022
This is an additional service for members. Our existing arrangement with Ellmore for standard kit continues and their online shop can be accessed here: Ellmore Online Store.
Club Cyclocross Championships 2022
Fenland Clarion were able to hold their Cyclocross championships again this year following a missed year in 2021 due to the Covid restrictions at the time. Defending champion David Hallam was hoping to add his name once again to the Glover Stag trophy. However, on this occasion his valiant efforts were all in vain as he was soon passed by a number of riders, including an impressive top three who soon opened up gaps on the rest of the field. Mick Stegeman claimed third place, while two of the club’s best youth riders showed their more experienced peers how it should be done. Harry Tozer claimed second place, while Evander Wishart went one better to take top spot, and in the process lapped the whole field with the exception of Harry Tozer. Full result 1. Evander Wishart, 2. Harry Tozer, 3. Mick Stegeman, 4. Lindsay Clarke, 5. Steve Clarke, 6.David Hallam, 7. Steve Hope, 8. Dan Tozer.
In the youth races there were victories for the host club in the under 8's with Caleb Caws having a close contest with Boston Wheeler Hector Short and the Kings Lynn based Velouse Flyer Rafael Rushton, while Kettering rider Patsy Anscombe just missed out on the top three. In the under 10's Bentley Anthony held off his Fenland team mate Lyla Graves, while Emma Smith took victory in the under 12's, defeating her sibling Matthew in the process. Louis Cipriani was unchallenged in the under 14's.
Derby Velodrome 2022
The club had a great day at Derby Velodrome on 18 February 2022. Well done to everybody who took part! More pictures can be seen on the Club Facebook page.
Club Dinner and Prize Presentation 2022
L to R: Paul Lunn, Chris Shaw, David Hallam, Tonya Smith, Lindsay Clarke, Evander Wishart and Harry Tozer.
FENLAND Clarion’s ‘Ironman’ Paul Lunn cleaned up at this year’s club prize presentation at The Farmers in Yaxley on Saturday (5th Feb), after winning virtually all of the club’s races during the 2021 season.
Wins in the Championship 10 and 25 mile events, plus the Cullip Cup 25 mile, Helpston Classic, Hill Climb and Place to Place events, saw Paul also take the Club Championship Series. During last season he also took a new Club Record for 100 miles with a 3.39.56 in the Burton and District event in September and Veterans Records for 25, 50 and 100 miles.
Other notable winners were Lindsay Clarke, who again won the Club Womens Championship and was the fastest female over 10 miles, while establishing a new British record for her age group during the Sherwood event near Nottingham, again in September.
Chris Shaw took the Clarke Merit Cup for his outstanding performances in 2021, with new Veterans records at 15, 25, 30, 100 miles and 12 hours with 256 miles (which also earned him the Berridge 12 hour Shield).
Youth rider Evander Wishart took the Stuart Ede Cup for the best six times during the course of the midweek Bluebell TT series and lifted the Holmes Merit Cup for his Cyclo Cross performances and his 24.50 in the National Youth 10 mile TT Final at Mallory Park.
Harry Tozer, Tonya Smith and Dave Hallam were also presented with awards on the night.
Changes to Time Trial Regulations
At the CTT (Cycling Time Trials) National Council AGM on Sunday 5 December 2021, several changes were made to CTT’s regulations. In particular, two important regulations were passed and are implemented with immediate effect:
ALL riders must have a working front light attached to their machine. (Regulation 14(j))
ALL riders now must wear a helmet. (Previously this requirement was only mandatory for under 18s). (Regulation 15)
The full regulations can be viewed on the CTT website.
On 22-25 November 2021, the Fenland Clarion returned to the Peak District for four days of riding.
We stayed at Hartington Hall, a youth hostel in an impressive 17th century building in the village of Hartington south of Buxton. By the end of the trip we had ridden some 163 miles and climbed 16,381 feet.
High points included:
- Getting to the top of “the wall”, riding from Langley through Macclesfield up to Cat & Fiddle road (the “Bottom of the Oven” climb);
- the climb through Abney up to the gliding club ridge, riding along the ridge and descending into Eyam (and Eyam café);
- the descent from Buxton raceway down to Glutton Bridge and on to Hollinsclough on the Thursday;
- the last few downhill miles back into Hartington every day.
Best café stop: Hassop Station on the Monsal trail.
Worst: the famous Cat & Fiddle pub – “You need to book in advance to sit inside” (!)
Considering the time of year, the weather was kind to us with temperatures ranging from 3-8°C. There was a fair bit of wind-chill but no ice or frost. Our last morning gave us the brightest sunshine of the trip.
11 riders took part: Ian Todd (Ride Leader), Phil Gee, Ian Richardson, Chris Farrow, David Hallam, Lynden Leadbeater, Julian Tatam, Charlie Joseland, Phil Anders, Kevin Jones and Peter Miller.
Virtual JOGLE 2021 Mileages
The final totals for the December 2021 Virtual JOGLE competition. Well done to everybody who took part.
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5||Total|
|Dave Shaw (Tuxford)||126||274||352||198||74||1024|