Spalding CC Grass Track
Wednesday 17th August saw the 12th and last Bluebell time trial of the 2022 season. It was followed by the Bluebell Supper with prize-giving, sandwiches and some excellent cakes!
Social Secretary Required
A Tribute to Richard Daniells
Members, especially those who ride open time trials, will be sad to hear of the untimely death of Richard Daniells.
Richard was cycling home to Rothwell from a CTC meet in Desborough on Tuesday and was in collision with a car on the road between Glendon and Rothwell. He was taken to Coventry Infirmary where he died later that day from his injuries.
Richard was the lynchpin of everything timetrialling in CTT South East Midlands District. He was chairman and treasurer of South East Midlands District and fulfilled the same roles for Northampton and District Cycling Association. 2020 marked his 50 years as N&DCA treasurer. He was timekeeper for most open events in South East Midlands.
He organised events locally and nationally. In 2009 he was awarded a Badge of Honour by Cycling Time Trials and he was a member of the CTT National Appeals Committee.
He will be hugely missed.
(CTT South East Midland District Secretary)
[Richard's funeral was held at the Edgar Newman Chapel, Kettering Crematorium, on Tuesday 12th July. Richard's wife requested that his cycling friends should wear their cycling kit for the ceremony as a fitting tribute to Richard.]
Club Marshalling Rota
The Club Marshalling Rota is now available on this website. You can find it under the Racing heading above.
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:
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
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.