Virtual Rides on Wednesday Evenings
In 2020 we started some Wednesday evening virtual rides, and as they were popular we will be continuing with them this year starting in November. The rides will continue through until early springtime, and will probably include a few race events in the new year.
Riders are all very welcome to ride along with the group or at their own pace if preferred, these will be each Wednesday at 19:00 until further notice.
The first one will be on Wednesday 3rd November with Steve Clarke leading a ride on Zwift, and then on alternate weeks it will be on RGT or Zwift. Note the RGT rides are all accessible with a free membership, although you'll need the event code that can be found on the clubs website calendar (Calendar (fenlandclarion.co.uk)).
Please see the relevant websites to understand the requirements of your equipment, and that should explain all you need to know..
If you have any questions please let me know, although if it's a technical question please spend a bit of time looking through the websites for help before asking, although i will aim to help if i can.
Any questions please let me know, or join the discussion on the clubs Facebook page
FCCC Virtual JOGLE 2021
Following Fenland Clarions first virtual challenge in December 2020, the club committee has decided it would be worth doing something similar again this December.
So the challenge is still 874 miles during the month of December, just doing it the “other way round” this time. Surely the personal challenge will be to improve on last years total, at least for those who took part last year. Secondly how many riders can complete the full distance, it is only 28 miles per day, but that means every day.
Once again we will log the total mileages and add them to the totals on the club website, and there will be some spot prizes at the end, so everyone who takes part could win. So even if 874 miles is way beyond what you feel you could achieve, you can still set your own target and be up for a possible prize as well as joining in with the fun alongside your clubmates.
If you’d like some interim targets how about these,
4th Cat – 125 miles Inverness
3rd Cat – 275 miles Edinburgh
2nd Cat – 500 miles Manchester
1st Cat – 600 miles and you’ll be overlooking the Severn Bridge
Elite Rider – well that will be the full 874 miles
Youth Go Ride sessions return
We are now pleased to be able to announce that we can return to our Friday coached sessions at the Embankment Athletic Track, Bishops Road PE1 5BW, and will be from 18:30 - 19:30, These we will be starting this Friday 3rd September, and continue on the first and third Friday of the month, with the second session in December still to be confirmed. Please note that there is no longer a need to pre-book sessions, although it is a great help if we aware of any newcomers attending who are of course always most welcome.
We will be taking payments in cash, although bank transfers are also acceptable if you'd prefer, and we will be holding our prices at £4 per session, reduced to £3 for club members. We are still looking at alternatives to the no longer available Pingit app.
At all times we will aim to follow the recommended guidance with regard to Covid-19, and would appreciate all of your help with this.
We will have access to the pavilion but would still encourage care when indoors, and if the weather is good we will aim to use the outdoor space as much as we can.
No cars will be permitted on site unless there is a specific reason, and free parking is available in the adjoining Regional Pool car park in the evenings.
Anyone who is clinically vulnerable or has cold, flu or potential Covid-19 symptoms should NOT attend.
We hope that these conditions can evolve and not be too onerous as the Covid restrictions in general become more relaxed, although obviously this is very much an unknown situation.
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have, and we look forward to welcoming you all back to our regular sessions, and enjoying riding our bikes in each others company once again.
Youth Racenights Return
We have four more evenings of youth racing coming up this autumn, starting on Friday 10th September, and continuing on 8th October, 12th November and 10th December, these are Cyclocross style, so we will be on the grass and every rider will get at least two races. These will still suit ALL of our youth riders, but with the added attraction of some riders from other clubs joining us for a few races, making it ideal entry level racing, and suitable for getting started with competitive events (NEWCOMERS VERY WLECOME). Each event will be in age groups, so even our youngest will be able to take part, and the oldest will riders will be under 16 age group (racing separately to the younger ones).
Please note that if any of you would like to borrow a club bike, please help us by being there by 6.15 latest.
Entry will be £5 on the day from 6.00pm with races to start at 6.30 and finish around 8:00 - 8:15 with occasional spot prizes and the series prizes will be awarded at the fourth event in this four event series on 10th December. Hopefully our youngsters will all want to try these events, they seem to have a competitive streak even when not racing, so it should make a nice change to our usual format.
We could also do with a few helpers on the night, so if you are able to help please let me know, preferably in advance.
Riders, the more the merrier for good racing. All youth riders welcome.
Cakes, always very welcome
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
The details are on the British Cycling website with online entry available, although on the night entry is still available.
This will be at our usual venue The Embankment Athletic Track, Bishops Road, PE1 5BW.
Ladies, for those of you who are already racing road and circuit or those that are thinking you would like to give it a try, the Regional Events Officers of Eastern, South East and Central are inviting you to a zoom meeting.
The meeting is this coming Thursday 28th Oct at 7pm:
Topic: Womens Racing in and around London 2022 [Circuit & Road]
Time: Oct 28, 2021 19:00 London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 890 3183 5052
National Clarion Annual Conference 2021
The minutes for the Annual Conference of the National Clarion Cycling Club (NCCC) held in June can be seen here: Minutes
Fenland Clarion Club Racing
Club racing starts every year with the Frostbite 10 mile Time Trial held on New Year’s day.
The Bluebell 10 mile race series gets started in April and is held on Wednesday evenings through to the middle of August. The popular Helpston Classic (22 miles) is held over three laps of the Bluebell circuit. Two 25 mile TTs are held on the old A1: the Club 25 Championship starting at Alconbury and the Cullip Cup starting at Connington. We also run the Championship 10 mile between Sawtry and Stilton. We finish the season with the two-stage Hill Climb at Ketton and Collyweston.
2022 Race Calendar
Click here for the 2022 Race Calendar
Virtual prize giving 2020 season
Despite not being able to get together for an end of season celebration of 2020, we have a virtual prize giving event to make sure our riders get the recognition they deserve.
Click here to watch the event.
Massive congratulations to all of our winners.
Club kit stock
As we open up through the next phases of lock down easing we are starting to get a number of sales through within club kit.
There are still limited items of both Ellmore and Impsport stock locally with James Warrener so please drop him a line if you are interested in going over to try any kit out safely and socially distanced.
FCCC Virtual LEJOG Distances Achieved
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FCCC Virtual Lands End to John O'Groats 2020
Latest club kit stocks and price lists
2021 Youth Camping Trip - Placeholder
Hi to all
I'd just like to confirm that our 2021 youth section cycle camping weekend will once again be in Nene Park from Friday 25th June to Sunday 27th June.
There's no need to book at this stage, however you'll all be very welcome to attend what has previously been a popular and enjoyable weekend for all ages.
There is also an event on our Facebook page where you can discuss who's going etc.
So get the dates in your diary before it starts filling up, you wouldn't want to miss out.