Ken "Spider" Clarke
Everyone associated with the club and cycling locally were saddened to learn that "Spider" has passed away over the weekend.
This is a sad time for everyone in Fenland Clarion and the National Clarion with Ken being a popular club mate over many decades.
Our thoughts are With Ian, Steve and the family at this time.
National Clarion events
THE 125th NATIONAL CLARION EASTER MEET AT WARWICK – APRIL 10TH TO 12TH
Many of you have been asking for more details about this year’s Easter Meet in Warwick, well here it is for you:
As our headline event we have the CLARION COTSWOLD CHALLENGE RIDE – a 125km beautiful ride through the lanes from Warwick into the Cotswolds to commemorate our 125th Easter Meet.
Held on Easter Sunday, all riders will receive the 125TH Easter Meet ribbon and finishers will receive a National Clarion commemorative medal.
And if you only want to take one bike to the Easter Meet, then Saturday’s Kenneth Humphries Memorial 10 mile TT will be great for you, as it will be a road bike (non-aero) time trial over 10 miles.
Our annual Gala Dinner and Prize Presentationwill this year be held on Saturday the 11th of April at the fine venue of Warwick school. Fine dining, great friends and a celebration of our awards winners, racing and non-racing shall be held in these wonderful surroundings. Start planning to bring a group of clubmates along.
We hope to see you over the Easter weekend, at any of the events you wish to attend, or come along for the whole weekend with your family and friends.
Full booking details will go online soon at www.clarioncc.org
Yours in Fellowship
Cross is coming...
tomorrow at mid-day for the seniors cyclo-cross championship.
The prestigious stag shield is on the line so make sure you are in it to try and win it...
Club runs 1st March 2020
9:00 am: Surfleet – the Surfleet Café (54 miles) - Ian Todd leading
Out via Maxey, Deeping Gate, Tongue End, Bourne, Twenty, Guthram Gowt, W Pinchbeck, back Pinchbeck, Pode Hole, Cuckoo Bridge, Welland Bank, Northborough & Etton.
9:30 am: Helpston Heath – The Granary Tearoom (Willow Brook Farm)(45 miles) - Volunteer Required
via Maxey, Deeping Gate, Northboro’, Glinton, Werrington, Marholm, Bainton, Barnack, Southorpe, Upton, Aisworth, Marholm. Stop at Granary en-route or towards the end of the ride.
10:00 am: Elton – Garden Centre Tearoom(32 miles) - Birgit Scott leading
A shorter ride out via Ailsworth, Ferry Meadows, Alwalton, Chesterton, Warmington, Fotheringhay to Elton returning via Wansford .
We hope you can join us on one of the above rides.
With all this rainy weather...
...why not go to our online store and get a Fenland Clarion 'Gabba' style jacket to get the wind and rain out.
Click here to find out more.
Have you volunteered yet?
Remember to submit the club google form so your marshalling duties are captured.
Entry detail for NCRA Series
As you will know, our Racing Secretary, Steve Clarke has been working on getting a team together for the upcoming NCRA series.
For those of you keen to road race for the club you can enter the events by clicking here.
Thanks in advance and thanks for representing the club.
Weather warning leads to club runs being postponed 16th Feb
Another week, another storm... This time Dennis is forecasted to be bad enough to make us postpone the weekly club runs on account of rider safety.
Apologies again, but this always has to be our priority.
Marshalling rota for (mainly) Bluebell 10s
There are over 150 roles to cover plus those at open events so please try to choose at least 3 dates when you can help out. Get the dates you want by signing up here:
It remains important that we have enough volunteers taking their turn to ensure events go ahead.
Youth Session Update
All Friday youth sessions are now suspended until further notice and when the whole Coronavirus situation improves and the outcome becomes much clearer.
While it is still permissible to cycle away from others you may still be able to get your cycling in with some care, or you may decide keeping fit indoors works for you, either way i'm sure we'll all be looking forward to getting things back to normal.
In the meantime, stay safe
Places available of Fenland Clarion Wattbike team -13th March
This is at The Embankment Athletic Track on Bishops Road from 6:30 - 8:30 pm and the cost is £5 each. There are still a couple of places going in the Fenland team, so please let me know soon if you'd like to take part, otherwise they'll be offered elsewhere.
Core strength session
Cyclo Cross Championships - A reminder.
Following the successful return of this event last year, Paul (Aspro) Asplin will be keen to defend the highly desirable Stag trophy that he won last year. This year's race will be on Saturday 29th February at 12:00 following a morning of youth racing from 10:00 - 11:45 in the Muddy Monsters series at The Embankment Athletics Track course on Bishops Road. Entry will be £4 payable on the day.