Road Race 2018 will be 27th May 2018
Yes indeed, once again the IRC will promote an open road race. On the Great Barford Road Race Circuit on Sunday May 27th, at 1pm and will be a NATIONAL B race for E1/2/3 riders. This year we are teaming up with Flamme Rouge CT of Bedford. Flamme Rouge will host a Regional B for 3/4/J riders at 9am. A big day of racing for all categories, undertaken as part of the Central Road Race League rules.
IRC Sporting Open Time Trial 2018
April 8th sees the millennium trophy round 4 hosted by us, around the Mentmore circuit. The course is TBC, as it has depends a lot on temporary traffic lights in recent years.
IRC Open 10 mile TT, 1st September 2018
On the F11 by popular demand; bag yourself an end of season PB for 10 miles.
Chiltern Classics Reliability Rides 2018
Running from the 28th January until the 26th of February the Chiltern classics series is a great way to test your fitness and train for the coming season. See Chiltern Classics 2018
for further details.
IRC Cyclocross Event – 5th November 2017
The provisional ‘Central Cyclocross League’ calendar has been published. See CCXL
for further detail. These events cater for riders of all ages and abilities. Ask someone at the club about racing for the IRC!
Tuesday Evening League 2018 First event April 3rd.
The IRC Tuesday Evening TT League will be the same format as 2017. We run two types of events: a 10 mile TT up to the interchange retail park RAB on the B530 with an infamous ‘ski-slope’ start, generally alternate weeks with the Tingrith 3 lap 4.1 mile circuit over and under the M1. The clubroom at Redborne Upper School is open at 6pm if you want to ‘Come & Try’.
Stevenage Start of Summer Special 115Km Audax Ride
Click here – 20170327-SSoSS
– to read about five IRC members eventful journey through the lanes of Herts and Essex on the first day of summer.
Intrepid Icknield Ride Again – Matt Price
On Sunday 5 March three Icknield Road Club riders once again braved the elements to make the journey to Thrapston, Northampton to race the Mark Bell Memorial Time Trial, hosted by Kettering Cycling Club over a 20 mile course which took in the rural roads through and around the villages of Geddington, Grafton Underwood and Brigstock.
On leaving Bedfordshire, the weather promised much – with blue skies and hardly a breath of wind, although the forecast was for far from ideal conditions, with a heavy band of rain to pass over the course just before the first rider was due to start. The heavy rain left a great deal of standing water on the course, and generated a great deal of spray from passing traffic making for extremely challenging conditions, which probably explained the reduced field with over 40 riders registered, and only 29 riders starting, with 28 finishers.
The roughly triangular course, run in an anti-clockwise direction consisted of a six mile slightly uphill leg with a tail wind, followed by a turn in to the headwind, with some more challenging hills, followed by the final six mile leg across the prevailing wind, with lots of short sharp sprints between sharp corners on a strength sapping gradual uphill climb, with a final half mile, high speed down hill sprint to make the final short climb to the finish.
Icknield Road Club Rider Times
Andy Ward – DNF
Dave Morgan – 55:04
Matt Price – 59:13
– Graham Knight (JCA Equipe Velo) – 44:26
Club President – John Lee
John Lee has been re-elected by the committee as the IRC president until January 2019.
Custodian for Marshalling Jackets and Race Numbers
We need a new custodian for the clubs marshalling jackets and race number. See Gordon Hart for further details.
NDCA & Millennium Trophy
Did you know that the IRC were a founding member and still affiliated to the Northampton & District Cycling Association? A series of events are organised from April through to September, incorporating points competitions, etc. See NDCA
for further details.
The Millennium Trophy is a prestigious competition devised and introduced by Doug Eager of the IRC. It is made up of a number of sporting time trials incorporating competitions for men, women, vets, juniors and teams. The IRC was well represented in 2016 with Tim Davies claiming the veterans title, the IRC men claiming the men’s team prize at the IRC event, coming 3rd overall in the series men’s team event and also claiming a couple of ‘Lantern Rouge’ to boot! See Millenium Trophy
for further details.
Prudential Ride 100 preparation rides
After last years successful rides, Jayne Raynor is planning further runs for this year!
Check out Anna’s interview with BBC London at the Lea Valley Velodrome.
BBC London Interview
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