Ilkley Cycling Club are excited to welcome the world’s top cyclists to Yorkshire again this weekend and even better that stage 3 comes through our town and neighbouring villages – a testament to the fantastic welcome and celebration Ilkley, Addingham & Burley gave to the Tour De Yorkshire .
For those who don’t already know there are 144 riders signed up from the pro teams including Team Sky, IAM Cycling, Giant Alpecin, BMC etc etc plus the launch of “Team Wiggins” . The 3rd Stage of the race will come through Ilkley from around 3.30pm on 3rd May. Though most of the route will be managed with rolling road closures from an hour before & very few barriers , The Grove will be shut all day for the last sprint before the finish alongside Betty’s before the ascent of the Cote de Cow & Calf.
Where will you be watching ??
There will be plenty of visitors around Ilkley over the weekend and we’ll be putting on the usual club rides ( see rides page for details) but maybe a bit shorter to allow us all to get back to cheer on Wiggo & our local Yorkshire pros including Tom Barras .
Good luck to our ICC riders including Nina Benson (Pictured above ) in the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire race on Saturday in York .
We also have 51 club cyclists in the Tour De Yorkshire Sportive on Sunday – let’s give them a big cheer as they come through Ilkley towards the end of a challenging ride. For those inspired to ride some of the roads of last years Tour De France again or for the first time we still have some places available in the 2015 White Rose Classic Sportive (3 routes available) – details & Entry link here
all race stages & route details are on the Tour de Yorkshire link above
2015 is set to be another great year for cycling in Yorkshire with the Tour De Yorkshire stage race in May bringing top level pro cycling to our county and of course Stage 3 bringing the riders through Ilkley and up the Cow & Calf Climb . ICC will no doubt be out in force to enjoy the spectacle
As well as a great spectator sport , cycling is very much an activity in Ilkley Cycling Club for participants at all levels from those learning to ride with their families , joining in our youth activities or wanting to join one of our social rides ( see the Rides page ), challenging themselves at our renowned White Rose Classic Sportive,( entry here) to our local club racers keen to succeed across all the cycling disciplines ( details on our Racing pages )
Our training day on Saturday 28th Feb at the Steven Burke Sports Hub , Nelson was a great success & well attended by young people and adults – it shows what great use we could make of our own local off road circuit facility – hopefully our plans will see some progress in 2015.
Club race events include our Open 10 Mile TT on the local Addingham Circuit 15th March – entries Via CTT online - and our Open 25 Mile TT on the Boroughbridge Circuit 5th April – Online entry open now. ICC ’s 2 day team race will take place again the last weekend in May ,and the Town Centre Races will bring all of Ilkley out again on June 24th . We have the White Rose Classic on June 28th and our ‘vintage tweed’ ride the day before . Later in the year we will be running our really successful ICC Cyclocross event again.
KIT UPDATE: KIT SHOP IS NOW OPEN: so you can order your ICC summer kit. You will have until Sunday 3rd May to order your kit, a bit longer than normal due to expected high demand on the summer order. Read More
ICC 25 Mile Time Trial Event – 5th April – Results Thanks to Ged Millward for organising and all marshals , helpers & bakers . A successful event again with a record entry & field . ICC Results Sheet FINAL VERSION Read More