For any help or information on anything listed here or racing in general please contact Rob Ormrod firstname.lastname@example.org
ICC Member results in 2013 are going to be published in a weekly roundup initially on the ICC Forum or Facebook Monthly round- up summaries will be posted on the website results page . Results sent before the Ilkley Gazette Monday deadline may be included in that weeks edition.
Please send results to Tim Gill email@example.com
Road racing covers 1 day races, stage races, criteriums (crits),and pursuit races. Road racing is covered by the following governing bodies;
2013 Target Races
Members of the club are looking to target the following local races this season;
March – TLI Clitheroe RR Series
April – BC Bowland RR
May - BC Chevin Cycles Evening RR
June – BC Otley Crit
July - BC North Yorkshire Evening RR
British Cycling is the governing body for most Road, Track and Cyclo Cross racing.
If you wish to participate in any BC races you will need firstly to be a BC member and secondly hold a Racing Licence.
BC Membership: http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership
Race details: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events?&discipline=21
The TLI organise open age Road Races in the UK, and are an ideal way to get started on the road racing scene.
The League of Veteran Racing Cuclists is run in the same way as the TLI but for over 40s i.e. Veterans.
Race details can be downloaded from their website.
Women's racing is firmly on the agenda with one of British Cycling's aims being to encourage more women to race, whatever the level. All race organisers are being encouraged to hold women's only races. Within the club there are women competing in time trials, circuit/road racing and cyclo-cross. There are several facebook pages (FB link here) which promote races open to women. Several women ride out with the club chain-gang ride on a Saturday morning and this is a good chance to have a chat with the other women racers.
Time-trialling is a good place to start competing as you are racing alone against the clock, so no need to worry about other competitors . All abilities take part. For club TTs just turn up on the night, for open TTs you will need to enter in advance.
Women's circuit and road racing is increasing in popularity however women-only races are still not that common. For what is going on the best place to look is on the British Cycling calendar and filter for women’s races as well as the FaceBook groups above. Some women's circuit races are held alongside the men's 4th cat race. This isn't as intimidating as it may sound, however it is probably advisable that you first feel confident on the club chaingang or B1 group ride.
There are more women now racing cyclo-cross (winter and summer) and these are again a good place to start racing. At the lower levels women race alongside the men's vets and juniors, however there is always a vast range of abilities taking part so you can enjoy a race against other riders of your standard whatever your ability.
2013 Ilkley CC Day of Racing
(Organised by Neil Rollins - Details to follow -)
Anyone who wants to have a go at (road) racing, will need to get a race licence: details here
For many races such as theTockwith closed circuit racing, a provisional licence is all that is required, and you get that as part of "Race Bronze" membership. For first time members (who are part of a club such as us) get this FREE for the first year (worth £13.50) - see membership page
CTT Time Trial Calendar 2013 - Complete list of Yorkshire & Lancashire events for 2013
Club TT Records Page - Last Updated: Sept 2012
ICC TT Monthly Targetted events:
23rd March - V262 Harrogate Nova
14th April – V810 (10M) Ilkley CC
25th May – V232 (25M) Holme Valley Wheelers
30th June – V235 (25M) Ilkley CC
All these events can be entered online here
Taking place on our local Addingham V810 on 14th April the event is £8 to enter. We do have the first club TT on the Tuesday before so although people would have to have their entry in before that date they would have chance for a practice run.
30th June 2013 Ilkley Open 25M Time Trial
Being held on the V235 which runs between Boroughbridge and Walshford on the old A1. Good quality wide roads with little traffic make this a suitable course for new testers and juniors. Being run by ICC's Ged Millward.
£7 entry, details found here on the CTT website or handbook.
2013 Ilkley Club Time Trials
Running mainly on the Addingham V810 but with some away venues, 11 events, every other week on Tuesdays. V810 events meet at Addingham Primary School.
9th April - V810 Addingham - 1900 start
23rd April - V810 Addingham - 1900 start
7th May - V810 Addingham - 1900 start
21st May - V810 Addingham - 1930 start
4th June - V212 Walshford - 1930 start
18th June - V235 Boroughbridge (25Mile) - 1930 start
2nd July - V212 Walshford (2UP option) - 1930 start
16th July - Circuit of Burnsall Fell (TBC) - 1930 start
30th July - V810 Addingham - 1900 start
13th Aug - Hill Club TBC - 1900 start
27 Aug - - V810 Addingham (2UP option) - 1900 start
Cyclo-Cross is a great introduction to competitive cycling, and great if you like getting muddy.
The laps are short, and Senior races usually last an hour. It's also a great sport to get children involved in cycling, as there are separate shorter races for under 12s and under 16s.
Cyclo-Cross is great winter conditioning, and great for bike handling. You may have to dismount/re-mount a few times per lap. A Cyclo-Cross bike is not essential to take part, it is possible to enter with a mountain bike.
More Cylo Cross Race info here
ICC Go Ride Nell Bank Cyclo Cross, Jan 2012
4 Youth roller racing events have taken place with ICC leading the 3 competitions so far against Otley CC - See here for reports & results
ICC held the first Adult Roller racing competiton in March 2013 at the Vaults - Full Report & the evenings results here.