For any help or information on anything listed here or racing in general please contact Rob Ormrod email@example.com
10th Aug - Day of Races at Dishforth.
ICC member Neil Rollins is kindly organising a number of races at Dishforth airfield on 10 August. This is a great opportunity to give racing a go on a safe course, no potholes, cars, hedges or dry stone walls to avoid. 3 & 4 cats have the opportunity to race at least twice and there will be a women’s only race. A number of ICC riders have already entered so there will be loads of support if it’s your first race. Full details and entry can be found on the BC Website here .
It’s been a great start to the road race and time trial season for the members of ICC. Below are some of the key results so far this season but there have been fantastic results across the board. It shows how well the club is doing when the numerous other podium places and top 10 finishers don’t get a mention. A number of riders have moved up a race category and there have been plenty of PBs. Full details can be found in the forum and keep your eye on the Ilkley Gazette sports pages.
Featherstone Road Club 10 – Ewan Farrow – Winner Emily Hallworth – Fastest Lady
Hetton-le-Hole & Prissick Closed Circuit Races – Ben Hallworth - 2x Winner
Crossley Memorial Mountain TT – Dave Kinloch - Winner
Brentor Stage Race – Ben Hallworth - Winner stage 2 & 4th Overall
Hull City RC 10 – Katherine Church – Winner
Westmorland Tankard RR – Rob Ormrod - Winner
Circuit of Ingleborough – Ewan Farrow, Dave Kinloch, Matt Cox – Fastest Team
Yorkshire Day at the races – Round 2 – Des Fretwell - Winner
Border City Wheelers Open 50 – Ged Millward - Winner
Yorks Cycle Works RR – Ged Millward - Winner
|National 3-up team Time Trial ICC team were 6th - Ben Hallworth ,Ged Millward & Ewan Farrow||North Yorks Evening RR- Round 4 - Neil Rollins Winner|
|YCF Hill Climb - Leanne Farrow - fastest Lady|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – Crosstrax Harewood Circuit Races
Aug – ICC Dishforth Day of Races
Sept – Bob Swailes Memorial 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 - see top of page for info-)
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
3 Aug – V231 (25m) Drighlington BC
27 Aug – Hapton (10m) Rossendale RC
22 Sep – V7115 (10m 2-up TTT City Road Club - Hull
All these events can be entered online here
As an introduction I’ll quote Otley lad Tejvan Pettinger (his blog is well worth a read) as I couldn’t put it any better “Hill Climbs are a uniquely painful and challenging cycle race. The ideal is simple – ride up a hill as fast as you can. It’s just you, your bike and your fight against gravity. At the end of the climb, your legs will be screaming with pain, your lungs at bursting point and your head can feel light headed due to Oxygen debt. Yet, whatever your time, there’s a great feeling of achievement for completing the hill. You may not enjoy it, but something brings you back for more.”
The Hill climb season is short and sweet, most races in Sept & Oct finishing with the National Champs at the end of Oct. A number are very local up the likes of Norwood Edge. For the first time this year ICC will be running a club event on 13th Aug at Norwood so this will be a great opportunity to give them a go. Further details on races targeted by club members will follow.
Rob Ormrod ICC Racing Officer
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.
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. Organised by ICC's Ged Millward.
£7 entry, details found here on the CTT website or handbook.
Helpers & Marshals required on the day & cake donations for refreshments please . Please email email@example.com if you can help or would like any more information about helping or the event itself.
Event Start Sheet & Course Information Documentation
Event information Start Sheet Results
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.
Club TT Hill Climb on the 13th August, first rider called up at 7.00 pm, open to club members, and members of affiliated CTT clubs. No prizes, just for glory. Entry £3.
Parking - Parking on the course is not permitted, neither is parking on the reservoir causeway prior to the start, we need to keep visibility as clear as possible. Please could riders park in the TV mast car park or Stainburn car park situated 0.7 miles along the course.
Entry – Entries on the night, please enter in the lay by to the east side of the road close to the start which is on the north end of the reservoir bridge. Best to cycle there as not a lot of parking.
The course is 1.01 miles long, at the time of writing the course record is 4.42 and is held by Jeff Wright (1994).
Please see the risk assessment and the map of the course below
Map of the Course
Details for V212 Events - 1st one Tuesday 4th June
The V212 course is near Arkendale in North Yorkshire. I’m sure many of you will be happy to know that this is a much faster and flatter course than our local Addingham one. So come on – let’s have a good showing and pb’s all round!
The course route can be found here:
The start is in a long lay-by just south of Marton Lane. There are plenty of parking opportunities along the A168 where you can also turbo or warm up on the stretch of the A168 north of the course.
It'll be a 19:30 start with a £3 entry. Sign on will be at the start lay-by. After the finish you will need to turn round SAFELY and return your number to the start.
The second of three club (ICC) time trials on the A168 (old A1) is on the V235 course Boroughbridge – Walshford – Boroughbridge and is 25 miles. This is great practice for the open on the 30th. The route can be seen below:
Please note we are not allowed to park in the farm lane or clog up the start area with cars but there is plenty of parking on the verges, lay-bys along the route away from the start and the finish. The first rider will be called up at 7.30pm. Registration from 7.00 pm.
Please could marshal’s come to the start for 7.15 for vests and briefing.
If any one wants to enter the ICC Open TT25 on the 30th June you can bring your entries on the night as Ged will be there, note the entries close on the 18th June, link to the entry can be found here:
We will be going to the pub at for a quick drink afterwards at the Punchbowl at Marton Cum Grafton were the provisional results will be available. We had a great entry last time here’s looking forward to another good night
Current standings for the club TT points series 2013 have also been posted on the forum here:
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
16th July - V810 Addingham - 1930 start
30th July - V810 Addingham - 1900 start
13th Aug - Hill Climb 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.