2013 was a fantastic season for ICC racers, with great results in all disciplines of racing. We now have at least 5 2nd category road racers and a further 5 3rd cats. This resulted in us finishing 6th in the Yorkshire BC league and the first non sponsored club.
We also had many great results in time trials and CX events. However, 2014 is going to be even better. This web page sets out the key details on all types of racing. For the latest on 2014 target races and training plans please see the ICC racing facebook page or speak to anyone out on the rides.
A list of target events for 2014 will be announced in due course.
For any help or information on anything listed here or racing in general please contact Ewan Farrow - firstname.lastname@example.org
ICC Member results in 2014 are published in a weekly roundup initially on the ICC Forum or ICC Facebook pages . 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
ICC RACE EVENTS 2014
ICC - Deux Jours En Mai Stage Race - Further details here - Organiser Tim Gill
Ilkley Cycling Club Town Centre Races - Organiser Mike Firth . Further details on Ilkley Town Centre Races Website link here
Helps with planning entries. Thanks to Stuart Hey for producing it.
Club TT Records Page - Last Updated: Sept 2013
Sunday 13th April - ICC Open 25 mile Time Trial - Organiser Ged Millward
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 those new to time trialling and juniors.
£7 entry, details found here on the CTT website or handbook.
Tuesday May 13th 7.00 pm – Course V212 – 10 mile TT
Yorkshire Cycling Federation (MG 72") (YCF Points Series)(Yorkshire Spoco) Organiser Liz Barrett
April 29th 7.00 – V810 - see course details below
May 13th - open event with pre entry required (see above )
May 27th 7.30 – V810
June 10th 7.30 – V212
June 24th 7.30 - V810
July 8th 7.30 –V810
July 22nd 7.30 - V810
August 5th 7.00 – V810
August 19th 7.00 – Norwood Edge Hill Climb
Sept 2nd 7.00 – V810 – 2 up TT event
Details – All club TT’s on the V810 course start in the layby at Addingham School, registration starts 30 mins before the event starts. Post event return of numbers & results at the Vaults Pub , Stockeld Road Ilkley.
Details for all events on the V212 will be posted nearer the time on the ICC webpage and on facebook. Note the 13th May event is an enter online event in advance (or via post with cheque) see: www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk
Hill Climb details will posted nearer the time, after updated risk assessment.
Road racing covers 1 day races, stage races, criteriums (crits),and pursuit races. Road racing is covered by the following governing bodies:
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 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 two weeks in advance. We have agreed to target the following early season TT’s in 2014 so there will hopefully be a few ICC women racing these events:
15/03/14 Circuit of Ingleborough https://evententry.ctt.org.uk/Account/Logon/98189
23/03/14 YRC 10m (Addingham Course) https://evententry.ctt.org.uk/Account/Logon/98073
06/04/13 Featherstone RC 10m https://evententry.ctt.org.uk/Account/Logon/98426
13/04/14 ICC 25m (Walshford course) https://evententry.ctt.org.uk/Account/Logon/98200
Women's circuit and road racing is increasing in popularity and there are many more women only races being promoted in 2014. The York circuit holds women only handicapped races (where the less experienced riders set off first) and there are lower category (2/3/4) women only road races in Yorkshire and the North West. 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 listed below. Practice sessions for women to build the confidence and skills for bunch racing are often available early season – there are 3 sessions being run at York in March 2014:
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.
Yorkshire Circuit Series https://www.facebook.com/groups/158239197544781/
Women’s Racing Yorkshire https://www.facebook.com/groups/264128670386669/
Women’s Racing NW https://www.facebook.com/groups/251679091646414/
Women’s Racing NE https://www.facebook.com/groups/203077609730607/
If you would like to know more or have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone who wants to have a go at (road) racing, will need to get a race licence: details here
For many races such as closed circuit racing, a provisional licence is all that is required, and you get that as part of "Race Bronze" membership. 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
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. Rob Ormrod
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
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.