Formerly known as the Ipswich Cycle Association the Ipswich & District Cycle Association is an association of four cycling clubs in and around Ipswich. They work together to promote and run an evening time trial series throughout the spring and summer. Each club runs their own events and collects their own entries. The entry fee is currently £4.50 with juniors going free. The fees are collected and given to Colin who then pays the CTT levy of £3 per rider and what’s left is then distributed evenly amongst the organising clubs. This means that no club loses out because of cancelled events. There is no committee, chairman or treasurer and no meetings.
The idea of the Time Trial series is to provide friendly but competitive time trialling based around three local courses. Points are awarded for finishing positions in Seniors, Veteran 40+, 50+ and 60+, Ladies and Lady Veteran 40+, 50+ and 60+, Junior and a road bike category. There are 23 events this season (22 to count, the last one is a “fun” event and doesn’t count to the league points) and your league position is based on your best 12 races (If 2 events are cancelled counting rounds will go down to 11, 4 cancelled down to 10, 6 cancelled down to 9)
This popular time trial series will be under way again on 2nd April 2019, starting at Henley Community Centre for two, one lap (5ml) TT’s, for an easy start, before heading to our more traditional 10 mile course at Crowfield Village Hall for six weeks (all on Tuesday evenings this year), and then moving to Battisford Free Church for a further six weeks , before moving on to Wednesdays and Henley Community Centre for the final six weeks of six 10’s, and staying with Wednesday for a final couple of 5’s before a last “fun” 2 up 5 mile TT followed by the prize presentation.
See TT Courses for course maps
See our results page to see how local riders have performed in this season-long series. Come and have a go, all you need is a bike (with a working rear light for the early events) and your entry fee (a crash hat and parental consent if under 18). (What is Time Trialling?)
Everyone is welcome to come and have a go. Any bicycle can be used as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers are always made welcome. If you would like some more information please visit our Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any of the participating clubs.