New East Anglian cycle road race series launched

Trinity Park events for all riders from elite to beginners

ROAD racing in Suffolk and north Essex has been given a major boost with the launch of an exciting new summer open race series at Trinity Park, Ipswich, home of the Suffolk Show.

Ipswich Bicycle Club have got together with Ipswich Borough Council and other local cycling clubs including Colchester Rovers, Stowmarket and Plomesgate, to put on six Wednesday evening races, starting on June 8.

The race series will incorporate youth coaching and fun racing from 6pm, which will be led by trained British Cycling coaches, and a Go Race event for 30 minutes from 6.55pm for new and experienced adult cyclists using a small circuit.

The main event of the evening will be a one hour scratch race from 7.30pm for experienced and club riders, using the roadways which criss-cross the park.

It is hoped that the success of the series will see an expansion in 2012.

Further details will be announced shortly along with entry information.

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The event is intended to get people back into cycling as a means to sustainable transport, to promote cycling as a key part to the health agenda and increase active participation.

It has also been supported by Suffolk County councillor Susan Maguire, who has given �500 from her locality budget.

Suffolk Coastal District Council’s portfolio holder for young people Doreen Savage has also pledged �500 from the authority’s Youth Initiative Budget.

Local riders will also have the chance to race on and around the runways of RAF Woodbridge in two criterium meetings.

The events, on Saturday April 23 and Saturday May 28, will include youth races, beginners’ Go Race events, plus a race for 3rd/4th category racers and elite/1st/2nd/3rd category competitors.

Further details at www.vcrevolution.co.uk

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