About us:

Ipswich BMX Club is the UK's longest running Bicycle Motocross Club. The club formed in 1980 and has been holding events at its Landseer park track ever since.

Join us every Tuesday evening between April & September & selected Sundays through the winter for gate practice & coaching.

The club welcomes new members, young or old. For more information about the sport of BMX go to the Useful Links section or contact us via email: info@ipswichbmx.co.uk


Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas

 
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
to all our club members. See you all in 2015!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

PRACTICE CANCELLED AGAIN

Apologies again, but due to one very wet & muddy track we have had to cancel tomorrows (Sunday 14/12/14) planned gate practice session.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Practice cancelled again due to heavy rain

Firstly apologies but due to weather conditions we have had to cancel tomorrows (23/11/14) planned gate practice session.

To remind you all these are planned for the second and fourth Sunday every month 10am-12pm



Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Club Membership 2015

NEWS FLASH Membership fees for 2015 will be as follows:

£10 (+ admin) Individual online
£20 (+ admin) Family online
£15 Individual
£30 Family
Fantastic value given the British Cycling insurance benefits you are eligible to whilst riding the track. As you can see it's cheaper to join online, this helps the club reduce its administration costs & saves time.https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile?&club_id=2105
The club hopes to continue to increase it's membership for the third year running & we look forward to seeing you all on the gate in 2015 & beyond.

Post Christmas Party

Watch this space for details of our now traditional post Christmas party.
The club is hoping to arrange another visit to the highly popular Suffolk Ski Centre for some tobogganing fun in January 2015.


Hoodies!

To compliment our highly popular new race shirts the club will soon be offering personalized hoodies. Priced at approximately £16 for adults & £18 for youths. Order forms will be available in the new year. Orders will also be taken early next year for race shirts for the 2015 season.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Practice cancelled Sunday 09.11.14 / AGM reminder

Hi All

Firstly apologies but due to weather conditions we have had to cancel tomorrows planned gate practice session.

To remind you all these are planned for the second and fourth Sunday every month 10am-12pm

We have started the application process to obtain some funding for track improvements including tarmacking the berms if this can be achieved it will help us hugely with being able to use the track in almost all weather conditions.

We know you all have lots of ideas of what you would like to see at the track for yourselves or your families please feel free to share these ideas or just come and listen at this years AGM to be held Wednesday 12th November (this week) at the rivers social club on Landseer Road at 7pm. The committee will stand down and a new committee will be elected at this meeting.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible your club needs your support.

Thank you in advance



Friday, 10 October 2014

Winter Calender

The club has set it's winter calendar along side the East Anglia regional calendar for 2014-15.
Club practice sessions will run from 10am-12pm this winter.
Group coaching will be available for some of these sessions where Shaun is able to attend.
Round 2 of the EA Winter Series @ Milton Keynes on the 19th includes the EA Summer Series presentation.
Don't forget to pencil in the 6th & final round of the EA Winter Series @ Ipswich on March 15th!
A final date for your diary's is the clubs Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 12th November at 7pm. This Will be Held at the Rivers Social Club which is just down the road from the track we invite you all to attend have your say on how the club is run and give you the opportunity to be more involved in the club . Please come along and support your club.




Tuesday, 23 September 2014

BMX East Regional Champs 21.09.14



Well done to all the Ipswich riders who took part at the BMX East regional championship at Royston on Sunday.
Congratulations to Abi Pike and Shaun Andrews who won their respective classes. We wish Robert Haynes a speedy recover too as he c...
rashed out of a moto on his comeback, due to a bike mechanical. Hopefully the swellbow wasn’t anything too serious.
The club entered a team into the traditional end of season relay race which managed to make the final with absolutely no cheating (highly unusual in said race). So well done to you guys too
Tonight was the final official Tuesday evening practice session of the summer, but there’s plenty of BMX in the near future starting this Sunday with the BMX East Winter Series round 1 at Peterborough.
The full regional winter calendar is as follows…

Rnd 1 Sept 28th Peterborough
Rnd 2 Oct 19th Milton Keynes
(includes summer series trophy presentation)
Rnd 3 Nov 16th Braintree
Rnd 4 Jan 18th Norwich
Rnd 5 Feb 15th Royston
Rnd 6 Mar 15th Ipswich

Keep checking back here for announcements about the clubs 2014/15 winter programme.

 
 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Club racing 29.07.14

Photos from last nights trophy dash club racing. Last week it was the 90's @ Ipswich. This week the 80's came to town!
Next Tuesday will be a coaching evening instead of racing (as requested by the riders). The sessions will be split into two groups (beginner & advanced) & will start by 6.45pm. See you there (weather permitting)!








Thursday, 24 July 2014

Go Ride Summer Series Presentation & practice

Photos from our presentation on Tuesday night. Don't forget the club will be hosting 'trophy dash' racing this Tuesday 29th July. £2 per rider, registration closes at 6.45pm sharp. See you there!










Thursday, 17 July 2014

Rescheduled date for Go Ride Summer Series Presentation

The 2014 Go Ride Summer Series trophy presentation has been rescheduled to Tuesday 22nd July at 7pm due to last weeks very wet weather. See you all there!


Thursday, 3 July 2014

2014 Go Ride Summer Series Final rankings

Ipswich Go Ride Summer Series 2014 final standings.
A big thank you to all those riders that competed & made the series such a success.
Riders that have moved Formulas carry their points over to the Formula they have raced the most in.
The presentation will be this Tuesday 8th July at our Landseer Park track @ 7pm. Lots of prizes to be had. See you there!








 




Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Go Ride Summer Series Round 6 01.07.14

Report from final round of the club Go-ride series. Don't worry though we will still be racing every other week as weather allows. Next Race Tuesday 22 July

After a busy Weekend hosting the Ipswich round of the regional series 21 riders rocked up for tonights club race R6.
Racing was close in all classes sharing the wins in Formula 3 were Hayden Gadwell and Leon Harrisson with 2 wins each the re...
sult was decided on countback to the last race Leon claiming the win Sebastian Hambling took consistent thirds all night to take the final podium spot. (Maybe we need a podium)
F2 had 12 riders after a bit of confusion including non planned moto rotation the points from motos were calculated and the finals sorted Thomas Jacobs took the B-final win. Friendly rivalry between Liam Rendell and Alfie cole meant there was a battle for 2nd Liam took the bragging rights Alfie took 3rd and Kyle Gladwell for the win.
F1 was just 3 riders but good racing none the less with a couple of pump races too Andy ashford was too honest in the pump race even slowing down as he had done half a pedal after slipping a pedal Ben Peters took two wins as did John Lillingstone, John taking the win on countback.

Hope you all had fun see you next week!

F3
1 Leon Harrison
2 Hayden Gladwell
3 Seb Hambling
4 Sam Hambling
5 Jamie Grimes
6 James Bowater

F2

1 Kyle Gladwell
2 Liam Rendell
3 Alfie Cole
4 Lewis Mathews
5 Oliver Wright
6 Mason Sesto
7 Bradley Lestrange
8 Ethan Milner-Moore

1 bfinal Thomas Jacobs
2b Theo Paul
3b Tyler Sesto
4b Daniel Howes

F1

1 John Lillingstone
2 Ben Peters
3 Andy Ashford
 
Overall standings to follow!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Club Jerseys - Second batch

The club is now taking orders for the second batch of race jerseys.
I think everyone is in agreement that the new shirts look fantastic & it would be great to have as many club riders wearing the shirts as possible.
Unfort
unately the second batch will not be subsidised & will cost the full cost price of £30.
The design of the shirt is shown below. Note the name at the top rear of the jersey. This can be any name of your choosing (or none at all) for no extra cost!
Delivery time for the shirts is around 5 weeks from order. Order forms will be available trackside from club officials this weekend & Tuesday evenings
Please choose your required size carefully from the guides below (youth & adult) as jerseys that are incorrectly sized are non-returnable. The size chart is fairly accurate although the neck sizes can be slightly small. If in doubt order a size up which may help with growth spurts too!
Please complete & hand in your order by Tuesday 8th June to avoid disappointment!
 


 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Go Ride Summer Series Round 5 17.06.14


Ipswich BMX Club staged the fifth & penultimate round of its Go Ride Summer Series at its Landseer park track on Tuesday evening.
Riders were greeted by dry, dusty track in bright conditions with some blustery wind.

Formula 3 is the class for the youngest, least experienced riders & Leon Harrison continues to dominate it, winning all but one of his four races. Sebastian Hambling kept Leon honest with some good riding to take second overall.  The third spot on the podium was taken by Jamie Grimes.

Formula 2 was the evening’s biggest class with enough riders for an A & B final. Mason S Wright made the step up from Formula 3 & managed to secure victory in the B final. The evenings big winner was Alfie Cole who finished  ahead of Liam Rendell, second & Liam Meadows, third in the A final.
The final race of the evening was Formula 1. Shaun Andrews won each of his four races to take the class win. Series leader Ben Peters finished in second ahead of the fast improving Andrew Ashford, third.

Many thanks to all those who helped organize the race. The final round series is on Tuesday 2nd July. Registration closes at 6.45pm.

Coaching takes place next Tuesday evening & will be split into two classes.  Please get to the track by 6.30pm to register your interest. Don’t forget our scheduled track work this Sat 28th June in order to prep the track for the following day’s regional race. If you can spare a little time please bring a spade (& maybe a wheel barrow), work starts at 9am.

 

Formula 3

1.  Leon Harrison
2.  Sebastian Hambling
3.  Jamie Grimes
4.  Samual Hambling
5.  James Bowater

 

Formula 2
1.  Alfie Cole
2.  Liam Rendell
3.  Liam Meadows
4.  Oliver Wright
5.  Ethan Milner-Moore
6.  Tyler Sesto
7.  Thomas Jacobs
8.  Abi Pike

9.  Mason S Wright
10. Theo Paul

 
Formula 1

1.  Shaun Andrews
2.  Ben Peters
3.  Andrew Ashford
4.  Jon Hambling
5.  Lee Matthews
6.  Aiden Milner-Moore

 

Monday, 16 June 2014

More track work scheduled for Sat 28th June - Can you help?

It's our final chance to get the track prepped & readied for the regional race the following day.
Enthusiastic volunteers wanted. Please bring spades, barrows & brooms! Refreshments supplied!


Sunday, 8 June 2014

Track work in thunderstorms & heatwaves


A big thank you to all those who helped with the track maintenance over the weekend.
Despite the extreme & varied weather conditions the hard working volunteers were able to complete around 50% of what we wanted to achieve. A fantastic  effort indeed, but it still leaves us with a lot to do before our regional on June 29th.

Unfortunately due to vandalism on Saturday night part of the new reconstructed safety fencing on the start hill was damaged & removed.

Hopefully we can get this rectified in the near future.
Could anybody witnessing any antisocial behaviour at the track/park please report it to the Police & we can try to keep the track a safe usable facility.



Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Go Ride Summer Series Round 4 03.06.14


Ipswich BMX Club staged the fourth round of its Go Ride Summer Series at its Landseer park track on Tuesday evening.

Although the track had been battered by the recent wet weather, riders were greeted by dry, bright conditions with very little wind.

Formula 3 the class for the youngest, least experienced riders. Despite this they all seemed to make easy work of the rough Landseer Park track. Leon Harrison continues to dominate the class & winning each of his four races. Mason S Wright finished second in each of his leaving Sebastian Harrison to round off the podium in third.

Formula 2 provided the crowd with the most competitive racing of the evening, with three riders in contention for the win up until the last moto. Alfie Cole rode his new bike into third place. Ahead of him were Abi Pike, second & Oliver Wright, first who rode that bit more consistently to ensure the win.

The final race of the evening was Formula 1. Shaun Andrews had to sit out due to mechanical failure along with Lee Matthews who was suffering from a bout of lethargy.  Andrew Ashford was to finish third behind Alex Pike whose first straights were the fastest of the night.  It was Ben Peters who ironed out the bumps in the track better than the rest & won each of the four motos to take the gold medal.

Many thanks to all those who helped organize the race. Round five of the six round series is on Tuesday 18th June. Registration closes at 6.45pm.

Coaching takes place next Tuesday evening & will be split into two classes.  Please get to the track by 6.30pm to register your interest. Don’t forget our scheduled track work this Sat/Sun 6/7th June. If you can spare a little time please bring a spade (& maybe a wheel barrow) & help to resurface the track ahead of our regional race.

 

Formula 3
1.  Leon Harrison
2.  Mason S Wright
3.  Sebastian Hambling
4.  Jamie Grimes
5.  Samual Hambling

Formula 2
1.  Oliver Wright
2.  Abi Pike
3.  Alfie Cole
4.  Ethan Milner Moore.
5.  Thomas Jacobs
6.  Theo Paul

Formula 1
1.  Ben Peters
2.  Alex Pike
3.  Andrew Ashford
4.  Jon Hambling






Monday, 2 June 2014

Go Ride Summer Series this Tuesday 3.6.14

Don't forget round 4 of our Go Ride Summer Series tomorrow evening. Registration closes at 6.45pm. Don't forget your number plates & safety equipment!
The race report with pictures from round 3 is available to read on the British Cycling website here:
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/110117/Ipswich-BMX-Club-Summer-Series---Round-3/?article_id=282#event_reports


Friday, 30 May 2014

Track improvements Sat/Sun 7th & 8th June VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT!

The club will be prepping the track ready for our Regional race on June 29th.
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT! Any help you can spare gratefully appreciated. Please bring shovels, spades, brooms & barrows. Let's get our track running smooth again!

We will also be reinstating the safety fence at the side of the start hill on these two dates.
Work to begin at 9am both days (Sat/Sun 7th & 8th June), see you there!



Thursday, 29 May 2014

New club gazebo/shelter

New club gazebo/shelter (with sides). Hopefully ready in time for our regional race on Sunday, June 29th. Thanks to Lumberjacks for their support.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Tonight's Coaching Cancelled 27.05.14

Due to the very wet weather tonight's coaching/gates session has been cancelled. Fingers crossed for better weather for round 4 of the Summer Series next Tuesday.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Go Ride Summer Series Round 3 20.05.14


Ipswich BMX Club staged the third round of its Go Ride Summer Series at its Landseer park track on Tuesday evening.
Despite some threatening clouds the weather stayed fair & made for some great racing.
Formula 3 the class for the youngest, least experienced riders saw some highly competitive racing & a couple of crashes. Leon Harrison was involved in a crash in his third race, but won all of his other races to secure the overall victory. Mason S Wright rode consistently & finished with low enough points to take second ahead of Jamie Grimes in third.
Formula 2 saw four riders compete for the three highest point’s positions. Thomas Jacobs just edged out Theo Paul for the third place spot. Liam Meadows had to play second fiddle to Oliver Wright in all but three of his races which left Wright with the overall win.
The final race of the evening, Formula 1 saw Andrew Ashford finish third behind an in form Ben Peters whose new gearing greatly improved his track speed. Shaun Andrews finished ahead of them both in each of the four races to take the top podium spot.

Many thanks to all those who helped organize the race. Round four of the six round series is on Tuesday 4th June. Registration closes at 6.45pm.
 
Coaching takes place next Tuesday evening & will be split into two classes.  Please get to the track by 6.30pm to register your interest.

Unfortunately the recent poor weather has taken its toll on the track & one or two ruts have started to appear. Alongside our scheduled track work (Sat/Sun 6/7th June) volunteers are sort to do some maintenance next Tuesday. So if you can spare a little time please bring a spade (& maybe a wheel barrow) & we can try to patch a few of the ruts up whilst coaching takes place.

 
Formula 3
1.  Leon Harrison
2.  Mason S Wright
3.  Jamie Grimes
4.  Samual Hambling
5.  Sebastian Hambling
6.  Oli Lucas

Formula 2
1.  Oliver Wright
2.  Liam Meadows
3.  Thomas Jacobs
4.  Theo Paul

Formula 1
1.  Shaun Andrews
2.  Ben Peters
3.  Andrew Ashford
4.  Lee Matthews
5.  Jon Hambling



Monday, 19 May 2014

EA Regional Round 4 @ Olympic Park 18.05.14

Well done to all the Ipswich riders who competed at the fourth round of the EA regional series at the Olympic Park yesterday. The first race to be held at the remodelled track since the Olympics. It was a scorcher of a day.
Don't forget racing continues this Tuesday at Landseer Park. Round 3 of the clubs Go Ride summer series. Registration closes at 6.30pm. See you all there!