In Touch With . . . Kesgrave & Rushmere October 2012
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Extract from Spokesman
GREAT DAY FOR SUFFOLK YOUNGSTERS – posted 10 September 2012
Organiser Peter Ingram was still buzzing 24 hours after local cycle speedway riders took part in the opening ceremony of the Tour of Britain in Ipswich.
“What a great day” said Peter. “The Waterfront was packed and buzzing by 8am. Our cycle speedway national champions were right behind Hugo Robinson, national age-group champ in cyclo-cross, and Shaun Andrews who is national BMX champ. We were waiting to start whilst rubbing shoulders with international riders as they passed to sign on.
“When starting the ride-out, we cycled alongside the teams awaiting the start and, after our ride of about 400 metres, we all waited for them all to proceed past on the journey to Norfolk Showground. I think the memory will certainly stay with my riders for quite a while – and the parents too!” said an excited Peter.
“Ipswich deserve special praise for the work at Alderman Road recreation ground promoting the sport, together with Ivan Pike. That area was very busy all day as it was on the Sky Ride route.
“A truly great day for cycling and, dare I say it, shows benefits of being part of British Cycling!”
SUFFOLK YOUNGSTERS LEAD OUT TOUR OF BRITAIN – posted 9 September 2012
Youngsters from Kesgrave and Ipswich cycle speedway clubs took part in today’s opening stage of the Tour of Britain which started in Ipswich. The youngsters formed part of the lead-off procession which contained specially invited cyclists from the local area. Suffolk’s seventeen cycle speedway national champions led the ride, along with two cyclo-cross and one BMX rider.
Check the Tour of Britain highlights tonight on ITV4 at 8pm (and today’s
1:45 -3:45 coverage on ITV Player) as the Tour starts from Ipswich
Waterfront. See if you can spot – leading; Lauren Jacobs, British Women’s champ and European Womens champ; Gemma Hill, British U10 Girls champ; Lewis Brinkhoff, British U10 Boys champ; Jack Chaplin, British U10 Boys champ (2011) and member of this year’s U13 team.
Next came Ipswich’s U16 Team champions and U13 Team champions, then Kesgrave’s U10 team champions, the under-16s duly chaperoned by Phil Clarke. Following the speedway riders came Ipswich and Stowmarket bicycle clubs, and three minutes later some bloke named Wiggins!
“This represents a memorable occasion for all these riders and a fitting
reward for all their efforts and achievements during the course of the season” said Ipswich official Jim Knights.
Article in the Evening star Friday 11 May 2012
Article in the April 2012 edition of Kesgrave News