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VCGH TTs 2021

Club TT Series

2021 will be the eighth year we run our series of time trials on the G10/45 - a local 10-mile SPOCO (sporting course) around Kirdford/Plaistow, and we will finish the series once again with a hillclimb on Staple Lane (GH/44). 

We're reverting to a programme of club events, as we don't yet know how the calendar will be affected by COVID restrictions and want to keep it simple. Fingers crossed all the events can go ahead.

Entry fee is £5 for the 10-miler and £4 for the hillclimb.

The events are put on for VCGH club members, but they are also categorised as 'Come and Try It' events, which means that participants from other clubs are welcome, and you don't even have to be a member of a cycling club to join in. In other words, everyone is welcome!

The 10-mile Events

For all of the 10-mile events, riders will be set off from the start line from 08:01 at 1 minute intervals. There's a maximum of 40 riders so all riders should be off the road by around 09:15.

Results will be split into TT bike and road bike categories. Road bikers must not use TT bikes, aerobars, or aero wheels (more than 70mm rim depth), but are allowed to wear skinsuits and aero helmets.

The 10 mile TT is on quiet country lanes but involves some bends and junctions which make the course mildly technical. All necessary junctions will be marshalled and signposted but please familiarise yourself with the course before you ride.

The 10-mile course is the CTT-approved G10/45. Sign-on for the 10 mile TTs is in the Loxwood Sports Club from 07:15-07:45. 

  • Google Map
  • Strava course
  • Description
  • Men's course record 20:43 set by James Boyman at the Sussex CA 10, 25 August 2018
  • Women's course record 24:19 set by Jennifer George at the Sussex CA 10, 24 August 2019
  • VCGH men's course record 22:38 set by Jez Ponting in August 2017
  • VCGH women's course record 26:09 set by Lara Taylor in July 2019

The Hillclimb

The hillclimb course is the CTT-approved GH/44. 1750yds. Sign on in West Hanger carpark at the top of Combe Lane / Staple Lane, from 08:15. Hot drinks and snacks served by Allez Nutrition. First rider off at 09:01.
  • Description
  • Strava course (approx)
  • VCGH men's course record 04:59 set by Jon Hughes in October 2018
  • VCGH women's course record 06:06 set by Laura Senior in October 2020

Any questions please contact Lara. Anybody willing to volunteer, please do the same.

You don't need any fancy aero equipment (though if you have it, you're welcome to use it), and you don't need to have done a time trial before. Just come along and try it. Even if you're not interested in time trialling, it's a good way to get a maximal workout.

Date Event Course Entry Sign-in First Rider Start Time
17 April Club 10 (separate road bike & TT bike categories) G10/45 £5 entry pay on the day Loxwood Sports 07:15-07:45 08:01
15 May Club 10 (separate road bike & TT bike categories) G10/45 £5 entry pay on the day Loxwood Sports 07:15-07:45 08:01
19 June Club 10 (separate road bike & TT bike categories) G10/45 £5 entry pay on the day Loxwood Sports 07:15-07:45 08:01
17 July Club 10 (separate road bike & TT bike categories) G10/45 £5 entry pay on the day Loxwood Sports 07:15-07:45 08:01
14 Aug Club 10 (separate road bike & TT bike categories) G10/45 £5 entry pay on the day Loxwood Sports 07:15-07:45 08:01
11 Sep Club 10 (separate road bike & TT bike categories) G10/45 £5 entry pay on the day Loxwood Sports 07:15-07:45 08:01
16 Oct Club Hillclimb GH/44 £4 entry pay on the day West Hanger carpark at the top of Staple Lane 08:15-08:45 09:01

Paul Hide on the G10/45