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VCGH TTs 2020

Open and Club TT Series

2020 will be the seventh year we run our series of time trials on the G10/45 - a local 10-mile SPOCO (sporting course) around Kirdford/Plaistow. To change things up a bit this year, and also to respond to the pressure from CTT for clubs to host Open time trials (open to anyone), rather than just Club events (open mainly to club members), we have decided to change two of our events to open time trials this year.

NB: Due to a lack of available officials, the April event is reverting to a club event.

I would still strongly encourage club members enter these open events; the only difference is that you will need to enter in advance via the CTT website (see below) - there will be no entry on the day. You will then be emailed a start sheet in the days prior to the event. There will also be prizes up for grabs!

The May-September monthly events are still club time trials, so there's no pre-booking necessary for those; just turn up at the HQ, sign up and pay £5.00 entry fee to receive your number. Although these events are put on for VCGH club members, we also welcome any of our local cycling club friends who'd like to come and test their mettle.

For all of the 10-mile events, riders will be set off from the start line from 08:01 at 1 minute intervals. There is a maximum of 40 riders (120 for the April event) so all riders should be off the road by around 09:15.

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

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 description before you ride.

The 10-mile course is the CTT-approved G10/45. The HQ for the 10 mile TTs is the Loxwood Sports Club which will be open for sign-on from 07:15-07:45 and afterwards for cake, tea and results. 

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  • 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 course is the CTT-approved GH/44. 1750yds. The HQ will be West Clandon Royal Legion, open from 07:30.

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 excuse for a maximal workout.

Date Event Course Entry HQ First Rider Start Time
18 April Club 10 (separate road bike & TT bike categories) G10/45 Cancelled due to COVID-19

16 May Club 10 (separate road bike & TT bike categories) G10/45 Cancelled due to COVID-19

13 June Club 10 (separate road bike & TT bike categories) G10/45 Cancelled due to COVID-19

11 July Club 10 (separate road bike & TT bike categories) G10/45 Cancelled due to COVID-19

15 Aug Club 10 (separate road bike & TT bike categories) G10/45 £5 entry - sign up must be in advance No HQ due to COVID-19. Numbers from Loxwood Sports carpark 08:01
12 Sep Club 10 (separate road bike & TT bike categories) G10/45 £5 entry - sign up must be in advance No HQ due to COVID-19. Numbers from Loxwood Sports carpark 08:01
17 Oct Club Hillclimb GH/44 £3 entry - sign up must be in advance West Hanger carpark at the top of Staple Lane 09:01

Paul Hide on the G10/45