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Club 10 Series 2019

2019 will be the sixth year we run our short series of club time trials on the G10/45 - a local 10-mile SPOCO (sporting course) around Kirdford/Plaistow. This will culminate once again in a hillclimb on the 1750 yard GH/44 Staple Lane course (behind Combe Lane north of Shere). All the events are run for and on behalf of Cycling Time Trials under their rules and regulations as shown in the current handbook (and here).

The events are club time trials, so there's no pre-booking necessary; just turn up at the HQ, sign up and pay £5.00 entry fee to receive your number (the CTT levy has gone up to £3 pp this year so we need to put the cost up by £1 to cover our costs. I still maintain this is the most fun you can have for a fiver!). Although the 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.

Riders will be set off from the start line from 08:01 at 1 minute intervals. There is a maximum of 40 riders 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 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. 

The 10-mile course is the CTT-approved G10/45. 

  • 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 course is the CTT-approved GH/44. 1750yds.
  • Description
  • Strava course (this is a few metres short of the official TT, to save on Garmin confusion at the start line).

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.

  • Event 1: Saturday 20th April. 
  • Event 2: Saturday 18th May. 
  • Event 3: Saturday 15th June. 
  • Event 4: Saturday 13th July. 
  • Event 5: Saturday 17th August. 
  • Event 6: Saturday 14th September. 
  • Hillclimb: Saturday 12th October.

For all 10-mile events, sign-on is 07:15-07:45; first rider off at 08:01. 

For the hillclimb, sign-on from 08:15; first rider off at 09:01.

Paul Hide on the G10/45