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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. We were going to change things up a bit this year, by changing two of our events to open time trials, but in the end COVID-19 put paid to everything and we had to cancel the April, May, June and July events.

The August and September monthly events are still club time trials, though they are being run with some COVID-19 CTT-required modifications. Pre-booking via our club calendar is now necessary. There is no HQ available at Loxwood, (sign on is in the carpark), and sadly we are not allowed to offer teas and cake, but there are toilets available. 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 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. Sign-on for the 10 mile TTs is in the Loxwood Sports Club carpark 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 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.
  • Description
  • Strava course (approx)
  • VCGH men's course record 04:59 set by Jon Hughes in October 2018
  • VCGH women's course record 06:40 set by Dani Forshaw in October 2019

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