Not long till first of club confined time trials ... 5 m tt on Wednesday 24th April. First rider off at 19.01 from Kippen roundabout. Tailwind guaranteed!!
Please post up here if intending to ride. Happy to be accommodating with requests for start times.
And remember we're experimenting with running an aero and non aero series concurrently ... so rock up on bike of your choice. This year 2nd claim club members welcome too.
Have had couple of offers to help with timing,marshalling etc but few more helpers needed. No prior experience required.
This year’s club confined Time Trial Series is being organised jointly by Emily Holl and Brenda Callander.
Dates for your diaries are:
Round 1: Wed 24th April - 5 mile TT. Start at the Kippen roundabout. The finish line is on the A811 just after the Touch Road junction.
Round 2: Wed 29th May - 10 mile TT. Start before the lay-by after the Touch Rd junction, head out to the Kippen roundabout, turn and return to the finish as above.
Round 3: Wed 26th June - 10 mile 2-up TT. Pair up and ride in a team of two. The course is the same as for round 2, see above for course details.
Round 4: Wed 21st August - Hilly TT. One lap of the Battle of the Braes course, starting at the bottom of the mini braes at Thornhill.
First rider off at 7.01 pm on all rounds.
Entry is free and open to all club members aged 12 and over. No upper age limit! No experience is required and members are encouraged to give it a go! More details will be posted in the run up to each event. Points are awarded for placings in each event and then added up at the end of the series to determine the overall winner. 10 points for a win, down to 1 point for 10th. There are eight categories: Senior male and female, junior male and female. THIS YEAR WE ARE TRIALLING RUNNING BOTH A NON AERO AND AN AERO SERIES in tandem ( tandems welcome btw) with points allocated separately for the aero and non-aero series,hence the 8 categories.
Due to a change of insurance from British Cycling to Cycle Time Trials WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY FOR BOTH FIRST AND SECOND CLAIM CLUB MEMBERS TO JOIN IN FOR THE FIRST TIME. Depending on the level of interest, the club may support this again. The insurance is more expensive so come along all second claim club members and make it count
We feel we have to insist that if turning up in any aero kit that you will be obliged to ride in the aero category. So to qualify for non aero series:
No TT bikes - road bikes only
No clip-on aero bars
No disc wheels (deep section up to 60mm are allowed)
No pointy hats (aero road helmets are allowed)
We will be looking for helpers on the night for marshelling, timing and 'pusher-offers'.
So far have offers of help from;
Gordon Callander ( all 4 rounds)
Gill Brett ( all 4 rounds)
Mark Leadbetter ( all but first round)
Alan Robertson ( last 2 rounds)
Will post up nearer the time a list to add ones name to. The first one is only 3+ weeks away so gt it in the diary
IN THE INTERESTS OF SAFETY WE WOULD WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO HAVE A REAR BIKE LIGHT. Fife TT series don't allow riders to partake if they turn up with out one
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