Vale of Clwyd Time Trial League ( updated 03/08/2020 ) – TT league to re-start with special arrangements for Covid 19
In mid July 2020 the CTT permitted the re-commencement of Type B events in Wales with a limit of 30 people including officials. CTT have also published guidance for race organisers. Click on the pink link below to open a document which describes how the VoC TT league will operate with new arrangements to limit the possible spread of Covid 19. The Covid 19 rules consist of rules which are additional to existing League rules and rules which supersede existing League rules. Please come along and join in but read these rules first to make it easier for both yourselves and the event organisers. The first event after the re-start is to be held on Tuesday 28 th July ( see updated calendar ) . There are now 10 events scheduled in 2020 with the best 7 events to count – also see bold text below.
Since 2009 Rhyl CC and VC Melyd combined their resources to run road cycling time trials in the Denbigh/Ruthin area. As of January 1st 2018 they were joined by Ruthin Cycling Club. These are ( Type B ) ‘Inter-Club Events’ that are run in accordance with the rules and guidance provided by the National governing body for Time Trials – Cycling Time Trials ( CTT ). See CTT regulations for details.
The locations of the start and meeting points where signing on takes place are shown under the Find Us section of this website.
Riders should arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to sign on. Early event start times are used at the start and end of the season for reasons of safety. Check the start times on the Time Trial Calendar shown in the Calendar section of this website.
There is a 40 rider limit. Arrive and sign-on early to avoid disappointment. Entry to eligible riders is on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
To reduce waiting time and to help the organisers start at the scheduled start time, race numbers will be allocated at the sign-on. The first person to sign on will normally be allocated race number ‘1’ , the second rider race number ‘2’ etc.
Entry fees are reviewed annually. In 2020 the fees will be £3 Juniors ( host clubs ), £4 Senior and Vet ( host clubs ), £5 Other CTT club ( including Juniors ). The increases are due to an increase in the CTT levy fee.
Eligibility to ride
You must be a member of a CTT affiliated club and your membership must be up to date. The only exception is for first-time riders taking part in a ‘Come and Try It’ event ( Hill Climb D0/11 and 5 mile D1/5 only ).
Riders must be a minimum of 12 years of age on the day of the event. Young riders aged 12 to 17 years of age will need to ensure that a ‘Parental Consent’ form is submitted to the event organiser when signing on. A word or PDF document can be downloaded from the CTT website:- https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/documents/index/guardians
Parents/Guardians do not need to be present at the event.
All club time trials are entered on the day by payment of the race fees in cash to the event organiser.
Time Trial League
To be eligible for inclusion in the League you must be a member of one of the host clubs ( Rhyl CC, VC Melyd or Ruthin CC ). For the purpose of determining league eligibility you are a ‘member’ if your name is listed on the club membership list maintained on the British Cycling website. If you join your club using the British Cycling online facility your name will automatically be added to the membership list. If you join your club by any other means it is your responsibility to check that you have been added to the membership list before signing on at an event – by checking your online profile on the British Cycling website. The official results will include the performances of all host club riders and riders from other CTT affiliated clubs.
For 2020 there will be 10 events counting towards the League standings. The first event takes place on New Years Day and the last on September 8th. Several events have been cancelled due to Covid 19. 30 points are awarded to the winner of each event, 29 points for second …..and 1 point for 30 th place and for all finishers. The best 7 scores of each rider over the course of the year will be aggregated to determine the final league standings.
The results of each event will be announced at the sign on location. Each rider will be given his/her time and the fastest three riders for each gender will be announced. Please give the timekeeper a little time and space to check the rsults before making an announcement. The results will be published in the Results section of this website usually within 24 hours of each event taking place. The league standings will also be updated and published. A photo of the unofficial results sheet is usually posted on the facebook page within two hours of the event being completed.
The event organiser, timekeepers and marshalls will be present at the signing on and at the start to help you and answer any questions you may have. The name of the event organiser is listed on the published calendar. If there are less than two names listed this means further help is needed. Regular riders are expected to help with timekeeping, course setup or mashalling on at least one occasion during the course of the league year. Please contact the Time Trial secretaries to book a slot as a helper:-
Fergus Murray ( Rhyl CC Time Trial Secretary ) Fergus.Murray1967@gmail.com
Andy Malcolm ( VC Melyd Time Trial Secretary ) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Cunliffe ( Ruthin CC Time Trial Secretary ) email@example.com
As a member of either Rhyl CC, VC Melyd or Ruthin CC your performance is recorded for posterity. If you achieve a new personal best performance this will be checked during the processing of the official results and noted in the published results. If you wish to query the results or if you would like details of your previous times on the various courses please contact the TT league Records Secretary by email at :- firstname.lastname@example.org
Age groups for young riders are the same as those used by British Cycling as many of the young riders also race on the track. Age groups for veterans span 10 years.
- Youth C – aged 11 or 12 in current league year
- Youth B – aged 13 or 14 in current league year
- Youth A – aged 15 or 16 in current league year
- Junior – aged 17 or 18 in current league year
- Senior – aged 19 to 39 inclusive in current league year
- Vet-A – aged 40 to 49 inclusive in current league year
- Vet-B – aged 50 to 59 inclusive in current league year
- Vet-C – aged 60 to 69 inclusive in current league year
- Vet-D – aged 70 to 79 inclusive in current league year
- Vet-E – aged 80 to 89 inclusive in current league year
The current league year starts on January 1st and ends on December 31st.
Details of all achievements are published in the Records section of this website.
Certificates are awarded annually to gender and age group winners in the following categories:-
- League winners in all age and both gender groups.
- Club Championships event winners in all age and both gender groups.
Details of all achievements are published in the Results section of this website.
Ladies only Time Trial – Tuesday July 7th (cancelled)
The purpose of the event is to have fun and provide a low key environment for Ladies to take part in the simplest form of bike racing. This event is aimed at first-timers although anyone is welcome to join in ( 12 yrs. + ).
St Marcella, Whitchurch Road, Denbigh. (Sign-on location )
This is a ‘Come and try it’ event . 12 yrs plus.
For more information please click below