2020 TT Series is here

Welcome to the 2020 season.

A lot has changed for the 2020 season. The leagues are no longer restricted to non member riders so everyone has the chance to score points towards the leagues. Plomesgate and Orwell Velo will be promoting events along with the usual four. Wolsey will be using a new course based out of Copdock VH so 2 new clubs and three new courses! The entry fee has increased to £5. The CTT takes £3 of this in a levy for each rider so £2 goes to the clubs.

PLEASE READ the Important Notes post so that you are aware of the rules.

A working rear light is MANDATORY for ALL events. This is now a CTT regulation so it WILL be enforced.

Things to note: These are all “Come and Try It” events which means day members no longer pay a surcharge and you don’t have to be a member of a CTT Affiliated club. You DO NOT change age category during the season and your category for the series is based on your age on the FIRST event of the season i.e. how old you are on the 31st March 2020.

We are starting on Tuesday 31st March 2020 until 6th August when we switch to Thursday for the Plomesgate events. The final 2up and presentation will be at Henley on Tuesday 1st Sept.  We will still have a total of 23 events. The first 22 events will count towards the league, the last event will be a “fun” 2up 5 mile TT followed by the presentation of trophies. 12 events will count to your points total unless events get cancelled.

Juniors go free

Signing on starts at 6pm and closes at 6:40pm (i.e. 10 minutes after the first rider has started)

All events start at 6:30pm (Riders will go at 30sec intervals for the early season 5’s), except Plomesgate which start at 6:45pm

Road bike category. In general, if you are deliberately using or wearing a piece of equipment designed to be aerodynamic and you would not normally wear or ride with that piece of equipment in a road race or a club ride then you will be classed as a TT rider and not Road. This includes, but is not limited to, tri or “spinaci” bars, long or short tailed helmets specifically designed for time trials , maximum 50mm deep rimmed wheels, time trial specific frames. Nobody is out measuring wheels or scrutineering equipment, this is down to the individuals deciding for themselves what constitutes the road bike category so be honest with yourself with what is within the spirit of the competition.

Important Notes for Riders

Entry fee this season is £5 (except juniors who go free this year) All races start at 6:30pm with signing on between 6pm and 6:40pm (except Plomesgate events which start at 6:45pm) Riders will start at 30sec intervals for the early season 5’s

A working rear light is MANDATORY for ALL events. This is now a CTT regulation so it WILL be enforced.

A front light is also strongly recommended for the first 4 events. A hard shell helmet that meets internationally accepted safety standards is MANDATORY for ALL events.

When Signing On

Please PRINT your name CLEARLY. Your club should be your first claim CTT registered club. If you are NOT a member of a CTT registered club you will need to register as a day member. Please remember to print ‘Day Member’ as your club and NOT the promoting club. Under 18’s need to have a parent consent form -> ConsentFormClub or here Category:- Juvenile 12-15yrs ‘Juv’, Junior 16-18yrs ‘J’, Senior ‘S’, Veteran if aged 40 and over plus age band:- V40, V50, V60, Female please enter L, followed by the age band LS,LV, LV40,LV50, LV60 etc as above Age categories are based on the age you are on the FIRST race of the season year so if you are 50 on or before the first race you will be a V50 for the season. If in doubt, ask. Age bands DO NOT change during the season.

A Warning note for riders:

The rules of the road MUST be obeyed at ALL times.

No crossing of the centre white line and give way to traffic at junctions. Observers will be posted around the course

Any riders caught breaking these rules will be disqualified- you have been warned.

All events are Promoted for and on behalf of Cycling Time Trials under their Rules and Regulations

U-Turns will not be permitted on the course or on roads adjacent to the start and finish areas whilst the race is in progress. Note-Any breaking of this Regulation in the first case may mean disqualification from the event. Further cases will be referred to the District Committee. Definition: A U-Turn is defined as a 180 degree turn completed within the highway whilst astride the bicycle, it is recommended that riders dismount , check the road is clear and then walk across the road Warming Up. No warming up along the course by competitors once the event has started