2020 TT Series is here

The IDCA Evening TT series will begin again on the 14th July. This will be for 3 weeks at Henley and then the final 4 weeks at Tunstall on a Thursday promoted by Plomesgate (NB their events in July are for Plomesgate riders ONLY)

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions and CTT risk assessments there are some VERY IMPORTANT instructions that riders MUST follow. Please see the rider instructions page here for details

The IDCA League will not run this season so any events that clubs do manage to run will be one-off events and I will publish the results on this site. There will be no end of season event and no presentation so all trophies will be held over until 2021.

 

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

All riders MUST be signed on and pay electronically BEFORE starting each event using the link in the events page HERE If you are displaying any symptoms of ANY illness please DO NOT turn up Please ride to the event if at all possible. There is some parking on the track to All Manor of Events just off Berghersh Lane (The turning to the right just after the finish line).  . Please park considerately on the left hand side of the track. When finishing DO NOT turn right into Berghersh Lane, continue past the lane to the start area, turn round in Clay Lane and ride back to Berghersh Lane if you need to. Numbers are disposable and will be available in a pile at the parking area just off Berghersh Lane. You MUST bring your own method of attaching numbers. Pins WILL NOT be supplied. Take the number from the top, you CANNOT pick and choose. No warming up/down on static trainers Please avoid bringing spectators or helpers but if you do please ask them to stay away from start and finish areas and preferably stay in their car. There will be no marshals on the course, just signs, so you MUST know the course and you MUST ride with extra caution and obey the Highway Code AT ALL times. There will be no pusher off so start with your foot on the ground. Starting too early will result in time penalties! Please line up for your start as close to your start time as possible and avoid queuing at the start area as much as possible. Add your number to 6:30pm to get your start time so 1 goes at 6:31pm, 6 at 6:36pm, 12 at 6:42pm etc… Bring your own PPE and hand sanitiser. Stay distanced and be sensible Do not gather for times at the end. They will all be published as soon after the event as I can on this website. Under 18’s MUST send a photograph of their parental consent form BEFORE starting. Consent form available HERE Entry fee this season is £4 for everyone All races start at 6:31pm with signing on between 6pm and 6:30pm (except Plomesgate events which start at 6:45pm) Riders will start at 1minute intervals Riders details including email address and phone numbers will be held for a period of 21 days for the purposes of NHS Track and Trace. Signing on details will then be destroyed. CV-19 Risk Assessment -> Covid-19 RA (16 06 2020) 16 07 2020 (tracked changes) Additional rider notes -> Henley 10 riders notes

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