Many club members enjoy the cut and thrust of competitive cycling in one or more of the many cycling disciplines. It is possible to compete at any level and age and the membership caters for those that wish simply to 'dabble' with racing to those who are serious athletes competing up to national level.Our riders compete across the UK during the various cycling disciplines' different racing seasons - some thus effectively competing all year round - but the majority enjoy the summer racing season. While many of the club's members compete in events organised by other clubs under a variety of cycling governing bodies, the club also organises a range of events itself (click below for more details).
Events carry different classifications with different requirements for entry depending on the governing body under whose rules an event is organised. For example, some events require you to be a racing license holder of British Cycling in order to participate.
The tradition of the 'club time trial' series allows the easiest and most informal route for novices to try their hand at cycle sport and has been the way in to the competitive side of the cycling for many of today's riders, right up to those competing professionally at the top of the sport. The club organises a series in this tradition of 21 events through the summer months and these are well supported by novice and serious racers alike.
The club runs a series of short-distance time trials during the year once the evenings are light enough.
Guests from CTT-affiliated clubs are welcome, as are novices completely new to cycle sport who wish to try time-trialling for the first time. A temporary free club membership is available to allow novices to compete in this way.
Club Time Trial Series Medals will be awarded to every member who competes in the Club Time Trial Series and finishes in a minimum of EIGHT events.
The winners on points in each of the following Classifications will receive an engraved medal:
After the end of the time trial series the club holds a short distance hill climb event to determine the club champions in that discipline.The winners in the following Classifications will each receive an engraved medal: