It’s Time to dust off the TT bike, put on the pointy helmet, maybe sharpen the elbows and get involved.
2017 was a fantastic season for the club and I know 2018 will be even better. We are a friendly, competitive bunch and welcome new members to come and join us when training and at events. To join Bury Clarion as a race member is just £15 per year. (You do not need to live in the borough of Bury, to join)
Dates for the BAR Competition 2018 (Best All Rounder)
The BAR Champion (Best all Rounder) is a season long competition based on points awarded for individual performances in the club championship events listed. Your Best 4 results count, but only 2 of your results can be Time Trial. In case of a tie break the best five highest number of points.
Bury Clarion Circuit Race (date not yet known)
Bury Clarion Hill Climb (12th June)
National Clarion HC (date not yet known)
National Clarion Cyclocross (date not yet known)
Halifax Imps Hilly TT – 30th May
Martin Greenwood Hilly TT – 26th June
National Clarion Circuit Race – 18th Aug – Wakefield
Blackstone Edge Hill Climb – (30th Sept)
NLTTA 10 – 10th March (results of the 7.5m shortened course counted)
BC 10m Handicap TT – Aug 23rd TBC
Fastest 10 – Ctt Affiliated event
Fastest 25 – 23rd Sept – Nltta – Combined clubs
Fastest 50 – Sunday 20th May – Nltta
Fastest 100 – 8th July Nltta
Each member’s fastest times at 10, 25, 50 and 100 miles are listed fastest to slowest in a table to ascertain positions.
The positions for those of the hill climb and omnium etc. are ascertained by abstracting from the finish sheets of these events a list of Bury Clarion Cycling Club riders in the finishing order of highest to lowest.
Points awarded in each qualifying event list are: 1st – 20 points, 2nd – 15 points 3rd -12 points 4th – 10 points 5th – 8 points. If there are more than 5 riders in any one competition or list then one less point for each position
The qualifying TT events are open, association and club time trials held under the auspices of CTT Districts North (L courses excluding 1015) Manchester (M courses) Liverpool (D courses) and Yorkshire (V courses). Also any other event under the auspices of another recognised national cycling organisation. The committee reserve the right not to accept a claim that is not substantiated by a finish sheet.
Season Long 10’s Competition
10s Champion – 3 fastest 10s in a season on any CTT recognized course excluding Levens and Hull – Please enter your first three 10m TT results via the following link and there-after anytime you go faster than your slowest entry. (you have 4 weeks from the date you raced to enter a result, if you fail to enter it. Then as far as the competion goes it didn’t happen..!)
Trackman Of the Year
Trackman of the year, Selected by the Race Committee and based on performances on and off the track.
Are You looking to Race!
Most time trial events, Sporting Courses, Crits and Hill climbs are listed on www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk and www.britishcycling.org.uk/events
There are also a lot of local club events and classic’s, Memorial TT’s, Charity races, MTB Cross country, Open Adventure that take place throughout the year that members might want to take part in and myself and hopefully other members will post details on our Facebook page as the dates approach. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1519418608388768/
Time Trial’s – Apart from organized events from the time trial website above a lot of local clubs do weekly Open TT’s where you can turn up, pay a small fee (£4 ish) and take part. Most clubs will usually let you race once or twice then they require you to be a member of an affiliated club like Bury Clarion.
Bury Clarion is Affiliated with the NLTTA (North Lancs Time Trial Assosiation) and we use their organised events for our club championships. https://nltta.org.uk/events/
Almost every Monday evening between May and August Stockport Clarion run a 10m TT – www.stockport-clarion.org.uk
Every Tuesday from April onwards Rossendale road club do a 10 mile (slightly hilly) Time trial at Hapton. (near Accrington) http://rossendaleroadclub.com/courses/
Every other Wednesday from April to September Settle Wheelers do a 10m Hilly TT over in Bolton in Bowland – www.settlewww.org.uk/settlewww
Also on a Wednesday from April till September St Helens Road club organise a 10 mile TT – http://sthelenscrc.co.uk/index.php?page=time-trial
Every Thursday from April to September Southport Cycling Club run a 10m TT and a 25m TT on the last Thursday of the month www.southportcyclingclub.co.uk/time-trials/time-trials
These are just a few of the local clubs that put on weekly events, you don’t need a TT bike and I suggest you read the following before your first event. www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/articles/view/9
Spoco’s – Sporting Course Time Trial Courses
Pretty much like your normal Time Trials, but add Hill’s,
Closed Circuit Racing Venues
Tameside, Litherland, Steven Burke Closed Road Circuit in Barrowford. Events can be booked through the British cycling website.
Track League – Manchester Velodrome – Starts Autumn, Tuesdays and Friday evenings – You will need to get accredited (safe to race) which is fun all in itself – www.nationalcyclingcentre.com/track/racing/league-racing/
Hill Climbs – Most happen from September on wards – Bury Clarion run their own on Lumb Carr Rd – 12th June 2018 – Just turn up, pay and set yourself a target for the following year.
If you haven’t renewed your membership yet please do so and if you have renewed and didn’t select race membership then you can upgrade to a race member (it’s just an extra £5 for the year) and take part in some fantastic racing opportunities.. Please contact Nick Hall to do so.
The list above is in no way comprehensive, but more of a basic guide, Check dates, Times, costs before you travel.
Thanks and Good Luck
Jason McDonald – Race Secretary