There was a low turnout for the first club time trial of the year – the 22.34-mile Hardriders (course GS/981) on 12 March. Perhaps riders were put off by the poor weather forecast. But some good times were recorded nevertheless.
- Steve Kane – 58:16
- Jack Smith – 1:03:16
- Morgan Lewis – 1:03:19
- Juha Aaltonen – 1:08:09
- Jamie Smith – 1:09:38
- Robin Johnson – 1:14:24
So congratulations to those lucky enough to be picked out of the helmet – and commiserations to those unlucky – if they had given us one more team nearly everyone would have been in so it was a close run thing
We were allocated just two teams
British Cycling has allocated a limited number of places to affiliated clubs in the club challenge. Clubs with more BC members get priority – so sign up 🙂
It is likely to be oversubscribed and this time the club will in a ballot to win places for teams.
If we are lucky enough to win places then the club will in turn have a ballot of interested members for places.
Members who have supported the club / of have committed to supporting the club through marshalling etc. will have priority.
Each rider within the team must pay their own entry fee (£69) and complete their own online entry form.
A team comprises four riders
Every rider in a team must be a current British Cycling member
Teams can comprise four men or four women or a mixed team of two men and two women
Riders who hold an Elite or Category 1 British Cycling Race Licence are not eligible to enter the Club Challenge
Riders who have already secured an individual place through the original entry ballot or a charity place are not eligible to enter the Club Challenge
A significant numbers of Mitre riders are helping and or riding the event.
There will be a steady social paced group leaving the Ditchling HQ at 8-8.15am.
Some are talking of sub 4 hours gold standard ( tough in wind, rain and 1700m of climbing) and some are talking about the infinity foods brownies. This may lead to two groups 🙂
See you there
Check your inboxes for the February newsletter, which was issued earlier today.
Items include the latest information about 2017 time trials, a plea for more volunteers to marshal at Kirdford on 26 March, and news of a planned social trip to watch this year’s Paris-Roubaix.
You can view an online version here.
Full details of all BMCC time trial events for 2017 have now been published.
Time trialling is a (relatively) cheap and straightforward way to really find out how strong a rider you are – and you don’t need to complete any sort of skills training to take part.
Courses range from flat 10-milers to double hill climbs on Mill Hill and Steyning Bostal. If you haven’t done a time trial before, why not make 2017 the year when you give it a go?