We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be running a series of 10 individual time trials this season as our 2022 GP TT Series. Thursday evenings through the summer starting 5th May through the usual range of courses from 1 mile sprint to 25m and hill climb.

TTs are a brilliant way of scratching that competitive itch. It’s you against the clock and your PB time, before looking towards the leaderboard. We run a friendly series of events every bit open to first-timers as old timers, and road bikes, as the odd pointy hat and disc wheel!

We’ll also be running a handicap competition leveling the playing field for age and gender. The winner of which will be awarded the “Craig Johnston Trophy” in fond memory of our late, larger than life member and friend.

The sub-competition will be awarded to the member with the best performance over 3 out of 4 standard distance events, the Cleish 5m, Balado 10m, Milnathort 15m, and Milnathort 25m. Those events a handicap result will be calculated based on the VTTA Standard – which grades performances normalising age and gender. There’s a full example in the rules.

The full calendar of events is;

  • 5th May – Cleish 5m
  • 19th May – Milnathort 10m
  • 2nd June – Path of Condie Hilly (~13m)
  • 16th June – Loch Leven (~12m)
  • 30th June – Milnathort 25m
  • 14th July – Milnathort 15m
  • 28th July – Cleish 10m
  • 4th August – Balado 10m
  • 18th August – Cleish Hill Climb
  • 1st September – Balado 1m Sprint

A riders’ best six performances from the ten events will determine their position on the overall league table, which will run as normal alongside the new handicap competition.

As usual we have categories for age groups, ebikes and tandems. And with covid restrictions reducing we are happy to once again welcome second claim members and guests.

Signups are done on the club Spond app and invites go out around a week in advance. If you’re a guest, why not join and give it a go, but if you’d like to ride as a guest let the organiser know via a member, or the membership secretary.

See you on the 5th. Beep, beep, beep, beeeep!

Links

Video explaining what to expect at your first TT.

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