Time trialling is a big part of the Beacon racing scene, with many members pursuing a keen interest in it. The club organises a full programme of club time trials every year. These include a hill climb (a short uphill effort), hilly events on up-and-down courses and flatter ten-mile and twenty-mile events. Most club TTs take place on Wednesday evenings, but a few are on Saturday afternoons and one (the hill climb) is on a Sunday morning. Some of the events are designated as ‘club championships’. The winners of these events (on absolute time) are crowned ‘club champions’ at the relevant distances, and receive trophies at the annual dinner towards the end of the year. If you ride club TTs regularly, you can also challenge for the season-long handicap trophy.
Beacon RCC runs a season-long handicap competition for members competing in time trials. Handicapping involves giving each rider in an event a time allowance, which is deducted from the actual time it takes him or her to complete the course. The idea of the handicap competition is to give everyone a chance of winning and to reward the rider who improves the most. A handsome trophy is awarded to the winner of the series.
Beacon RCC runs a season of Time Trials under CTT regulations. The courses are indicated using code numbers – see the corresponding course descriptions and maps for details [the CTT Midland District website has been decommissioned, so these links are archive versions, which are not available for some courses – please ask if unsure] . For most up-to-date information on these events please visit the TT section of the club message board.
1 23 March 2019 14:00 K37/6G (1 lap)
2 30 March 2019 14:00 K37/6G (2 laps)
3 13 April 2019 14:00 K32/20
4 11 May 2019 14:00 K34/25
5 15 May 2019 19:00 K34/10D
6 22 May 2019 19:00 K36/4.5 (2 laps) – cancelled due to roadworks
7 29 May 2019 19:00 K36/4.5 (2 laps) – cancelled due to roadworks
8 5 June 2019 19:00 K36/4.5 (2 laps) – cancelled due to roadworks
9 19 June 2019 19:00 K36/4.5 (2 laps)
10 26 June 2019 19:00 K32/20 Club Handicap Championship
11 3 July 2019 19:00 K34/10D Club 10 Mile Championship
12 10 July 2019 18:45 K34/25 Club 25 Mile Championship
13 24 July 2019 19:00 K34/10D
14 31 July 2019 19:00 K37/6G (2 laps)
15 7 August 2019 19:00 K37/6G (1 lap)
16 22 September 2019 10:00 KH12 Club Hill Climb Championship
Newcomers are welcome to take part in club TTs, as are guests who belong to other CTT-affiliated clubs. You will need to abide by the normal rules of the road and by CTT regulations. A signed parental consent form is required for any entrant who is under the age of 18. You will also need to be familiar with the course, because there are no direction signs or marshals. Aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time in order to sign on. The entry fee for club time trials is £3 including the CTT levy, entry fees for open events vary.