2021 Time Trial Information

2021 Time Trial Information
The UK Government and the CTT have now given the go ahead for sporting events to take place. There will of course be a changes to the usual routine due to Covid restrictions these are detailed below.
The usual Club evening series of TT’s has been planned, with eight 10 mile, one 15 mile, one 20 mile and of course a Hill Climb at the tail end of the season. An inter club 25 has also been scheduled as we are hoping the PTTL will go ahead this year between the local clubs.
The first event is scheduled to take place on Thursday 1st April, first rider to start at 18-45 hrs. Numbers can be collected from 18-30 hrs, the course will be the P829 starting in the lay by on the B2177 Southwick/Wickham Rd by the junction of Hundred Acres Rd.
We have once again tried to foresee as many problems as possible and have an alternative course for most events in case of roadworks.
The entry fees for club events have not increased, being £6 per ride for all riders over the age of 18 and £4 per ride for all riders under 18.
Please be aware that for all club events riders must wear a crash hat and start the event with a working rear light fitted to the bike. If you do not comply you will not be permitted to start the event.
This year we are planning to use an online pre-entry and sign on system (as per the PNECC) there will be no sign on on the day and no cash transactions.
When entries are closed riders will be pre-allocated numbers and start times.
Riders should arrive at the start no more than 5 minutes before their pre-allocated start time. Social distancing to be observed at all times.
Riders will pick the race numbers up from the start area. Alternatively it is permitted to print your own number at home (you must comply with CTT dimensions).
Riders to depart immediately after finishing the course.
There will be no race HQ and no refreshments.
Riders must provide their own safety pins for numbers.
There will not be a push start, no one will be held up at the start.

Riders are not to approach the finish timekeeper.
There will be no results board at the event, results will be published later.
The full covid risk assessment can be found on the CTT Website https://cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/ documents/download/7872
In order to be able to run these events we require a team of time keepers and helpers. Each event normally requires : 2 – 3 time keepers, 1 scrutineer/ marshal, 1 number caller and an additional marshal around the course. Although we do have a regular group of helpers we are currently low on numbers of volunteers. If anyone is interested in assisting in any way information and of course assistance is readily available. I would especially ask any racing or ex racing members who are not currently competing to put something back into what is such a rewarding aspect of this sport and enable the next generation of riders to benefit from your experience. If you are able to help please get in touch with the TT Organiser or any Committee member.
Come along and give time trialling a go, you may even enjoy it! Club evening events are a great introduction to this side of the sport and you will be encouraged and supported by other like minded club members. If you would like more details about Time Trials please feel free to contact me.
Paul Smith paul20367@gmail.com

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