Club TT Calendar 2013

Discussion about and results of Beacon club time trials and Beacon member participation in open time trials

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Club TT Calendar 2013

Post by RichK » 17 Dec 2012 12:19

Possibly one for Brian (?)

Do we have a (provisional) list of club TT events for 2013 yet? I'm particularly interested in what we have around easter (Karen is wanting to book our easter break...)

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Post by rdleaper » 17 Dec 2012 12:45

RichK wrote:Possibly one for Brian (?)

Do we have a (provisional) list of club TT events for 2013 yet? I'm particularly interested in what we have around easter (Karen is wanting to book our easter break...)

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Post by Stats » 18 Dec 2012 19:36

Dates are submitted awaiting confirmation usually just before new year I think

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Post by RichK » 14 Jan 2013 13:19

events listings are now available :)

http://www.midlanddc.org.uk/club-events
http://ctt.org.uk/Default.aspx?&gv514__ ... __gvfl5=17

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Post by ripebuds » 14 Jan 2013 16:17

Awesome. Just entered the Little Mountain TT. Can't wait!

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Post by Tim » 14 Jan 2013 19:30

LMTT just entered. Will be delighted with anything under 2hr34 and a slight improvement on last years weather!

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Post by rdleaper » 14 Jan 2013 20:33

Tim wrote:LMTT just entered. Will be delighted with anything under 2hr34 and a slight improvement on last years weather!
I've just entered too - hoping for under 2.5 hours as a 1st go depending on training over next 2-3 months (which has started slowly, let's say).

Looking forward to the 5 9-milers by Earlswood - I quite like that course :) Interesting we're doing Saintbury Hill in Broadway this year instead of Cobley Hill? Also interesting that there's a Wednesday afternoon race in May, but given that the Hill Climb champs are showing as a midnight start I'm not sure how accurate the timings are ;)

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Post by smorty » 15 Jan 2013 09:32

Just entered also. Will have to do some training now I suppose!

NOTE: on the club web-site page for the TT calendar, it lists races for 2013 but has a title date of 2012 at the top.
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Post by laurence_cooley » 15 Jan 2013 09:42

Is a place in the LMTT guaranteed to all entrants? I remember that last year there was a reserve list. Is that the case again and if so, what are the criteria for getting in?

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Post by Ed Moss » 15 Jan 2013 10:02

Usually first come first served, then reserve list if there are a few DNS on the day.

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Post by laurence_cooley » 15 Jan 2013 10:07

Ed Moss wrote:Usually first come first served, then reserve list if there are a few DNS on the day.
Hmm, not last year according to the website.

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Post by George » 15 Jan 2013 10:16

Ed Moss wrote:Usually first come first served, then reserve list if there are a few DNS on the day.
Ed I'm surprised at you! How many TTs have you ridden without sussing out how it works? I suppose that when you're 54-minute 25-er, the possibility of getting your entry back isn't something you have to devote too much thought to.

No one is given a place until the closing date. When that date arrives, if there are fewer entries than places, there's no problem. If there are more entries than places, places are awarded on the basis of previous performances at the relevant distance (except insofar as special conditions are defined). In the case of the LMTT, which is a non-standard distance, the previous performance rule is tricky to interpret. Ruth's system was to look first at previous performances in the LMTT; basically, if you've ridden before, you're almost certain to get a place. Next, performances in comparable events; next, performances in standard-distance TTs at the nearest comparable distance (50mi); next, performances in any other TTs.

The LMTT doesn't always fill up, so there may not be an issue. But to be on the safe side, if you haven't already ridden a TT, ride one (any one, just a club 10 will do, but ideally an open 25/50/hilly), so that you can put it on your entry form. There is absolutely no advantage in entering early.

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Post by Pedlo Mudguardo » 15 Jan 2013 12:14

I was on the reserve list last year but got a ride. Ruth very kindly notified me by phone the day before to let me know which was much appreciated.

Of course, if the weather is anything like last year, you will DEFINITELY get a ride.....

I still have the emotional scars. :shock:

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Post by Ed Moss » 15 Jan 2013 12:34

I suppose I should turn brain on before posting, my mistake.
No doubt mr Notter will be along soon to remind us all of other mistakes I made as well...

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Time Trial dates

Post by Simon Dighton » 17 Jan 2013 06:47

Will get the dates posted on the main part of the website but for anyone who has not been on the midland time trial site here is the schedule.Timings are 2pm for sat events and 7pm for Wednesdays. In addition the club has the 2 open events, Little Mountain on the 28th April (an absolute gem of a TT) and the Janet Kelly, another great showcase for Beacon, on the 18th May. The Janet Kelly will also be the club 10 mile championship. Other cub championship events are listed below except for the Club 50 where we use the Shirley 50 event on the 9th June. The Little Mountain, Janet Kelly and the Shirley 50 all have to be entereed in advance with closing normally two weeks before the event (but check). Easiset way typically to enter is via the CTT website - http://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/Hom ... fault.aspx

Will now start working on the handicaps with a view to posting well before the first time trial just in case any questions. Will also aim to do a new handicap rule summary at the same time.


Saturday 23 March 2013 6.0 K35/6G
Saturday 06 April 2013 20.0 KC32/20
Saturday 20 April 2013 12.0 K35/6G
Saturday 04 May 2013 25.0 K34/25C
Wednesday 08 May 2013 10.0 K8/10T
Wednesday 15 May 2013 9.0 K36/4.5C
Wednesday 22 May 2013 9.0 K36/4.5C
Wednesday 29 May 2013 9.0 K36/4.5C
Wednesday 5 June 2013 9.0 K36/4.5C
Wednesday 12 June 2013 9.0 K36/4.5C
Wednesday 26 June 2013 20.0 KC32/20 - Club Handicap
Wednesday 10 July 2013 10.0 K34/10
Wednesday 17 July 2013 25.0 K34/25C - Club 25 Championship
Wednesday 24 July 2013 5.0 K20/5
Wednesday 31 July 2013 5.0 K20/5
Wednesday 07 August 2013 12.0 K35/6G
Wednesday 14 August 2013 6.0 K35/6G
Saturday 07 September 2013 Hill Climb KH28
Sunday 15 September 2013 Hill Climb KH12 - Club Hill Climb

Best and can't wait for the snow to clear.
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Post by RichK » 17 Jan 2013 07:40

One quick query / possible amendment. Should the events on K20 (Redditch - Bromsgrove road) be shown as a 7:30 start?
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Post by Simon Dighton » 18 Jan 2013 07:49

Richard
Not sure - but will find out.
BEst, Simon

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Post by laurence_cooley » 18 Jan 2013 08:05

One more query: I looked up KH28 and it doesn't appear to be at Romsley. Perhaps it's my misunderstanding of the numbering system but it seems to be Saintbury Hill in Gloucestershire?

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Post by David Cole » 18 Jan 2013 10:10

Simon
Thanks for posting this calendar of club events

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Post by Simon Dighton » 19 Jan 2013 17:20

Laurence,

Good spot - just checking with Brian B.

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Post by Simon Dighton » 29 Jan 2013 21:55

Have clarified

The time trials on the 24th and 31st July start at 7.30pm and the club championship on the 17th starts at 7.00pm.

The KH28 is Saintbury Hill as the intention is to find a more challenging hill climb prior to the club champs the following week. The club hill climb championship is the following week at Romsley.

Hope that helps and will change the calendar.

Thanks, Simon

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Post by rdleaper » 30 Jan 2013 13:09

Simon - could you re-do your post from 17 January? It's a bit long!!

Cheers!

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 30 Jan 2013 13:24

rdleaper wrote:Simon - could you re-do your post from 17 January? It's a bit long!!

Cheers!
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Post by Neil Compton » 30 Jan 2013 15:19

It's nice to have a challenging hill but i'm suprised Saintbury Hill has been chosen because of the distance from Brum. My concern is that no one will go because of that.

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Post by Philip Whiteman » 30 Jan 2013 15:55

If the KH28 Saintbury Hill climb were scheduled for late morning on a Sunday, that would tie in nicely with a club run and generate an audience and possibly a few worn out participants.

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