Time Trialing

Time trial racing is an excellent way to get into competitive cycling. The club’s Classic League Series and numerous local open events are a great way to measure your progress. They offer a simple way to test yourself against the clock and all you need to take part is a bicycle, a helmet, and a rear light! While there will probably be plenty of people using full TT kit it’s by no means essential. We always have people enter on standard road bikes so don’t be put off if your kit isn’t as aero as it might be.

You’ll usually find a number of Bristol South members at each of the local events, and they will be more than happy to provide help and guidance to new racers so don’t be afraid to ask.

 

Brian Weatherley – Club 25 Championship

The Club 25 championships are held on the Chew Valley Lake circuit with 3 laps of the sporting course.

The event began in 1922 and the Brian Weatherley Bowl was first awarded in 1950. The bowl commemorates Brian Weatherley who joined the club in 1947 (age 16) and unfortunately died in 1949 after a short illness from polio.

This event also qualifies for Classic League handicap Competition. All riders are welcome to ride the Club events (2nd Claim) but only full Club members will qualify for the Championship.

Course: 3 Laps of UC251 (8.3): Entrance to small picnic area on north side of Chew Valley lake (OS grid ref 579609).  NB – not the picnic
area with the cafe.

Start Time: 7:01pm

Course Records
Men: D.Robson (Somerset RC) 0:55:05
Women: H.Ricketts (Bristol South CC) 1.05.30

 

Open Time Trial events

Alongside the Classic League Series the club runs 3 open time trial events, a 10 mile, a 25 mile, and a 50 mile event.

BSCC Open 10 TT

Date: Sat 17th April 2021 @ 10.00am
Organiser:
Luke Smith
HQ: Stone Village Hall
Where: U7B – The Graveyard
Fee: £10.00

START (OS Grid Ref: ST 698971)

Course Records
Men: Matt Burden (73 Degrees) 19.55
Women: Meg Dickerson (BSCC) 22.53

BSCC Open 25 TT

Date: Sun 28th March 2021 @ 9.30am
Organiser:
Dave Cullen
HQ: Stone Village Hall
Where: U17 – Stone / Breadstone / Slimbridge
Fee: £12.00

START is at the north end of the bus stop at Woodford (GR 690958).

Course Records
Men: Matt Burden (73 Degrees) 53.59
Women: Meg Dickerson (BSCC) 1:01.32

BSCC Open 50 TT

Date: Sun 4th Jul 2021 @ 9:00am
Organiser:
Dave Cullen
HQ: tbc
Where: U109/50 – Didmarton (circuit)
Fee: £12.00

START: by BT building approx. 0.7 miles west of Didmarton on A433 (gr 806869).

Course Records
Men: tbc
Women: tbc