WCC 2022 Time Trial Series

The WCC TT events are open to all members and other invited local clubs. In fact we’d love to see anyone, who is new to time trialling, come along and give it a go. It doesn’t matter what your speed is, you can test yourself against the clock and try to improve your times during the season.  See "How do I sign up" section below.

Sign up via these links when you have taken out the free TT Membership.  If these links don't work for you, go directly into TeamUp to sign up.
  • May 18th
  • June 1st
  • June 15th
  • June 29th
  • July 13th
  • July 27th
  • August 10th
  • August 24th

Note:

If you wish to keep your time secret, e-mail  info@wokinghamcycling.club when you enter. You will still receive your official time, but it will not be published anywhere.

What are the TT Rules?

In Cycling Time Trials safety is paramount: “When time trial courses are designed, safety is a major consideration. However, a competitor’s safety remains entirely his or her own responsibility. Events are held on open roads, and competitors must obey the relevant laws and the Highway Code before, during and after a race. Competitors must avoid creating situations that are unsafe for other road users.”

How do I sign up and is there a fee?

All participants (members and non-members) in the WCC TTs will need to sign up for a WCC Time Trial Membership. This is free. Sign up here (If this link doesn't work for you, go directly into TeamUp to sign up):

                                      Join (wokinghamcycling.club)

Please note that the TT events will not appear in your TeamUp calendar if you do not have TT membership.

Once you have your TT membership you can sign up to each event by clicking on the event date at the top of this page.  The cost is £3.50 per event. Events open 14 days, and close 24 hours, before the event start time.  


IMPORTANT NOTES:

If you wish to enter in the tandem category, please e-mail info@wokinghamcycling.club with the name of your co-rider.

If you wish to enter in the two-up category, both riders will need to sign up and pay, then one will need to e-mail info@wokinghamcycling.club to ask us to link you.

If you are unable to attend any TT that you have entered, please cancel your place. No refund will be given.

The system can only hold one bike category per rider. If you want to ride in more than one category, please e-mail  info@wokinghamcycling.club

 

What are the communications if a ride is cancelled?

In the event of a cancellation communications will be posted on the Wokingham Cycling Club website; on the public and members Facebook page; sent by e-mail to all entrants.

What is the route?

The route is officially called HCC234. The route is not signed, so we would advise memorising or loading it on your GPS device.

You can also download the route from the CTT webpage and see the course records, HERE

What is the gender split?

There will be competitions held for each individual event and across the series. All competitions, with the exception of most improved rider, will be split based into female and male. Transgender athletes are welcome as per the CTT Transgender Policy:

https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/articles/view/302

What are the categories?

"Merckx" rules

To encourage inclusivity, “Merckx” rules is for standard road bikes and equipment not specifically made for time trials. Therefore, none of the following is permitted in “Merckx” rules:

  • Time trial specific frames/bikes (aero road frames are permitted)
  • Clip on aero bars
  • Disc wheels
  • Wheel rims deeper than 60mm
  • Time trial specific helmets (non time-trial specific aero helmets are permitted)
  • Skinsuits

The “Aero” category.

For anyone in pursuit of a personal best wishing to make aero gains!

What are the individual event competitions?

Each Time Trial will have a winner based on the shortest elapsed time in the Merckx and Aero categories by gender.


What are the series competitions?

There are two series competitions.

1.   Most improved riders

This will be measured as the improvement between the first and subsequent times of a rider of either gender in the same category.

*The Time Trial team reserve the right to review and exclude times to remove the effect of any ‘mechanicals’ such as punctures.

2.   Series winners

These will be the rider with the fastest time, by category and gender.