Hi All

Please could TT riders or club members contact me ASAP, to offer their help in marshaling a forthcoming TT event.  We have our first Inter-Club event on Thursday 30th May with Gloucester Cycle Club, and yet we do not have a marshal or a rider competing to help push off at the start!

Please view our TT programme and contact me, so I can put your name down.  Full instructions are provided – it is easy.

I provide a link for assistance: https://www.cheltenhamandcounty.cc/road/time-trialling/tt-calendar-rota/

Gary Rickards (07887 400239 or gary.rickards@talktalk.net)

Club TT Captain

Just a reminder that it’s the Cheltenham Festival of Cycling this Sunday.

As part of the festival C&CCC is hosting the first round of the Western Cyclocross Summer League in Pittville Park (near the Prince of Wales Stadium).

It would be great to see a good turn out from the club, whether that’s racing or spectating.


Please note the following updates made today (25.4.19)

.1 Velo Vitesse have organised their TT event on the 2nd May on the 10 mile Staunton Circuit (UC 713) and I provide a map of the route – Staunton Circuit (UC713)

Please note that there is NO village hall for this event as a HQ, but riders gather at the Lay-by opposite the Barn Lane cross roads.  Please support this event.

.2 I am away for the 9th and 16th May TT events so I have today (29.04.19) had a meeting with Adrian Neeves (C&CCC Club Member), and because he is willing to be the Main Marshal for these two events and liaise with the time keepers / lock up the village hall etc. then these two events can proceed as planned.  Adrian will also be adding the event results to the web site so please be patient if there are any delays or small errors.  When I return after my holiday, I can sort any issues out then.

However, I require two helpers to push off, so a rider can do this, they just set off last.  Please contact me before the 5th May, so I can add your name to the TT Rota on the Calendar. If no names come forward, then riders just push off themselves, but this will be a disappointment.

.3 The Teddington Village Hall is no longer available to us on the 23rd May, due to the EU Elections, therefore, I have changed the planned 10 mile U706 event to the 8 mile K39 / 8 course, so we can meet and assemble for sign on at Orchard Industrial Estate.  To compensate for the loss of the 10 mile course planned for the 23rd May, I have moved it to the 9th May – assuming it goes ahead!

.4 The Interclub event planned with Gloucester Cycle Club on the 16th May has now changed to the 30th May and the TT Calendar has been updated. This 25 mile event will be held on their U72 Course between Maisemore and Ledbury.

.5  Please note that there will be NO refreshments on offer at the HQ for the 9th and 16th May, and riders bring their own.  Also please mote that because we do not have the HQ on the 23rd May, the club refreshments will only be provided at the re-scheduled Interclub Event with Gloucester Cycle Club on the 30th May at Teddington Village Hall.

Gary Rickards

TT Captain

Great achievement today for the C&CCC Team taking on the tough 25 mile U72 course between Maisemore and Ledbury, hosted by Gloucester Cycle Club.  Congratulations go to Jordan Wintle with a cracking time of 58:39 secs, closely followed by Ben Price with 58:46 secs and Gary Rickards (the oldie!) on 1:02:20.  The team won the event with an overall time of 2:59:55, so well done everyone.

A picture is provided below from the following link:

20.4.19 C&CCC Team win on the U72

Gary Rickards

TT Captain

Well the new TT season is starting for the club this Thursday (11.04.19) and with road works now completed from last year, hopefully we will not be blighted by these this season and we can all enjoy some good competition.

We kick off with an 8 mile race on the K39/8 from Orchard Industrial Estate but with the HQ at Teddington Village Hall.  Sign On is from 18.00 hrs to approx 18.40 hrs, and after the race we all return to HQ for complementary tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits.  So come on, support the club and if you have not done TT racing before, have a go and you may get hooked!  Remember the Leagues are provided to put you in a group of riders who have similar ability as you, so competition can be fair.  If you get within the top 3 of your League after 10 races (based on your best placings), then you win prize money, as long as you have also helped at an event, as this is a group and team effort.

Full details on our TT event pages ( follow this quick link: www.cheltenhamandcounty.cc/road/time-trialling/ )  and please read the Rules as we ride under the Cycling Time Trial Rules.

Happy Racing!

Gary Rickards

TT Captain

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