The VTTA is the National body for time trialling for the over forties, administered through sixteen regional groups. The groups are managed by their own elected committees, each responsible for providing a programme of time trials, social events and help and support for riders.

Each group has their own competitions and records, and members can gain medals for achieving and improving on their standard plus for the various distances.

The VTTA is affiliated to the Cycling Time Trials (CTT) and governed by its regulations.

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CLO SpoCo, O14C, Wednesday 13th June

Joe Le Sage

The second event in the North Midlands Time Trial SpoCo series, this challenging course is always popular with the mountain goats. There were some great times for the vets, who says you can't go fast uphill when you're old! Commiserations to Chris Myhill who punctured 5 minutes before the start. Bad luck too for Joe Le Sage who got held up by a tractor going up Fox Lane. Didn't stop him doing a cracking time though. The event was won by Sam Walsham with 31.53, and Alex Deck was fastest woman with 38.43.

  • 8th Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC) 34.52 (right)
  • 11th Steve Gibson (Peak RC) 35.70
  • 21st Dom Watts (Veloviewer) 38.00
  • 22nd / 1st woman Alex Deck (Rutland CC) 38.43 (course pb)
  • 23rd / 2nd woman Emilie Verroken (Maxx RT) 38.50 (course pb)
  • 29th / 4th woman Ann Walsham (Maxx RT) 41.50
  • 31st Andy Clark (Rutland CC) 43.23

Results | Photos by Tim Russon

RTTC National Circuit Championships (Knight Composites Classic Series round 6), V415X2, Saturday 9th June

Steve Gibson

For those of you a bit confused about the Circuit Champs it's worth having a look at the startsheet and accompanying booklet. There are awards for all age categories for men and women, juniors and paracyclists. Congratulations to Steve Gibson on winning the 50-54 age group. Maybe one for next year?

  • 18th Steve Gibson (Peak RC) 41.52 / +12.20 - 1st C cat (50-54) (right)
  • 23rd Chris Myhill (Peak RC) 42.28 / +11.44 - 2nd C cat (50-54)
  • 44th Daryl May (Sheffrec CC) 45.05 / +6.24


New age record for Syd

Syd Wilson

Just been reliably informed that Syd's 29.37 at Cuckney on Saturday was a new group and national record! Not bad for an 89 year old riding a road bike. Congratulations Syd.

Adept Cycling 25, T252/2, Saturday 9th June

Karl Caton Posted 11th June 2018

Good ride by Karl Caton:

  • 18th Karl Caton (Elmsall RC) 53.34 (right)
  • 23rd Chris Lea (Buxton CC) 54.36
  • 44th John Martin (Elmsall RC) 57.24
  • 54th Oliver Wright (CLOs) 58.37
  • 70th Tony Keyworth (Kiveton Park CC) 1-00.58
  • 75th Paul Heggie (Birdwell Whs) 1-01.51
  • 90th Wayne Fuller (Rotherham Whs) 1-06.28

CTT results

B&DCC 10, O10/5, Saturday 9th June

Darryl Wall, Alex Deck, Ann Walsham and Alix Archer Posted 11th June 2018

Brilliant event at Cuckney, we don't get many open events on this course so they always pull in a good startsheet. Favourable conditions (for a change!) resulted in many course pb's and a new vets record for Darryl Wall, overall winner with 19.58, a ride which is definitely up there in the fastest ever for the O10/5. It was great to see Zoe Hibberd back on her bike, and new members Gary Clarke and Charlotte Ridsdale. Sixteen north mids vets rode in all, and finished as follows.

  • 1st Darryl Wall (OOTS) 19.58 (top right)
  • Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) 21.06
  • Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC) 21.33
  • Alex Deck (Rutland CC) 22.56 (course pb / 2nd woman) (centre right)
  • Gordon Wordsworth (Rutland CC) 23.37
  • Al Norton (Harworth & District CC) 23.51
  • Mick Allen (Team Jewson / MI Racing) 24.25
  • Andy Clark (Rutland CC) 24.29 (pb)
  • Ann Walsham (Maxx RT) 24.31 (3rd woman)
  • Alix Archer (Maxx RT) 25.13
  • Gary Clarke (Rutland CC) 25.37
  • Charlotte Ridsdale (Rutland CC) 26.49
  • Peter Stirk (Elmsall RC) 27.13
  • John Smith (Thurcroft CC) 27.23
  • Zoe Hibberd (Bolsover & DCC) 28.00 (bottom right)
  • Syd Wilson (Sheffield Phoenix) 29.37

As if riding a 10 wasn't enough, Ann Walsham and Alix Archer also rode the 2 up immediately afterwards! This time they finished in 23.33 (above right). Dominic Watts (Veloviewer) also rode, with Eamonn Cox, and did 23.10. Well done all. Big thanks to Tony Wood and Dave Matthews for taking such great photos too.

Matlock CC Grouse 10, A10/16, Tuesday 5th June

Paddy Gould and Alex Deck Posted 6th June 2018

Five members rode this event, on the A6 between Darley Dale and Bakewell. Turned out to be a good night, with at least two course pb's and new men's and women's course records.

  • 3rd Paddy Gould (Matlock CC) 20.47
  • 6th Steve Gibson (Peak RC) 20.47
  • Andy Hicklin (Peak RC) 22.29
  • Alex Deck (Rutland CC) 23.58 (course record)
  • Oliver Wright (CLOs) 24.59

CTT results | Photos by Geoff Brightmore

Sportzmad 25, R25/3H, Sunday 3rd June

Keith Ainsworth Posted 14th May 2018

More insane times on the Welsh course this weekend: 6th overall / 2nd vet for Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) with a superfast 48.00 - setting another group and national age record. Well done Keith.

Rob Barnard (Team Cystic Fibrosis) achieved a new pb with 55.32, congratulations Rob!

CTT results

Nottingham Clarion 50, A50/5, Sunday 3rd June

Alex Deck Posted 14th May 2018

Three group members rode this well marshalled event on a nice sunny Sunday morning. The event was won by Adam Duggleby with a 1-41, which considering it isn't really regarded as a fast course, is pretty impressive.

  • Alex Deck 2-06.47 (2nd woman)
  • Andy Whitehead 2-07.07
  • Ala Whitehead 2-56.13

CTT results | Kimroy photos

Salford CC 25, J2/9, Saturday 2nd June

Alix Archer Posted 7th June 2018

Paddy Gould, Alan Cooke, Andy Hicklin and Alix Archer rode the Salford CC 25 over in Cheshire on Saturday, on the rolling and scenic J2/9. Great ride by Paddy, who beat Mike Cuming of Madison Genesis by 20s. Great result too for Alix Archer, 2nd woman behind Jayne Dickens - well done Alix.

  • 7th Paddy Gould (Matlock CC) 54.12
  • 16th Alan Cooke (Peak RC) 56.47
  • 20th Andy Hicklin (Peak RC) 57.39
  • 2nd woman Alix Archer (Maxx RT) 1-04.55 (right)

CTT results Men | Women

Witham Wheelers 10, C10/10, Saturday 2nd June

Mick Lamb and Andy Clark Posted 14th May 2018

Andy Clark (Rutland CC) and Mick Lamb (Kiveton Park CC) headed over to Lincolnshire for the Witham Whs 10 on Saturday.

Mick (top right) just pipped Andy with his 24.36.

Andy (bottom right) was 18th with 24.49, his best placing yet - that's a good time with normal road wheels. Well done both.

CTT results | Photos by Alan East

Bank Holiday weekend, 26th May

Paddy Gould Posted 30th May 2018

Andy Clark took a whopping 39s off his pb in the Stowmarket & District CC 10 down on the B10/38 to finish with 24.44, well done Andy. Trevor Mayne (Birdwell Whs) went over the Pennines for the Anfield 100, finishing 31st, with 4-17.22, well done Trev. Most people stayed local and rode the Mapperley CC 10 on the A10/3, where, for once, Keith didn't come out top! Paddy Gould was just 7s faster:

  • 9th Paddy Gould (Matlock CC) 21.06 (2nd vet)
  • 13th Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) 21.13 (3rd vet)
  • 45th Andy Newham (Lincoln Whs) 22.54
  • 46th Karl Caton (Elmsall RC) 22.56
  • 65th Steve Scott (Elmsall RC) 24.27
  • 66th Martin Bullen (Peterborough CC) 24.29
  • 69th Paul Mapletoft (Kiveton Park CC) 24.48
  • 75th Tony Keyworth (Kiveton Park CC) 25.37
  • 99th Pete Stirk (Elmsall RC) 28.45
  • 100th John Smith (Thurcroft CC) 29.09

CTT results: Stowmarket 10 | Anfield 100 | Mapperley 10

Rutland SpoCo, O17C, Wednesday 23rd May

Darryl and Alex Posted 24th May 2018

Darryl Wall (OOTS CC) broke his own men's vet course record by 7s last night at the legendarily gruelling Longstone Edge course. Favourable conditions (at least until the tortuous final couple of miles) produced good times and some very close results, the 1st and 2nd men split by just a second and the 1st and 2nd women by 4 seconds. Phew! Big thanks to Tony Wood for the brilliant photos.

  • Darryl Wall (Out of the Saddle CC) 44.09 (1st vet)(top right)
  • Andy Hicklin (Peak RC) 47.17
  • Alex Deck (Rutland CC) 51.11 (1st woman)(bottom right)
  • Emile Verroken (Maxx RT) 52.00
  • Ann Walsham (Maxx RT) 55.42
  • Alix Archer (Maxx RT) 56.25

CTT results | Photos: Tony Wood | Kimroy

Sheffrec 25, O25/11, Saturday 19th May

Emilie Posted 21st May 2018

Two course pb's were achieved at the Sheffrec 25, both by our newest members. Emilie Verroken (right) with 1-02.16, then Andy Clark taking a chunk off his previous one with 1-05.01. Well done guys. I noticed there were 5 dnf's (almost 20% of the field) - wonder if this was the legendarily awful road surface causing punctures.

  • 2nd Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) 53.37
  • 8th Daryl May (Sheffrec CC) 58.08
  • 14th Emilie Verroken (Maxx RT) 1-02.16 (2nd woman)
  • 15th Al Norton (Harworth and District CC) 1-03.21
  • 18th Gordon Wordsworth (Rutland CC) 1-04.00
  • 19th Alix Archer (Maxx RT) 1-04.16
  • 20th Andy Clark (VTTA North Mids) 1-05.01
  • 26th Mike Weaver (Rotherham Whs) 1-16.24

CTT results | CTT report

VTTA Notts & East Midlands 25, A25/34, Saturday 19th May

Paddy Gould Posted 21st May 2018

Lovely warm conditions on the (very) rolling A25/34 course south of Newark, unfortunately there was a fair bit of wind which slowed a few people down (ok - me). Good time by Paddy Gould for that course and a pb for Rob Barnard.

  • 14th Paddy Gould (Matlock CC) 51.50
  • 28th Alan Cooke (Peak RC) 54.24
  • 30th Chris Lea (Buxton CC) 54.40
  • 39th Rob Barnard (Team Cystic Fibrosis) 56.39
  • 41st John Martin (Elmsall RC) 57.08
  • 45th Paul Mapletoft (Kiveton Park CC) 57.17
  • 47th John Gadie (Barton Whs) 57.24
  • 49th Alex Deck (Rutland CC) 57.40
  • 59th Steve Scott (Elmsall RC) 59.36
  • 66th Tony Keyworth (Kiveton Park CC) 1-00.16
  • 87th Ben Hamilton (Rutland CC) 1-04.58
Alex Deck

What with it being a VTTA event there were standard times too, which changes the order slightly:

  • Alex Deck (Rutland CC) +15.48
  • Paddy Gould (Matlock CC) +15.01
  • Tony Keyworth (Kiveton Park CC) +14.20
  • Alan Cooke (Peak RC) + 14.15
  • Chris Lea (Buxton CC) +14.15
  • John Martin (Elmsall RC) +12.11 
  • Paul Mapletoft (Kiveton Park CC) +11.35
  • John Gadie (Barton Whs) +11.15 
  • Steve Scott (Elmsall RC) +10.28
  • Ben Hamilton (Rutland CC) +9.38

CTT results

Sportzmad 25, R25/3H, Sunday 13th May

Keith Ainsworth Posted 14th May 2018

A win for Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) down in Wales with a superfast 49.08 - that's an average speed of over 30mph folks and sets another group and national age record. Well done Keith. Here he is (again) receiving his winnings.

CTT results

Andy Clark's weekend, 12th/13th May

Andy Clark Posted 14th May 2018

Andy Clark (VTTA North Mids) rode two 10s this weekend in his bid to improve on his pb, which he did, by 28s, on Sunday. It now stands at 25.23. Well done Andy - won't be long before you nip under the 25 minute mark.

South Pennine CC 25, A25/11 (revised), Saturday 12th May

Joe Posted 14th May 2018

Six North Mids vets headed down to Etwall on what didn't seem, initially, like a particularly fast day. Due to the ongoing roadworks on the A50 the course was the revised two laps of the 10 course, which means negotiating about 8 roundabouts. The weather gods, however, had other plans, and there were pb's all over the place - just imagine what the times would have been like on the original course. Congratulations Joe / commiserations Trev.

  • Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC) 52.07 (pb) (right)
  • Alan Cooke (Peak RC) 53.13
  • Trevor Mayne (Birdwell Whs) 53.42 (including a 13s late start penalty)
  • Gary Bates (Team Swift) 58.07
  • Paul Heggie (Birdwell Whs) 1-00.03 (including a minor detour)
  • Ben Hamilton (Rutland CC) 1-03.46

CTT results (not available yet)

VTTA 10 champs, F11/10, Monday 7th May

Paul Heggie Posted 30th April 2018

This is starting to look like the Keith Ainsworth fan page, but if he will keep turning out these amazing rides... His 19.29 was not only enough for 6th on actual and 3rd on standard, but also a Sheffrec record, a group age record (59) and (subject to ratification) a national age record. That's some ride Keith. Not to be outdone, Paul Heggie (64) broke a long standing Birdwell Whs age record with his 23.09. Chris Lea and John Martin (probably tired from the 25 he did on Saturday) also rode:

  • 3rd on standard Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) 19.29 (+8.03)
  • 59th on standard Chris Lea (Buxton CC) 21.02 (+6.07)
  • 100th on standard Paul Heggie (Birdwell Whs) 23.09 (+4.57) (right - photo by Kimroy)
  • 101st on standard John Martin (Elmsall RC) 22.18 (+4.56)

VTTA report

Drighlington BC 25, V232/1, Saturday 5th May

Andy Whitehead Posted 90th May 2018

Five members rode this

  • Andy Whitehead (Rockingham CC) 57.04 (right)
  • John Martin (Elmsall RC) 57.08
  • Steve Scott (Elmsall RC) 59.10
  • Gary Bates (Team Swift) 1-00.20
  • Ala Whitehead (Rockingham CC) 1-15.36

CTT results (not published yet)

Rossington Whs 10, O10/1, Saturday 5th May

Keith Ainsworth Posted 8th May 2018

The mens's and women's winners were both North Mids vets in this event, dedicated to club member Tony Hickey who passed away last year. Prizes were awarded by Tony's widow Kathleen, and included silver salvers, Belgian beers, and cash. Congrats to Alix Archer and Gordon Wordsworth who both improved on their course pbs, and also to Andy Clarke who took 30s of his overall pb. Here's Keith receiving his winnings from Kathleen, and here's how us mere mortals did:

  • 1st Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) 21.23 (top right)
  • 6th Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC) 22.06
  • 13th Richard Lunt (Ross'ton Whs) 22.40
  • 20th Alex Deck (Rutland CC) 23.57 - 1st woman (right)
  • 26th Gordon Wordsworth (Rutland CC) 24.24
  • 27th Paul Mapletoft (Kiveton Park CC)
  • 27th Mick Lamb (Kiveton Park CC)
  • 30th Al Norton (Harworth & District CC)
  • 31st Alix Archer (Maxx RT) 24.47
  • 33rd Ann Walsham (Maxx RT) 25.20
  • 34th Andy Clark (VTTA North Mids) 25.51 (bottom right)
  • 44th Mick Weaver (Rotherham Whs) 27.52
  • 45th John Slater (Doncaster Whs) 28.09
  • 46th John Smith (Thurcroft CC) 28.31
  • 47th Wayne Fuller (Rotherham Whs) 28.43

CTT results

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