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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South Wales and Etwall 25s, 23rd July

Joe Posted 17th July 2017

Couple of other events at the weekend, the Belper BC and Real Team 25s at Etwall and Hirwaun respectively. Joe Le Sage (pictured) finished with 52.20 at Etwall with Chris Lea a little way behind with 54.29, having had to stop for pedestrians at the crossing. Bad luck Chris. Keith Ainsworth notched up his second national and group age record of the weekend in South Wales with a stonking 50.24, which is some going!

Rossington Whs 25, O25/11, 22nd July

Trevor Posted 20th July 2017

Eleven North Mids vets in this event which is great to see. Excellent times by Trev and Richard on this tough course. Part of the JE James North Mids TT series.

  • 6th Trevor Mayne 55.35 (2nd 45+) (right)
  • 8th Richard Lunt 57.02
  • 11th Daryl May 58.19
  • 12th Steve Hollowood 59.21 (1st 55+)
  • 17th Dominic Watts 1-00.36
  • 25th Al Norton 1-04.08 (2nd 55+)
  • 30th Dave Buxton 1-07.13
  • 31st Graham Barker 1-09.41
  • 33rd Wayne Fuller 1-10.06
  • 36th Bob Cuff 1-12.41
  • 38th Alan Sides 1-14.11

Results (not published yet)

VTTA Yorkshire 10, V718, 22nd July

Keith Posted 20th July 2017

Everyone else was on the V718 and there were some standout rides, primarily from Keith Ainsworth, Karen Ledger and syd Wilson, who claimed a clutch of records between them:

  • 5th Keith Ainsworth 19.11 New national and group age record for age 58! Keith (right) knocks out 4 existing group records with this ride and a national one which has stood since 2002 – well done Keith.
  • 10th Chris Ledger 19.36
  • 26th Karl Caton 20.17
  • 41st Karen Ledger 20.38 (1st woman and group age record, taking 5s off her existing one at age 44)
  • 46th John Martin 20.51
  • 73rd Martin Bullen 21.53
  • 81st Steve Scott 22.17
  • 91st Paul Heggie 22.35
  • 107th Mike Weaver 23.35
  • 122nd Syd Wilson 26.50 - New national and group age record for age 88! Syd took almost a minute off his existing record of 27.58, as well as 2s off his 26.52 at age 87 - flipping awesome Syd.

Results

Selby CC 10, V718, 16th July

Karl Caton Posted 20th July 2017

Forgot to report on this event for some reason, so many different events this weekend. Don't forget to email me your results and photos as I do sometimes miss things.

  • 25th Karl Caton 20.08 (pictured)
  • =48th Gary Bates 21.09

Results

Sleaford Wheelers 25, C25/22, 16th July

Paul Posted 17th July 2017

Paul Mapletoft and Mick Lamb, both of Kiveton Park CC, rode this yesterday. Always a good battle between these two and this time Mick came out on top, well done Mick. Unfortunately I've only got a photo of Paul! Andy Newham was down to ride but must have been tired from the BDCA 50 - that was an ambitious weekend Andy :-) Not got times for everyone yet.

  • 16th Mick Lamb 1-00.06
  • Richard Sheldrake
  • 21st Paul Mapletoft 1-01.01 (right)
  • Ben Hamilton 1-09.13

Results (not published yet)

Ferryhill Wheelers 25, T252/3, 15th July

Ferryhill Whs logoPaul Posted 17th July 2017

Rob Barnard and John Martin rode this on Saturday,John just pipping Rob by 70s. No photos so here's the Ferryhill Whs badge.

  • 14th John Martin 59.21
  • 18th Rob Barnard 1-00.31

Results

BDCA 50, A50/6, 15th July

Karen Posted 17th July 2017

Quite a few North Mids vets rode this and most people's rides went well. I understand that Chris Ledger and Daryl May were guilty of going out too fast but Chris pb'd and Daryl's ride is nothing to be ashamed of so I think I might try that approach next time. Ride of the day goes to Karen Ledger's *phenomenal* 1-51.35, a North Mids record for age 44 as well as a national one, slotting in between Lynne Taylor (now Biddulph)'s 1-51.22 age 40 and Chris Melia's 1-52.24 aged 52. Impressive stuff. The photo was taken by Phil Barnes from his GoPro camera as she passed him - wonder how long that took!

  • Chris Ledger 1-46.50 (pb)
  • Andy Newham 1-51.17
  • Karen Ledger 1-51.35 (pb and 1st woman) (right)
  • Chris Lea 1-51.47
  • Daryl May 1-53.09
  • Andy Whitehead 1-53.46
  • Alex Deck 2-01.21 (Rutland women's record)

Results (not published yet)

Shaftesbury 50, E2/50, 15th July

Joe Posted 17th July 2017

Meanwhile down in Cambridgeshire in similarly windy conditions, Chris Melia and Joe Le Sage battled their way along the A14/A11 dual carriageways, both to good times. Well done both.

  • Joe Le Sage 1-48.53
  • Chris Melia 1-55.14

Results (not published yet)

Sheffrec CC SpoCo, O19C, 12th July

Alex Posted 13th July 2017

Good fun at the Sheffrec 19 mile hilly last night and a good showing by North Mids vets. Not-fantastically fast conditions in that there wasn't much, if any, help either way, but it could have been a lot worse. Very good ride by Darryl Wall, only 3s behind 2nd placed Andrew Whiteley of Langsetts RT.

  • 3rd Darryl Wall 44.28
  • 5th Chris Myhill 46.19
  • 6th Joe Le Sage 46.43
  • 12th Daryl May 48.37
  • 20th Dominic Watts 50.39 (course pb)
  • 2nd lady Alex Deck 53.33 (right)
  • 3rd lady Ann Walsham 57.50

Results | Photos by Tony Wood

National 100, 9th July

Karen Posted 11th July 2017

Boiling hot conditions didn't stop Karen Ledger racing to an excellent 4th place in the women's event on what was apparently an awful course (worse than Hatfield!). Well done to everyone mad enough to do such an event.

  • 4th woman Karen Ledger 4-07.15
  • 65th Paul Heggie 4-49.27

Results | Photos

Valley Striders CC 25 (SpoCo), 8th July

Paddy Posted 11th July 2017

Four riders rode this SpoCo, with Paddy Gould coming out top, well done Paddy. Not bad for a big lad ;-).

  • 7th Paddy Gould 54.58
  • 10th Trevor Mayne 55.51
  • 14th Richard Lunt 56.35
  • 61st Graham Barker 1-08.48

Results

VTTA National 25, E2/25, 8th July

Chris Posted 11th July 2017

Good and bad news on the Newmarket course; 75% of the north mids contingent managed to get a ride before the event was cancelled due to a rider being hit by a car on the course. Luckily (?) the Thanet CC rider, Simon Henderson, was relatively ok, and was airlifted to hospital with a broken shoulder and collar bone. The remaining 25% (me) was left with yet another involuntary dns.

  • Andy Newham 52.34 (pb and Lincoln Whs record)
  • Chris Melia 4th woman (2nd on standard) with 54.58, a new North Mids age record (knocking out two of her previous ones) a national age record and pb. Not a bad day's work!
  • Richard Sheldrake 55.33

Results

Sherwood CC 10, A10/14a, 8th July

Syd Posted 11th July 2017

Paul Mapletoft, Alan Sides and Tony Morris headed over to the A1 for a quick 10 on Saturday evening. Wish I'd entered this instead of the E2 - would have been a lot less stressful than a four hour drive and a dns.

  • Paul Mapletoft 22.15
  • Alan Sides 27.01
  • Syd Wilson (right) 27.49 (national and group age record for an 88 year old!)
  • Tony Morris 28.12

Results (not published yet)

Sheffrec CC HC, OHC/15, 7th July

Bob Posted 11t July 2017

Bob Cuff was the only North Mids vet brave enought to tackle the Sheffrecc hill climb from Low to High Bradfield on Friday evening, completing the 800m course in 3m 20s, which is a very respectable time. A real achievement - well done Bob.

Results

Merthyr CC 25, R25/3H, 2nd July

Chris Posted 3rd July 2017

An event where the top 5 all went under 50 minutes shows what a fast course this can be on the right day. Chris and Karen Ledger both returned home with pb's: Chris (9th overall) with 50.21 (a new Rutland CC record), Karen (31st overall, out of 106 riders) with 53.25,a full 2 minutes ahead of the next female rider, the not-untalented and considerably younger Anna Morris. Good riding!

Results

Buxton CC 10, J10/1, 29th June

Alex Posted 26th June 2017

Chris Lea, Paddy Gould and Alex Deck headed out to Whaley Bridge last night for the Buxton CC 10. The J10/1 is a potentially quite fast course on the (very!) up-and-down Chapel en le Frith bypass. It just about stopped raining in time which was a relief. A slight technical hitch for Alex (no seatpost clamp) resulted in an interesting new riding position, but despite this she took 21s off the women's course record with 23.31 for the win. Really good rides by Paddy and Chris too, 21.07 and 22.19 respectively. It was a classy field, with Mark Nulty winning with 19.38, just a few secs off the course record.

Results

Weekend of 24th / 25th June

Trevor and Paddy Posted 26th June 2017

Riders were out and about all over the place this weekend:

Trevor Mayne (top right) got an excellent 2nd at the Holmfirth CC SpoCo 10, with 23.24.

Chris Lea sounds like he raced on a farm track at the East Lancs RC 25 on the circular J2/9: "I did a middling 58, still feeling a bit sluggish after the 100. Annoyingly, the smoothest and least pot-holed sections of that course have just been surface-dressed. At least it stayed dry. No combine harvesters encountered on the A537, no queues of traffic for steam engine rallies at Astle Park, and no cows crossing Twemlow Lane." Patrick Gould (bottom right) also rode and finished with a short 56, again, to be confirmed.

Paul Mapletoft (59.49), Rob Barnard (1-01.13 course pb), Mick Lamb (1-02.19), and Tony Keyworth (1-04.22) all raced the Halifax Imperial Whs 25 in blowy conditions. Full results.

National 50, T502/3, Sunday 25th June

Chris Ledger Posted 26th June 2017

Only five North Mids vets entered this but we still managed to come away with two age category wins and a club age record. Windy conditions meant the times weren't superfast but pretty good nevertheless. Well done to:

  • Chris Ledger 1-50.34 (1st 55-59) (pictured with Sue Bowler)
  • Keith Ainsworth 1-52.15 (2nd 55-59)
  • Karen Ledger 1-56.30(1st 40-44)
  • Steve Scott 2-10.04
  • Paul Heggie 2-11.08 (2nd 60-64 and Birdwell Whs age record)

Results