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.
If you are interested in time trialling and live in the north midlands, please join us!
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LVRC National TT Championship 2017, Saturday 22nd AprilPosted 26th March 2017
Keith Ainsworth won silver at the LVRC champs at Napton, Warwickshire at the weeknd - well done Keith! Here he is on the podium...
Barton Whs 25 ∧ YCF 25, Saturday 22nd AprilPosted 26th March 2017
Patrick Gould (right) got his first win (I think) of the season at the Barton Whs event on the C10/7. Chris Myhill was 9th, Mick Lamb 30th and Tony Keyworth 40th. Full results.
Four members competed in the YCF 25 on the V236/1. Full results.
- Andy Whitehead 56.57
- Steve Scott 1-00.22
- Ala Whitehead 1-12.13
- Alan Sides 1-13.47
VTTA Notts & East Midlands 10, A10/14A, Saturday 22nd AprilPosted 26th March 2017
One of the few events on the A1 this year was a gusty 10 on the Long Bennington > Gonerby Moor course.
- Paul Mapletoft 22.19
- Gary Kondor 22.57
- Alex Deck 22.59 (1st lady) (right)
- Oliver Wright 23.04
- John Smith 26.50 (despite a small detour at the first roundabout)
- Peter Stirk 27.18
Beacon RCC / Knight Composite classic series, round 3, K22/37, Saturday 22nd AprilPosted 26th March 2017
Joe and Daryl continued their assault on the classic series.
- Daryl May – 3rd vet, 1-42.58 (right)
- Joe Le Sage – 5th vet, 1-43.34
North Midlands time trial championships, Sunday 16th AprilPosted 20th March 2017
This was run on a new SpoCo course near Stocksbridge (part of the North Mids TT series). Awesome ride by Steve Gibson for 3rd overall and winner of the North Mids trophy – congratulations Steve. Actually looking at the results it was a pretty good turn out by the North Mids VTTA:
- 3rd - Steve Gibson 52.03 (right)
- 8th - Joe Le Sage 54.11
- 10th - Daryl May 54.23
- 20th - Rob Barnard 1-01.34
- 23rd – Alix Archer (2nd woman, well done Alix)
Otley CC SpoCo, V212, Sunday 15th AprilPosted 20th March 2017
Ian Ambler and Andy Whitehead rode the Otley 10 on the V212 on Saturday, finishing with 24.22 and a 25.04 respectively. Paul Heggie (pictured) recorded a course pb with 25.58.
Buxton MTT, Good FridayPosted 20th March 2017
The Buxton MTT was the second event in the Knight Composites Classic Series. Our mountain goats Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC), Daryl May (Sheffrec), Trevor Mayne (Birdwell Whs), Alan Cooke (Peak RC) and Dominic Watts (Veloviewer - pictured) all took on the challenging (read: brutal) Longnor course.
The vets were in with the women in that they had to do 2 laps instead of 3. Fantastic results for Joe (4th - pictured) and Daryl (6th) with 1-02.13 and 1-02.56 respectively, well done guys. Trevor was just outside the top 10 with 1-05.54, Alan took 17th place with 1-07.13 and Dom was 21st with 1-07.53. Full results | Photos.
City RC 10, V718, Good FridayPosted 20th March 2017
Not many group members rode this (very wise as it was freezing) but we still managed two tandems:
- Alex Deck (Rutland CC)/Richard Dixon (Team Swift) (tandem) 19.22 (new national vets age record)
- Steve Gibson (Peak RC) 19.33 **NEW NORTH MIDS AGE RECORD**
- Karl Caton (Elmsall RC) 20.18
- Alan Steward (Team Swift)/ A Quincey (tandem) 22.31
- Gary Kondor (Sherwood Pines) 22.53
- Mick Allen (Team Jewson/Mike Ives) 23.28
- Ala Whitehead (Rockingham CC) 28.04
Other weekend events, 8th/9th AprilPosted 11th March 2017
VTTA National 10 (J2/1), BDCA 25 (A25/11), GKV SpoCo (J8/4),
Oliver Wright (CLOs), Mick Allen (MI Racing) and Ala &Andy Whitehead (Rockingham CC) ventured west for the VTTA National 10, won (again) by Ron Hallam with a plus of about 4 hours. Andy finished with 23.29 and Ala did 30.08. Interesting that there were only 9 female entries out of a field of 120.
Alan Cooke (Peak RC) and Daryl May (Sheffrec) opted for the windy BDCA 25 at Etwall, coming 19th and =22nd respectively with 54.07 and 54.16.
Continuing his assualt on the Knight Composite Classic Series, Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC - right) finished a very creditable 6th in the GKV SpoCo with 1-15.29.
Lea Valley CC 25, E2/25, Saturday 8th AprilPosted 11th March 2017
Richard Sheldrake (Lincoln Whs) made the epic drive down to Newmarket to ride the E2/25. Very favourable conditions resulted in a pb by 7 secs with 53.48. Congratulations Richard – good start to the season. Richard says “It was a very fast day (faster than Etwall) with 10 men riding under 48 minutes and John Dewey winning in 45.20 -the third fastest 25 ever and fastest by an amateur.” Great pic of Richard at the turn.
Birdwell Whs 10, O10/1, Saturday 8th AprilPosted 10th April 2017
It’s safe to say the Birdwell 10 didn’t run smoothly. Road works kept springing up without warning resulting in three changes of course before a 7.5m route was agreed on, then the timekeeper drove into a ditch near the start and had to be towed out. There should have been a special trophy for the organisers because they did a fantastic job under very trying circumstances. Well done Paul and Trev. At least it was sunny – and everyone pb’d!
New member Patrick Gould (Matlock CC - top right) did a fantastic ride for 2nd overall with 15.49; Chris Ledger (Rutland CC) was 9th with 16.25, Keith Ainsworth (Langsett Cycles RT) 16.36, Trevor Mayne (Birdwell Whs) 16.39, Karen Ledger (Rutland CC - right) 20th and 1st woman with an excellent 17.14; I was 2nd woman with 18.03, Mick Lamb (Kiveton Park CC) 18.17, Rob Barnard (18.21), Gordon Wordsworth (Whirlow Wheelers) 35th with 19.05, Tony Keyworth (Kiveton Park CC) 36th with 19.20, Mike Weaver 44th with 20.41, John Smith (Thurcroft CC) 46th with 21.41 and Alan Sides (Rotherham Whs) bringing up the rear with 23.50.
If you’ve not seen the photos John Robert took some brilliant ones (including these two) which are on FB.
Bolsover & District CC 10, O10/5, Saturday 18th MarchPosted 14th March 2017
Another good event organised by Craig Devonshire (thanks Craig) - well marshalled and (amazingly) dry. As with last week, the O10/5 at Cuckney isn't a fast course but it produced some excellent rides by some new-on-the-scene-youngsters (both winners were under 23 - eek) and some almost as fast ones from the vets. Karen Ledger was beaten into 2nd place by Loughborough Uni's Anna Morris but achieved a new Rutland women's 10 record, not bad going on such a slow course. I'm sure it will be lowered very soon! New member Steve Gibson (Peak RC) was highest placed North Mids vet with 21.06 (right), with Darryl Wall a few places behind with 21.32. Good to see Darryl back on the bike after his horrible accident last year.
Once again Rob Booth was on the course with his camera and took some really great photos.
YCF 10, V910, Sunday 12th MarchPosted 14th March 2017
Paul Heggie, Mick Lamb, Tony Keyworth, Paul Mapletoft and Alan Sides all rode the rolling V910 on Sunday. This isn't a fast course by any stretch of the imagination and Paul Mapletoft must have had tired legs from the day before but finished fastest of the North Mids riders with 25.14. Mick Lamb was a few sec slower with 25.20, Tony Keyworth 26.30. Paul Heggie (right) did a course pb of 26.40. Alan Sides got round in 32.45 - well done Alan.
VTTA North Mids 14.7m SpoCo, O14C, Saturday 11th MarchPosted 14th March 2017
Our first event of the year, on a new (resurrected) course based around the Cuckney 10 course with a few hills thrown in. A really good turnout by Group members, too many to mention - and we also picked up a few new ones. Karen Ledger (right) won the Ron Blythe trophy for best Group member on standard and was fastest woman with 35.40 (+6.17). Fastest North Mids man and 2nd overall was new member Steve Gibson with 32.42.
First races of the year!Posted 3rd March 2017
A great North Mids turnout for the 2up, with Joe Le Sage, Alix Archer, Allan Wailoo, Richard Lunt, Mick Lamb and Paul Mapletoft, Andy Whitehead, Daryl May and the Ledgers (top right) all braving the legendary Hatfield wind. Chris and Karen Ledger, now riding for Rutland CC, won fastest mixed pair with a great 58-something (results not published yet but photos here.).
Over at Matlock, Trevor Mayne was 12th with 1:01.33 and Ann Walsham (Maxx RT) (right) was fastest lady by a margin of almost 4 minutes with 1:09.45 - well done both.
UpdatePosted 27th Jan 2017
Have updated the events page and the faq to clarify the various group competitions this year. We might have to do a bit of a trophy revamp, as some of our awards are no longer valid given how few events we are promoting this year.
Get in touch if you have any questions.
Photo of the week
Pete Holden, Graham Barker and Tony Carroll, 1974
StandardsPosted 14th Dec 2016
To encourage more people to sign up for standards we have cut the fee from £10 to a mere £5 - bargain! You can pay for them along with your subs - more info on how to do that is on our membership page.
If you still don't quite get what the mysterious world of standards is all about, I've written an article on them which should clarify it.