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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Tickhill Velo 10, O10/1, Saturday 11th August

Keith Ainsworth, Steve Gibson, Joe le Sage and Zoe Hibberd

A really great turnout of vets for the Tickhill 10, indeed a great turnout full stop - not often you get a full field of 120 on the O10/1. A windy day resulted in tough conditions on the way out which put paid to lots of us achieving what we'd have liked (well me, anyway). Brilliant rides from Keith, Steve and Joe to get in the top 20, with a course pb from Joe.

  • 7th Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) 21.11 (top right)
  • 11th Steve Gibson (Peak RC) 21.37 (right)
  • 16th Joe le Sage (Rutland CC) 21.56 (right)
  • 21st Trevor Mayne (Birdwell Whs) 22.26
  • 23rd Richard Lunt (Rossington Whs) 22.43
  • 28th Andy Newham (Lincoln Whs) 23.04
  • 29th Daryl May (Sheffrec CC) 23.11
  • 37th Dominic Watts (Veloviewer) 23.50
  • 41st Mick Lamb (Kiveton Park CC) 23.55
  • 42nd Rob Barnard (Team Cystic Fibrosis) 24.02
  • 50th Alex Deck (Rutland CC) 24.42
  • =51st Gordon Wordsworth (Rutland CC) 24.44
  • 57th Al Norton (Harworth and District CC) 24.58
  • 58th Alix Archer (Maxx RT) 25.07
  • 62nd Dave Buxton (Rotherham Whs) 25.34
  • 69th Andy Clark (Rutland CC) 25.47
  • 80th Graham Barker (Rockingham CC) 26.39
  • 82nd Mick Weaver (Rotherham Whs) 27.02
  • 90th John Slater (Doncaster Whs) 28.31
  • 91st Zoe Hibberd (Bolsover & District CC) 28.32 (bottom right)
  • 93rd Peter Stirk (Elmsall RC) 29.00
  • 101st Syd Wilson (Sheffield Phoenix CC) 30.42
  • 103rd George Miles (Barnsley RC) 31.02

This event was part of the North Midlands Time Trial series.

Full results | Photos

Sunday 5th August

Steve Gibson

Steve Gibson (Peak RC) got 2nd in the Adept Cycling SpoCo on the T235, despite getting held up behind several tractor. Well done Steve.

Andy Newham (Lincoln Whs) rode the National 25 Mile Championships and finished 98th with 55.18.

Breckland 12 hour, B12/2, Sunday 5th August

Joe LS and Chris Lea

Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC) (top right) and Chris Lea (Buxton CC) (bottom right) both pb'd on a boiling hot day in East Anglia. Joe came 11th with 277.88 miles, Chris came 15th with 272.66.

Not only did Joe pb but he also broke another long standing Rutland record, Darren Otter's 277.26 miles from 2000. That was close Joe! Can't imagine how tough that must have been in those conditions - massive congratulations to you both. Well worth the comedy sunburn Joe.....

Full results

Team Swift 100 / 12 hour, V370, Sunday 29th July

Alex Deck

Alex Deck broke the 58 year old Rutland CC women's 100 mile record by 8 minutes with a 4hr 36m 30s ride in horrible conditions last weekend. Constant rain, poor visibility, strong winds and cool temperatures contributed to a very unpleasant ride.

The 12 hour event was even worse: after almost 9 hours of misery the race was abandoned due to an rta on the course. Andy Whitehead (Rockingham CC) had completed 159 miles and was on for a pb. Such bad luck Andy.

Full results | Kimroy photos

VTTA National Championship, A25/34, Saturday 28th July

Keith Ainsworth

A windy day resulted in surprisingly tough conditions for the 25 champs, as well as a ton of dns's. Here are those who braved the conditions, congratulations to Keith Ainsworth for being top of our leaderboard on actual and standard. Here he is (top right) receiving his award from Mick Ward, who won the RTTC 25 champs in 1958, amongst many other things:

  • 5th Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC)52.30
  • 18th Alan Cooke (Peak RC) 57.14
  • 24th Karl Caton (Elmsall RC) 57.42
  • 28th Gary Kondor (Sherwood CC) 59.38
  • 31st John Martin (Elmsall RC) 1-00.32
  • 36th Steve Scott (Elmsall RC) 1-02.13 (right)
  • 37th Martin Bullen (Peterborough CC) 1-02.43
  • 41rd Andy Newham (trike) (Lincoln Whs) 1-03.18 (right)
  • 48th Dave Buxton (Rotherham Whs) 1-04.29
  • 51st Tony Keyworth (Kiveton Park CC) 1-04.48
  • 58th Ben Hamilton (Rutland CC) 1-07.03
  • 66th Mick Weaver (Rotherham Whs) 1-21.06
  • 67th Syd Wilson (Sheffield Phoenix CC) 1-21.13 (right)

And on standard the order looks like this:

  • 2nd Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrecc CC) +17.34
  • 16th Syd Wilson (Sheffield Phoenix CC) +12.40
  • 21st Alan Cooke (Peak RC) +11.38
  • 26th Karl Caton (Elmsall RC) +10.32
  • 31st Tony Keyworth (Kiveton Park CC) +9.48
  • 34th Martin Bullen (Peterborough CC) +9.37
  • 36th Gary Kondor (Sherwood CC) +9.27
  • 37th John Martin (Elmsall RC) +8.47
  • 43rd Ben Hamilton (Rutland CC) +8.06
  • 47th Steve Scott (Elmsall RC) +7.51
  • 48th Andy Newham (trike) (Lincoln Whs) +7.49
  • 50th Dave Buxton (Rotherham Whs) +6.28
  • 67th Mick Weaver (Rotherham Whs) +7.29

If anyone not pictured has a photo I can use please send it to me as I only have the one of Keith from the actual event.

Full results

Shaftsbury CC 50, E2/50C, Sunday 22nd July

Keith Ainsworth, Joe Le Sage, Chris Lea

A fast day on the E2 resulted in three really brilliant results, 3 pbs, and another group and national age record for Keith Ainsworth in what must be his best season ever. Congratulations you lot, proud to have you in the North Mids.

  • 17th / 1st on standard Keith Ainsworth 1-42-05 (pb by 5 minutes!) (top)
  • 20th /26th on standard Joe Le Sage 1-46-23 (pb by 2 minutes) (centre)
  • 26th Chris Lea 1-49-59 (pb by 18s (bottom))

The event will probably mostly be remembered for Marcin Bialoblocki taking three minutes off the comp record. Chris Lea puts it best: "I passed Bialoblocki (in the car…) as he rode the 5 uphill miles after the finish and through the lanes back to the HQ. He was still on the tribars, albeit cruising. As I was chatting to my mate Tom at the HQ, Bialoblocki rolled into the car park. I asked Tom what time it was. 9-48. But he only started at 8-00, I said, and he’s already back in the car park……"

Results

Rossington Whs 25, O25/11, Saturday 21st July

Alan and Syd

Good turnout of 15 vets in the Rosso 25, on a day when the rest of the country probably enjoyed nice still conditions. But this is Hatfield so of course it was windy! This led to legs 2 and 4 being quite tough for everyone except Simon Beldon, who won with a super fast 50.59. Us mere mortals were slightly slower, but this didn't stop Syd Wilson setting his 3rd group AND national age record of the year, aged 89. Congratulations Syd.

  • 9th Alan Cooke (Peak RC) 57.16 (right)
  • 13th Richard Lunt (Rossington Whs) 58.42
  • 16th Mick Lamb (Kiveton Park CC) 1-00.54
  • 20th PaulMapletoft (Kiveton Park CC) 1-01.14
  • 23rd Alex Deck (Rutland CC) 1-02.23 (2nd woman)
  • 25th Al Norton (Harworth & District CC) 1-02.45
  • 26th Gordon Wordsworth (Rutland CC) 1-03.17
  • 27th Steve Cowlbeck (VTTA North Mids) 1-03.22
  • 28th Rob Barnard (Team Cystic Fibrosis) 1-03.25
  • 29th Andy Clark (Rutland CC) 1-03.31
  • 37th Alix Archer (Maxx RT) 1-05.14
  • 44th Dominic Watts (Rutland CC) 1-07.41
  • 46th John Smith (Thurcroft CC) 1-12.59
  • 52nd Syd Wilson (Sheffield Phoenix) 1-17.49 (bottom right)

Results.

North Mids TT Series SpoCo competition

Alex Deck, CLO SpoCo

Alex Deck (Rutland CC) clinched the women's SpoCo series win last week after three straight victories, giving her 360 points. Interestingly the top three women are all vets, whereas the top three men were all comparative youngsters, with the highest placed vet (Darryl Wall) at 11th.

  • 1st Alex Deck (Rutland CC) 360 points (right)
  • 2nd Emilie Verroken (Maxx RT) 355 points
  • 3rd Ann Walsham (Maxx RT) 352 points

Full results here.

Weekend update, 14th/15th July

Chris Lea and Keith Ainsworth

Some great times over the weekend, we've obviously got some riders who do well in the heat! Chris Lea (Buxton CC) (top right) did a fantastic 3-45.26 at the EDCA 100 (only 3 minutes behind Alice Lethbridge), well done Chris.

Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) (bottom right) set TWO national and group age records for 10 miles in three days, first with 19.24 at the VTTA East Anglia 10 on the E2, then with 19.21 at the VTTA London and Home Counties event on the F111/10. 1st on standard in both events and 5th and 4th overall. Well done Keith.

Results: EDCA 100 | VTTA East Anglia | VTTA London & Home Counties

Meanwhile down in Cambridgeshire, Gary Bates and Charlotte Ridsdale (both Rutland CC) did the Team Cambridge 10 on the F2D/10. Gary was 79th with 24.04 whilst Charlotte was 12th and pb'd with 25.06. Well done both! Full results here.

Sheffrec CC SpoCo, O19C, Wednesday 11th July

Andy Hicklin and Alix Archer

This was the other great sporting event taking place last Wednesday night and was also the deciding event in the North Midlands Time Trial series SpoCo competition. Huge thanks to Tony Wood and Dave Matthews for turning up and taking some really brilliant photos on the night.

  • 4th Andy Hicklin (Peak RC) 47.35 (top right)
  • 5th Daryl May (Sheffrec CC) 48.33
  • 13th Alix Archer (Maxx RT) 55.42 (2nd woman - bottom right)
  • 14th Ann Walsham (Maxx RT) 59.33

Results | Photos (Tony Wood) | Photos (Dave Matthews)

City RC (Hull) 10, V714, Wednesday 11th July

Gary Bates

Few more riders venturing up to the replacement V718. Photo of Gary Bates from the June event by CraigZad.

  • =13th Gary Bates (Team Swift) 23.52 (right)
  • 16th John Martin (Elmsall RC) 24.13
  • 27th Andy Clark (Rutland CC) 25.19
  • 30th Steve Scott (Elmsall RC) 25.36

Results

Sherwood CC 10, A10/14, Saturday 7th July

Andy Clark

Really good turnout of North Mids vets at this event, now one of the fastest 10 courses in the country since the demise of the 718. Ride of the day goes to Andy Clark, who, having already raced the Lincoln Whs 10 in the morning, took another 40s off his pb - fantastic effort Andy, well done.

  • 20th Karl Caton (Elmsall RC) 21.21
  • 21st Andy Hicklin (Peak RC) 21.25
  • 45th Gary Kondor (Sherwood CC) 22.31
  • 66th Andy Clark (Rutland CC) 23.40 (pb) (right)
  • 68th Tony Keyworth (Kiveton Park CC) 23.46
  • 76th Paul Heggie (Birdwell Whs) 24.22
  • 90th Charlotte Ridsdale (Rutland CC) 25.26
  • 96th Wayne Fuller (Rotherham Whs) 25.45
  • 100th John Smith (Thurcroft CC) 26.18
  • 102nd Peter Stirk (Elmsall RC) 26.27

Results

Lincoln Whs 10, C10/28, Saturday 7th July

Paddy Gould

Another good ride from Paddy Gould for 3rd place, with Andy Newham not on his trike for a change only a few places behind him.

  • 3rd Paddy Gould (Matlock CC) 21.23
  • 7th Andy Newham (Lincoln Whs) 22.26
  • 16th Al Norton (Harworth & District CC) 24.01
  • 19th Andy Clark (Rutland CC) 25.00

Results

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