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.

If you are interested in time trialling and live in the North Midlands, please join us!

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Prestige Points

North Midlands VTTA - 2017 in pictures by Slidely Slideshow

Winners
Standards winners

Prize presentation lunch

Trophies Posted 24th October 2017

Our prizegiving this year is to be held at the Carlton Park Hotel, Rotherham, on Sunday 26th November. Kick off at midday.

Our Social Secretary Alan Sides is chief organiser so please contact him on 01709 812285 / 07538 159 888 with your menu choices. Please send a cheque (payable to Alan) for £19 to Alan Sides, 3 Blyth Road, Maltby, Rotherham, S66 8HX.

Please bring along anything you think might be suitable for a raffle prize - the more you bring the more chance you stand of taking it home again.

Chesterfield Coureurs hc, Beeley Moor, Sunday 15th October

Paul Heggie Posted 17th October 2017

The final event in the North Midlands TT series (hill climb comp) and as usual a top class field, featuring Adam Kenway and Lizzy Banks plus the lads from B38/Underpin racing. Conditons were ok (which equals good for Beeley) and records tumbled. Chris Myhill, having a great hc season, broke his own vets record with a stunning 9.32.8. Amazing! This is a tough climb, well done all.

  • 13th / 1st vet - Chris Myhill 9.32.8
  • 38th / 10th vet - Trevor Mayne 10.35.8
  • 58th / 19th vet - Bob Cuff 13.17.0
  • 62nd / 22nd vet - Paul Heggie 14.17.9 (pictured)

Results | Photos by Tony Wood

RTTC Closed Circuit TT Championships, Sunday 15th October

Keith and Daryl Posted 16th October 2017

Keith Ainsworth and Daryl May headed down to Thruxton for the strange world of the closed circuit champs. I'm not sure anyone really understands these - 5 laps of a racing circuit at an odd time of year... Anyway both did ok, placing well in their respective age groups and can now finally fully embrace the social season!

  • 32nd / 2nd in age group - Keith Ainsworth 24.56
  • 72nd / 6th in age group - Daryl May 26.22

Results | CTT report

B&DCC hc, Carr Lane, Sunday 8th October

Alex and Chris Posted 10th October 2017

Alex Deck and Chris Myhill represented the North Mids vets at this event. Chris was 1st vet, 20s clear of the next vet and 6th overall; Alex was 1st woman overall and 1st woman vet, breaking Lizzie Stedman's course record. A good day for the North Mids VTTA.

  • Chris Myhill 3.28.3 (vets cr)
  • Alex Deck 4.16.7 (cr)

Results | Photos

Tickhill Velo hc, Bib Lane, Sunday 8th October

Bob and Alex Posted 10th October 2017

Bob Cuff continued his first year of hill climbs (after Bradfield, Pea Royd, Hardwick and Monsal) and he's improving with every one. Bob and Alex Deck were the only North Mids vets riding this (where were you all?). It was a lovely event, nice weather, well organised, great club ethos, a good climb and location, rising out of the village of Brookhouse. In the end only 2/10 of a second separated us, Bob finishing 5th vet with 1.36.9 and Alex 2nd woman with 1.37.1. Good fun.

Results

Rutland CC hc, Mam Nick, Saturday 7th October

Alex Posted 10th October 2017

Alex Deck was the only North Mids vet to enter this (Everyone else had more sense). It was very very painful. I wanted to turn around and go home after about 100 yards but ploughed on, primarily because it was a Rutland event and I didn't want to let the side down. It was worth it in the end as I got 3rd woman, behind two much younger riders, and also got a pb of 8.58.3. Never again though.

Results

VTTA East Anglia 30, E2/30C, Saturday 7th October

Keith and Joe Posted 10th October 2017

Keith Ainsworth, Joe Le Sage and Richard Sheldrake headed down to the EC2/30C course for the potentially fast Leo 30. And so it was, with fantastic results for all: Keith and Joe both broke their club records and Keith's time is also a North Mids record, obliterating THREE existing ones, including Kev Dawson's 59-57 from 2013. That's quite a scalp Keith. And just to finish off, it's also a National age record. What a ride.

  • 10th Keith Ainsworth 59.45 (+24.32) (Sheffrec club record)
  • 26th Joe Le Sage 1-02.43 (+17.56) (Rutland record)
  • 39th Andy Newham 1-04.32
  • 45th Richard Sheldrake 1-05.38

Results

Sheffrec CC hc, Monsal Head, Sunday 1st October

Bob Posted 3rd October 2017

Bob Cuff was the ONLY North Mids VTTA member brave enough to take on this evil climb, and did a brilliant ride. Bob's Garmin said 1.50, and he certainly flew up the last section. The timekeeper, however, had him down as 2.11, which frankly seems very unlikely, so we're going to sit on the fence on that one. Well done Bob.

Results

For the rest of the year's race reports, results and photos, go to the 2017 news archive.