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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2018 Competition winners

Sid Sharman Cup - 50 miles
1st Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) +42:24
2nd Chris Lea (Buxton CC) +32:50
3rd Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC) +31:29

Unity Cup - 100 miles
1st Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) +1:25:01
2nd Chris Lea (Buxton CC) +1:17:55
3rd Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC) +1:02:22

Brian Beardsley Memorial Cup - 12 hour
1st Chris Lea (Buxton CC) +80.64
2nd Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC) +72.11

Ethel Scothern Cup - BAR
1st Chris Lea (Buxton CC) +1:09:57
2nd Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC) +1:03:44

Colin Bell Cup - Middle Distance BAR
1st Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) +1:24:59
2nd Chris Lea (Buxton CC) +1:05:54
3rd Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC) +58:21

Meersbrook Trophy - Short Distance BAR
1st Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) +1:03:44
2nd Chris Lea (Buxton CC) +46:26
3rd Alan Cooke (Peak RC) +43:01

Susie Denham Cup, Ladies BAR
1st Alex Deck (Rutland CC) +42:53

Sheffield Central Trophy - 2 x 25 miles
not presented 2018

Cleethorpes Trophy - Group 10 miles
1st Chris Myhill(Peak RC) +3:56
2nd Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC) +3:27
3rd Alex Deck (Rutland CC) +3:24

Ron Blythe Trophy - Group nonstandard distance
1st Darryl Wall (Out of The Saddle CC) +5:27
2nd Chris Myhill (Peak RC) +4:43
3rd Trevor Mayne (Birdwell Wheelers) +4:23

View the complete list of results for every competition

2018 prizegiving lunch

Sunday 25th November
Carlton Park Hotel, Rotherham
11.30am for 12.30 sit down

Special guests Mike and Barbara Penrice (Yorkshire VTTA)

Tickets cost £19 and are available from Alan Sides, 3 Blyth Road, Maltby, S66 8HX, tel 0753 815 9888

The menu is here - please let Alan have your choices when you order your ticket(s). Cheques payable to Alan Sides please.

North Midlands TT series

North Mids TT series

The JE James sponsored North Midlands TT series comes to an end this Sunday with Beeley hill climb (kick off at 11.30am if you fancy it). Vets have done really well again, with Maxx RT's Emilie Verroken on schedule to win the hill climb competition, Alex Deck (Rutland CC) winning the SpoCo and Standard Carriageway competitions, and Keith Ainsworth winning the men's Standard Carriageway. Well done all. Check the full results on the series website.

Sheffrec CC Monsal HC, OHC3, Sunday 7th October

Emilie Verroken

Emilie Verroken (Maxx RT) win Monsal! Huge congratulations to Emilie, pictured here with men's winner Calum Brown. Emilie's winning time was 1.56.03, three secs ahead of the 2nd placed rider. This win cements Em's lead in the North Mids TT series hill climb competition, which she also won last year.


YCF 25, V232, Sunday 7th October

Steve Scott

Can't believe some of you are still racing but the Elmsall RC guys are - Steve Scott (right) was 31st with 1-01.34 and John Martin was 28th with 1-00.45 in the cold and windy 25 on the V232. Time to call it a day lads.


Last two week's racing

Keith Ainsworth

Been very busy here at VTTA North Mids Towers so this is a quick run through who's been doing what as we approach the end of the season. VTTA Yorkshire 10 on the V714 on Saturday 22nd September Andy Clark (Rutland CC) 26.09, Wayne Fuller (Rotherham Whs) 27.27, George Miles (Barnsley RC) 29.28 and Alan Sides (Rotherham Whs) 31.32.

VTTA East Midlands 25, A25/34, Saturday 22nd September: John Martin (Elmsall RC) 59.27 and Steve Scott (Elmsall RC) 59.44.

A race report wouldn't be a race report without another Keith Ainsworth win somewhere in the country. This time it was the Welsh National 50 champs. Over to you Keith: "Penultimate race of the season...the Welsh Open National 50m TT Champs - two challenging circuits from Abergavenny. Continued the solid consistency especially in these longer events, recording a decent 1-46-04, good enough for 4th spot overall (miffed I didn’t make the podium photos, but that’s me)....also picking up 2nd vet (40+) and gold on standard. So that’s another Championship meal, certainly won’t be starving this winter." Congratulations Keith!

Rutland CC 10, O10/1, Saturday 15th September

Syd Wilson

Thanks to VTTA member Joe Le Sage for organising this event, well attended by members with some fast times and a new course record of 19.35 (!) by Simon Beldon. I wonder if Simon will still be setting records when he's 89, as Syd Wilson is - his 29.21 was a new group and national record - what a year Syd has had, I've lost count of the number of records he has broken!

  • 4th Paddy Gould (Matlock CC) 20.59
  • 6th Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) 21.05
  • 9th Trevor Mayne (Birdwell Whs) 22.05
  • 11th Richard Lunt (Rossington Whs) 22.44
  • 15th Daryl May (Sheffrec CC) 23.08
  • 20th Mick Lamb (Kiveton Park CC) 23.44
  • 28th Gordon Wordsworth (Rutland CC) 24.24
  • 31st Al Norton (Harworth and District CC) 24.49
  • 37th Alex Deck (Rutland CC) 25.31
  • 38th Dave Buxton (Rotherham Whs) 25.34
  • 37th Gary Clarke (Rutland CC) 26.11
  • 43rd Ben Hamilton (Rutland CC) 26.12
  • 45th Graham Barker (Rockingham CC) 26.46
  • 46th Charlotte Ridsdale (Rutland CC) 27.01
  • 47th John Slater (Doncaster Whs) 27.55
  • 48th Pete Stirk (Elmsall RC) 28.14
  • 49th John Smith (Thurcroft CC) 28.36
  • 50th Syd Wilson (Sheffield Phoenix) 29.21 (right)
  • 53rd Alan Sides (Rotherham Whs) 32.13


Sports-lab 10, V714, Saturday 15th September

Steve Scott

Thanks to George Miles for sending me in the results of the Sportslab 10 on Saturday. A good day for the Elmsall RC boys:

  • 12th Karl Caton (Elmsall RC) 22.23
  • 29th John Martin (Elmsall RC) 23.55
  • 37th Steve Scott (Elmsall RC) 24.20 (right)
  • 69th Wayne Fuller (Rotherham Whs) 28.10
  • 70th George Miles (Barnsley RC) 28.26


ECCA 25, E2/25, Saturday 8th September

Chris Lea

Chris Lea (Buxton CC) (right) finished 78th with 54.47 in the windy ECCA 25. Martin Bullen (Peterborough CC) was 91st with 56.00 and John Martin (Elmsall RC) was 106th with 57.37.


Cleveland Coureurs 25, T252/3, Sunday 2nd September

Elmsall RC

A good day out for the Elmsall RC lads:

  • 11th Karl Caton 55.16
  • 26th John Martin 59.14
  • 28th Steve Scott 59.30

This was a new Elmsall RC team record of 2-54.00, well done. Find out more about Elmsall RC.


LRRA 30, C30/3, Sunday 2nd September

Syd Wilson

Paul Mapletoft (Kiveton Park CC) was the fastest North Mids vet at the Lincs RRA 30, with 1-14.50 but Mick Lamb (also Kiveton Park CC) wasn't far behind with 1-15.23.

Ride of the day has to go to 89 year old Syd Wilson though, whose 1-35.42 got him 1st on standard and a national and group age record, blowing last year's 1-37 out of the water. Congratulations Syd! John Smith was 2nd on standard with 1-28.41, despite snapping his rear mech cable 4 miles in and having to ride the remaining 26 miles on the little ring.


CC Breckland 50, B50/20, Saturday 1st September

Chris Lea

Well done to Chris Lea of Buxton CC (again!) on being part of the winning team in this event, with a very decent 1-51.54 for 13th overall. Team mates Mat Ivings and Tom Thornley completed the picture. Must get them to join North Mids!


BDCA 100, A100/4, Saturday 1st September

Keith Ainsworth

Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) and Joe Le Sage (Rutland CC) both rode the BDCA 100 on the revised Etwall course, which comprised six laps of a circuit from the start roundabout to the Ashbourne exit (I think). It was hot and windy - perfect for spectating but maybe not so great for the riders. This was Keith's first 100 and he was slightly apprehensive, but in typical Ainsworth style he smashed it, setting a new Sheffrec, North Midlands and National age record with a stonking 3-42.20. 5th overall - not a bad day's work. Joe did well too mind, finishing with 3-49.09.


Sunday 25th August

Mick Lamb

Mick Lamb (Kiveton Park CC) got 20th in the LRRA 25, which was cut short to 18.5m due to traffic lights on the course. Full results here.

VTTA National 15, H15/1, Sunday 25th August

Keith Ainsworth

Keith Ainsworth (Sheffrec CC) missed out on gold at the national 15, with Ron Hallam beating his +10.51 by just 4 seconds. Still his 30.41 was good enough for 5th overall on actual, and took 10s off Chris Ledger's two year old North Mids age record. Well done Keith. Full results here.

YCF 15/30, Saturday 18th August

Syd Wilson

The annual YCF 15 and 30 on the same day, always popular distances for vets. John Smith and Syd Wilson (right) rode the 15, finishing with 44.48 and 47.44 respectively, the latter giving Syd a new group and national record, beating his own that he set last year aged 88! Awesome ride Syd. The results for the 30 were as follows:

  • 11th Trevor Mayne (Birdwell Whs) 1-09.22
  • 22nd Daryl May (Sheffrec CC) 1-14.15
  • 29th Rob Barnard (Team Cystic Fibrosis) 1-17.19
  • 30th Andy Newham (trike) (Lincoln Whs) 1-17.24
  • 37th Dave Buxton (Rotherham Whs) 1-19.33
  • 43rd Tony Keyworth (Kiveton Park CC) 1-22.07
  • 53rd Mick Weaver (Rotherham Whs) 1-28.51

Results: 15 | 30 | Photos

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……"


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)


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


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


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


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