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2017 Club & WLCC TTs

Hillingdon Triathletes Club Time Trials 2017
Day Date Time Distance Venue Course No Description Results
Sunday 19th March 08:00 25 miles Great Missenden TBC West London Cycle Combine hosted by Hillingdon Triathletes Results TBC
Thursday 11th May 19:15 10 miles Great Missenden H10/4 TT Series Race 1 Results TBC
Thursday 18th May 19:15 10 miles Great Missenden H10/4 TT Series Race 2 Results TBC
Tuesday 6th June 19:15 10 miles Great Missenden H10/4 TT Series Race 3 Results TBC
Thursday 22nd June 19:15 10 miles Great Missenden H10/4 TT Series Race 4 Results TBC
Thursday 6th July 19:15 10 miles Great Missenden H10/4 TT Series Race 5 Results TBC
Thursday 20th July 19:15 10 miles Great Missenden H10/4 TT Series Race 6 Results TBC
Thursday 3rd August 19:15 10 miles Great Missenden H10/4 TT Series Race 7 Results TBC
Thursday 10th August 19:15 10 miles Great Missenden H10/4 TT Series Race 8 Results TBC

 

WLCC Time Trials 2017
Day Date Time Distance Venue Course No Description Results
Sunday 5th March 08:01 10 miles Gt Missenden H10/2 WLCC Hosted by Middlesex RC TBC
Sunday 9th April 07:31 25 miles Great Missenden H25/4 WLCC Hosted by Amersham RCC TBC
Sunday 21st May 07:31 25 miles Great Missenden H25/4 WLCC Hosted by Twickenham CC TBC
Sunday 25th June 07:31 50 miles Great Missenden H50/H WLCC Hosted by Willesden CC TBC
Sunday 20th August 07:31 25 miles Great Missenden H25/4 WLCC Hosted by Bath Road Club TBC
Sunday 3rd September 08:01 10 miles Great Missenden CC180 WLCC Hosted by Westerley RC TBC
Sunday 8th October 09:31 0.5 mile Wooburn Green Windsor Hill Climb WLCC Hosted by West Drayton MBC TBC

 

Hillingdon Triathlete members can enter these events for free.  (The triathlon club will pay the entry fee.)  All the events start early on Sundays, the precise times (and closing dates for entries) will be communicated via email by our WLCC coordinator. If you wish to enter these TT's, please respond to the coordinators race email within the time allocated.  If you wish to contact the coordinator, you can do so here: combine@hillingdontriathletes.co.uk

The West London Combine has its own website at http://www.middlesexrc.org.uk/wlc/. The “Combine” is a group of cycling (and a few triathlon) clubs who get together, in order to put on time trials for their members. Clubs provide officials and marshals, thus keeping the costs to a minimum. In order to play our part, Hillingdon Triathletes organise and provide marshals for one event per year. It is usually the first 25 mile event of the year.

Click here to see the 10 MILE TIME TRIAL PERFORMANCES 2014 stats.
Click here to see the 10 MILE TIME TRIAL PERFORMANCES 2013 stats.
Click here to see the 10 MILE TIME TRIAL PERFORMANCES 2012 stats.

Click here for the Great Missenden bike route.

For Great Missenden it is done in the public car park, on the Link Road (A4128) in the centre of the village.

Our races are free to Hillingdon Triathletes and £3 to non-members, who are very welcome.

They are all enter on the line only.  There is no pre entry system.  Just turn up on the night.

Hillingdon Triathletes’ time trials are run under the rules of Cycle Time Trials, the national governing body for such events. Their website can be found here http://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/

We would remind our members that although the events are free and have the feel of a club evening get together, it is vital that the rules of the governing body are observed, otherwise any insurance cover could be invalidated and our right to stage such events could be withdrawn.

Anyone new to time trialling or triathlons is welcome to come along and race. Here is a quick summary of what to expect.

  • You arrive at the head quarters, sign on and pay your entry.
  • You will be given a start time, riders go off at 1 minute intervals.
  • You cycle to the start, which is about one mile away, where a timekeeper will count down to your start time and OFF you go for 10 miles.
  • You may pass some riders who started before you or those who started after you may pass you.
  • THERE IS NO DRAFTING ALLOWED.
  • You reach the finish line and carry on back to the head quarters, where your time will be posted.

Some Do's and Don’ts:

  • Do wear a crash helmet.
  • Do make sure your bike is safe
  • Do make sure you can be seen.  The roads are open and cars will pass you. Most evenings this is no problem, however, the light can vary greatly according to the weather conditions. Some riders have small lights on their bikes, which are very effective at making you visible from a far greater distance.

I would also recommend carrying a spare inner tube. If you puncture you could be 5 miles from the finish and it is a long way to walk or a long wait to be picked up.

  • Don’t draft. You should leave 25 metres between yourself and the bike in front. That is much more than in triathlons.
  • Don’t do U turns near the start or finish. It is against the rules. It is very dangerous and it causes congestion. At both the start and finish riders lose concentration on the road traffic and turn blindly in front of fast moving vehicles.
  • Don’t pester the timekeeper.  They have other riders’ times to deal with. You will get your time that evening. Be patient.
  • Don’t expect the head quarters to be plush.
  • Don’t worry about the other riders, time trialling is all about beating your own times.

The final Do is…come for a drink afterwards!

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