|The West District Council is one of twenty one district councils which together form the National Body of Cycling Time Trials. Cycling Time Trials is the governing body for the running of cycling road time trials in England and Wales.|
The Events page has now been updated to include the Open Events for 2006. Club events will be finalised and posted soon.
|National Meeting||I am pleased to announce that the our motion, for CTT to publish the top 10 results plus prize winners for each event, was successful. There was an amendment submitted that tried to change the emphasis back to the Organisers, in that they should be encouraged to submit their results. However that was defeated.
Some debate centred around how much time this may take, or how it might impact on current activity. There was support from the Chair of the meeting provided the objective could be achieved, and overall the opinion was that it was a desirable facility to have on the website.
Our proposal in support of the motion was:
Most of the other motions also went the way they we had instructed our delegates to vote. The decisions were:
Item 6: Subscriptions for commercially-named clubs. Passed
Item 7: Voting procedures – straight majority for Regulations. Failed
Item 8: Layout of Circuit events. Failed
Item 9: Paced Riding. 25m distance. Failed (guidance note to be produced)
Item 10: Extend start / finish distance to 2 / 3 miles. Amended to 1.5 and 2.5 miles. Passed
Item 11: Delete reference to approved timers. Passed
Item 12: Allocation of Championship medals Passed
Item 13: Championship regulations to be applied. Passed
Item14a: DC member to be part of organising committee. 14b: Budget to be jointly controlled by DC and promoting club. Item 14c: Field placement to be jointly controlled by DC and promoting club. Item 14d: DC representative to be invited to meetings. All passed
Item 15: Increase Mens 10 and 25 fields to 180. Passed
Item 16: Reduce Mens BAR certificate qualifier to 21 mph. Failed
Item 17: Abandonment of event – payment of levies. Failed
Item 18: Club event levy increase – decision by National deplored. Failed
Item 19: Recognise competition records by Juveniles (additional categories added). Passed
Item 20: Extrapolate the speed for over-distance courses. Failed
Item 21: Publishing of top 10 results and changes by CTT on website. Passed
If you would like to know any more about the meeting then please feel fre to contact me. David Notley.
Dave Keene has taken up the position of Open events Secretary. Mike Dix, who has done a fantastic job for us, has completed the task of submitting the 2006 events (these will be posted on the events page shortly) and has now passed the job onto Dave. On behalf of us all I should like to extend our thanks to Mike and wish Dave well in his new role.
Andy Cook has been co-opted back onto the committee now that he has relinquished the Chair of the CTC and taken up a full time position with BC.
A reminder that the subscriptions for 2006 are due, if you haven't submitted your payment please do so promptly (see below).
Finally, all Club events must also be submitted by 1 December, to Ann.
After more than ten years service as our Chairman Ron Diplock stood down at the AGM this year. Our thanks to Ron for all the hard work and dedication he has given to the District during his time in office. In recognition of his service Ron was awarded the John Galway Trophy.
David Notley (Yeovil CC) was elected as the new Chairman.
Toby Wooldridge has taken on the position of Secretary.
Mike Dix stood down as the Open Events Secretary, but as yet a replacement has not be found. This is a very important and essential role that must be filled, if you would like to volunteer or know of someone in the District that would be willing to give something back to the sport by way of taking on this role then please contact either the Chairman or the Secretary.
We are pleased to welcome Dave Keene onto the committee. There are also four further places vacant on the Committee, again if you would like to join the team then please contact either David or Toby as above.
Both resolutions were passed after amendment:
Mike Dix presented the schedule of Open events. Thanks to his sterling work prior to the meeting any clashes had been resolved. There were still a few minor matters to be resolved. The full list will be sent to National within the next few weeks, at which point Mike will officially retire from the position. Once again our sincere thanks to Mike for all the hard work he has put in as Open events Secretary and we hope to welcome him back to the Committee if his circumstances allow.
|Don't be late||
Please remember Club Subscriptions are due on 1st October, please forward in good time to Christine Foster, 19 Marston Lane, Frome, Somerset BA11 4DR. The fee remains at £30.00.
Have you paid your club event levy for 2005? Late payment for this charge will mean payment in advance for next season. Again these should be sent to Christine.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WEST DISTRICT COUNCIL 2005
The Annual General Meeting of Cycling Time Trials, West District Council will be held on Sunday September 25th at Falfield Village Hall, commencing at 1400 hours.
1. Apologies for absence.
2. Minutes of the AGM held on 26th September 2004.
3. Matters Arising.
4, Secretarial Report.
5. Treasurer’s Report.
6. Motion for the West D.C. by the Committee. That the local levy charged on the Team Championship events should be used to cover costs for all West D.C. Competitions, not otherwise funded.
7. Motion for the CTT National Council by the Bath C.C.The CTT should appoint an Internet Results Editor to be funded by a ring fenced increase to the Club’s annual subscription. The editor should be responsible forobtaining and publishing on the Internet each week’s time trial results (eg. first ten placings and prize winners.) The editor should also publish changes to event details sent by clubs, notices from the National Committee and competition tables supplied by associations.
8. Election of Officers and Committee.
Current Officers and Committee.
A. Chairman. As previously announced, Ron Diplock is retiring. David Notley has been nominated by the Committee to take over, however further nominations are invited
9. Selection of events for the District Team Championship.
10. GHS Heat for 2006.
11. John Galway Award.
12 Time Course and date fixing for 2006 Open Events
13. Any other business, at the discretion of the Chairman.
|Course change||The Severn RC 50, scheduled for 11th September will not be on the U19, as published but a new course based on a 13.84 mile circuit, starting near Didmarton (which is where the HQ will be) approximately 12 miles north of Bath.|
|Club event levy||
Advance warning The club event levy, payable for each rider taking part in each club event, will increase to 50p for 2006.
Notice is hereby given that the West District Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday 25 September 2005 at Falfield Village Hall. Commencing at 14:00 hours.
Each club is entitled to send two delegates. Motions for inclusion on the Agenda must be with Ron Diplock by 20 August. (Contact Details).
At the meeting the West District Open Events for 2006 will be finalised. Application forms for these events must be submitted to Mike Dix (Contact details) by 17 September 2005. Application forms have been sent to your club Secretary.
The Agenda will also include an invitation for proposals for the recipient of the John Galway Trophy.
The Delegates Meeting to consider the national Agenda will be held on Sunday 27 November, at Falfield Hall. Starting at 11.00am.
|Help needed||Cavalier CC, who are holding an Open 10 on the 9th July, cannot find enough Marshalls, they need 6 and have only 3 at the moment. The event is on the U369, the Frome by-pass course. If anyone can help please get in touch with Christine Foster on 01373 474446.|
|New 25 course||A new 25 course is being considered using the A46/A433 |
Start by BT building approx 0.7 miles west of Didmarton on A433 ( GR 806869).
Go east on A433 through Didmarton to cross roads immediately past Hare & Hounds Hotel( 4.42 miles). Left onto minor road to met A46 (7.46 miles) where left to meet A433 at Dunkirk (12.84 miles). Left again to pass start, Hare & Hounds cross roads (18.26 miles), minor road to A46 (21.32 miles). Left to finish opposite north end of lay by on right hand side of A46, ( GR 800886) ( 25.09 miles).
The CTT website now has an online shop, so for those that don't want to resort to bits of paper and postage stamps you can now buy your Handbook, entry forms and CTT goodies by clicking on the shop link.
These have now been added to the Info page, for all open events. The new U370, a 25 mile course based on the Frome by-pass, is being prepared. Risk assesments for club courses not already covered by the open events wil be published soon.
Congratulations to Ann Wooldridge, FIRST BRITISH LADY TO QUALIFY FOR THE RACE ACROSS AMERICA
Here is her story so far...
Back in September 2004 I decided that I would like to enter a 24 hour race in Florida, USA. Originally I was thinking of entering the 12 hour event held on the same day, but suddenly decided to give the longer one a lot of thought. One of my lifetime dreams has been to be somehow involved with the Race Across America (the RAAM), and I thought “why not try the RAAM Qualifying section of the race?”
To be accepted in the SOLO RAAM you have to first qualify in one of the specific non-drafting RAAM QUALIFIER races which are on the UMCA (Ultra Marathon Cycling Association) calendar. I chose to enter the early season Sebring 24 hour event on February 19th. I was already a member of the UMCA and had done a lot of homework on courses. Chris Hopkinson from Derby had ridden this event the previous year, won it, and qualified for the RAAM with 432 miles. Men have to reach 425 miles, and Ladies 400 miles in order to qualify.But a 24 Hour race in February!! This meant a very hard training program over the winter months when I would normally take things easy. I started specific training towards the end of October. This carried on over Christmas and the New Year and ended with the Ely and District Hardriders event on February 13th. There were some very testing times……
For the full story download RAAM (Word Document)
Dursley RC have cancelled their 3 hilly club events on the UC181 because new traffic lights have been installed for the motorway and racing along there is now impossible. They are replacing them with the new Breadstone Circuit UC184. They have 5 events on this new course this year now instead of just 2. They are held on Thursday evenings.
The 2 new 10 mile club event courses used by the Gloucester City CC have both been tried out now. Feedback seems to be in favour of the Corse/ Staunton circuit UC713.
Dursley RC are the new West DC 10 mile Team Champions. They took the title ahead of Yeovil CC and Somerset RC at the Yeovil CC event on the U30/10.
In 2005 the West DC will again be running a new BAR competition for riders who do not take part in the longer events that make up the traditional BBAR competition. The competition is called the Short BAR.
Competition Rules :: Course Records :: Current standings :: Notes for event organisers :: Full list of West DC 2005 events
The Yeovil CC 10, which incorporates the West DC Team Championship, will take place as published on the U30/10 on 16 April.
|New 25 course||
A new 25 course, to replace the U18R (which has been lost since the erection of traffic lights) has been agreed.
Start :- On B4061 57 yards north of junction with A38 on Milbury Heath,north of the White Horse pub.