|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.|
|West DC Short Best All Rounder Competition 2006|
Mens Provisional Result
Ladies Provisional Result
If you think any of these results are incorrect or incomplete, please let Dave Keene know.
For potential Timekeepers
The South West DC have organised a course for timekeepers which will take place on Saturday 21 October. They have extended an invitation to anyone in our District that is interested in becoming a timekeeper. The course is free and will take place at Axbrook Sports and Social Club, Kingsteignton, Devon from 10am to 1pm.
If you would like more details or are interested in taking part then please contact Ken Robertson on 01803 525573 or e-mail him
and Club Levy
The CTT 2007 affiliation fee is now due. The cost is £30 per club plus £50 for sponsored clubs (which includes clubs whose name contains an internet address or company name). Cheques should be made payable to CTT. If you haven't paid by 1st December the cost will rise.
Voluntary District Levy .
Clubs are also invited to contribute a voluntary levy of £5, or more if you wish, to enable the District to provide the medals and certificates for the District Team Championship, engrave the Annual Trophies and to promote time trialling in our area. Cheques made payable to West DC please.
Club event levy
A reminder to that the 50 per rider levy for Club events needs to be paid within 7 days of your last event of the calendar year. For most this will be after a club hillclimb. If you hold a Christmas event then, which takes place before 1st January 2007, then please wait until after that event.
All of the above need to be paid to the district Treasurer:
Christine Foster, 19 Marston Lane, Frome, Somerset, BA11 4DR
Firstly I would like to thank Geoff Lonsdale, who stepped down from the committee at the AGM, for the contribution he has made to the West DC over the past years. His experience and knowledge combined with his willingness to support events throughout the District were a great asset. I know he will continue to be a stalwart of our sport and hope he now has a little more time to participate. Thanks Geoff.
We welcome onto the committee Nick Tidman, Team Tor 2000 and Andy Greatwood, Frome and District Wheelers. Their appointment will bring experience and enthusiasm to the committee and help to ensure we have a good representation from clubs across the region.
Thanks to Christine Foster too, who agreed to remain as our Treasurer for another year, after a little persuasion!
That for 2007 the District Championship Levy of 60p per rider is replaced with a voluntary donation of £5 per club, to be paid at the same time as the CTT annual affiliation fee.
Passed following an amendment. That for 2007 the District Championship Levy of 60p per rider is supplemented with a voluntary minimum donation of £5 per club, to be paid at the same time as the CTT annual affiliation fee. The commitee will report on the take-up and itemise how any additional money was spent, accounts to be presented at the next AGM.
That the Start Timekeeper may, at his discretion, hold the rider for increments of 5 seconds up to a maximum of 10 seconds where he and/or the Start Official feels that approaching traffic poses a danger were the rider to be released. The time is to be deducted from the riders recorded finishing time in order to give a correct time.
That organisers may, at their discretion, allow late entries to participate in their event even though the Start Sheet has been dispatched. There is no requirement to resubmit the Start Sheet. Such entries are not to count to the prizes or points in local or national competitions. Late entries may be accepted up to seven days prior to the day of the event.
Guidance will be sought from National Committee to ensure that the motions are correctly worded. Any amendment will not alter the spirit of the motion.
John Galway Memorial Award.
Two nominations were received; Dave Keene for for his work on new courses, and in particular for the new 100 course. Bridget Boon for her tireless work, measuring, signing and organising events. In a close result Bridget was awarded the Trophy.
You can download a copy of the AGM Agenda, as a word document, by clicking on the following link: Agenda.
1) Severn RC 50 on Sunday 17/09 has had a change of course: it is now based on the U46/50. This is a fast course based around Cirencester A419 and the Spine Road in the Cotswold waterpark. A last chance to get a good 50 time! Please advise your racing members of this change.
3) Delegates - if you are not the delegate to West DC and did not reply to an earlier request, please let me know who the delegate is and their e-mail address (or postal address if no e-mail). I will be sending the AGM notice out very soon.
4) Final call for motions for the National AGM / changes to rules etc. I need these in the next 7 days please.
5) Reminder to return the Open Event forms for your 2007 events. We would like to have a full racing callendar, but clearly need clubs to organise these events. Please call me if you need a form. These must be returned to Dave Keene in early September.
6) The WTTA is looking for a new Hardrider series co-ordinator as Simon Townsend is stepping down. This is a great series but needs a co-ordinator to monitor the results and allocate the points etc. Use of a website would be desirable - so if you have someone interested in that angle please put them in contact with me.
|25 Team Championships||
Bath CC win the 25 Team Championship .
1. Bath CC, 2:49:22
2 Gloucester City CC, 2:51:23
3 Bristol South CC, 2:59:26
|10 Team Championships||
Glos City take the 10 Team Championships.
1 Gloucester City CC, 1:06:49
2 Kona UK 1:07:24
3 Gloucester City CC, 1:08:56
|50 Team Championships||
The Bath CC made a clean sweep of the 50 Team Championships at the Clevedon & District RC event winning both the mens and womens prizes:
1st Bath CC: Time: 6:06:42
2nd Gloucester City C.C., Time: 6:07:44
Clevedon & District R.C., Time: 6:11:44
1st Bath CC: Time: 5:08:49
Earlier in the year the West DC committee were concerned over the volume and nature of traffic on the Frome by-pass. We chose to take the cautious approach, which has affected three events, whilst we gathered as much evidence as we could. Our thanks to Bath CC, Frome and District Wheelers and Cavalier CC for assisting in this operation.
At our meeting on 21 May we debated all the evidence, looking at both fairness of competition and road safety. As a result of that discussion we have concluded that the course is safe to use for the majority of events, however there are specific times and events that would be unsafe.
Therefore we have taken the decision to implement the following restrictions for the rest of this season and the 2007 season:
There are a number of developments in the area that will continue to increase traffic flows and it is for this reason that we will use the information gathered at events to monitor the road to ensure rider safety.
Severn RC event on 15 July 2006. The correct address for the organiser is:
12 Victoria Road,
Frome and District Wheelers 10 scheduled for the 27 May has been cancelled again arising from concerns over the traffic volumes on the A361
Clevedon and District 25 on 9 June This event has now been moved to Sunday 11 June, 6:30am start. This is also due to the high volume of traffic using the A38 to avoid the M5 roadworks.
|Weston Wheelers Hilly
Cancelled After much deliberation between Steve, Mike Dix and the Weston CC
committee, they have decided that the course is not safe to run for an open
Major concerns were the right turn on top of Burrington, (occasional very
Cancelled Bath CC have cancelled their event on the Frome by-pass after concerns over the high volume of fast moving traffic on a Saturday afternoon. Traffic counts in early April varied between acceptable and over 50% too high.
Further investigations are underway to find an alternative for the remaining two events scheduled for Saturday afternoons, and to see if there are predictable periods when the U361 may be used on a Saturday afternoon.
Wrong address the address for Paul Meyer is incorrect on page 224 of the Handbook, it should be 21 Pickering Road, it is correct on page 226.
Sid Marks is currently not avaialbe to act as time keeper. Sid had a heart attack recently and is now recovering. We wish him well and hope to see him out and about again soon.
We are getting very short of time keepers in the District, if you are acting as a time keeper for your Club then why not become an authorised timekeeper for the District too. There are a number of possible reasons why people are not coming forward as timekeepers:
How to apply: Individuals willing to act as timekeepers are required to register with a District Committee. Initially you are taken on as an Assistant Timekeeper, restricted to setting off riders in events. You may time at the finish under the supervision of a full timekeeper. After a period of 12 months, you may apply to join the list of full timekeepers. Once registered with a District, you can work in any other District.Want to know more: For further information contact the National Secretary, Phil Heaton who will answer your questions, arrange for purchase and certification of a timer, if required, and forward your application to join a District list, to the appropriate person in your District.
The Handbook shows the Clevedon District RC events, on the U21/25, as being on Sat 1 July at 6.30pm Tandems and Sunday 11 June at 6.30pm solos.
The Newsletter has been sent out to all club secretaries, it contains a lot of useful information for Organisers as well as riders. Most of this information can be found on the website, any updates will be posted here too as the year unfolds.
Hope you all have a successful and safe 2006 -
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.