The Club 10
The Club 10
The club 10 mile TT series runs on Sunday mornings at 9am (for a 9:30am start) and is held over 8 races. There are a few trophies up for grabs, one for the women, men, and junior competitions, one for the 25 Mile TT and one for the 2-Up TT. Previously the series was only open to first claim Clarion members, but as of this year second claim members can also now take part, making the series much more accessible.
What this really means is that you no longer would need to leave your own club and join ours instead to take part. You can be a member of two clubs, and set which is your first and which is your second claim club via the British Cycling website, go to ‘My Dashboard>About Me>Clubs & Teams”.
Although advantageous for a time trial, you do not NEED a TT bike, pointy helmet or a skinsuit to take part, and the vast majority of our participants don’t have these things. If you are a beginner but want to give TT a try then the club 10 is the best place to start. All beginners surprise themselves with just how fast they can go.
The schedule for the 2022 series is as follows.
Week 1 – 15th May
Week 2 – 29th May
Week 3 – 12th June
Lang Whang 25 TT – 19th June
Week 4 – 31st July
Week 5 – 14th Aug
Week 6 – 28th Aug
2-Up TT – 11th Sept
Race HQ: Blackridge Train Station car park.
Entry fee: £1
Map: Click for route
Course summary: start just past bus stop on LHS opposite football pitches in Blackridge. Continue through the village on A89 towards Caldercruix. On entering Caldercruix do a 180 round the roundabout then head back towards Blackridge, the finish is just before the 30 signs.
To run the series we require two volunteers each week, one timekeeper and one turn marshal, neither job is terribly difficult and if you’ve not done it before, instructions will be given and there will be plenty people there to keep you right.
If you’re going to race in the series then you should try to volunteer at least once. When you volunteer you will be awarded series points so that you don’t lose out.
British Cycling has an agreement with Scottish Cycling to allow ‘club confined time trials’ to be covered by the club’s liability insurance as a training activity. This event will not appear on the British Cycling Events Calendar.
‘Club confined time trials’ should involve no more than 80 riders, cover a distance of no more than 25 miles and be confined to first and second claim club members only plus any invitees who are not members of any cycling club and who have been invited to participate with a view to joining the organising club.
This cover is provided as a benefit to clubs and officials, not to individual participants. Therefore, individual participants are strongly urged to obtain an adequate level of personal liability insurance, such as that provided by Silver or Gold membership of British Cycling