CLUB TIME TRIALS

Club time trials

Annual club time trial series of 25 events, held from March to September.

How it works

Points accrued by full (1st claim) club members count towards a Scratch & Handicap points championship. Riders need only complete 10 events to be eligible for either championship as only the best 10 scores are counted towards the final total of points. 2nd claim Southborough members and members from other CTT affiliated clubs may ride these events, but they will not be eligible for championship points.

The scratch competition is based on fastest actual times, whilst the handicap competition is judged on actual times minus a handicap time given to each rider for each TT by the time keeper – based on each riders previous results.

The road bike competition uses riders Scratch times and placings. To be counted in the road bike competition you must simply be using equipment that you'd be allowed to enter a BC road race on, i.e. no clip-on aerobars or disc wheels, but skinsuits and covered road helmets are fine. PLEASE REMEMBER TO TELL THE STARTER TO MARK AN "R" BY YOUR NAME ON THE LINE.

How to enter

Club events can be entered in advance (necessary to be elligible for the handicap competition) or on the day by simply turning up at the start and signing the start sheet. It's best to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start to sign on, pin on a number and warm up for the event.

The cost to enter each club event is £4 of which £2 goes to the CTT and £2 goes to the annual prize fund for the Scratch and Handicap competitions described above.

Club TT courses

As well as the eight club time trial courses listed below, Kidds Hill is used as a season closer Hill Climb with points counting towards the club scratch championship only. Also listed below, is the Leigh Loop TT course, used for the annual Boxing Day time trial event - this is not included in the TT series.

CLUB TIME TRIALS
Ladies Mile - GS868

11.72 miles - lumpy (also used for 'come & try it' events).

3 laps of this circuit - start by junction of B2110 and B2188 South of Groombridge. Head Westbound on B2110 taking sharp left turn onto Ladies Mile, then at junction with B2188 turn...

Sleeches Cross/Mayfield - GS878

11.5 miles - lumpy.

Start on A267 by junction with B2099 to Wadhurst. Ride Southbound on A267 to U-turn at Mayfield roundabout, returning Northbound to finish opposite layby midway between Mark Cross and Frant.

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Sleeches Cross/Mark Cross/Wadhurst - GS879

9.8 miles - lumpy.

Start on A267 by junction with B2099 to Wadhurst. Ride Southbound on A267 to Mark Cross, taking first left turn onto B2100 to Wadhurst. At T-junction in Wadhurst, turn left onto B2099 down past Wadhurst railway station and...

Ashdown Forest - GS898

12.31 miles - hilly.

Start on B2026 at Southern end of Hartfield. Head South up Jib Jacks Hill and Chuck Hatch to sharp left turn onto B2188 by King's Standing car park. Head Northbound on B2188 down long undulating descent, under railway bridge...

Hartfield/Wych Cross/Groombridge - GS899

21.69 miles - hilly.

Start on B2110 at Southern end of Hartfield. Head South West on B2110 for 1.8 miles turning left into Coach Road, then continue onto Colemans Hatch Road up long climb to traffic lights at junction with A22 by Wych...

Polhill - Q10/18

10 miles - undulating.

Start on A224 just after left junction with Otford Lane. Ride North to roundabout, taking 3rd exit to continue North on A224 to major roundabout and junction with A21. Take 2nd exit to ride West on A21 dual carriageway...

Tonbridge Bypass - Q10/19

10 miles - undulating/fast.

Start opposite the 'Boot Sale' field, down the slip road onto Northbound A21 dual carriageway to Sevenoaks (A225) exit, around roundabout and return South down slip road onto A21 to finish before Tonbridge/Tunbridge...

East Peckham - Q10/29

10 miles - flat/fast.

Start by entrance to Whetsted Farm just North of Whetsted Rd on A228. Northbound to U-turn at B2015 roundabout, then South to U-turn at Hop Farm roundabout, return Northbound to second U-turn at B2015 roundabout before...

Winchet Hill - Q10/41

10 miles - lumpy

Start in Sheephurst Lane at ditch at eastern end of parking layby approx 1 mile east of B2162 (Claygate). Proceed North West to Claygate. At T-junction turn left, riding South to Horsmonden. At crossroads in Horsmonden turn left...

Leigh Loop TT (Boxing Day TT course)

Time trial course of 4.2 miles used for the annual Southborough Boxing Day TT (2 laps).

If you'd like to work off some Christmas turkey or make room for more festive food and drink the Leigh Loop TT on Boxing Day is just for you. The...