Time Trialling at FCCC in 2024

As many of you already know, but for those of you who don’t, Sean Powers has recently joined the Committee and stepped up to assume responsibilities for Time Trialling at FCCC in 2024 et seq.

It is an area where I have received many questions during my time in the chair. While many members already participate we know more would like to but they don’t know how to go about it, do they need a TT bike to participate and whether there are other special requirements to do so.

These are all good questions.

To encourage more of our members to participate next year we wish to dispel the myth and mysteries surrounding this important area of cycling. Whether it is simply to have fun, improve your fitness or use it as part of your training regime TT’s are a great way to participate. It’s a great little community of cyclists which we wish to open to more of you.

I attach a link to the existing area on our website (below) which you can read to learn a little more.

As part of the AGM Twenty’24 (on Friday 23 February 2024) Sean and I intend running a short session with a Q&A for you to come to discuss TT’s at FCCC. I’m hoping Vernon will help too but I haven’t asked him yet! 🙂 Please come along.

Kind regards, Paul Hosemann (chair).

NOTE: The picture shows some of our participants at the end of a Thursday Night Club TT chatting about their PB’s and comparing notes about the route etc.. I know when I did my first TT (pictured) I spent the first 7 miles of an 11 mile course trying desperately not to be caught! Btw – I’m the geezer in the orange in the middle of the picture with a green MTB helmet proving you don’t need a fancy TT bike or equipment to have a go! 🤣

FCCC CLUB HILL CLIMB CHAMPIONSHIPS – 10.00AM SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2023

The FCCC Hill Climbing Championships take place at 10.00am on Saturday morning 23 September on the 1 Mile HHC018 course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/198880), starting at the junction of Church Lane, Howards Lane and Brockham Hill Lane in Hollybourne.

Club TT events are open to all but only First Claim FCCC Members are eligible to win the Ladies, Mens and Veterans trophies that are up for grabs.

Entrance is free to club members and £5 to non-members (payable at sign-on).

Sign-on is from 20 minutes prior to the start time and will close 5 minutes prior to the start time.

Riders are encouraged to park away from the start and then ride up to the start area.

Helmets, front lights and rear lights are now compulsory to participate in any TT event – make sure you have them all or you will not be able to ride.

There is no pushing-off.

We are using the Resultsheet app for live results this year – you can view these in real time by saving this link to your mobile device’s internet platform:

https://resultsheet.app/rsd/1694974157318×494553693643079700

Or easier still by scanning this QR code to your device.

FCCC TT 25m CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS H25/88 – SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2023 AT 10.00HRS

The next Club TT for 2023 is the Club 25 Mile Championships on the H25/88 course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/275405), starting at the River Lane junction on the eastbound A31 at Farnham, on 9th September 2023 at 10.00hrs.  . 

Club TT events are open to all but only First Claim FCCC Members are eligible to win the Ladies, Mens and Veterans trophies that are up for grabs.

Entrance is free to club members and £5 to non-members (payable at sign-on).

Sign-on is from 20 minutes prior to the start time and will close 5 minutes prior to the start time. 

This is a “turn up and ride” event but field sizes may be restricted so entry is on a first come, first served basis.

There is no parking at the start or finish areas so please park and then ride up to the start area at the junction of River Lane and the westbound A31.  The best place to park is the eastbound A31 lay-by just past the now closed Bull pub.

Helmets, front lights and rear lights are now compulsory to participate in any TT event – make sure you have them all or you will not be able to ride.

There is no pushing-off.

We are using the Resultsheet app for live results this year – you can view these in real time by saving this link to your mobile device’s internet platform:

https://resultsheet.app/rsd/1693941454304×598589164814598100

Or easier still by scanning this QR code to your device.

FCCC Final Thursday Club TT 10m HCC216a – THURSDAY 24th AUGUST AT 19.00HRS

Our last Thursday Club TT for this year is the 10 mile HCC216a course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/198873), starting in Franklin Avenue, Hartley Wintney on 24th August 2023 at 19.00hrs. 

Club TT events are open to all/.

Entrance is free to club members and £5 to non-members (payable at sign-on).

Sign-on is from 20 minutes prior to the start time and will close 5 minutes prior to the start time.

Riders are encouraged to park away from the start and then ride up to the start area.

Helmets, front lights and rear lights are now compulsory to participate in any TT event – make sure you have them all or you will not be able to ride.

There is no pushing-off.

We are using the Resultsheet app for live results this year – you can view these in real time by saving this link to your mobile device’s internet platform:

https://resultsheet.app/rsd/1692523847193×523237053610328060

Or easier still by scanning this QR code to your device.

FCCC CLUB TT 12.5M – HCC257 – THURSDAY 17 AUGUST AT 19.00HRS

The next Club TT is on the HCC257 course (follow this link for the course map), starting in the Star Hill lay-by on the A30, on 17 August 2023 at 19.00hrs.

This is a change from the originally-planned HCC255b, to give more variety and because we’ve had to cancel several TTs on HCC257 in the past. This time it looks roadworks-free (fingers crossed!).

Club TT events are open to all.

Entrance is free to club members and £5 to non-members (payable at sign-on).

Sign-on is from 20 minutes prior to the start time and will close 5 minutes prior to the start time.

Riders are encouraged to park away from the start and then ride up to the start area.

Helmets, front lights and rear lights are now compulsory to participate in any TT event – make sure you have them all or you will not be able to ride.

There is no pushing-off.

We are using the Resultsheet app for live results this year – you can view these in real time by saving this link to your mobile device’s internet browser.

Or easier still by scanning the QR code below to your device.

FCCC CLUB TT 8.5M – HCC255a – THURSDAY 10TH AUGUST AT 19.00HRS

This week’s Club TT is on the 8.5 miles HCC255a course (follow this link for the course map), starting in Hartley Wintney, on 10th August 2023 at 19.00hrs.

We have had to switch to our backup course because, yet again, there are scheduled to be roadworks on the A30 near Hook on this date, and the unreliability of whether these roadworks happen or not means that we would rather be safe and decide on the course now than have a last-minute change.

Club TT events are open to all.

These are “turn up and ride” events but field sizes will be restricted so entry is on a first come, first served basis.

Entrance is free to club members and £5 to non-members (payable at sign-on).

You are asked to park and then ride up to the sign-on area. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN MORTIMER CLOSE AT THE START AREA. We have had complaints in previous years from local residents and do not want to give them any cause to complain.

Please endeavour to park in Hartley Wintney away from the sign-on area and then ride up to sign-on (this will close 5 minutes prior to the start time).

Sign-on is from 20 minutes prior to the start time and will take place in the road adjacent to the finish point marked “B” on the course map referenced above, approximately 150m due south from the start point “A”, where the signs for MILDMAY OAKS are.

Helmets, front lights and rear lights are now compulsory to participate in any TT event – make sure you have them all or you will not be able to ride.

There is no pushing-off.

We are using the Resultsheet app for live results this year – you can view these in real time by saving this link to your mobile device’s internet platform: https://resultsheet.app/rsd/1691233070444×629962728317386800

Or easier still by scanning the attached QR code to your device.

Tonight’s Club 10 Championships Results.

Well done everyone for coping with the completely unexpected early start of overnight roadworks that weren’t supposed to start until 8pm, and particular kudos to Tony Green and Giles Short who were forced to take a diversion adding 0.7 miles to their ride.

Congratulations to our 2023 champions:

Ladies Champion – Ruth Jones

Mens Champion – Aaron Borrill

Veterans Champion – Aaron Borrill