TT: Road bike points competition

Some of you may have noticed that with the start of the new club TT season we are trialling a new road bike points competition alongside the usual scratch points competition. We don’t currently have a trophy for this competition, but the club committee may choose to award one if there is sufficient interest in the competition over the course of the season.

Points will be awarded in a similar manner as for the scratch points competition, however, only people riding standard road bikes will be eligible:

In the club time trial series, points are awarded for finishing position, 5 points for first, 4 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 2 for 4th and 1 point for fifth. Best 14 scores to count.

Eligibility will be assessed by the start time keeper who will record on the start sheet which riders were on road bikes. Please make a note on the signing-on sheet if you think you are eligible as this will aid our bookkeeping. Criteria are the same as used for the annual non-aero/road bike TT.

Prohibited:

  • Aero/tribars
  • Disk wheels and trispokes
  • Time trial specific aero helmets

Permitted:

  • Aero road helmets (i.e. would be road race legal)
  • Deep rim wheels
  • Skinsuits
  • Mudguards
  • Panniers

The current standings can be found in the club time trial results database. The results for each event will include a note of which riders were on road bikes, which will help comparison with riders on similar equipment. Thanks to Simon McGowan for the necessary updates to the database.

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