Midweek Evening Time Trials to restart
With Spring arriving and the clocks changing, the Matlock CC midweek evening time trials are about to restart with the Ashford 5 mile events on Tuesdays and the Hilly TT events on Thursdays. Details and entry forms for the first of these events are below.
The Thursday Hilly course has had to be revised due to the road closure at Leashaw so the TT Team has come up with an alternative which climbs up Lea Road but please note there is a loop added in to increase the distance of the event and make it worthwhile (new course is around 5.7miles). This is described below with a link. Please also note that with the re-opening of Lea Road to Cromford, we can now move the start back to its original location near the access to Cromford Railway Station. Sign on for the event will remain at High Peak junction car park.
Entry for the first hilly event on Thursday 6th April at the online form below:
NOTE REVISED COURSE DUE TO ROAD CLOSURE
Start on Lea Road near the access to Cromford Railway Station, head along Lea Road past the High Peak Trail car park, follow Lea Road to the left past John Smedley, carry on up Lea Road to Lea Main Road, turn left onto Shaw Lane, head to junction with Dethick Lane, trun left onto Dethick Lane, head along Dethick Lane onto Mill Lane (same road name change) carry on along Mill Lane to turn left onto Riber Road, carry on along Riber Road until it becomes Bakers Lane and then left back onto Lea Main Road. Carry on up Lea Main Road / Lea Moor Road to finish near the parking area (before High Lane). Note this finish is in the same location as the previous course finish but you are approaching it uphill from the other direction than before)
Hilly course route: https://www.komoot.com/tour/1056213182?share_token=aU19mzz2wsvUYP7CNaFA2JBiSLoudaSGWFhsnSih7t0CEkcC57&ref=wtd
On Tuesday 4th April we have the first Ashford 5 mile time trial, entry for that event is now online at the link below
A5/1C Ashford 5 mile course - Tuesday Evenings 5 miles (Ashford) Start east end of the first lay-by west of Ashford on the A6. A6 - left - A6020 - Hassop Island - return - A6020 - to finish by bus shelter just before T junction with A6. https://www.strava.com/routes/7764270
For this Ashford event please note the sign-on and number collection is at the bus shelter (the finish) near the cricket ground. Please note that the start for this event is at 7PM and the start location is a few minutes ride down the A6 (in the Buxton direction). Competitors should not attend if they feel ill in ANY way or if family members have any Covid symptoms. Note there are no marshals - course descriptions are available on the website. You must use a working front and rear light and wear a helmet in accordance with CTT guidance. No pusher off. You must start the event with one foot on the floor. No times to be given at the finish. Results will be published online via Matlock CC social media shortly after the event. Enter on line via the entry forms document by Noon on the day of the race The signing on sheet will have your name and number. Payment - £5 entry, cash only in the collection box at the start of the event. Please note that no change can be given.
For Time Trial Events, Results and Information please visit our site here:
Our club time trials are open to anyone who is a member of a Cycling Time Trials (CTT) affiliated club. They are probably the easiest way to start racing and can just be used as a good training session. The riders taking part cover a varied range of abilities so you’ll always have someone of a similar level to compete against. Please note that if you are riding in our events you must use a working rear light in accordance with the updated CTT regulations. If you wish to be eligible for Matlock CC trophies you need to be a first claim member of the club or Matlock CC is your first claim club for the specific discipline (Time-trialling / Road / Cyclocross etc.) All riders must wear a helmet in accordance with CTT regulations and as the events are on open roads you must be aged 12+ and parents / guardians must fill in a parental consent form available to download from the CTT website here: https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/documents/index/guardians