Racing

As we head into 2021 we’re optimistic that racing opportunities will open up soon and we can get back into full swing.   

We are a friendly, competitive bunch and welcome new members to come and join us when training and at events. To join Bury Clarion as a race member is just £20 per year, you do not need to live in the borough of Bury, to join.

Dates for the BAR Competition 2021 (Best All Rounder)

The BAR Champion is a season long competition based on points awarded for individual performances in the club championship events listed.

Your best 4 results count, but only 2 of your results can be Time Trials.  In case of a tie break the best five highest number of points.

Bury Clarion Circuit Race (date not yet known)
Bury Clarion Hill Climb (Tues 8th June)
Pendle Forest Spocc – 11th Sept L271

Blackburn & District (Bashall Eaves) 12th June
Rossendale Rc Hill TT – New Date :3rd July L112
National Clarion HC – 10th Oct Lumb Carr Rd
NLTTA 10 – NLTTA Combined Clubs tbc
Heaton Park Cyclecross – TBC Oct 2021
BC 10m Handicap TT – tbc
Fastest 10 – CTT Affiliated event (exc Hull & Levens)
Fastest 25 – NLTTA Combined Clubs TBC
Fastest 50 – NLTTA – Sunday 4th July 9am L5012
Fastest 100 – NLTTA “Club Championship also” Sunday 13th June 7am L10010

Each member’s fastest times at 10, 25, 50 and 100 miles are listed fastest to slowest in a table to ascertain positions.

The positions for those of the hill climb are ascertained by abstracting from the finish sheet of this event a list of Bury Clarion Cycling Club riders in the finishing order of highest to lowest.

Points awarded in each qualifying event list are: 1st – 20 points, 2nd – 15 points 3rd -12 points 4th – 10 points 5th – 8 points. If there are more than 5 riders in any one competition or list then one less point for each position

The qualifying TT events are open, association and club time trials held under the auspices of CTT Districts North (L courses excluding 1015) Manchester (M courses) Liverpool (D courses) and Yorkshire (V courses). Also any other event under the auspices of another recognised national cycling organisation. The committee reserve the right not to accept a claim that is not substantiated by a finish sheet.

Season Long 10’s Competition

10s Champion – 3 fastest 10s in a season on any CTT recognised course excluding Levens and Hull – Please enter your first three 10m TT results via the following link and there-after anytime you go faster than your slowest entry.  You have 4 weeks from the date you raced to enter a result, if you fail to enter it. Then as far as the competition goes it didn’t happen..!

Trackman Of the Year

Trackman of the year is selected by the Race Committee and based on performances on and off the track.

Are You looking to Race!

Most time trial events, Sporting Courses, Crits and Hill climbs are listed on www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk and www.britishcycling.org.uk/events

There are also a lot of local club events and classic’s, Memorial TT’s, Charity races, MTB Cross country, Open Adventure that take place throughout the year that members might want to take part in and myself and hopefully other members will post details on our Facebook page as the dates approach. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1519418608388768/

Time Trial’s – Apart from organised events from the time trial website above a lot of local clubs do weekly Open TT’s where you can turn up, pay a small fee (£4 ish) and take part. Most clubs will usually let you race once or twice then they require you to be a member of an affiliated club like Bury Clarion.

Bury Clarion is affiliated with the NLTTA (North Lancs Time Trial Association) and we use their organised events for our club championships. https://nltta.org.uk/events/

Almost every Monday evening between May and August, Stockport Clarion run a 10m TT – www.stockport-clarion.org.uk

Every Tuesday from April onwards Rossendale road club do a 10 mile (slightly hilly) Time trial at Hapton. (near Accrington) http://rossendaleroadclub.com/courses/

Every other Wednesday from April to September, Settle Wheelers do a 10m Hilly TT over in Bolton in Bowland – www.settlewww.org.uk/settlewww

Also on a Wednesday from April till September St Helens Road club organise a 10 mile TT – http://sthelenscrc.co.uk/index.php?page=time-trial

Every Thursday from April to September Southport Cycling Club run a 10m TT and a 25m TT on the last Thursday of the month www.southportcyclingclub.co.uk/time-trials/time-trials

These are just a few of the local clubs that put on weekly events, you don’t need a TT bike and I suggest you read the following before your first event www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/articles/view/9

Spoco’s – Sporting Course Time Trial Courses
Pretty much like your normal Time Trials, but add hill’s,

North Lancs Time Trials Association Promoting Time Trialing in North Lancs since 1928

Closed Circuit Racing Venues
Tameside, Litherland, Steven Burke Closed Road Circuit in Barrowford. Events can be booked through the British cycling website.

Track League – Manchester Velodrome – Starts autumn, Tuesdays and Friday evenings – You will need to get accredited (safe to race) which is fun all in itself – www.nationalcyclingcentre.com/track/racing/league-racing/

Hill Climbs – most happen from September – Bury Clarion run their own on Lumb Carr Rd – Holcombe, gps coordinates https://goo.gl/maps/EoDxpbhwmpA5Envq5 . Just turn up, pay and set yourself a target for the following year.

If you haven’t renewed your membership yet please do so and if you have renewed and didn’t select race membership then you can upgrade to a race member (it’s just an extra £5 for the year) and take part in some fantastic racing opportunities.. Please contact Nick Hall to do so.

The list above is in no way comprehensive, but more of a basic guide, Check dates, Times, costs before you travel.

Thanks and good luck