Time Trialling

The Club participates in the many time trials that happen across Kent during the year.

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(photo courtesy of Southern Edge Cycling)

Open time trials

In order to participate in open time trials you will need to be a member of a Cycling Time Trials (CTT) affiliated club. Whilst you may see some riders with specific time trial bikes, disc wheels and skinsuits they are not compulsory, all you will need is some club kit and a roadworthy racing bike. Events are run by clubs under the jurisdiction of CTT and are usually over fixed distances with 10 and 25 miles being the most popular.

In May each year Medway Velo promotes an 10 mile open time trial on the Q10/24 course on the Isle of Grain. More information on this event can be found here. In order to enter an open time trial a rider will need to complete an entry form online or print one from here and send it to the promoter with a cheque for the correct amount.

For a full list of open events organised under CTT rules please click here.

Club Time Trials

Club time trials are many people’s first experience of cycle racing and Medway Velo runs club time trials during the summer evenings, mainly on the Q10/20 course close to Iwade village. You do not need to enter in advance, and you do not need to wear club kit if you don’t have it. Riders meet on the Sheppey Way close to the start with signing on happening from about 30 minutes before the start time.

An inter club time trial is also held with the Wigmore CC for the Medway Towns trophy, the times of each clubs first six riders being added together to make a cumulative time.

Members of Medway Velo can usually ride in club time trials organised by other CTT clubs. For a list of club events in Kent please click here. Please note that some events are listed as restricted to club members only and is advised to check with the organising club before travelling that they can enter.

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Club Time Trials 2016

2016 dates are as follows:

Wednesday 4th May: Q10/20 (Iwade) 19:00 start

Wednesday 1st June: Q10/20 (Iwade) 19:00 start

Wednesday 22nd June: Q10/24 (Grain) 19:00 start  (Inter club with Wigmore CC)

Wednesday 6th July: Q10/20 (Iwade) 19:00 start

Wednesday 3rd August: Q10/20 (Iwade) 19:00 start

Entry fees will be £4 for club members, payable on the evening, no need for entry in advance.

More information on the ‘club tens’ can be found here.

In the event of poor weather updates will be published on the clubs facebook page.

Club time trial championships

Medway Velo have club championships in all the popular time trial distances with awards being given out at the clubs annual dinner.

Dates for the 2016 club championships can be found here.

Popular time trial courses

Q10/20 – Iwade (used for Medway Velo  evening club ‘tens’)

Riders start on the Sheppey Way and complete five laps of a circuit, finishing slightly further along the Sheppey Way in order to ride ten miles.

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For a GPX of the course, please click here.

Q10/24 – Grain 

Riders start on the B2001 on the Isle of Grain just south of Power Station Road, they race along the A228 to the roundabout at Fenn Street where they turn, riding back to Grain, finishing a short distance before the starting point.

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For a GPX of the course, please click here.

Q10/22 – Harrietsham 

Riders start in Dickley Lane behind the Texaco garage then continue along the A20 before turning at the roundabout at Charing, they retrace back along the A20 before finishing at the end of the long downhill as they enter Harrietsham village.

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For a GPX of the course, please click here.

Q25/8 – Molash 

Riders start at the top of Molash hill, descending the hill, passing Chilham and Chartham before turning at the roundabout where the A28 meets Milton Manor Road, they return along the A28 following the road left at Chilham and staying on the A28 until they turn at the roundabout at Kennington. They retrace along the A28 to Chilham, turning left to finish at the foot of Molash hill.

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For a GPX of the course, please click here.

Q25/12 – Romney Marsh 

Riders start in a lay-by on the A259 close to Old Romney, they take the A259 before turning at Brookland roundabout and retracing to Brenzett where they take the A2070 to Ashford, following the marshalled route through a series of junctions and roundabouts in order to return to Brenzett where they turn left to finish on the A259 between the roundabout and Old Romney.

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For a GPX of the course, please click here.