2021 Time Trial Series

The dates are now confirmed for the 2021 TT Series.

The first TT will be on the Windley course on the 3rd of August, meeting at the start (not the clubroom) as with all other events for the foreseeable future. As we’re operating with 11 “league” events, all club awards (overall league position etc.) will be based on a rider’s best 6 events of the 11.For all U18s, please have a parent/guardian complete a consent form at the following link and bring a hard copy in an envelope or plastic wallet to your first event: https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/docu…/index/guardians

A brief reminder that temporary waxed paper numbers will be provided, these are purchased by the rider for £1 and must be kept for future events (replacements available £1 each). Pins will be provided. Entry is now £3.50 for all riders (U18s inclusive). This covers the CTT levy for each rider, DMRC isn’t making any money on this!I will produce a FB event for each week and hold a public entry form via Google Docs in each event for “pre-entry”.I look forward to seeing you on the road! Reminder of key additional rules and guidance we’ll be operating under as a precaution:- There will be no HQ, sign-on will occur at the start of the event when lining up to start (if pre-entered) – you are expected to bring your own pen/pencil to do this- Riders will start the event with one foot down-Regardless of the time of day, all riders must have a functioning rear light. If you don’t have one you will not be allowed to start!- Pre-Entry will be set up, I will load a sign-on sheet to Google docs in the week before each event to the DMRC Facebook page, riders will be expected to sign-on or send their apologies in good time. It will be compiled on a first come first served basis with priority given to DMRC members. RiderHQ may be used for later events as I learn how to use it!- New numbers will be allocated to riders after an expression of interest to race in one or more event over the remaining season. These will be issued for a £1 fee and it is the rider’s responsibility to look after them (similar to track leagues). I have one spare of each, if you turn up without a number and I do not have the spare, you will not be able to ride. Additionally, if the rider limit is reached having a number does not guarantee a ride.

The event fee per event is now £3.50 for all riders due to the CTT levy being increased from 2020 onwards. This can be paid cash on the day (no change available) or can be PayPal’d to myself on the evening. -Social distancing will still apply in some capacity, please exercise common sense, we want to be able to complete the full calendar!-Car parking will not be allowed in the start or finish area, additionally spectators/rider helpers/parents must remain clear of the start/finish at all times. Parents are permitted to shadow younger riders during the event on a bicycle, if you do this in a car the rider will be disqualified.-Riders are expected to be self-sufficient number pinning, mechanical assistance etc. There will be no facility provided to store spare jerseys, bidons etc. whilst you are racing.-If you or anybody in your household is ill, you will not be permitted to ride the event and will be asked to go home immediately. Further guidance is available from the CTT website here (see COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Guidance Documentation):https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/doc…/index/organisers

Please remember we are representing Derby Mercury as whole, not just during but before and after the event.