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Gateway Summer Evening Time Trial

During the summer Gateway Cycling runs a weekly time trial on a Wednesday evening.

We would like to encourage all riders to take part, remember that it is not a contest between riders, but a chance to see how you can improve your own performance and to give yourself a little test during the summer months.

The course is shorter than the winter TT at 6.84 miles, this is a fairly short distance but it enables us to run the series for a bit longer as the days start to get shorter.

This time trial is aimed at beginners to this sort of event, you are not racing against other riders, the aim is to see how you improve against your own best time. Everybody is welcome to take part and you can ride whatever bike you like so long as it’s roadworthy and in a safe condition, all types of cycles are welcome (who’s brave enough to turn up on a unicycle?). This is a small, friendly event and all riders are welcome to come and get a recorded time.

As before we would welcome riders that are not members of Gateway Cycling Club to take part, so long as you are not a member of, or affiliated to, any other cycling club.

We would especially welcome more young riders, and women, as currently these groups are under represented.

There is no entry fee, just turn up and ride.

Course Directions

From the start in Dunnings Lane, turn next left into St Marys Lane, left at the ‘T’ junction to follow St Marys Lane. At the mini roundabout turn left into Clay Tye Road, at the Old White Horse pub turn left into Fen Lane, just before the bridge turn left into Dunnings Lane for the final sprint.

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If you are coming to this event by car you can park in Harrow Road (the dead end road by the bridge in Fen Lane), or in Bulphan village and ride to the start. There is no room for parking in the layby at the start line.

Sign-on will be at 6.45pm, first rider starting at 7pm.

Riders should be aware that this event takes place on public roads, and that the law should be complied with at all times.

The slowest rider will start first, then the second slowest, and so on. This will make the end of the event more compact and get everyone off home at more or less the same time.

Slipstreaming is not allowed, if you manage to catch the rider in front of you, overtake them.

Helmets should be worn.

We look forward to seeing you at the start line.

Gateway Cycling

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