1 The Club
1.1 The Club is called ‘’The Gloucester City Cycling Club’’.
1.2 The Club Colours are Claret and Gold.
1.3 The object of the Club is to encourage and support all aspects of cycling by whatever means are deemed appropriate.
2 Annual General Meeting and Extraordinary General Meetings
2.1 The Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held in early October of each year for the election of Officials, and for the making, altering or rescinding of Rules, and shall be the absolute Authority of the Club. All Officers dealing with Club money shall prepare a written statement of account and present it to the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall prepare statements of receipts and payments which shall be audited and presented at the AGM. All Officers shall present a written report to the AGM.
2.2 The Club Financial Year shall end on August 31st.
2.3 An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Club, with powers equal to the AGM, may be held by the decision of the General Committee or on written application by at least ten members.
2.4 All Club members shall receive at least seven days written notice of the AGM or any EGM along with an Agenda.
2.5 No rule may be made, altered or rescinded except at the AGM or any EGM by a majority of two-thirds of members present and voting. Any motion to make, alter or rescind Rules or Club Trophies must appear on the Agenda. Items for inclusion on the Agenda must be in the General Secretary’s hands at least 21 clear days before the AGM or any EGM.
2.6 The following Officers shall be elected at the AGM:
The President, Vice-Presidents ; Captain ; Vice-Captain ; Club Events Racing Secretary ; Dinner Secretary ; General Secretary ; Web Secretary; Newsletter Editor ; Open Event Secretaries ; Press Secretary ; Social Secretary ; Treasurer ; Auditor ; Handicappers ; Timekeepers
2.7 No Officer of the Club may be an Officer of any other Cycling Club except for Vice Presidents, Auditor, Handicapper and Timekeepers.
3 The General Committee
3.1 The General Committee shall consist of the Officers referred to in Rule 2.6 (except for Vice Presidents, Auditor, Handicapper and Timekeepers) and up to six others, to be elected at the AGM.
3.2 Any Club member may attend a Club committee meeting without serving on the committee, i.e. he or she may be present at a meeting but may not have a vote or speak at the meeting, except when the chairman or a majority of the committee believe that it is in the committee’s interest to hear that person’s view. If any subject to be discussed by the committee is considered to be unsuitable for general knowledge in the club, attendance to be refused to that part of the meeting, two-thirds of the committee present to agree that a subject is unsuitable for general knowledge.
3.3 The General Committee shall:
- be the governing body of the Club, subject to the decisions and wishes of the AGM or any EGM;
- have power to suspend any member from taking part in Club activities, upon due cause being shown;
- manage and control the finances of the Club;
- act for the Club as it may deem necessary.
3.4 The General Committee shall meet on the first Tuesday every month unless notified otherwise by the General Secretary. Not less than three days’ notice must be received by each member of the committee of any change. Five shall constitute a quorum.
3.5 Where an Officer of the Club cannot make a decision alone and it would be too long to wait for the next General Committee Meeting any three of the following Officers can act as an emergency committee: Captain; Chairman; President; General Secretary; Treasurer.
3.6 Should any member of the General Committee be absent from two consecutive meetings without giving written notice of inability to attend, the General Committee shall have power after notifying the member concerned, to declare the seat vacant.
3.7 In the event of an office not being filled at the AGM or falling vacant, the General Committee has the power to co-opt members to these posts at a full committee meeting.
4 Organisation of Club Activities
4.1 The General Secretary shall be responsible for the calling of Committee meetings, the holding thereof and for the general affairs of the Club.
4.2 The Club Events Racing Secretary shall be responsible for the organisation of the Club Time Trial Programme and ensure a list thereof is circulated to all members.
4.3 The Open Event Secretaries shall be responsible for the organisation of their respective events.
4.4 The Social Secretary shall be responsible for the organisation of social activities and ensure a list thereof is circulated to all members.
4.5 The Dinner Secretary shall be responsible for the organisation of the Annual Dinner.
4.6 The Captain shall be responsible for the calling of Rides Committees. All Club Rides, Tours and Competitive Events in which maximum speed is not the first consideration, shall be arranged for each four months in advance by the Rides Committee. The Captain shall ensure a list is circulated to all members and is available on the Club Website. The Rides Committee shall be called and chaired by the Captain or Vice-Captain. Any Club member may attend and take part at a Rides Committee Meeting.
4.7 The Web Secretary shall be responsible for ensuring the maintenance of the Club Web Site; overseeing the addition, amendment and deletion of the information sponsored by other Committee Members; and ensuring the maintenance of a coherent relationship with other online channels of information, including but not limited to social media and cloud-based repositories of Club data.
4.8 The General Committee shall appoint during the November Committee meeting a committee member to act as the Safeguarding Officer. This person is to be available to all members to help them in addressing issues such as complaints against individuals; the protection of vulnerable adults and children; and issues of discrimination. The Safeguarding Officer is responsible for ensuring the Clubs young rider policy is monitored and implemented. The person fulfilling the role should have an awareness of Safeguarding issues and ideally have a valid Disclosure and Barring Service DBS check. (Guidance is available from either Cycling UK or British Cycling).
4.9 It shall be the responsibility of the Treasurer to hold and account for the monies collected and dispensed in the name of the Club and prepare the Annual Statement of Accounts for audit and presentation to the AGM of the Club.
5.1 Applicants for membership must have their application supported by two-thirds of the General Committee before being accepted.
- Subscriptions of new members must be accompanied by a completed Application for Membership. Members elected after 1st August shall not be liable to pay a further subscription until after 1st September of the following year.
- Subscription fee changes will be proposed by the General Committee and shall be confirmed at the AGM.
5.4 There shall be 6 classes of membership, being:
5.4.1 Senior Age 18 plus on application.
5.4.2 Junior/Juvenile Junior: Age from 16th birthday on application and until 31st December of the year in which his/her 18th Birthday occurs. Juvenile: less than 16 on application. A Juvenile may compete in any competition open to a Junior.
5.4.3 Family Any number of persons in a family relationship residing at the same address.
5.4.4 Honorary A member who after not less than 15 years unbroken membership makes a written application to the General Secretary.
5.4.5 Honorary Life to be elected to such status in recognition of outstanding service, by at least two-thirds of those present at an AGM or EGM of the Club.
5.4.6 Day Membership: Membership valid for one day only. Necessary to enter Club events under CTT rules.
5.5 With the exception of Day Membership the remaining classes of membership carry equal privileges and enable a member to attend and vote at an AGM or EGM.
5.6 Any Club member may resign or be asked to resign. In this circumstance the subscription fee will not be refunded.
5.7 Subscriptions shall fall due on 1st September of each year and must be paid by 31st January the following year. Any Club member whose subscription has not been paid by the 31st January shall no longer be a member of the Club.
6 Tyndale 1891
6.1 Tyndale 1891 is the Vintage/Retro section of the Club. Participation in Tyndale 1891 rides shall be open to any member of the Club who wishes to participate in the spirit of a bygone age of cycling. ‘Tyndale’ was the original name of the Club when it was formed in 1891. The following general rules apply to Tyndale 1891 rides:
6.1.1 Only bicycles built before 1987, OR reproduction bikes exhibiting vintage looks and characteristics, OR specific authentic bikes such as Pashley Guvnors, Speed 5, Moulton, Brompton, military/postman/delivery, OR built from original or authentic reproduction parts are to be ridden.
6.1.2 All mountain bikes OR anything made of carbon is specifically forbidden.
6.1.3 Gear shifters (if any are needed) are to be on the downtube OR Sturmey Archer style. Integrated brake/shift systems are specifically forbidden
6.1.4 Pedals may have toe clips or straps but modern quick release systems are specifically forbidden. Whilst training shoes are not specifically forbidden, riders are strongly urged to wear stout leather brogues or traditional cycling shoes as appropriate to the bike.
6.1.5 Brake cables if any must pass outside the handlebars. Other cables may pass inside the frame.
6.1.6 Both Tubs and clinchers are allowed
6.1.7 Participants MUST dress in vintage or era specific clothing appropriate to the bike being ridden. Modern clothing is specifically forbidden.
6.1.8 Helmets are optional, but are recommended for longer rides.
6.2 Tyndale 1891 rides are on a separate schedule which may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. In addition rides may be held in conjunction with public events within a 40 – 60 mile radius of Gloucester. Occasionally the rides may coincide with Club rides (normally A or AA)
6.3 Tyndale 1891 rides inevitably attract close attention from members of the general public. Riders should be prepared to be polite and accommodating to requests for information and photographs. An outgoing personality is highly recommended.
6 Club Rides
6.1 All the events organised by the Rides Committee shall be under the control of the Captain, or in the Captain’s absence the Vice-Captain, or the Ride Leader.
6.2 Rides may be altered before or whilst ongoing at the discretion of the Captain or Ride Leader.
- All Club members attending the events organised by the Rides Committee must behave in all ways as instructed by the Captain, Vice-Captain or Ride Leader, and when on the road must conform to the advice given in the Highway Code. On rides each rider must keep at least a foot behind the rider in front. Bicycles must be roadworthy and fitted with full mudguards when the climatic and road conditions dictate.
6.4 The pace of the Club Ride shall be the pace of the slowest rider present.
6.5 If, in the opinion of the Captain or the Vice-Captain, a Club member misbehaves, the Captain or the Vice-Captain may report him to the General Secretary, who shall ask the Club member to attend the next Committee Meeting, at which the matter will be discussed.
7 Club Time Trials
7.1 All Club Time Trials shall be held in accordance with CTT regulations.
7.2 Entries for all Club Time Trials will be taken up to five minutes before the official time of start with the entry fee, after which entries will be taken at the discretion of the timekeeper.
7.3 Each Club member participating in Club racing events must assist (or provide a substitute acceptable to the Racing Secretary) with the organisation of two or more club events in the season in order to qualify for the CEBAR, Paul Barnard Trophy and Dan Knight competitions.
8 Awarding / Claiming Club Trophies, Records and Medals
8.1 Except for the overall winners of the Open Events, First Claim members only (referred to as ‘Club members’ or ‘Club riders’) may qualify for Club Trophies, Club Records and Medals. All Club members riding in events must ride in the name of the Club in order to claim Club Trophies, Records or Certificates / Medals.
8.2 Claims for Club Records, Certificates, Medals or any racing awards must be made to the Club Events Racing Secretary or appointed deputy in writing by 14th October in any year, supported by the relevant Result Sheets and current fee, to be set at an appropriate amount each year by the General Committee.
8.3 Any Club member owing money to the Club on August 31st shall forfeit any prizes won during the year.
8.4 Club members must be notified of prizes due to them by the end of October of the year in which they have been won.
9 Club Racing Trophies
All Trophy winners are entitled to a medal on application by 14th October following the racing season and on payment of a fee as described at Rule 8.2. The term ‘Junior’ in this context means under 18 years of age on 1st April of the year in question.
9.1 Significant Achievement Award (working title) Awarded for ASK THE RACERS ….. Form of words to cover all and any competitive cycling discipline ….moving up in BC Cat … TT equivalent …. cyclo-cross …. MTB …. whatever. Ask for it, form it will take, cost?
9.2 Novice – The Boakes and Lew Morris Trophy Awarded for the most outstanding performance representing the Club in his/her first season of Open competitive cycling events. At the General Committee meeting in September of each year, the General Committee shall nominate worthy members. All Club members are to be notified of the Committee’s choice and may vote at the AGM for the candidate they consider should be awarded the Trophy.
9.3 Best All Rounder Competitions
9.3.1 The Club B.A.R. Time Trial Champion – The Judd Trophy
Shall be decided by the order of averages of the best average speeds at 50 and 100 miles and 12 hour time trials, recorded in Club, Association or Open Events. All riders qualifying for the above shall receive a medal.
9.3.2 The Club B.A.R. Runner-Up Trophy
To the Club member who is second in the Club B.A.R. contest.
9.3.3 The Club Short Distance B.A.R. Time Trial Champion – Short Distance B.A.R. Trophy
Shall be decided by the order of averages of the best average speed at two ‘’10’’ and two ‘’25’’ mile time trials. At least one ‘’10’’ mile time trial to be a Club event.
9.3.4 The Club Ladies Short Distance B.A.R. Time Trial Champion – Prestbury Cancer Committee Perpetual Trophy
Shall be decided by the order of averages of the best average speed at two ‘’10’’ and two ‘’25’’ mile time trials, recorded in Club, Association or Open Events.
9.3.5 The Club Junior B.A.R. Time Trial Champion – The Junior B.A.R. cup
Shall be decided by the order of averages of the best average speeds at two ‘’10’’ and two ‘’25’’ mile time trials, recorded in Gloucester City CC club events, Association or any Open events. Junior as defined by paragraph 5.4 above.
9.4 Road Race Trophies
9.4.1 The Club Road Race Champion – The Idris David Trophy
To the Club Road Race Champion, being the Club rider gaining the most points from his / her best six performances based upon: – 1st – 6 points; 2nd – 5 points; 3rd – 4 points; 4th – 3 points; 5th – 2 points; 6th – 1 point. All qualifying races must be open to First Category riders.
If no rider claims under rule 9.2.1 then the LVRC series of races will serve as a substitute. 3 races to count (points awarded as in rule 9.2.1). Absolute placing in race to count (i.e. no categories). In the event of a tie then the older rider during the racing season (Mar/Sep) to count.
9.4.2 The Prestbury Cancer Centenary Trophy
Awarded to the best placed Club rider in the Cotswold Cycle Racing League series.
9.5 Time Trial Trophies Are awarded as follows:
9.5.1 Winner of the TG Hall Open – The TG Hall Memorial Cup
To the overall winner of the TG Hall Memorial Open time trial.
9.5.2 Handicap winner of the TG Hall Open – The TG Hall Handicap Cup
To the Club member of this Club or of the Speedwell B.C. of Birmingham, who is placed highest in the handicap results of the TG Hall Memorial Open time trial. If the event is not handicapped then to the highest placed Club member as above.
9.5.3 Winner of the ‘Autumn 25’ – The Dr WT Henry Trophy
To the overall winner of the Autumn Open ‘’25’’ time trial.
9.5.4 Fastest 100 – The AG Faers Memorial Cup
To the Club member recording the fastest time at a 100 mile time trial during the season.
9.5.5 Fastest 50 – The Halford Cup
To the Club member recording the fastest time at a 50 mile time trial during the season.
9.5.6 Fastest 25 – The Limbrick Cup
To the Club member recording the fastest time at a 25 mile time trial during the season.
9.5.7 Fastest Club event 25 – The Ewart Smith Trophy
To the Club member recording the fastest time in a Gloucester City CC Club event 25 mile time trial during the season.
9.5.8 Fastest Junior 10 – The Lewis Morris Memorial Trophy
To the Junior Club member recording the fastest time in a 10 mile time trial during the season.
9.5.9 Three Cities Reliability Ride – The Boakes Shield
To the Club member who records the fastest solo time in the Three Cities Reliability Ride.
9.5.10 The Dan Knight Trophy
To the winning Club member of the Evening ‘’10s’’ Competition. A medal is also presented by the Club to the highest placed Junior and Juvenile. Points are awarded for placings down to 8th place and for best improvements on Personal Best times (or failing improvements then closest to) based on the Club ‘10’ course down to 8th place. The winner of the competition is the Club member accumulating the greatest number of points in the season. 6 Club ‘10’s’ are designated as Dan Knight ‘10s’, only the best four events to count. Riders must enter at least four events to count.
9.5.11 The WG Gray Veterans Standard Trophy
To the winner over 25, 50 and 100 mile time trials on Standard. Club members wishing to be considered for this trophy must submit their best time at 25, 50 and 100 miles during the season and indicate their age when the times were set. Establish the riders 1st Class Standard Time from the VTTA Standards table for each distance.
- Calculate the difference between the Actual time and the Standard time for each of the three distances to produce a ‘plus’ or ‘minus’: Actual time minus the Standard time. (A ‘plus’ is where the Actual time is better than the Standard time.)
- Add the three differences together.
- The winner is the club member with the highest ‘Plus’ value (or lowest ‘minus’).
- For Women VTTA Standard, apply the 3rd Class Standard Time from the VTTA Standards table.
9.5.12 The Pete Read Memorial Trophy
The Pete Read Memorial Trophy may be awarded to a Veteran GCCC club member qualifying by virtue of completing at least two 10-mile and two 25-mile rides from any GCCC, Association or Open events or combinations thereof subject to the following rules;
- Club members wishing to be considered for this trophy should submit their best times for two 10-mile and two 25-mile events achieved in the current season giving their age on the date that each time was achieved.
- All Speeds in rules (3) and (4) below will be be calculated by dividing Distance (in miles) by Time (in exact hours) giving each result correct to three decimal places.
- Each On-standard Speed [OSS] shall be calculated by reference to the Standard Age/Distance table from the current VTTA Handbook.
- Each Actual Event Speed [AES] shall be calculated for each of the four events.
- The greatest Arithmetic Mean of the four [AES minus OSS] speeds shall determine the winner.
The following illustrative examples may assist in showing the above practically (all working figures shown to 3 decimal places). In this set of examples, Example 2 at 1.232 beats Example 1 at 1.125.
Example 1 – Male aged 60 then 61 as the season progresses. Arithmetic Mean Speed Difference for this rider = (2.065+2.461-0.279+0.254)/4 =+1.125
|Event||10 (1)||10 (2)||25 (1)||25 (2)|
|Time||25m 14s||24m 54s||1hr 11m 17s||1hr 9m 48s|
|AES||10÷((25/60)+(14/3600)) = 23.778||24.1||25÷((71/60)+(17/3600)) = 21.043||21.49|
|Standard (in 2015)||27m 38s||27m 44s||1hr 10m 21s||1hr 10m 38s
|AES – OSS||2.07||2.46||-0.28||-0.25|
Example 2 – Female aged 52 then 53 for the 4th counting event. Arithmetic Mean Speed Difference for this rider = (2.968+3.187-0.608-0.621)/4= +1.232
|Event||10 (1)||10 (2)||25 (1)||25 (2)|
|Time||25m 24s||24m 10s||1hr 16m 12s||1hr 16m 30s|
|AES||10÷((25/60)+(24/3600)) = 23.622||23.84||25÷((76/60)+(12/3600)) = 19.685||19.61|
|Standard (in 2015)||29m 03s||29m 03s||1hr 13m 55s||1hr 14m 09s
|AES – OSS||2.968||3.187||-0.608||-0.621|
9.5.13 CEBAR Trophy – The Paul Barnard Trophy
To the Club member with the fastest average speed at each race distance in Club evening time trials. There are to be at least 2 planned events at each distance per racing season and at least 2 weeks between similar distance events if only 2 events of any one distance are held in one season.
The calendar of events and counting events are to be agreed with the committee of the Club prior to the start of the season.
The best average speed on each course would be taken, calculated (to three decimal places) in terms of miles per hour and the average taken of the resultant speeds. (This is the same as the CTT BAR).
9.5.14 CEBAR Junior Trophy
To the Junior Club member with the best average speed from events as detailed above in rule 9.3.13.
9.5.15 CEBAR Veterans – Certificates
Category awards for Veterans doing Club TTs, by age groups 40s, 50s, 60s, 70+. Minimum of 3 riders to establish a class; if not enough riders in an age group then they can qualify for the lower age (e.g. sole 70+ rider could win award for 60s category). Awards to be made based on average speed and agreed calendar of events as detailed in 9.3.13 above.
9.5.16 The Roadman’s Hill Climb – Ed Unsworth Trophy
To the fastest Club member on the Roadman’s Hill Climb.
9.6 Other Club Trophies
9.6.1 The TG Hall Clubman Trophy
To the best Clubman (or Clubwoman) of the year. At the General Committee meeting in September of each year, the General Committee shall nominate worthy members. All Club members are to be notified of the Committee’s choice and may vote at the AGM for the candidate they consider should be awarded the Trophy.
9.6.2 Club Runs Points winner – The Dancey Trophy
To the Club member with the best attendance on Club Runs during the Club financial year. A medal is also presented by the Club to the runner-up.
Points are gained as follows:
- You must cycle from the start to the end of a section of an official club ride in the company of the club ride to gain 1 point. Riding with the ‘Social’ group, the ‘Sports’ group or the ‘Training’ group will all count.
- The first section of a ride is from Kings Square (or accommodation venue on tour) to a refreshment stop (café, pub, etc.), where some kind of refreshment MUST be taken.
- Subsequent sections are from refreshment stop to refreshment stop, the number of which has no limit, however 4 on any ride day is the recommended maximum.
- No point is awarded from the last refreshment stop to the end of the ride (i.e. to get home).
- A nominal point may be obtained by carrying out official duties for a club event on a club ride day.
- The season runs from 1st September to 31st August and the winner is the person with the most points.
9.6.3 Junior Club Rides Points winner – The Jim Burnett Trophy
To the Junior Club member with the best attendance on Club Rides during the Club financial year.
9.6.4 Bruce’s Bonus
To the Club member with the most punctures on Club Rides during the Club financial year. A record to be kept in the Runs Book.
9.6.5 The Gibb Shield
To the Club member who is the winner of the Social Competition, being a series of events which will be indicated on the Rides List. To be held during the Club financial year. A medal is also presented by the Club to the runner-up and to the Junior with the highest points total as above (not being the winner).
The Minimum number of events held to be four. When there are five or four events the number to count shall be one less than the number held. When there are six or more the number to count shall be two less than the number held. Points will be awarded as follows: 1st 30 points ; 2nd 27 points ; 3rd 25 points ; 4th 24 points ; 5th 23 points, etc. The organiser of an event shall receive 25 points for that event.
The winner of the Social Competition will be the member with the highest points total after all qualifying events have been held.
9.6.6 The Three Cities Tourist Shield
To the fastest Tourist class Club member in the Three Cities Reliability Ride.
9.6.7 Best Overseas Tour – The Gouda Trophy
To the best Overseas touring ride by a Club member in the financial year just finished. At the General Committee meeting in September of each year, the General Committee shall nominate worthy Club members. All Club members are to be notified of the Committee’s choice and may vote at the AGM for the candidate they consider should be awarded the Trophy.
9.6.8 Best UK Tour – The McLeod Trophy
To the best UK touring ride by a Club member in the financial year just finished. At the General Committee meeting in September of each year, the General Committee shall nominate worthy Club members. All Club members are to be notified of the Committee’s choice and may vote at the AGM for the candidate they consider should be awarded the Trophy.
- Three Cities Reliability Ride
Gloucester – Worcester – Hereford
During the season one Three Cities event will be promoted. In addition tandems and tricycles may make one attempt per season at their own convenience providing they have a Club Timekeeper and make their own arrangements regarding checking and feeding.
All riders must start and finish at the official point and must pass Westgate Bridge, Gloucester, St John’s Bridge, Worcester and the Shire Hall, Hereford but may choose their own routes between these points.
All riders must comply with CTT Regulations as to unpaced riding, clothing and machines.
Silver facsimiles will be awarded to those who beat the following Standards:
- a) Singles Racing Men 55m.
(i.e. those who compete in any Open or Association events during the current year.)
- b) Singles Touring Men 45m.
(i.e. those who compete in no Open or Association events during the current year up to the date of the event. The rider must ride a cycle equipped with full length mudguards, and saddle bag, pannier, handlebar bag or rack pack containing cape or waterproof and puncture repair kit.)
- c) Tandems 45m.
- d) Tricycles 25m.
- e) Ladies Singles 40m.
Bronze facsimiles will be awarded to those who beat the following Standards:
- a) Singles Racing Men 15m.
- b) Singles Touring Men 10m.
- c) Tandems 55m.
- d) Tricycles 55m.
- e) Ladies Singles 10m.
10.3 Veterans Section
Riders aged 40 and over shall be required to beat the Standards laid down. Annual increments of two minutes will be allowed also on every year over 40.
11 Club Championships
The Club recognises the following Championships every year. The Championship events to be nominated Club events.
11.1 Time Trial Championships
11.1.1 10 mile Championship TT for Men, Women, Veterans (Actual), Veterans (on Standard), Juniors and Juveniles.
11.1.2 25 mile Championship TT for Men, Women, Veterans (Actual), Veterans (on Standard), Juniors and Juveniles.
11.2 Road Race Championships
11.2.1 Senior Road Race Championship (based on BC Licence points). (See rule 9.2.1)
11.2.2 Junior Road Race Championship (based on BC Licence points).
11.2.3 Juvenile Road Race Championship (based on BC Licence points).
12 Club Standard Awards
Club Standard Certificates can be claimed by Club riders beating specified standard performances. There shall be separate standards for men and women and three standard performances at these distances for Veterans as defined in the VTTA Handbook.
The award of certificates shall be governed by the following conditions:
i Qualifying performances may be accomplished in Open, Association or Gloucester City CC club events, providing the rides are performed in the name of the Club.
ii A rider may only take one certificate at each standard at each distance in any one season. A rider may only qualify for one standard by any one performance.
iii 1st class Standard awards for Veterans shall be awarded to Veteran riders beating the appropriate Age Standards as listed in the VTTA Handbook.
iv Riders requiring medals instead of certificates may purchase them through the Club. The current charge is £1.00.
12.1 Set Distance / Time Standards
12.1.1 Men: Better than –
|Distance||‘A’ Standard||‘B’ Standard||‘C’ Standard||‘D’ Standard|
12.1.2 Women: Better than –
|Distance||‘A’ Standard||‘B’ Standard||‘C’ Standard||‘D’ Standard|
12.1.3 Veterans: as listed in the VTTA Handbook.
12.2 Out and Back Standards
A Club Record Certificate is awarded to any Club member who beats the standard or previous best time over the following routes:-
12.2.1 Gloucester Post Office Kings Square to Worcester Cathedral and back. Approximate mileage: 52.
Single Bicycle (Men) 2h.11m.
Single Bicycle (Ladies) 2h.26m.
12.2.2 Gloucester Post Office Kings Square to Oxford General Post Office, St Aldgate St and back. Approximate mileage: 100.
Single Bicycle (Men) 4h.21m.
Single Bicycle (Ladies) 6h.45m.
12.2.3 Gloucester Post Office Kings Square to Brecon, St Mary’s Church and back. Approximate mileage: 136.
Single Bicycle (Men) 5h.52m.
Single Bicycle (Ladies) 7h.43m.
12.2.4 Gloucester Westgate Bridge (sliproad beyond traffic lights) to Chepstow, Severn Bridge and back to Gloucester, Waterwells roundabout. Approximate mileage: 65.
13 Club Records
13.1.1 General Rules and Conditions
- Medals are awarded, suitably endorsed, to any Club member breaking a Club Record at any distance as defined below.
- All riders must comply with CTT Regulations as to unpaced riding, clothing and machines.
- The times indicated are either unbroken standards set by the General Committee or Club Records. Refer to table of Club Records listed below.
- No rider may take more than one medal for each distance in any one year.
13.1.2 Rules for Standard Distances, 12 and 24 hours
The Club shall recognise the following Club Records set or broken in Open competition or in an officially timed Gloucester City CC club event approved by the General Committee:-
- Men; Women; Veterans (on Standard):
At the following distances/times: 10, 25, 30, 50, 100, 12 hours, 24 hours.
- Juniors and Juveniles:
At the following distances: 10, 25.
13.1.3 Rules for Non-Standard distances and ‘Out and Back’ records
- Ten days notice must be given to the Club Racing Secretary, accompanied by a fee of £1 (£2 for Tandems) and a schedule of the attempt.
- All attempts must be timed by a Club approved stopwatches.
- Any two Club members approved or nominated by the Club Racing Secretary may witness the start and finish of an attempt. Such members shall submit their signed certificate of the time taken to the Club Racing Secretary within three days of the attempt.
- The Club Racing Secretary shall endeavour to arrange for checking at the terminal point and shall provide a certificate for completion by the checker there, but the onus of proving the correctness of the attempt shall rest on the rider, who may obtain such additional proofs as he wishes.
- In the event of more than one attempt on the same record on the same day there shall be at least 15 minutes between each two riders. A tandem shall precede a single bicycle and a single bicycle shall precede a tricycle.