Safety Brief to Competitors in Time Trials
Please be aware that safety
of riders, officials and other road users has become a critical issue and the
police will be monitoring all cycling events held on public roads. Please take
a minute to read the following:
- If you travel to the
event by car please consider local residents when parking. Complaints could
lead to us losing courses. Please don't park your car at the finish where
the timekeepers or other support vehicles need to be.
- A rear-facing red LED
light is highly recommended, whether flashing or constant.
- A hard shell helmet
to an approved standard is recommended. This is compulsory for under-18 competitors.
- CTT rules require all
competitors to sign-on before every event and to wear a number when competing.
Failure to sign-on or display a number could put the club and yourself in
a difficult position if an accident occurs.
- Be aware that other
road users may misjudge the speed of a competitor in a time trial and due
allowance should be made - allow for the worst.
- Don't have arguments
with other road users, even if you feel they're in the wrong. It can reflect
on the club, leading to possible complaints to the police. Remember we require
the co-operation of the police to run time trials on public roads.
- As a rule keep as near
to your left hand side as possible when competing. Many riders drift to the
centre so that vehicles can't overtake and become very frustrated.
- Some courses incorporate
U-turns or right turns at roundabouts. Make a clear hand signal and if the
road is clear move to the right of the carriageway in good time.
- Take great care with
ad hoc U-turns near to the start or finish - other traffic will not be expecting
- Please note the new club
In the interests of safety and fairness to all competitors, once an event
has started no competitor or their representative will be allowed to approach
the timekeeper. Competitors recorded times will be made available once the
last competitor has finished the event.
Provisional results will be made available after the event at a safe location.
- We have a club mobile
phone which is switched on during events, so if you have a problem you can
let us know. The number is: 07761 084 794