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Kent Valley R.C.

The South Lakes Premier Cycle Club

Time trials

Kent Valley Road Club’s midweek club time trials begin again on Wednesday with our first Milnthorpe 10 of the season. All our Monday or Wednesday club time trials start at 7pm, running from April through to the end of August. Entry fees are £3 for KVRC members (1st or 2nd claim) and £4 for guests from other clubs.

We have a season-long best all-rounder competition for men, women and juniors/juveniles based on finishing points achieved in our 10s, club hilly events and one of our five open KVRC time trials. We also have a 25-mile club championship and a, new for 2017, 10 miles championship.

Only first claim members or those whose other racing team/club does not time trial qualify for our championships, but everyone (first or second claim) can target our Standard Awards – see below.

The first five places in our Milnthorpe 10s will be reserved for “come and try it” riders or those less confident of starting among faster riders later in the field. But time trials are all about the personal challenge of registering a time and then trying to improve it during the course of the summer – they are for everyone and you don’t need to be riding a specialised bike to take part.

Riders must be 12 or over and those under 18 will be required to provide a completed Cycling Time Trials parental consent form at signing on (in the car park across the road from the Spar Shop/filling station at Milnthorpe).

Club standard awards

Club standard awards are back! We haven't run them for many years but from 2016 onwards first claim club members, juniors, seniors and veterans (10 miles only for vets at this stage) will be able to target standard times to gain "gold", "silver" and "bronze" awards to be presented annually at our awards night - November 11th at The Villa this year so make a note in your diaries.

They offer everyone riding a time trial a chance to be a winner, whatever their finishing position. But the onus is on riders to submit their standard claims to our Time Trials Secretary each October.

Download club standards awards