Redditch Road & Path Cycling Club

Promoting cycling for all ages and abilities in Redditch, Worcestershire, UK

Racing

Racing

RRPCC has a long history of competition, mostly in time trialling but also road, circuit and cyclo-cross. As a club, we organise an evening series of time trials, an Open 10 mile time trial, a hill climb, a round of the local cyclo-cross league and for 2017, a road race. We also organise a traditional pre-season Reliability Trial (a ride, not a race!) Use the following links to find out more:

Reliability Trial

Sunday 26 February | Mettis Aerospace Sports & Social Club, Redditch, B97 6PB

In keeping with tradition, we are once again hosting a Reliability Trial in 2017 for the pre-season test of rider and bike. Historically, the objective has been to ride from the start location to a designated point and back averaging no more than 18mph on an unmarked route without marshals - leaving the rider to decide the route for themselves. A checker is located at the turn point (with tea & coffee!) to make sure everyone makes it. We have three rides going out to Broom, Willersey and Winchcombe.

Date Time
Sunday 26 February 2017 8.30am for signing-on, 9am start
HQ
Mettis Aerospace Sports & Social Club, Cherry Tree Walk, Redditch, B97 6PB
Facilities
Parking, toilets and changing facilities will be available at HQ before and after the ride
Cost
£5 per rider (includes a large slice of cake and a cup of tea or coffee)
Refreshments
Refreshments will be available at the turnpoints and at HQ when you have finished
Start
If the total entry exceeds 40 riders, rides will be set off at 2 minute intervals from 9am
Finish Cut-off Time
The cut-off time is 2pm to return to HQ, if you don't think you will be able to make it back by this time, please contact the organiser to let them know

The Rides
We have three picturesque rides; the shorter route going to Broom and the two longer routes taking you into the beautiful Cotswolds villages of Willersey and Winchcombe.

Route cards, GPX files and a map of the suggested routes are available below for each ride:

Google Map for the whole route

Enter Online

Entry is available online to save you time on the morning of the event. Note that British Cycling charge an additional £1 admin fee when entry is done online. Click below to enter.

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Time Trials

Alternating weeks from Tuesday 11 April to Tuesday 29 August

The club has a thriving time trial scene with many members and non-members regularly turning-up to test themselves against the clock. We organise a series of evening time trials from early April to the end of August. These are held fortnightly on at Tuesday evening with the first rider setting off at 7pm and subsequent riders at 1 minute intervals thereafter. We recommend that you arrive around 6.30pm to allow yourself enough time to sign-on and get warmed-up. Our events are open to anyone of any ability (12 years and over) - that is the beauty of time trialling - it is just you riding the course to beat yourself!

Find out more about the RRPCC Time Trial Series

Events

The 2017 series consists of the following events:

Date & Time Course Distance Results
11 Apr Tues, 7pm K34/5 5 miles Results
25 Apr Tues, 7pm K34/9.8 9.8 miles Results
09 May Tues, 7pm K34/10 10 miles Cancelled
23 May Tues, 7pm K34/10D 10 miles Cancelled
06 Jun Tues, 7pm K34/14 14 miles
20 Jun Tues, 7pm K34/25 25 miles
04 Jul Tues, 7pm K34/25 25 miles
16 Jul Sun, 9am K33/50 50 miles
18 Jul Tues, 7pm K34/9.8 9.8 miles
01 Aug Tues, 7pm K34/14 14 miles
15 Aug Tues, 7pm K34/10 10 miles
29 Aug Tues, 7pm K34/5 5 miles

Bromsgrove Olympique Cycling Club
On the Thursdays between our events, Bromsgrove are organising the following events on the K32/10 course:

Date & Time Course Distance
04 May Thurs, 7pm K32/10 10 miles
18 May Thurs, 7.30pm K32/10 10 miles
01 Jun Thurs, 7.30pm K32/10 10 miles
15 Jun Thurs, 7.30pm K32/10 10 miles
29 Jun Thurs, 7.30pm K32/10 10 miles
13 Jul Thurs, 7.30pm K32/10 10 miles
27 Jul Thurs, 7.30pm K32/10 10 miles
10 Aug Thurs, 7.30pm K32/10 10 miles

Triathlon Redditch Events
Our local friendly Triathlon club are organising a series of six events in 2017, aimed specifically at beginners. Their series consists of the following events:

Date & Time Course Distance
14 Jun Weds, 7pm K34/5 5 miles
28 Jun Weds, 7pm K34/25 25 miles
12 Jul Weds, 7pm K36/5 5 miles
26 Jul Weds, 7pm K36/10 10 miles
09 Aug Weds, 7pm K34/5 5 miles
23 Aug Weds, 7pm K34/9.8 9.8 miles

Hayley Simmonds (British Time Trial Champion):

"The great thing about TTs is that they are individual events so anybody can have a go, regardless of equipment – you just need a bike! I actually think that time trialling is one of the best ways to get into competitive cycling as there isn’t the ‘intimidation factor’ of riding in a bunch or potentially being dropped. Many clubs have weekly evening TTs that you can enter for a very small cost (£2-3) and they are a great opportunity to get out and test yourself – you can then go back to the same course regularly and try to improve your time, which adds motivation for training. It’s a friendly and encouraging atmosphere with people chatting afterwards over tea and cake."

Awards

Club Trophies

At the end of each road season, RRPCC awards 12 of it's members with trophies for their time-trialling achievements. This includes 'Best All Rounder' (BAR) for 5, 10 & 25 miles covering each age category, also BAR for 10, 25 & 50 miles, fastest 25, fastest 50, fastest 25 by a novice not to have beaten 1hr 8mins before, fastest in our open 10 and a 2-up for fasted male and female pair to complete 5 miles.

See the Trophies page for more details

Series Awards

Additionally, awards will be given to winners of the time trial series. See the Time Trial Series page for more information

Open 10 / Club Time Trial Championships

Saturday 6 May | Cookhill Village Hall, Alcester, B49 5JS

Our annual 'Open 10' time trial is open to all riders who have pre-entered. The event is different from our evening time trials by having an indoor HQ and on-the-day prizes.

Date Time
Saturday 6th May 2017 2pm first rider starts, then 1min intervals
HQ
Cookhill Village Hall, Alcester, B49 5JS
Course
K33/10D
Facilities
Parking, toilets and changing facilities will be available at HQ before and after the event
Cost
£8 per rider (pre-entry only)
Refreshments
Refreshments will be available at HQ when you have finished
Prizes
Cash prizes on the day, including categories for RRPCC members

Redditch Road Race

Sunday 4 June | Inkberrow Village Hall, WR7 4HJ

Date Time
Sunday 4 June 2017 8.30-9.10 for signing-on, 9.30 race start
Category
Regional B. 3rd & 4th Cat riders
Cost
£24 online, £30 on the day
HQ
Inkberrow Village Hall, Sands Lane, Inkberrow, Worcestershire, WR7 4HJ
Facilities
Parking, toilets and changing facilities will be available at HQ
Refreshments
Refreshments will be available at HQ after the race
Distance
49 miles. 3 laps of the Inkberrow course
Course
Google Map of the course

This page is maintained by Racing Secretary: Steph Holmes Contact:racing@rrpcc.co.uk