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:
In keeping with tradition, we are once again hosting a Reliability Trial in 2018 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 two rides going out to Willersey and Winchcombe.
|Sunday 25 February 2018||8.30am for signing-on, 9am start|
|Mettis Aerospace Sports & Social Club, Cherry Tree Walk, Redditch, B97 6PB|
|Parking, toilets and changing facilities will be available at HQ before and after the ride|
|£5 per rider (includes a large slice of cake and a cup of tea or coffee)|
|Refreshments will be available at the turnpoints and at HQ when you have finished|
|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|
We have two picturesque rides takeing you into the beautiful Cotswolds villages of Willersey for the shorter route and Winchcombe for the longer route.
Route cards, GPX files and a map of the suggested routes are available below for each ride:
Entry is available online (at the same cost) to save you time on the morning of the event. Click below to enter.
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!
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|
|26 Apr||Thurs, 7pm||K32/10||10 miles|
|10 May||Thurs, 7.30pm||K32/10||10 miles|
|24 May||Thurs, 7.30pm||K32/10||10 miles|
|07 Jun||Thurs, 7.30pm||K32/10||10 miles|
|21 Jun||Thurs, 7.30pm||K32/10||10 miles|
|05 Jul||Thurs, 7.30pm||K32/10||10 miles|
|19 Jul||Thurs, 7.30pm||K32/10||10 miles|
|02 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|
|06 Jun||Weds, 7pm||K34/5||5 miles|
|20 Jun||Weds, 7pm||K34/25||25 miles|
|04 Jul||Weds, 7pm||K36/5||5 miles|
|18 Jul||Weds, 7pm||K36/10||10 miles|
|01 Aug||Weds, 7pm||K34/5||5 miles|
|15 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."
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.
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.
|Saturday 9th June 2018||2pm first rider starts, then 1min intervals|
|Parking, toilets and changing facilities will be available at HQ before and after the event|
|£10 per rider (pre-entry only)|
|Refreshments will be available at HQ when you have finished|
|Cash prizes on the day, including categories for RRPCC members|