As the TT season comes to a close, the hill climb season starts. There are, stragely, those who actually enjoy doing hill climbs and pay to take part in such events. If you're one of them and a glutton for punishment, or think "how hard could that be? c'mon, it's only a pesky little hill", then get yourself along to the bottom of the Lyle hill on Tuesday the 10th at fort matilda bridge for 6:15. This will continue on the following Thursdays and Tuesday (12th, 17th and 19th). If after all that you think you've got what it takes, then get yourself registered for the GTR return to life charity event (28th September @ 10am) on the same course. To register for this, you will need to sign up via the CTT website.
05 Sep 2019 : 12:46 by Alastair
The club training will be put to the test on the 8th of September as we all put in our efforts to get the fastest times with our team mates on the annual Georgetown Cup.
Each club will put forward as many members as it can (with at least 8 riders) to try and get the lowest overall combined time for the 8 fastest riders of each club.
The times will then be used to work out the fastest club at the event.

Whilst this is all going on, there will also be the flying scot bike show, with owners proudly showing off their flying scot bikes with the aim of winning best bike in show.
Some owners will even race their flying scot in the event. Overall a great day racing and mingling with other clubs and talking about bikes.

If you're interested in taking part in the event, get yourself along to https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/16557 and get yourself signed up!
Closing date for sign-up is the 28th August.

Hope to see you all there!
15 Aug 2018 : 09:51 by Alastair
Road Cycling So Glasgow is hosting the European Championships and there are a good few cycling events taking place.
Some of the events are free to watch as they are road races taking place in and around Glasgow city itself.
The full cycling events list can be found at https://www.glasgow2018.com/sports/cycling.

The races that i'm most interested in, and i'm sure some of you lot too, are the road races and time trails.
They are taking place as follows.
Sunday the 5th at 12:30 - 16:00 Women's road race.
Wednesday the 8th at 8:45 - 11:45 Women's Time trials
Wednesday the 8th at 12:45 - 15:15 Men's Time trials
Sunday the 12th at 10:30 - 16:30 Mens road race

None of these events require a ticket.

The route for the time trials are at https://www.glasgow2018.com/sites/default/files/Cycling Map Time Trial 1 May.pdf.
The route for the road races are at https://www.glasgow2018.com/sites/default/files/00693 - Cycling Map Road Race v9.pdf

Hope to see some of you there!
30 Jul 2018 : 11:07 by Alastair
Inverclyde Velo were represented at the round the Island 9 mile TT and the 1.5 mile Hillclimb, with 82 riders down to ride the time trial the Velo had 7 riders competing.

Conditions were dry and cool, but a strong south westerly made for a fast start but a laborious return leg at the far side of the Island.

The fastest time of the day was David Griffiths with a 19.20 , According to his on board video which is available on line shows David reaching speeds of 37mph on the outward stretch.
David Griffiths rides for Project Go.
21 Jun 2018 : 19:48 by dapperdan
Milporttt It's that time of year again where the Tour of Cumbrae is fast gaining on us! On the 17th of June both the Time Trial and the hill climb will take place. 11am for the 9.5 mile TT and 2:15pm for the Hill climb. Entries Close at midnight on the 13th June. You can enter via https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk
Time Trial: https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/16551
Hill Climb: https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/16549
Hope to see you all there!
15 May 2018 : 12:33 by Alastair