Stafford Road Club has been chosen to host the 2nd of 6 National Time Trial Series events which has attracted a top field of riders. In the women’s event, Olympic gold medallist and British National Champion Joanna Rowsell (Wigglehonda Pro Team) leads the field. In the men’s event Matt Bottrill (Drag2Racing) heads the men’s field. Matt beat Ben Swift (Sky Pro Team) to take silver medal place in last year’s National Championship, holds 50 National Championships, and is set to become Britain’s best ever domestic Time Trialist.
Here is a copy of the Start Sheet that shows a full list of riders participating and event details.
The event takes place on the Sporting Course that starts just north of Stafford in Weston village, map below. Riders will then head east along the A51 before turning north over Blithfield reservoir to Uttoxter and then south again along the A518 back to Weston. Riders will climb 422m as they travel around the 22 mile course making this a very tough event indeed. The cyclists have been entered into 5 separate categories with the Paracyclists going first, followed by the Veterans (over 40yrs), Women’s, Juniors (18 and under) and finally the Men’s and Espoirs (19 to 23yrs).
The first ride start time is 11:01 and riders will set off at 1min intervals with the top riders in each category being set off 2min apart. We hope that there will be a good turnout of local cyclists and enthusiasts who come to see Britain’s top riders warming up at the HQ in Weston Village Hall and to cheer the riders along the course. The National Series awards over £1,200 of prizes to the winners and awards £500 at this event alone. The prize presentation is scheduled to begin at 14:10 in the HQ.
For more info on Stafford RC other Open and Club TT events this year please use the Events Link at the top of our web page