The “Hilly 21” was originally held on the first Sunday after the clocks went forward in March and was traditionally the first time trial of the year in the North East.
Anyone who is a member of a CTT affiliated club above the age of 12 can enter on a CTT entry form and pay the entry fee. There are prizes for fastest riders, ladies, veterans, juniors and juveniles.
The race will be advertised as sponsored by the club sponsor Start Cycles.
Entries to be sent to Ian Bryan (firstname.lastname@example.org): 63 Marine Terrace, Blyth, NE24 2LR. Please enclose a completed CTT entry form and a cheque for £8.50 made payable to Ian Bryan. Alternatively enter online. This is recommended for younger riders as it gives you the opportunity to download the necessary parental consent form which you must complete and bring with you on the day.
Closing date for postal entries is March 1st, but it is worth checking after that [with Ian Bryan] to see if there are any places unfilled up to the evening of the 8th. Be warned though, as an early season race on a popular course the event is expected to be over- subscribed.
Entry Forms are also available from the CTT website
Whalton Village Hall, Whalton, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 3XA Will be manned from 1pm. See map below for details
Course: M21. Start Time: 2.00pm
Start at Belsay on unclassified road 200m north of junction of A696 and B6524. Proceed north on unclassified road via Bolam Lake to junction with B6343 (6.4 miles).Turn left to Scots Gap taking the first right onto unclassified road to Rothley Cross Roads (9 miles). TAKE CARE. At Rothley Cross Roads turn left onto B6342 to Cambo where left onto B6343 to Scots Gap. Continue along B6343 to first turn right TAKE CARE onto unclassified road in direction of Belsay to finish opposite start.
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Refreshments will be available after the race from 2.30pm onwards.
A safety briefing will be available when you sign in for the race and an experienced club member will be available for younger riders and novices to discuss bike set up.
You are advised that:
No U-Turns are to be made in the vicinity of the timekeeper and no dismounting in the finishing area.
Take extra care at road junctions and particularly at the t-junction for Scots Gap and the right turn for Rothley Cross Roads.
No cutting corners.
Watch out for potholes.
TAKE GREAT CARE ON THE DESCENT AND CLIMB OF MIDDLETON BANK BECAUSE OF THE BAD ROAD SURFACE!
Note: No parking down to the bridge at the bottom of the hill 600m from the start or on the road to the right (B6524) leading to Whalton.
All vehicles to be parked safely and without hindrance to other road users.
CTT advise no parking on verges.
In the interests of your safety, we recommend that all competitors wear a hard shell helmet and use a working rear light.
20 spaces have been made available at Belsay County First School (NE20 0ET) please do not block anyone in or park on the grass. Additional (Paid) parking is available at Bolam Country Park approx 1mile from the race start.
Will be confirmed with start sheets after entry closes.
In addition, the fastest Barnesbury Rider will win the Ken Wilkinson Trophy. Trophies will be presented at the Club Dinner (date to be confirmed).