The current course we use for our club improvers competitions is the ‘True’ U375 variation run by the Frome & District Wheelers details of which can be found below.
- Location: Marston lay-by near Frome
- Dates: Every Wednesday night, starting late-April
- Start Time: 19.00.
- Entry Fee: £3.00.
- Course: U375
We also run a TT ‘combined cup’ completion using two different open events from the WTTA Hardriders Series. The different events are chosen at the start of the season and to make things interesting we have prizes for first, second and third overall plus ladies, juveniles and juniors and a ‘Non- Aero” prise to encourage members who don’t have a time trial bike. Details for the 2017 event will follow shortly…
SVCC Points Competition
|2016 Winner!||Tim Reed||21||10|
Annual Time Trial Improvers’ Competition
If you have ever wondered how the trophy is awarded? Then here is the way the competition is run…
The competition is over all the Club evening ten mile time trials. The 21 mile time trials are covered by a separate competition. Both competitions are open to Somer Valley Cycling Club members only. Any Club 10 mile time trials that are held as ‘2 up’ events do not count.
The points system was originally devised by Fred Davies as a way for riders of all abilities to compete for a trophy.
To start scoring points riders must complete two time trials to obtain an average time. On the third time trial the time given will be compared with the average of the last two times. Each week the rider with the largest gain or smallest loss will be awarded a maximum 10 points. The rider with the next largest gain or next smallest loss will be awarded 9 points. This continues down to the tenth rider getting 1 point. If there are more than 10 qualifying riders all the others get no points.
If there are less than 10 qualifying riders in any week then the maximum points are reduced to the number of qualifying riders. For example if only 7 Somer Valley riders who have already taken part in 2 time trials turn up, then the rider who improves most against his or her average only gets 7 points.
This reduced scoring keeps the competition close and means that a few riders turning up on the first few weeks do not accumulate so many points that other riders have no hope of catching up later.
The time a rider is compared with is the average times of the last two rides.
All very simple really.
The more times you ride the more chances you have to pick up points. A trophy will be awarded at the Christmas dinner and presentation evening in November or December.
The times and points will be updated to the website on a regular basis….
by Iain Messider
|2015 Winner!||Tim Reed||46||10|
|2014 Winner!||Peter Barrett||39||12|