13th April 2019
PROMOTED FOR & ON BEHALF OF CYCLING TIME TRIALS UNDER
THEIR RULES & REGULATIONS
This is a great course for novice time trialists because although it is on an A road it is a single carriageway and relatively quiet. We aim to make this a very friendly and welcoming time trial and we were delighted at the number of younger cyclists taking part in the event with the support of their parents.
This is the link to the map and in our additional documents you will see the visual risk assessment so you can decide if this is an appropriate course for you. This document will be updated nearer to the event.
Traditionally a lot of novice riders come to this event and last year we decided to set up a women’s field so that we could accommodate the large number of novice women riders who wanted to race. We had 29 women in our women’s field and 100 men and we hope to have a good turnout again this year to make it a fun and competitive event.
As with all Otley Cycle Club events there will be equal prize money for men and women in all
categories – including veteran and juniors.
Parking and Access to the Course
There is a large car parking area in the field opposite the Centre (please do not use the pub car park) It is possible to reach the Community Centre by train from either Knaresborough Station or Cattal Station (trains from York or Leeds)
Our headquaters will be at the Arkendale Community Centre, which is a very comfortable base. The HQ will be open from 12.00 for the women’s race which will probably start at 13.01 (depending on numbers) . You will need to sign in and collect your bib numbers from the HQ. The men and tandem fields will be off at 14.01 onwards and the last rider will be
off by 16.00
There are toilets and refreshments, including the famous Otley Cycle Club Home Bakes. Your friends and family are welcome to wait for you in the community centre (we have free wifi) or there is a very cosy pub next door http://www.thebluebellatarkendale.co.uk/.
Course Start Location
The course start is about 2 miles away from the community centre, at the entrance to Rabbit Hill Business Park
There is no parking at the start or finish line so that the area is kept clear for riders and for other road users, please DO NOT PARK here.
There are other laybys on the course that can be used by spectators.
The course ends on the opposite side of the road, just after the turning left back to the HQ. You will need to return to the community centre to sign back in, if you do not personally sign back in you will be disqualified from the race – as the CTT rules.
You can read the Otley report on the event on our website