Dumfries Cycling Club TT / Race Schedule and News 2018

Race News........

Dumfries Cycling Club Race Calendar 2018 (FINAL)  

Free Wednesday evenings in July/August available for training and participation events to appeal to the whole club membership.


·      DG TT League events will be open to riders aged 12+ from any CTT affiliated club and will be run collaboratively with the membership of other participating clubs.

·      DG League and Open events can count towards DCC competitions

·      The ‘Come and Try’ event is open to newcomers as a ‘taster’ event for those wishing to try a time trial for the first time or for those returning to the sport.

·      The ‘Merckx’ TT is open to DCC members, will be ridden on road bikes and shallow rim wheels, with no aerodynamic clothing, pointy helmets or bicycle modifications. 

Please see the rota of helpers added to the 2018 race calendar. If you are unable to make the night indicated please seek a swap with a clubmate before informing the Race Secretary racesecretarydumfriescc@gmail.com

Wednesday 4th April (6.30pm) Glencaple 10m S. Garner, A. Parker*CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*

Wednesday 11th April (7.00pm) Collin 10m R Colbeck, C Gibson, D McCalley

Wednesday 18th April (7.00pm) Park Farm 18m (tbc) G Ward, G & G McNeil

Wednesday 25th April (7.00pm) Glencaple 10m (D&G League 1) DCC

Wednesday 2nd May (7.00pm) Glencaple 6m (Come & Try) Non-members invited S Wyllie, C Kirkpatrick, S Laurie

Wednesday 9th May (7.00pm) Ecclefechan 20m (D&G League 2) Fechan Flyers

Wednesday 16th May (7.00pm) Glencaple - Quay Hill (Come & Try) Non-members and newcomers invited S Garner, A Parker, C Kirkpatrick, N Pearson

Wednesday 23rd May (7.00pm) Beattock 25m C McCann, C Gibson, C Little

Wednesday 30th May (7.00pm) Glencaple 10m (D&G League 3) DCC / Dooleys

Wednesday 6th June (7.00pm) Merckx TT S Garner, A Parker, C Kirkpatrick, S Laurie

*Wednesday 13th June (7.00pm) Lockerbie 10m G Ward, E Westmancott, Gary Black

*Wednesday 20th June (7.00pm) (Amended) Glencaple 25m C McCann, H Acklam, E Hamill

Wednesday 27th June (7.00pm) Glencaple 25m (D&G League 4) DCC / Studio VELO

Wednesday 4th July Training Activity tbc

Wednesday 11th July Training Activity tbc

Wednesday 18th July Training Activity tbc

Wednesday 25th July (7.00pm) Lockerbie 10m (D&G League 5) DCC / CRT

*Wednesday 1st August (7.00pm) Kirkland 10m B Morrell, G Collins

Sunday 5th August New Abbey Gallop APR Road Race (TLI Members: Online entry) Volunteers Required

*Wednesday 8th August (7.00pm) Lockerbie 10m C Gibson, D Keenan

Wednesday 15th August Training Activity tbc

Saturday 18th August (9.00am) Loch Ken Open 25m (CTT Open: Online entry) Volunteers Required

*Wednesday 22nd August (7.00pm) Glencaple 10m G Collins, G Ward, Cameron Black

Wednesday 29th August (6.30pm) Ecclefechan 10m (D&G League 6) Fechan Flyers

Wednesday 5th September (6.30pm) Loch Ettrick Hill Climb A Ure, D Jordan, Gordon McNeil

Wednesday 12th September (6.30pm) Brownhall, Pie Eaters 5m N Pearson, G Marland

BLUE = CTT ‘A’ Event (Open)

*GREEN = CTT club event arrangements. DCC members £2, Non-members £4. Riders may only ride in the name of one club.

RED + CTT Inter-club event – participation rules published on DG League Facebook Page

PURPLE = club-confined SC arrangements


Please note :

·       The named officials are responsible for putting out race signage **having collected it the week before**, recording the start sheet, timekeeping and marshalling the course where appropriate. Riders' times should be passed on to the Race Secretary as soon as possible following each event. 


·       Riders must sign on to ride 15 minutes prior to start.

·       The race secretary or race timekeeper may decide starting order or it will be done in order of signing on.

·       All riders must co-operate with arrangements to help the time keeper.

·       10 mile handicap league - best 7 times count. 18-25 mile handicap league - best 3 times count.

·       All riders must wear a helmet throughout event. NO HELMET - NO RIDE will be strictly enforced.

·       At all times riders must obey the rules of the road (e.g. give way to oncoming traffic at roundabouts etc).

·       Do not ride dangerously or "head down" and do not make "u" turns or loiter at start or finish lines.

·       Riders are advised to have a rear light attached to their bikes for all time trials.

·       The 5 mile TT is a total handicap event where the fastest rider in the 10 mile time trials starts on scratch, each rider's handicap is their best 10 mile time trail of the season subtracted from the scratch rider's time and divided by 2.

·       NOMINATED OFFICIALS: If you cannot make it on your date it is your responsibility to arrange a replacement or swap. If you are ill or planning to watch an event please volunteer as a helper or marshal.

The events listed in our calendar include:


Dumfries CC Time Trials

Unless otherwise stated, these events are only open to first claim members of the Club.  See the above PDF document for guidance on entering these events.  See also the British Cycling policy on club confined time trials


TLI Road Races

TLI road races are an ideal entry into road racing.  For more information on this format see the TLI web-site.  The calendar includes our popular Moniaive Wild Hills Road Race and the Dumfries CC Daystager stage race.



Sportives are timed events over pre-defined courses and are very popular challenge amongst our club members.  Events covered include the Drumlanrig Tearfund Challenge and the Solway Sportive.


Event Officials / Volunteers

Club Volunteers nominated to help run each of our events are indicated in the calendar.  Please take careful note of any events that you have been nominated to look after and ensure that you check what you are being asked to do on the night.  Please contact the race secretary if you have any questions.


For any further info regarding forthcoming TTs etc please get in touch with the race secretary. 

Dalbeattie Road Race 2013 (SWSCP Cat4) (picture by Alec Barclay)

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