What is the VTTA?

The Veterans Time Trials Association (VTTA) exists to promote racing against the clock for riders over 40. 

Why Join?

Whilst most CTT events are run purely on actual time, as a VTTA member your race times can also be ‘age adjusted’ to level the playing field across all ages. The table below is a quick comparision of VTTA benefits with only riding as a CTT registered rider.

CTT riders

In addition, for VTTA members

Your race results are your actual times, regardless of your age. You’re racing against 20 year olds.

Your race times can be ‘age adjusted’ to account for your age. If you go faster than your expected (or previous best expected) time you qualify for a ‘Standard’ award. Every year.

Your actual times count towards the Traditional BBAR (50 and 100 miles and 12 hour).

Your age-adjusted times count towards the VTTA BAR (50 and 100 miles and 12 hour).

Your actual times count towards the Short BBAR (10, 25, 50 and 100 miles).

Your age-adjusted times count towards the VTTA Short Distance Competition (2x10s and 2x25s).

Your age-adjusted times count towards the VTTA Three Distance Competition (25, 50 and 100 miles).

You can enter VTTA events, but you can’t win a prize.

You can enter VTTA events, AND win a prizes on age adjusted time.

You’re racing against the best of the best if you want a National record, e.g. Bialoblocki’s 00:16:35 for 10 miles.

Qualify to set age records for ages from 40 to 93, on road and track.

Download the ctt vs vtta article here.

Your age adjusted time (AAT) is used for a system of personal bests, known as Standards. Your Standard for each distance is increased each year in line with your age. If you beat it you qualify for a Standard Award, and your new target is to beat that by at least 1 second. If you don’t beat it, you try again the next year until you do!

If you ride a VTTA National Championship event, it’s your AAT which is used for the results. Anyone can enter, but you have to be a member to be placed.

There are 3 VTTA season-long competitions: The Best All Rounder (BAR), The Short Distance Competition, and The Three Distance Competition.

  • The BAR is the same as the CTT’s British Best All Rounder (BBAR), including your best 50, 100 and 12 hour, except the VTTA uses age adjusted times and distances rather than actual.
  • The Short Distance uses your age adjusted average speed across 2x10 mile and 2x25 mile events, and
  • The Three Distance which is the same, but for your best 25, 50 and 100 mile event.

The VTTA maintains the UK’s time trialling age records. To get a record you just need to beat the best actual time by anyone your age or older.
News and updates and news on all of the above, and much more, are circulated to members each quarter in The Veteran magazine.

Is it for you?

If you are new to time trialling you can find a couple of helpful articles on the website - Beginner's Guide to Time Trialling and Time Trialling FAQs

There are various pages on this website that will give you a picture of the VTTA and its activities - see the various 'Explained' sections

There is a brief introduction to the VTTA  here

You can find out about our regional groups and which covers your area here 

How do you join?

You can find out more about joining here on the Membership page. This page also explains how you can enter for VTTA awards and competitions.

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