The VTTA has a comprehensive system of national age records for men and women and for ages from 40 to those in their 90s!
Road (time trial) age records can be set on a solo bicycle, a solo tricycle, a tandem bicycle and a tandem tricycle. Track records can be set on solo and tandem bicycles and on outdoor tracks on either track bikes or TT bikes. For tandems, records can also be set by a mixed pair.
A claimant for any record must be a paid-up member of the VTTA at the time of the ride.
With the new website based age records system, group and national records are continuously being updated from CTT open event results. Members no longer need to complete and submit claim forms except in the case of a record set in a Scottish Cycling event. In such a case a form must be submitted to the Scottish Group Recorder (the form is available in the About / Forms section).
Records can be set in any listed CTT or Scottish Cycling open time trial at the following distances/times - 10, 15, 25, 30, 50, & 100 miles, and 12 & 24 hours.
Records are set on actual times not on age adjustment (or plus). Records cannot be set in club events.
Provisional claims are notified to both the provisional record holder and to the relevant Group Recorder for a group age record and to the National Road Records Secretary for a national record.
The National Secretary will ratify all national records and address any issues that may arise with a record. He will also issue national record certificates.
Group Recorders will ratify group records and check they comply with any specific group requirements such as limitations on courses that can be used.
Once ratified by the Group and/or National Recorder, the holder is notified automatically.
Records can also be set by men and women on solo or tandem machines on indoor tracks and outdoor tracks at 5, 10, and 25 miles, 1 hour, and 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 kilometres. Track records have to comply with certain conditions including:
Ahead of the attempt, notification must be sent to the Records Secretary. This should include details of the proposed track, rider(s), names of the approved CTT or British Cycling timekeeper and the VTTA or other independent observer. The Secretary will then confirm if the attempt complies with regulations before it takes place.
If having notified a track record attempt and succeeded in achieving a new record then download the relevant form from the Forms section here, Provide details of the track used, indoor or outdoor, names of timekeeper(s) and observer, and the detailed record of the attempt (e.g. lap times etc).and send to the National Records Secretary. You may either post or email claims but they must include the claim form and the supporting documentation. The Secretary will ratify the record if achieved in accordance with the regulations and issue a certificate to the new record holder.
Please contact the National records Secretary Ian Greenstreet (firstname.lastname@example.org)