Velo Club Walcot took second place team in the Bath CC promotion today, a counting event in the season-long Western Time Trials Association series. Best-placed member was Tavis Walker in eighth position.

The results sheet is here

Arran Armstrong writes:

“VC Walcot were out with eight riders at the 24 mile Bath CC TT event today, which started in Maiden Bradley.  The course comprised of ~1,500ft of climbing, with gradients of up to 16%, a proper hardriders course.  The VC Walcot contingent consisted of Tav Walker, Rob Grover, James Coleman, John Benjamin, Michael Bedford, Charles Thibault and Arran Armstrong.  It was a cold start, but it soon warmed up and the roads were dry with a gentle wind, which was a big improvement over the previous TT at Gillingham two weeks ago.  There were no individual podiums for VC Walcot this week, but we did get second in the team event, and were only outdone by a youthful team from the Welsh Cycling Academy.

The course was challenging with a mixture of flowing down hill, short lumps and a torturous climb out of Mere, which made everyone suffer.  However, this was all forgotten after returning to HQ at Maiden Bradley village hall for tea, coffee and a massive selection of delicious cakes; the walnuts on the coffee & walnut cake were even painted gold…?

The next time trial that Velo Club Walcot will be out for in force is the 21st April 2018, hosted by Gloucester City Cycling Club ( and is run on the U72 course, detailed here;  Remember, you don’t need a TT rig or speciast gear to have ago at a race, just enter via the Cycling Time Trials (CTT) website and turn up with your normal road bike. It’s good fun, social and of course there is generally cake at the end.  Competition classes usually include, male, female, team and three veteran classes based on age, but really it is you, solo, against the clock and it’s addictive.”