Sotonia 10 mile Road Bike Time Trial – P164

Date: Sunday 4 Apr 2021
Time: 9:30am
Location: lyndhurst

Our first Timetrial of 2021 is on Sunday 4th April! This is likely to be a popular event, and priority will be given to Sotonia members.

Please note that the sign-on HQ is at the main Lyndhurst centre car park so you’ll need to go there to sign on. This is because the national park authority have objected to us running the event from a forest car park, but we are hoping to resolve this for future events.

This is a road bike time trial. This means that you can ride the event on a TT bike if you wish, and you will be given a time, but on the official results you will be listed after people on road bikes. We’ve chosen to adopt the rules on what constitutes a “road bike” from a national road bike TT series. Your bike doesn’t have to be a “road bike” so you can ride a cyclocross bike for example, but it must not be a TT bike. Specific rules…

1. No aerobars, clip on aerobars or aero extensions can be used
2. Hands must be holding the handlebars at all times whilst racing (ie. not with forearms resting on the handlebar)
3. Wheels must have a minimum of 12 spokes each, and have a maximum rim depth of 90mm
4. Helmets must have no visor
5. Ears must not be covered by the helmet (Giro Aerohead helmets are not permitted)

The starting time is 9.30am but make sure you arrive at the HQ in plenty of time to sign on and collect your number. Anyone under the age of 18 must bring along a completed Parental Consent Form.


How to enter

To enter, please email You can also enter on the day, but do enter in advance if you can.

This event is open to both Sotonia members and non-members too. Free entry to Sotonia members. £5 non-member entry, payable in cash on the day.

Maximum 40 riders. First rider off at 9:31am.


Covid regulations for riders

Sotonia CC are now able to resume club time trial activity by implementing the CTT COVID19 risk assessment and guideline. Riders should read the information below carefully as failure to comply with the regulations could result in disqualification from the event and being barred from further competing in the rest of the 2021 season.

  • Competitors should not attend if they feel ill in ANY way, if family members have any COVID19 symptoms or if they have been told to self-isolate, for example through the Governments ‘Track and Trace’ system.
  • Tier 1 members of public – those with a PHE/NHS letter suggesting that they currently shield, may not attend.
  • Anyone within the government’s defined “Clinically vulnerable people” group is strongly advised not to attend.


Before the event

  • Competitors must be ‘ready to race’ on arrival. Dressed, bike ready to go (other than installing wheels). No changing, pumping tyres, chain oiling etc allowed at HQ.
  • Do not bring non-competitors with you. Only exceptions to this is for riders under 18 may need to bring a parent or guardian with them, or if someone is unable to drive themselves. In these cases, the non-competitors must remain inside their own vehicle for the duration of the event.
  • Remember to bring a working rear light, as there will be no lights available to borrow. No light = No ride!
  • No support can be provided if a competitor suffers mechanical difficulties. It is strongly advised that all competitors carry with them a spare inner-tube/tubular, pump and tyre levers if required.
  • It is strongly advised that all competitors carry a mobile phone and take with them the telephone number of the event organiser (Available at HQ). Please telephone the organiser if you have failed to finish the event.



  • One-way system for sign on, with 2m spacing marked.
  • We are unable to look after/store any bags, clothing, water bottles etc at HQ. Competitors that ride to the event will need to make sure they have somewhere to store their items or not bring anything with them that they are unable to carry.


3 stage process with separate tables

  1. Sanitise and read rider information – Before doing anything, hands must be sanitised using provided hand sanitiser. On the day rider information (e.g. about any on course hazards) will be available at this point, if you require glasses to read, you may want to bring them.
  2. Collect number and pen – numbers with individual sanitised pens. Each individually laid out on the table. Do not touch other numbers or pens, make sure you know your number
  3. Sign pre-filled CTT form – Sign form, return your pen to tub of disinfectant, then return immediately to your vehicle or leave HQ.



  • Riders must pin their own numbers on.
  • Start area will be limited to 4 competitors only. Riders must arrive at the start no earlier than 4 minutes before their start time. Please avoid large numbers by not arriving too early.



  • Start point marked by cone/chalk as well are distancing for waiting competitors. Waiting competitors will be on the pavement, not the road.
  • No pusher. Competitors must have 1 foot on the ground at start
  • Start timekeeper will stand 2m+ away from start point on grass bank


In race

  • All competitors to be aware of procedure for passing a caught rider. (Signage information at sign on)
  • Responsibility of caught rider to drop back 30 metres minimum asap
  • At finish line no stopping, proceed to HQ. No group riding.



  • Return to your own vehicle immediately upon returning to HQ
  • Do not form gatherings of any number even if ‘social distancing’ is observed
  • No refreshments will be available
  • Leave as soon as possible and avoid discussing the event/ socialising



  • If you wish to socialise with fellow competitors after the event, please relocate to a different open area on your way home, still observing 2 metre social distancing. No gatherings of any number are permitted at HQ.
  • Results will be available ASAP online and NOT at the event.


Have a good ride!