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zac_srczac_src Posts: 2
edited June 2012 in Amateur race
I'm looking for some fast time trial courses in the midlands and was wondering if anybody could suggest a few?
the cycling time trials website doesn't really give much info of the courses and its hard to look through them all

I've only done a few time trials so far and my best time is 23:46 for a 10 but the course was pretty lumpy, so i'd like to try a better course and see what i can do. I'm based near stoke on trent but could travel 1 or 2 hours for a decent course.

heres the course ride I got 23:46 on
http://app.strava.com/activities/9731279
and on this ride on a different course I did a 24:06
http://app.strava.com/activities/9110772

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  • sub55sub55 Posts: 1,025
    constantly reavalueating the situation and altering the perceived parameters accordingly
  • Mike39496Mike39496 Posts: 414
    Try doing the J2/9 at Chelford. There's a 25 on a Tuesday not this week but next. http://app.strava.com/rides/10169019

    I live just north of stoke and it's about a half an hour drive for me so shouldn't be far for you.

    That was my first 25 too.
  • simon_esimon_e Posts: 1,685
    You're not far from Shropshire but we don't really have any quick courses around here. Having said that, the new D10/8R near Welshpool (coincidentally, running an EOL at 7pm tonight) is pretty flat out-and-back SC with good surface.

    The D10/19 on the A483 near Chester is supposed to be a quick one. There are a courses around Blythe Bridge that are supposed to be fairly quick but that usually means DCs and more (and faster) traffic.

    Best way would be to talk to people in your club and others nearby, that's how I get any feel for courses I've not ridden.
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  • SBezzaSBezza Posts: 2,173
    http://www.cyclingtimetrials.co.uk/Even ... fault.aspx

    Here is a list of Central District courses, I would imagine those based on using the A50 would be quick, but it depends if you like mixing with traffic doing 70mph + on the dual carriageway. You should be able to plot the route on some mapping websites to see if a course is lumpy. Just bear in mind quicker courses are normally quicker because they have higher traffic flows.
  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Mike39496 wrote:
    Try doing the J2/9 at Chelford. There's a 25 on a Tuesday not this week but next. http://app.strava.com/rides/10169019

    I live just north of stoke and it's about a half an hour drive for me so shouldn't be far for you.

    That was my first 25 too.

    J2/9 isn't fast. It's 'rolling' terrain, single-carriageway, T-junctions, poor road surfaces, even cowsh*t (i.e. it's a Cheshire TT course ! :D )

    Your Strava plot however looks like JC/24, which next Tuesday is SeamonsCC's annual members-only club 25, not open to non-members

    This looks like J2/9 http://www.mapmyride.com/s/routes/view/ ... rd/1859593

    J5/8 on the other hand is fast, and is right next to Stoke, or A25/11 - both on A50, DC, fast traffic
    http://www.mapmyride.com/s/routes/view/ ... ke/2873437
    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Etwall-25-A25-11

    But all of these are 25's and I get the impression the OP wants a 10 ?

    The Cheshire one is J2/1, but like J2/9 not a 'fast' course (uses some of same roads)
  • peejay78peejay78 Posts: 3,378
    k33/10d is quite quick.

    i think i did a long 20 on there last year.
  • Mike39496Mike39496 Posts: 414
    andy_wrx wrote:
    Mike39496 wrote:
    Try doing the J2/9 at Chelford. There's a 25 on a Tuesday not this week but next. http://app.strava.com/rides/10169019

    I live just north of stoke and it's about a half an hour drive for me so shouldn't be far for you.

    That was my first 25 too.

    J2/9 isn't fast. It's 'rolling' terrain, single-carriageway, T-junctions, poor road surfaces, even cowsh*t (i.e. it's a Cheshire TT course ! :D )

    Your Strava plot however looks like JC/24, which next Tuesday is SeamonsCC's annual members-only club 25, not open to non-members

    This looks like J2/9 http://www.mapmyride.com/s/routes/view/ ... rd/1859593

    J5/8 on the other hand is fast, and is right next to Stoke, or A25/11 - both on A50, DC, fast traffic
    http://www.mapmyride.com/s/routes/view/ ... ke/2873437
    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Etwall-25-A25-11

    But all of these are 25's and I get the impression the OP wants a 10 ?

    The Cheshire one is J2/1, but like J2/9 not a 'fast' course (uses some of same roads)

    That's the one I meant sorry, didn't realise he was going for a 10 (the first Strava plot was around 25 miles which misled me!). There is a 10 on the A500 up by Crewe run by Crewe Clarion, details here: http://www.creweclarionwheelers.org/CLU ... SULTS-2012

    Might be worth a go.
  • willhubwillhub Posts: 821
    J2/1 is not fast, the roundabout can be a censored , it destroyed my chance of doing a 22 minute 10 one day.
  • Mike39496Mike39496 Posts: 414
    willhub wrote:
    J2/1 is not fast, the roundabout can be a *****, it destroyed my chance of doing a 22 minute 10 one day.

    Yeah I almost got ran over by a woman at Booths Hall island on my 25. Pulled out on me just as I was coming round it.

    Then the headwind nearly killed me on the way back.
  • turboslaveturboslave Posts: 178
    k33/10d is quite quick.

    i think i did a long 20 on there last year.

    Good course, there are quitte a few open and club events on there this season, best with a sotherley wind direction, I managed a pb on thre on Thursday, unfortunately it was no where near a 20m ride.

    Atb
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