Road Racing

 

 

Each year the Club organises Open road races. To participte you need to be a British Cycling (BC) member and have a racing licence. You then enter via the BC website.

Kingsdon Hill Circuit (Ham Hill Trophy and Pittards Trophy RR)

Event Headquarters: Long Sutton Village Hall.

Start – From the HQ (Neutralised) Turn right. After 500m turn right onto A372 towards Ilchester. After 1km pass Somerton turn on left, neutralised section ends and race starts. Circuit Proceed east on A372 to crossroads with B3151 where left. Climb Kingsdon hill and descend to outskirts of Somerton where sharp left onto B3153. Straight over roundabout at top of climb, after 1km right on next roundabout. Follow B3153 to edge of Langport where left on roundabout. Follow A372 past road to HQ and on to start the next lap. Finish At the end of the 4th/5th lap turn left at the crossroads after the Lime Kiln Inn. The finish is just over 1km up this road. M= Marshall. H = Hazard (see below)
Ham Hill Road Race – 5 laps. Pittards Road Race – 4 laps .

Kingsdon Hill

Known hazards: (See map)
H1 Right turn onto circuit.
H2 Sharp left onto B3151, busy crossroads
H3 Fast descent, with sharp right bend
H4 Hidden crossroads in dip (riders priority).
H5 Fast descent, with sharp left turn, busy junction, do not swing wide
H6 Roundabout on brow of hill, parked vehicles along to next roundabout
H7 Roundabout after sharp left bend
H8 Pelican crossing after brow of hill followed Garden centre on left
H9 Garden centre on left
H10 Roundabout at Langport. Caution white lines slippery when wet.
H11 Blind bridge and pedestrian crossing outside school
H12 Sharp left corner after school
H13 Sharp right, sharp left corner at bottom of short descent
H14 Left turn to finish is downhill, tight and sharp

 

Yeovil - Queen Camel - Ilchester Circuit No longer in use

 

Long Sutton - Somerton - Langport Circuit (John Andrews Memorial RR)

Event Headquarters: Long Sutton Village Hall.

Start – From the HQ (Long Sutton Village Hall / Sports Pavilion) ( Neutralised Section ) Turn right. 200m turn left onto A372 towards Langport. After 2km turn right onto Hermitage Road, Upton (M). When all riders are on Hermitage Road, start the race
Circuit Proceed up the incline over the railway bridge (M) to the T-junction (M). Turn left onto the B3153 to Langport and proceed along the flat section and down the hill past the road joining from the left (M), then continue along the B3153 until turning left onto the A372 (Field Road) (M). Carry on past the Comprehensive School (M at Crossing) and 200m round the tight bend (M) at the church. Continue along the A372, caution at sharp right then sharp left complex, and turn left into Hermitage Road, Upton (M) to start the next lap.
Finish At the end of the 12th lap do not turn left into Hermitage Road, Upton, but continue along the A372 through Long Sutton past the Lime Kiln Inn to turn left at the crossroads immediately after the 50 sign onto the unclassified unnamed road (M). The finish is just over 1km up this road.

M = Marshall. H = Known Hazard (see list below)

1 Narrow roads through Upton.
2 Left turn onto B3151, traffic on main road has priority
3 Fast descent, with traffic joining from left
4 Pelican crossing after brow of hill followed by garden centre on left
5 New roundabout at Langport. Caution as inner lane has a very slightly raised kerb.
6 Blind bridge and pedestrian crossing outside school
7 Sharp left corner after school
8 Sharp right, sharp left corner at bottom of short descent
9 Left turn to Upton is downhill, tight and sharp
10 Left turn to finish is downhill, tight and sharp