Time Trials

About time trials

Time trials are races where the rider competes against the clock to cover a set distance over a specified course.

The common distances are 10 and 25. Riders start at minute intervals, and ride individually.

From April through to September the Club runs a series of TimeTrials every Tuesday evening. There are 5, 9 and 10 courses, based around RNAS Yeovilton. The HQ for all the courses is the Nuffield Sports Pavillion, RNAS Yeovilton (opposite Museum entrance). Follow signs for Fleet Air Arm Museum. We have use of the changing rooms which include Toilet and Shower facilities.

The events are listed on the Calendar page. Anyone is welcome to ride the Club events, provided they are a member of an CTT affiliated Club. A special day membership (£5.00) is available to enable riders to try the discipline before they join the club as a full member. Please allow thirty minutes before the start of the event to sign on and collect your race number.

The costs are as follows:

  • Yeovil CC juniors £2.00
  • Other juniors £3.50
  • Yeovil CC seniors £4.00
  • Affiliated seniors £5.00
  • Non affiliated seniors £6.00

The results from the weekly evening events can be found on the Results page.

YCC Time Trial Routes

5 mile TT route

  • Start on B3151 at the drain cover at the western end of the layby which is near the junction signed to Urgashay.
  • From the start head west to the first roundabout at Ilchester (Northover), circle the roundabout, retrace route to finish.
  • Finish on B3151 approx 0.2 miles east of the Start, at the drain cover by the field gate on the south side of the road.

9 mile TT route

  • Start at field gate (south side of road), west of Health Centre at Queen Camel on unclassified road (West Camel Road).
  • From the start head west, through Bridgehampton to turn left at Stockwitch Cross to join the B3151 (five course).
  • Head west to the first roundabout at Ilchester (Northover), circle the roundabout, retrace route to finish.
  • Finish: At field gate (north side of road), to west of Health Centre at Queen Camel (opposite start).

10 mile TT route

  • Start at the 1st drain cover west of the first gate west of the 30mph sign on the western side of Podimore village.
  • Proceed to Podimore roundabout and take first exit (A303 westwards), continue straight along the A303 to the Tintinhull/Ash flyover, immediately after passing under the flyover turn left (signpost Tintinhull).
  • At the T‑junction turn left over the bridge and then left again – adverse camber – (signpost London), then left to rejoin the A303 eastwards.
  • Take care when rejoining the A303 at the turn there is no slip road, keep in close to the kerb. Retrace to finish approx 400 metres before Podimore roundabout.
  • On completion of the course do not suddenly slow or vary your line, remain on the inside lane and obey the traffic lights.
  • If it is safe to do so cross to the outside lane on the roundabout otherwise take the first exit (Langport) and continue on to the Lytes Cary junction, where you may turn in safety.
  • Take care when crossing the Podimore roundabout returning to the finish.

Results from previous years