The Bert Bailey Memorial Triennial Vet's 100
07 Jul 19
The Chester and North Wales CTC Veterans 100 is a well-established event which challenges riders aged 50 years and above to cycle our traditional and mostly flat 100mile course at a sociable pace. In 2019 it will be part of the Cycling UK triennial veterans 100 series of events. Riders are in small groups allocated by the organiser with a ride leader. It is not a sportive.
Location & Route
Start/finish is Duddon and Clotton Village Hall, Willington Road, Tarporley. (Nr Chester) CW6 0HD where there is plenty of marshalled, free parking for those who need it. It is an out-and -back route which goes down via Overton to Four Crosses. Route details and joining instructions are to be emailed (or posted) to you approximately 7 days before the event.
The route is all on road but not closed ones! Do take the time to enjoy this tour of our wonderful Cheshire and Welsh lanes in the company of your fellow cyclists.
There is a staggered start with riders setting off in small groups with a ride leader. This helps to prevent bunching of large numbers of riders on the road and spreads arrival at refreshment stops. Those who wish to ride more slowly start earliest, with the aim of all returning to Duddon in time for the presentation of certificates which usually takes place at 6.45pm
Please let us know if there is someone you particularly wish to ride with (tandem riders-please indicate this and give name of partner). Most groups will aim to average about 12 mph for the day, however we would ask you to estimate the average riding speed you would be comfortable at so that we can try to match riders to suitable groups (between 11 and 14mph). Please will you also advise us if you intend to participate on an ebike. Each group is to be led by an experienced ride leader.
Refreshments & stops
Tea/coffee and biscuits are available at the start and finish of the event. There is a morning tea/coffee & food stop, a lunch stop halfway round, and a stop in the afternoon for sandwiches, tea, cake etc. All of the stops are at halls with toilet facilities.
You are responsible for using a bicycle in safe, rideable, legal condition. Out of courtesy to other riders we would request that you fit at least an effective rear mudguard and flap if the roads are likely to be wet.
Ebikes can be used on this ride but please bear in mind that you need to have an ebike with a 100mile range, however that is organised. Some experienced local ebike riders carry a spare battery for this distance.
There will be a sag wagon, which is intended for emergency cover (serious mechanical problem, illness etc). The vehicle will be able to pick up a standard cycle but will not to be able to transport tandems, trikes or any bike that will not fit (although these can be used on the event).
To ensure that you and the others riding with you enjoy the day organisers suggest you complete some longer rides in the months prior to the event so you know you will have enough power (human or electric) to complete the distance.
We welcome all cyclists aged 50years and over on the 1st of March 2019 to this event. You do not have to be a member of Cycling UK although we encourage you to join our national organisation www.cyclinguk.org.uk.
The entry fee is £26.00
The fee is non-refundable after June 1st 2019.
If entries are cancelled prior to 1st June 2019 a sum of £16- is refundable prior to that date on request (£10- retained to cover administration costs).
The entry fee includes all meals/snacks/cuppas, route sheet and finishing certificate. There may be an opportunity to purchase a Triennial Veterans 100 enamel badge directly from Cycling UK (this is not included in the entry fee).
Closing date for entries is Wednesday 12th June 2019 or when the event is full whichever is the earliest.
Oldest Riders Awards
There are a special awards for the oldest Lady and Gentleman veteran completing the course on an exclusively human powered bicycle.
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