Headquarters – Thornthwaite-cum-Braithwaite Victory Memorial Hall, on the East side of the A66 road approx. 0.5 miles North of the turn to Braithwaite village. The start is about 5 minutes ride from the Headquarters. Please allow enough time to get to the start.
The hall has the usual toilet facilities, plus showers (which are operated by a £1 coin).
Parking – There is parking available at the Headquarters. No parking at the climb start.
Note that no times will be given to competitors or supporters at the finish. No vehicle or competitors to stop on road or verge. Riders should proceed directly to the headquarters. There will be a results board at the HQ.
Please note: local regulations
Local Reg No 5
In ALL events, competitors prior to starting are not permitted to ride past the finish timekeeper during the duration of the event.
Local Reg No 6
Any competitor making a “U” turn in the vicinity of the start or finish will be disqualified from the event.
Local Reg No 15
Riders must keep to the left hand side of the road except when overtaking.
Failure to comply with the above may lead to disqualification.
IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE
Riders must give their number at the finish and elsewhere on the course if requested.
Riders must NOT STAND in the road at the start or finish (this constitutes obstruction and is a breach of Regulations.)
Riders must NOT ride with their heads down.
Would all riders please take special care on the descent back to Braithwaite (steep descent with sharp bends and risk of oncoming traffic on the wrong side of the road in order to pass other competitors ascending the climb), through Braithwaite village (very narrow road with blind bends), and on the A66 back to the HQ (fast traffic).
All competitors under the age of 18 and/or JUNIORS must wear a HELMET of HARD/SOFT SHELL that conforms to a recognized standard (see Regulation 15). Cycling Time Trials strongly recommends ALL competitors to wear such a helmet.
CTT also recommends that a working rear light, either flashing or constant, is fitted to the machine in a position clearly visible to following road users and is active whilst the machine is in use.