If you are over 40, ride a bike and live around Yorkshire then the Yorkshire group may be right for you.
What we do:
As a VTTA Yorkshire member, you are part of the nationwide VTTA organisation. Members receive the Annual Handbook and the Quarterly magazine “The Veteran”. Members are eligible to take part in VTTA events throughout the country, including the National Championships, and to enter the National Competitions (4 distance, 3 distance and short distance Best All Rounder). The National VTTA organisation maintains a website at www.vtta.org.uk where you can read news and information about its events, competitions and records.
VTTA Age Standards
The major basis of competition in VTTA events is the age standard, this being a unique handicapping system based upon the competitor's age.
A table is published in the National handbook and on the VTTA website, which sets for each distance a standard time (or distance), for each year of age. The rider's actual performance is then subtracted from their age standard and the result forms their 'plus' (or 'minus' in the circumstances where the standard is less than the actual performance). For example, if a 50 year old male does a time of 1.05.00 at 25 miles against his age standard of 1.08.03 he then would be credited with doing a 'plus' of 3 mins 03 secs. If you are an active competitor, you will probably want to ‘beat your standard’
The majority of awards in VTTA events are based upon the riders achieving the greatest plus, although there may also be awards for fastest actual time and Age Band awards.
The VTTA collects age, distance and time data in CTT events and uses it to update standards as the performance of the average rider improves over time.
You must enter for standards before competing, by paying the fee of £15. Performances achieved before entry will not qualify.
VTTA events held within the Yorkshire area in 2023 are as follows :-
Sat 4th March 2023 10M VTTA (Yorkshire), includes tandems - V212
Sun 16th April 2023 25M VTTA National Championship, includes tandems, preference VTTA members - V236/1
Sun 16th July 2023 10M VTTA (Yorkshire) - V210
VTTA Yorkshire Group Trophies
Trophy Events ( best on standard)
10 miles Stan Chadwick Memorial Cup
25 miles Oliver Shield
25 miles Bernard Wood Memorial Shield BOS Any Group
50 miles Yorkshire VTTA Shield
100 miles Charlie Rice Cup
12hr John Pickles Cup
24hr Ken Hartley Cup (Any event in CTT Handbook)
4 Distance BAR Oliver Cup
Men’ Short Distance BAR ( formerly used for 3 Distance BAR) Ron Bailey Shield
Ladies Short Distance BAR Len Dexter Memorial Cup
Ladies 3 Distance BAR Harry McKechnie Memorial (over 10,25 &50 miles)
Ladies 3 Distance BAR Plaque (over 25,50 & 100 miles)
30 miles Bill Broadley Shield ( awarded to any vet from any group on standard)
100 miles Fred Bottomley Memorial Cup (awarded to fastest Vet Yorkshire Group)
4 Distance BAR F.B. Wood Memorial Shield ( awarded to fastest Yorkshire Group Vet on Actual)
Meritorious Service Award; Linley Shield for services to the Yorkshire Group.
A Facebook group for Yorkshire VTTA members is available https://www.facebook.com/groups/147422405981990/