The VTTA has a comprehensive system of national age records for men and women and for ages from 40 to those in their 90s. Road (time trial) records can be set on a solo bicycle, a solo tricycle, a tandem bicycle and a tandem tricycle. Track records can be set on solo and tandem bicycles. For tandems, records can also be set by a mixed pair.

You can find details of all the national age records here. You can read more on the Records Explained page here.

Briefly, road age records can be set in any listed CTT or Scottish Cycling open time trial at the following distances/times - 10, 15, 25, 30, 50, & 100 miles, and 12 & 24 hours. Track age records can also be set by men and women on solo or tandem machines on indoor tracks and outdoor tracks at 5, 10, and 25 miles, 1 hour, and 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 kilometres. 

There are some tough records at the most popular distances e.g. men and women in 10 mile time trials. But there are others, notably some track distance records, that have not been beaten or attempted in a while. Outdoor track records can be attempted on TT bikes if you are not a track specialist but want to have a go on the track as well as the road.

Why not explore the national age records section and see if you might be up for attempting one this year?

The photo is of Ian Greenstreet and Rachael Elliott who set a new 15 mile mixed tandem age record (as well as a national competition record) of 28.01 at the A3crg event on the P884b/15 course on 5th June this year.