TTs and Interclub TTs

The Club is affiliated to Cycling Time Trials so anyone can enter any of the open events that are held regularly throughout the summer. We have a large number of members who take part in these events that are typically held early on a Sunday morning or Saturday afternoon. Time Trials are a great way of improving your cycling speed and skills 

We also hold our own inter club club TT programme in the summer (under CTT Rules) in conjunction with Sydenham Wheelers and GS Avanti. These normally take place on a Thursday evening although there are a few on Saturday mornings and afternoons as well. There are about twenty local events over mainly 10 miles although also included are a couple of hilly 21 milers and a 15 mile event. Please note that only members of 7Oaks Tri, Sydenham Wheelers and GS Avanti are eligible to ride in the inter club events.

In addition to riding in these races, we organise some of the fixtures each season and have to provide marshals for these so ask for volunteers. If you race, please also give up some time to marshal as well.

We are also affiliated to KCA, ECCA and ESCA.

TT Courses

Course Description:

  • The start is roughly where the number 66 appears on the map.
  • From the start you go back down the hill, across the first roundabout to the second roundabout where you turn right (caution tight turn) down the slip road to join the A289.
  • You then follow the A289 heading West until you reach the big roundabout, where you turn and retrace back to the slip ramp that brings you back up to the first of the two small roundabouts.
  • Here you turn right back over the A289 to the second roundabout to repeat the course again.
  • The finish is on the slip ramp at the end of the second circuit.

Meeting place:

The meeting place for this course is shown on  this map. To get to the start, you come out of the lay-by onto the roundabout, cross over the top of the A289, then straight over the second roundabout and up the hill. 

Course Description:

  • Start on London Road (A224) at top Polhill north of junction with Otford Lane (opposite Polhill Arms public house).
  • Proceed north to RAB.
  • Take 3rd exit and proceed north on Orpington By-Pass (A224) to RAB. 
  • Take 2nd exit proceed west on Sevenoaks Road (A21).
  • Take first left into Old London Road, care needed as corner v.tight. Proceed east on Old London Road to RAB.
  • Take first exit and proceed north on Orpington By-Pass (A224) to RAB.
  • Take 2nd exit proceed west on Sevenoaks Road (A21).
  • Take first left into Old London Road, care needed as corner very tight. Proceed east on Old London Road to RAB.
  • Take third exit onto London Road (A224). Proceed south on Old London Road (A224), past starting point, to RAB at bottom of Polhill.
  • Take the first exit into Morants Court Road (A224).
  • Take first left into London Road (immediately after Rose And Crown public house), care needed as corner very tight. Proceed north on London Road and finish shortly after row of cottages on your right.

Course Map:
http://www.routeyou.com/route/view/228028/cycle-route-q1018-polhill-time-trial.en

Parking:
Map for TN14 7AA. The postcode takes you too far up the hill. Park at in the A224 layby, which is further down the hill, past the Old Polhill bridleway road. This often has a lorry or two in it but is big enough for many more cars. This map shows the route from the parking/sign on layby to the actual TT start point: 

Strava Course:
http://www.strava.com/segments/1049649

Ride With GPS

Course Description:

  • The start is just across the road on the A26.
  • From the start you ride a short distance before filtering left down the slip ramp (known as the ski slope) onto the A21, heading towards Sevenoaks.
  • You follow the road for over 5 miles and take the next slip ramp up to Sevenoaks Weald roundabout.
  • Here you go all the way round and retrace back down the A21.
  • You finish at the big road sign and speed camera, (basically where the yellow road goes under the A21/Manor farm is indicated on the map) . Once past the finish timers/line, continue onwards up the slip ramp and back up the hill to the layby.

Parking:

Park in the layby on the A26 heading southbound towards Southborough.  See pointer  HERE! and Map for TN4 0UJ (post code takes you past the layby when heading south towards Southborough)

Strava Segment:
https://www.strava.com/segments/5557126

Course Description:

  • Start on A228 approx 150 yards west of Grain railway crossing, at the drain 14 yards east of the Maritime car park west entrance.
  • Proceed west on A228 to turn at Christmas Lane RAB, Sharnall Street (4.727 miles).
  • Retrace on A228 through the start area and over the railway crossing to Finish at the triple National Grid sign approx 150 yards west of gate E.

Route Map:
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=ylutftpebklppjdt&language=en

Parking:
Power Station Rd, Isle Of Grain, Rochester ME3 0AG and here is the Click here

Strava Segment:
http://www.strava.com/segments/913114

Course Description:

  • Start at the clearway sign at the southern end of the first layby on A20, approximately 3/4 mile from Farnborough RAB on the southbound carriageway.
  • Proceed south via West Kingsdown to turn at Wrotham RAB (M).
  • Retrace on A20, to finish approx 50 meters before the start alongside a clearway sign at a point opposite the field access, on the east side of carriageway.

 

Course Map:
None

Parking: 
On the A20 (Main Toad Gorse Hill) in the first layby just past Scratchers Lane near the top of the hill.

Map for DA4 0JT (note postcode takes you to the Nursing home, whose entrance joins the layby)
Main Road Gorse Hill, West Kingsdown, Longfield. 

Strava Segment:
https://www.strava.com/segments/11810472

Ride With GPS

Course Description:

  • Start on A228 at Five Oak Green, 60 yards north of Whetsted farm entrance.
  • Proceed north passing through Hop Farm RAB and East Peckham RAB to turn at Seven Mile Lane RAB (3.25 miles).
  • Turn and retrace to Hop Farm RAB (5 miles) where turn and retrace back to Seven Mile Lane RAB (6.8miles).
  • Turn and retrace through Hop Farm RAB to finish 60 yards past gateway opposite Whetsted farm entrance (10 miles).

Parking:
Map for TN12 6QB. Park in Old Whetsed Road, left turning about 800m south of Hop Farm RAB, just off A228.

Strava Segment:
https://www.strava.com/segments/1472755

Course Description:
This is a shorted course at about 9.2miles.

  • Start on Cudham Lane at entrance to Sports Ground car park just south of Blacksmiths Arms public house.
  • Proceed south on Cudham Lane to junction with Main Road (by Scotts Lodge)
  • Turn left into Main Road. Proceed east on Main Road through Knockholt Village and onto Rushmore Hill.
  • Proceed down Rushmore Hill to RAB at junction with Sevenoaks Road (A21).
  • Take first exit and continue west along Sevenoaks Road (A21) to RAB.
  • Take first exit onto Cudham Lane North.
  • Proceed south on Cudham Lane North to finish at same place as start.

Course Map:
http://www.routeyou.com/route/view/228038/cycle-route-qs30-cudham-time-trial.en

Parking:
Map for TN14 7QB. Cudham Recreation Ground, Cudham Lane South, Cudham, Kent TN14 7QB

Strava Segment:

http://www.strava.com/segments/655321

Course Description:

  • Start on Chevening Road (B2211) north of junction with A25, approximately half way between A25 junction and M25 bridge. Proceed north on Chevening Road (B221) to RAB at bottom of Star Hill.
  • Continue straight over the RAB onto Polhill (A224) continuing to RAB.
  • Take the third exit to Orpington Bypass and continue to RAB.
  • Take first exit onto Wheatsheaf Hill, care on descent.
  • At T-junction turn left onto Old London Road, take care at junction. Proceed south on Old London Road to RAB.
  • Take third exit onto London Road (A224).
  • Proceed south on A224, down Polhill to RAB.
  • Proceed straight across to Sundridge Road (B2211). Continue on Sundridge Road (B2211) to finish in dip in road shortly after Chevening Cross.

Course Map:
http://www.bikemap.net/en/route/2350199-g1038-ithink/#/z12/51.28963,0.15947/terrain

Parking:

Parking is just below the crest of the hill/M25 motorway bridge on the B2211, in the lay-by which marks the entrance to a farm road. It is roughly halfway between the start and finish locations. This map shows the parking location (and sign on points) and the actual TT start point on the map.

Strava Course:
http://www.strava.com/segments/1173885

Course Description:

  • Start on White House Lane opposite the triangle.
  • After the start you take the first left and follow the rolling road to come out at the top of Ide Hill.
  • You drop down Ide Hill and take the first turn left round the back of Bough Beech Reservoir.
  • At the next junction turn right (care) down to Chiddingstone Causeway.
  • Turn left onto the causeway (B2027) and through towards the village.
  • Just before the village turn left again onto Camp Hill and follow the road all the way to Sevenoaks Weald
  • At the crossroads go straight over (care) and up Hubbard’s Hill.
  • At the top turn left along Gracious Lane and left again over the bridge.
  • You then take the first right as if you are starting the course again.
  • You follow the same roads until after Bough Beech Reservoir. At the next junction on the first lap you had turned right, this time you turn left and follow the road gradually upwards through to the next junction.
  • Left once more and up Bailey’s Hill.
  • Turn right at the top (care) to finish where you started.

Course Map:
http://www.routeyou.com/route/view/373455/cycle-route-gs311-hilly-21-mile-time-trial.en

Parking:
Map for TN14 6HR. On roads around the triangle near the start: White House Road & Gracious Lane End

Strava Segment:

https://www.strava.com/segments/1608159

  • Start on A252 east of Molash at corner post of Northdown House at entrance to Shottenden Lane.  (TR 032521). 
  • Proceed east on A252 and A28 to Milton Manor RAB Thannington (6.726 miles) (M). 
  • Turn and retrace A28, via Chilham Fork (M) where bear (EXTREME CARE) left to Spearpoint Corner RAB (17.126 miles) (M). 
  • Retrace to Chilham Fork (M) where left to rejoin A252. 
  • Proceed westward to finish approximately 290 yards past Chilham Castle Keep entrance (TQ063534).

Course Description:

  • Start at waste bin in layby on north side of A20 at Leeds Castle, west of Broomfield Road.
  • Proceed along A20 to Charing RAB (7.456 miles)
  • Turn and retrace along A20 to finish at 23rd kerb joint from east end of layby opposite oak tree, 100 yards west of start.
  • Riders should note that there is a traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing on outward and return journey through Harrietsham.

Course Map:
http://www.mapmyride.com/gb/headcorn-eng/q15-20-route-296764925

Parking:
ME17 1AP. HQ is Harrietsham Village Hall, Church Road, Harrietsham. ME17 1AP. Please allow 15 mins to get to the start. THE START IS NOT THE SAME AS WHERE THE 10 STARTS. IT’S NEAR LEEDS CASTLE ON A20.