From the SCU Web Pages
|Scottish 100 TT
|Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004
|The Scottish 100 mile Time Trial Championships
is being held on 11th July. All entrants please note that the closing
date for entries is 26th June, not 10th July as printed in the handbook.
Please support this event. Not only do you get your miles for your
money, but you may be rewarded from a generous prize list as the
organiser has attracted several local sponsors. For more details contact
the organiser, Paul Betteridge on 01330 811719 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Tony Franchi 50 mile TT
back on !
|Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2004
|The Tony Franchi 50 mile time trial (Event no
149) on 27th June which had been cancelled has been reinstated.
Host club Forres CC have decided to run the event using a different
course and organiser. The event will be now be held on the Ross-Shire CC
50 course (not in Handbook), same date and time.
The new organiser will be:
Peter H Robertson
16 Califer Road
Tel: 01309 673811
Please give your support to the event; last chance to ride a 50 before
the Scottish champs on 4th July!
|Scottish 10 mile Time
Trial Championship - qualifying event for RTTC GHS Championship
|Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2004
|The Scottish 10 mile Time Trial Championship on
19th June, being hosted by Cromarty Firth CC is also a qualifying event
for the GHS (George Herbert Stancer Memorial) Championship. The GHS
Championship is open to all riders between 12 and 16 years of age. This
year's Scottish 10 TT is an addition to the 21 District Championships in
England and Wales.
Riders placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & fastest girl & fastest team of three
qualify for the GHS Final in September automatically. The fastest 12,
13, 14, 15 & 16 year old boys & girls (age on 31st August this year)
also qualify for the final.
Certificates and Medals will be awarded to all finishers in the District
Full details of the Championship conditions can be found in the
downloads section - RTTC National Championship Conditions (condition
13). Details of the other District events and the GHS Final can be found
on the RTTC website: www.ctt.org.uk
|Single Event Licence
|Posted: Friday, January 30, 2004
Single Event Licences have long been the source of problems for new riders.
At an additional £12, this was enough to deter a newcomer from attempting cycle
In England it was recognised that Leagues like the Surrey League were where
newcomers attempted to come into the sport but the need for a licence was
prohibiting more to come and try. As a result a motion was raised and passed at
the British Cycling National Council to reduce the cost of Single event
licences, unfortunately only for road and track events.
The SCU have lobbied for this reduction to be made across all disciplines of the
sport including the Cross Country and Downhill Series currently run in Scotland.
This has now been agreed by the BC Board and should allow more people to attempt
cycle sport in future. No licence points can be gained while riding under a
Single Event Licence.
The cost of Single Event Licences is as follows:
For riders who are members of the SCU/BC: Senior £5, Junior £2, Under16 FREE
For riders who are not members of the SCU/BC: Senior £6, Junior £4,Under 16 £1
These Single Event Licence fees can only be reduced if the event entered is part
of a series or league of six or more events.
Reasons to Join and Compete
with SCU Membership
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2004
What can you get for £2.05……….
Possibly not enough for a pint of Guinness, 205 penny caramels (do you
remember them, kept you chewing for hours), a pair of bullet shaped dust
caps for your mountain bike, a pot of tea and a sticky bun perhaps, in fact
not a lot of anything!
What about entering a cycling event…..
For £2.05 you get all the information you need to send your entry to the
event organiser, you get officials trained to make sure that no one cheats
and everything is fair and safe, you get results posted on the SCU web and
if the organiser is willing get a report of the event as well, you get
people to work out where your finishing position places you in the National
Series or BAR tables, you may even win a handicap prize due to the handicap
worked out and published in the SCU handbook, you get people to answer your
queries about the sport in general, and if you have been successful
throughout the season you may be the person who is awarded one of the
championship or series medals at the annual Presentation and Dance again
paid for by your £2.05.
If you are under 16 the SCU gives you all this and more for free as you do
not pay SCU levies at all!
This £2.05 seems like a bargain for all that and that is exactly what it is
a Bargain !
What of all the other money collected at races you ask? Well none of that
goes towards the SCU.
The £1.50 insurance levy goes straight to British Cycling in order that any
rider who has the misfortune to have an incident during the event gets the
appropriate representation and insurance cover.
The remainder of the entry fee goes to the organiser to pay for the event
insurance, the Hall that you change in, the prize money that you could win
and to help with the official’s expenses. Some events do not use the open
road and have to pay for the use of a facility like Ingliston or one of the
forests used in Off Road events. Very few clubs that organise events make a
Even the event insurance, is sent via the SCU to British Cycling with
nothing retained by the SCU. This insurance cover is the most robust
available – claims on household policies need not be incurred for cycling
Many of our members can vouch for the efficiency and trouble free insurance
service that SCU membership brings.
For an average £8 entry fee for a time trial you get sport that takes
anything from 19:00 minutes to 12 hours, (slow guys get even better value
for money as they compete for longer and I should know), road racing costs
about the same for even longer enjoyment and challenges, while for £20, Off
Road events give you two days of sport if you count the practice day as
So where is all this expense involved in SCU cycling, how can we be branded
as money grabbing, it beat me.
Membership of the SCU should be essential for the rider who uses his or her
bike regularly. You do not have to be a competition rider to be a member.
Of the three levels of membership available only the Bronze membership
(£11.50 for Senior and Junior), has no insurance cover included and is
designed for some members who do not now ride their bike. All other
membership packages, Silver and Gold membership, carry insurance cover.
Third Party cover for Silver members (costing £32. £21, £11.50 & £6 for
Senior, Junior, Youth and Under 12 respectively with Family membership at
Personal Accident Cover for Gold members (costing £58, £43, £31 & £25 for
Senior, Junior, Youth and Under 12 respectively with Family membership at
With Silver and Gold membership for youths (anyone under 16) you also get a
FREE Competition License that allows you to race, compete and time trial at
no extra cost.
Even this membership fee does not go towards swelling the SCU coffers. A
typical Gold membership for a Senior costing £58 gives a return of
approximately £10 to the SCU to run the company, providing office staff,
newsletters and handbook etc etc.
The Board are determined that we are going to have a good year so why not
JOIN US and have a good year’s cycling