NLTTA Championship 50 – Records fall

The Velo Club Cumbria 50 mile event on Sunday was the venue for this seasons 50 mile championships. It’s been a long wait for racing to resume on L courses, but my word there were some great performances.

Rebecca Rimmington of Team Merlin and Tom Rigby of Croston Velo are your 50 mile champions for 2020. Rebecca recorded a fabulous time of 1:56:34 which is also a new NLTTA Ladies record. Tom recorded a very fast 1:41:03 which is also another NLTTA record for the Men.

The Team Champions are Velo Club Cumbria winning a close battle with Fogarty’s Insurance Tri Team by just 39 seconds (5:33:51).

Next up is the Wigan Wheelers 10 on Levens (15 August), the event chosen to host this years 10 mile championships.

NLTTA Competitions 2020 Season

In view of the current Covid-19 situation and the effect it is having on the 2020 season, the NLTTA has reluctantly taken the following decisions regarding the Association’s Competitions for the 2020 season.

  • Championship events: The Jnr/Snr 10, 50, 12, and HC will go ahead as original list. The 25 Championship will be decided at the Combined Clubs 25 on 6/9/20. There will be no 100 Championship this year.
  • Points Competition will not be run this year.
  • Distance BAR, BAR and Speed Championship will not be run this year.
  • There will be no SPOCO competition this year.
  • All 2020 Affiliation fees paid by clubs will be carried over to the 2021 season.
  • There will be no Annual Awards Dinner this year.

The Association would like to thank all clubs and their members who have supported us over the years and we look forward to their continued support in 2021,  when there will hopefully be a full season of racing.

Kind regards

Veronica Swift

Secretary to NLTTA

Combined Clubs 10 mile TT – 28 March 2020 at 2pm (course L1017, Winmarleigh) – cancelled

*************** COMBINE CLUBS 10 IS CANCELLED FOLLOWING ADVICE FROM CTT *************************************

For entering the event electronic transfer of fees to NLTTA account and email entry/rider list preferred:

North Lancashire Time Trial Association 05-05-55   19376594

And email entry forms to

For postal entries please send to:

Derek Parkinson
18 Garratt Close

In order for the event to go ahead, marshals and event assistants will be required from clubs who have members riding. Please can you arrange for someone in your club to contact me with a firm  offer of help in running the event. Thank you.

See you there,
NLTTA Committee


Club rider entries & order

L1017 risk assessment

Parental Consent

Guidance Note 24 – Jan 2020 (Rear lights) final (please read; all riders are required to have working rear light at the start of the event).

Boxing Day 10 – L101 (Garstang)

NLTTA Boxing Day Ten – report

There were nine starters in this year’s Boxing Day Ten braving the cold, showery and windy conditions on the L101 at Garstang.

John Huggon of RVCRC was best on the day recording 24.26. First and only lady riding was the evergreen Sharon Clifford with a 33.50. Special mention to Richard Morgan, Barrow CW’s who travelled the 120m round trip to record a 25.30.

Also thanks to the following who made the event possible David Bisset Bolton Clarion event organiser, Geoff Duteson Preston Wheelers, Roy Bowles Bolton Clarion, Paul Fleming Preston Wheelers, John Ward Preston Wheelers, and Simon Myerscough Ribble Valley CRC.

Full results

John Huggon RVCRC                                24.26
Richard Morgan Barrow CW                     25.30
Andy Horner Ribble Cycles                       26.01
Nick Higginson Cleveleys RC                    26.27
Dave Hilditch RVCRC                                29.25
Sam Jackson Chorley CC                           33.30              2 min late start
Simon Horner Ribble Cycles                     33.35              15 sec late start
Sharon Clifford SheHair RT                       33.50
John Francis Chorley CC                           34.45              2 min late start

Unclaimed awards

NLTTA 2019 Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation

Please can the winners of trophies and prize certificates listed below who were unable to collect them on day contact John Ward ( to make arrangements for either their collection (trophies) or address for posting (certificates).

Trophy(s) Certificates
Adam Dillon Southport CC *
Adrian Sowerby Border City Wheelers *
Aidan Holgate NLRC *
Alex O’Brien Garstang CC * *
Ben Stead ABC Centreville *
Charlotte Boothman ABC Centreville * *
Craig Horseman Beacon Wheelers *
Daisy Barnes Racing Chance Foundation *
Dan Shackleton ABC Centreville *
Daniel Styler Croston Velo *
David Bigio Croston Velo *
David Hargreaves NLRC *
David Huck Barrow Central wheelers *
Emil Petrov Border City Wheelers *
Francis Woodcock Bury Clarion CC * *
Joanna Cebrat Bury Clarion CC *
Lyndsey Styler Croston Velo *
Martyn Stewart East Lancs RC *
Phil Jones Transition RT * *
Richard Bickley Border City Wheelers *
Richard Helme Barrow Central wheelers *
Richard Morgan Barrow Central wheelers *
Sue Cheetham NLRC *
Theresa Taylor Ribble Valley Crossroads Care RT *
Points Competition RT *

NLTTA 2019 Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation

This very successful event was held at the Crofters Garstang last Sunday afternoon and attended by over forty friends and guests.

President Frank Kerry welcomed the guests and the prizes were presented by guests of honour Simon Wilson of Ribble Pro Cycling and Rebecca Rimmington of Team Merlin Cycles. Simon aka “The Burnley Valverde” has just been recently crowned World Champion at the UCI World Masters Track Champs in the 35-39 years old Scratch Race, he also broke the 30mph barrier for 25 miles this season on the notoriously slow Cheshire course J2/9.

Rebecca is a former GB cycling squad member, Professional rider with the WNT Cycling team and a former GB rower.  She now competes in triathlon having recently won her age group in the
70.3km Challenge Majorca Tri.

The prize winners were introduced by Matt Stell and following the presentations Si and Bex took part in a hugely entertaining and informative questions and answer session.

Among the presentations was one for the George Nowland Memorial Trophy in memory of NLTTA past chairman and supporter George Nowland. The trophy was presented to Richard Bideau of Pendle Forest CC by Val Nowland and her family.







The 2019 Awards Lunch

The Awards Lunch will take place noon on Sunday, 17th November 2019 at The Crofters, Garstang. Contact David Bisset on 07896 983134 or to get your ticket.

We respectfully ask that all last years’ prize winners contact David about returning any trophies asap.

Tickets are £22.50 and include a superb 3-course meal.

We are delighted that our Guest of Honours are Si Wilson and Bex Rimmington.

NLTTA Award Winners – 2019

NLTTA Hill Climb Championship

Your NLTTA hill climb champions for 2019 are:

Male: Alex O’Brien (Garstang CC) 2:27.9
Female: Erica Booth (Lancashire RC) 3:51.6
Junior: Francis Woodcock (Bury Clarion CC) 2:47.6
Team: Barrow Central Wheelers (D. Huck, R. Helm, R. Morgan) 8:43.6

The race was held on the Ramsbottom Rake promoted by Lancashire RC in slippery damp road conditions.

Affiliation Fees to INCLUDE SpoCo SUBSCRIPTION

To All NLTTA Club Contacts

Affiliation Fees to INCLUDE SpoCo SUBSCRIPTION

Affiliation fees for the 2020 were set at the recent AGM, please see minutes attached. The new fee for clubs is £25 and this includes the SpoCo subscription.  Please do not send a separate subscription to SpoCo as their bank account has now been closed and the competition is being run by the NLTTA.

 Affiliation fees are due by 1 January.  Payments can be made by bank transfer (preferred method) or by cheque.

Transfer to:  North Lancashire Time Trial Association Ac No: 19376594, Sort Code: 05-05-55 and add your club name as your reference.

Cheque to: John Ward, 6 Hill View Road, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1JU

The NLTTA Awards Lunch will take place on Sunday, 17 November 2019 at the Crofters Hotel, Garstang, PR3 1PH.  For tickets please contact David Bisset on 01204 853127  or at

Thank you for your continued support of the NLTTA.

Veronica Swift
NLTTA Secretary

NLTTA 2019 AGM Minutes

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