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Ashdown Forest Hilly TT

Finally we saw a return of the club evening Time Trial series after 3 weeks due to numerous Temporary Traffic Lights, on various courses!

This week we headed to the adapted lumpy GS/898 Ashdown Forest Course where the climbers get their chance to shine!

Two sets of traffic lights were on the course at the start of the day (obviously! 🙄) but thankfully one was removed during the day and a slight change of course avoided another  so the racing was on!! 🙌

Despite the mornings thunder storms, the evening was sunny and warm, perfect conditions despite some debris on the roads.

9 riders took part this week, but despite a relatively small field, some very impressive times were set!

Matt Chipping of Leeds Bradford Tri set the fastest time of 27:55, closely followed by the Oxted Duo of Thomas Seller (28:55) and Josh Guest (29:14) 👏

Thanks to Barbara and Ben for volunteering for Time Keeping! 🥰

Photos from Ben to follow


Matt Chipping Leeds Bradford Tri 27.55 TT Bike
Tom Seller Oxted CC 28.55 TT Bike
Josh Guest Oxted CC 29.14 Road Bike
Mark Bashford EGCC 31.35 TT Bike
Chris Pope EGCC 32.19 TT Bike
Andy Seltzer EGCC 33 Road Bike
Colin Harrison EGCC 34.09 TT Bike
Fran Davis EGCC 37.06 Road Bike
Ben Phillips EGCC DNF Road Bike


Our Summer Evening Series is held every Tuesday evening from early May to late August.

Event #8


Event Information

Event start time: Tuesday June 20th at 19:00

Entry fee £5 (we take contactless payment)

Course details: Ashdown Forest Course GS/898

Meeting point to sign on: Gills Lap car park, Ashdown Forest (Postcode TN22 3JD)

Event starts and finishes at same point, at lay-by 300m north east of Gills Lap car park on B2026.

Event is open to everyone, members and non-members alike

Come and Try it event – free for first timers

Familiarise yourself with the course before you enter an event

Note CTT regulations – Helmet, Front and Rear light are now compulsory for ALL riders when starting an event.

Please be aware that quite often there are horse riders on the same roads. Ride considerately, make it known you are approaching and slow down when passing

London South DC strongly recommend that riders do not wear black or dark clothing during any event held on the public road. LSDC have asked that all event organisers add this to their event briefing information from now on and support our continuing commitment to improving rider safety by making riders far more visible on the roads.