Come and Try a Time Trial

Come and Try a Time Trial

Have you ever wanted to try a time trial but felt a bit intimidated, or are you a triathlete looking to improve your bike split?

Cranleigh Cycling Club are hosting a ‘Come and Try It’ event …. a no pressure, relaxed and friendly time trial.

When:  Sunday 9th April, first rider at 8:30am

Where: Course G10/44, 10 miles on local quiet roads with marshals, from Kirdford to Wisborough Green via Petworth.

HQ:  Plaistow Village Hall

A ‘Come and Try It’ event is a means of enabling newcomers to try time time trials without some of the usual restrictions: e.g. riders do not have to be members of an affiliated club, they can ride in any type of clothing (helmet required), or on any type of roadworthy bike.

£5 per rider: please book in advance by emailing Andrew Tell:

Big Cat Charity Ride – 2 October 2016

Big Cat Charity Ride – 2 October 2016

Sunday 2 October 2016. Starting from the Band Room, Village Way, Cranleigh GU6 8AF from 9:00am with refreshments available until 2:00pm.

Children ride free if part of a family group.

To download GPX or TCX files of the routes please click the link. If you have a Garmin put the file(s) into the ‘Newfiles’ folder on the Garmin:

Lion’s Roar and Lion’s Mane rides (Shoreham and Seale), 3100 ft and 2500 feet of climbing respectively:

Lion’s Roar and Lion’s Mane

Lion’s Paw and Lion’s Cub rides (Stan’s Bike Shack and Shamley Green), 1300 feet and 240 feet of climbing respectively :

Lion’s Paw and Lion’s Cub

To enter the ride please click on the Pay Now button below  and bring a copy of the receipt to the start of the ride.

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Cranleigh Cycling Club – Come and Try Time Trial – 24th of April 2016:

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Cranleigh Cycling Club – Come and Try Time Trial – 24th of April 2016:

Official Results:

Hi All,

Firstly on behalf of the committee, we would like to say a BIG thank you to all those who were involved in making this year’s event a great success:

Kerry Bircher: For all the behind the scenes preparation in organising this year’s event, as there is a lot of effort involved in setting up and making all the necessary bookings to be able to host the event and handling all the pre-registrations and communications to the CCC hosting team as well as all the entrants riding on the day.

Marshalls and Volunteers on the day: Without you your club would not be able to host the event, so a big thank you for donating your time early on a Sunday morning on what was quite a chilly morning.

Cake Bakers: To all those who baked cakes and treats to reward you at the end with a hot beverage and a sweet treat to reward you for your lung bursting efforts, to Penny and Melanie for serving the teas and coffee. I’m sure you will all agree a warm cuppa on a rather damp chilly morning was most welcoming!

To anyone else we’ve maybe not mentioned thank you too.

Secondly, to you the participant’s thank you for participating, you were all winners out there today. The event was a “Come and Try” TT event to introduce some of you to a different discipline of cycling, that being “Time Trialling (TT)” in a relaxed atmosphere, so congratulations to all. The morning itself was a rather damp an cool morning which a slight headwind in your face up the tough Fox Hill, but still that did not seem to dampen the enthusiasm of the riders.  Now having said that, there was a lot of competitive spirit between one and all, between your mates and fellow club members so was all a healthy rivalry. Well done, we hope you enjoyed it. This course (G10/44) is a sporting time trial course and to say the least is a little “lumpy” so is quite tough. While a TT is only over 10 miles some may find it a tough discipline, as you are pretty much riding flat out at the high end of your heart rate zones, gasping for air to fill your lungs, legs burning, fighting your mind to ease up, but before you know it the finishing line is nigh… in this discipline of the sport, it is a true test of you the individual riding against the clock… However some may find it an invigorating form of the sport and be back for more, others may feel they won’t do it again, but at least you gave it a go, so to all of you CHAPEAU!!

Anyone wanting to know more about TT’s visit the CTT website:

Cranleigh CC hope to be hosting more of these in the future, so see you at the next one and there will definitely be another next year.

And now the results!

Quickest Ladies:

A fair turnout with 7 ladies making up 21% of the field, great to see all of you out there today. To the winner Millie King a great time of 28.56, a time good enough to beat most of the men, so awesome ride!

1st 28.56 – Millie King

2nd 29.59 – Jackie Roberts

3rd 30.28 – Tricia Cranwell

4th 32.14 – Vicky Claydon

5th 34.17 – Jess King

6th 36.43 – Sarah Harvey

7th 40.23 – Lynn Gutteridge

Quickest Men:

All in all 27 men rode the event today, with the winner being Henry Eaton (a past Cranleigh CC member) now riding in “Army” colours in what was a stupendous time of 25.52 to take the top spot amongst the men – Superb!

1st          25.52     Henry Eaton

2nd        26.57     Robert Jackson

3rd         27.06     Tim Peters

4th         27.25     Simon Flateau

5th         27.39     Matt McCann

6th         27.55     Jonathan Earnshaw

7th         28.19     Nick Isaacson

8th         28.19     Bernie Spannagl

9th         28.27     Nick Evans

10th       28.34     Alvin Hargreaves

11th       29.02     Mark Egerton

12th       29.06     Paul Tweeheusen

13th       29.26     Stuart Gauntlett

14th       29.43     Andy Oldroyd

15th       29.48     John Burns

16th       29.55     Rob Burdett

17th       30.19     Roy Mclean

18th       30.19     Keith Gooders

19th       30.47     Andrew Kell

20th       31.08     Gordon Fozard

21st        32.35     Simon Jackson

22nd      33.07     Jim Claydon

23rd       34.21     Mike Sutcliffe

24th       35.59     Peter Hathaway

25th       36.2        Jeremy Fuller

26th       38.32     Mick Glover

27th       41           Bob Callard


Thank you!

The Committee of Cranleigh Cycling Club.

CCC Time Trial Results – 2016

Memorial Rides – Sunday 24th May 2015


FFCranleigh Cycling Club is hosting its second fund raising reliability ride event in memory of Finlay Marriott. This follows our hugely successful inaugural event in 2014.

FF photoSome of you will know Chris Marriott, who was a founder and committee member of Cranleigh Cycling Club. His 9-year old son, Finlay Marriott, tragically died in January 2014, from a rare and inoperable form of brain tumour, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Through Finlay’s Fighters, the group that Chris and his wife, Jude, set up in Finlay’s honour, over £100,000 has so far been raised to fund research, care and treatment via the DIPG charity Abbie’s Army and The Royal Marsden Children’s Unit. Although DIPG is, in Finlay’s doctor’s words “the worst possible tumour in the worst possible place”, it gets less attention than it should as only 40 children each year are diagnosed in the UK. As a consequence, research into effective treatment is desperately under funded. There is currently no hope for children with DIPG; the typical life expectancy from diagnosis is just 12 months. Finlay’s Fighters has done a huge amount over the past year to raise money and help make a difference. With your help we can continue to do so. Last year the club’s reliability ride raised over £1100 for the British Heart Foundation and this year, all proceeds from the ride will be donated to Finlay’s Fighters.

All money raised, after expenses will be donated to Finlay’s Fighters.

On Sunday 24th May 2015 there will be a choice of two rides:

  1. Cranleigh to the Bay Tree Bakery Cafe in Petworth and back (approx 37 miles).
  2. Cranleigh to Shoreham Airport restaurant and back (approx. 70 miles).

All riders will be rewarded with tea, coffee and homemade cakes in the Band Room back at the start point. This event is for all club members, any guests will also be very welcome.

Date & Times

The reliability ride will take place on Sunday, 24th May 2014. Please see the table below for departure times. Please note that we will not hold our usual rides on that Sunday, instead we would like as many club members as possible to take part in this second  reliability ride.


The rides will start and finish at:
The Band Room
Village Way
Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8AF

The Band Room is opposite Cranleigh Leisure Centre which can be found on Google maps:,-0.488116,15z

What is a Reliability Ride?

A traditional reliability ride is where you the rider will have suggested routes to a destination and return only. You can ride solo or in groups but there is NO on course support and you are responsible for getting yourself and your bike back to the finish. There are NO course markers or marshals. Hot refreshments are served at the end of the ride. In order to get people arriving back at roughly the same time we will stagger the starts on each ride according to the time in which you believe you will complete the ride. These are the Time Standards. The skill in performing a reliability ride is to arrive back as close as possible to the time standard you have chosen.

Ride Destination Distance Departs From Time Standards (with 1hr stop)
The Petworth Pootle Bay Tree Bakery Cafe at Petworth and return 37 miles 10am 5h 0m / 4h 30m / 4h 0m
The Shoreham Shuffle The Restaurant at Shoreham Airport and return 70 miles 9am 6h 0m / 5h 30m / 5h 0m


Please note that on a reliability ride you don’t have to follow the suggested route. You can make up your own route, which may be shorter or longer. It’s your choice!


Taking part will cost you £5 only. Please follow the link to register:


All money raised minus expenses will be donated to Finlay’s Fighters.


Safety is of paramount importance during the rides. Therefore the club’s run and safety guideline attached to this email should be read beforehand and adhered to.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our second Memorial Ride ! 

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