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Club TT Routes


We have a wide selection of time trial courses which we use for Sunday morning TTs, Thursday evening league TTs and for inter-club TTs. All are close to the club house, with some starting and finishing almost on our doorstep!

They are all of the "SpoCo" variety, which means that they are typical of Sporting Courses, which include a few mild hills, challenging bends and variable road surfaces.

This gives each course its own character and challenges, with different riders preferring different courses - something for everyone!

The courses are all referenced by a code, harking back to the days when competing on roads was done in some degree of secrecy, to avoid having the police turn up and prevent the event from proceeding.
































1Y/15 / (Has been termed 1Z/15 also). Used for Inter-Club Trophy too.
Beds Road CC TT course

The 1Y/15 starts on the A600 at the entrance to Cardington Airship Sheds, 100m south of Shortstown.

Proceed ESE on A600 for 7.5 miles, taking the 2nd exit of first 2 roundabouts and turn at the 3rd roundabout (Shefford/Meppershall with Tesco Garage) and retrace the route to finish opposite the start.

Caution: Poor surface southbound on 1st roundabout. Keep left of rumble stips at Haynes crossroads. No marshalls and no signposts as this is a simple route, so familiarise yourself with the route before the event.

Allow 15 mins to get to start from the club-house. Note that you MUST NOT turn right into Harrowden Lane when you go back to the club, you MUST go north to the RBT and make your turn there.










1Y/16 (Has been termed 1Z/18.5 also) - 'The Hilly 16'
Beds Road CC TT course

Starts on the A600 at the entrance to Cardington Airship Sheds, 100m south of Shortstown.

Cardington Sheds on the A600 > Cotton End > Haynes > Deadman's Cross > Southill > Old Warden > Southill Station > Cardington

START. At entrance to Cardington Sheds, to turn left onto A600 (CARE) and proceed towards Shefford via Cotton End, Hammer Hill, Haynes & Deadman's Cross.

At roundabout turn left and next left (Care! sharp turn) into lane which runs alongside disused railway line towards Ireland.

Bear sharp right over disused railway bridge to Southill, turn next Left.

Then after right hand bend in road, turn sharp left (Care - May Be Gravel in Road), to pass Southill Church.

Bear Left to continue through Warden Warren to turn left at junction in Old Warden.

Turn left to pass former Southill railway station, under railway bridge straight on uphill, to turn right into Rowney Lane at Keeper's Warren.

Proceed northwards along lane (CARE - there are some large potholes on this single track road), turn left at T. junction to rejoin Old Warden towards Cardington.

Down Hillfoot (Care at bottom-may be gravel across road) then on to FINISH just before reaching the BRCC Clubroom







1Z/10 - 'The Evening League 10'
Beds Road CC TT course

Cardington - Old Warden - Southill Station - Cardington

START. East of gatepost, to meadow, opposite headquarters of the Bedfordshire Road Cycling Club in Southill Road Cardington.

Proceed south-eastwards toward Old Warden.

Turn right.

Pass former Southill railway station to turn right into Rowney Lane at Keeper's Warren.

Proceed northwards turning left at junction to rejoin Old Warden to Cardington Road.

Retrace outward route to, FINISH near road sign a few yards south-west of the Clubhouse in Southill Road







1Z/12.1 - 12.1 mile course
Beds Road CC TT course

Route: Start at Junction of Bedford Road and Warden Street > Right at T Junction, Left under bridge, left towards Ireland, Left towards Southill, Left again towards Southill, Through Southill to B658, Left on B658 towards Sandy, Straight on at G&M Growers roundabout, Left towardas Ickwell (Ickwell Lane in Upper Caldecote), Right towards Northill (in Ickwell), Left towards Cople (in Northill), Left towards Cardington (in Cople), Finish at Cardington Green









1Z/12.7 - 12.7mile course
Beds Road CC TT course

Route: BRCC Clubhouse, Hillfoot, Right at T Junction, Left under bridge, left towards Southill (past Black Horse in Ireland), Left towards Southill, Left again towards Southill, Left towards Old Warden (at White Horse Pub), Left towards Old Warden, Left away from Southill (in Old Warden), Right towards Cardington and back down Hillfoot, Finish at BRCC Clubhouse









1Z/16 - 'The Cardington 16 or 32'
Beds Road CC TT course

Cardington > Southill Station > Ireland > Southill > Upper Caldecote > Ickwel > Northill > Cople > Cardington

START outside Clubhouse on Old Warden road, Cardington.

Proceed southwest and then southeast , past Warden Street".

At T Junction turn RIGHT past Old Southill railway station and under old Railway bridge, turn LEFT to Ireland, at T junction turn LEFT.

Past Black Horse Pub (Ireland)

Turn LEFT over old railway bridge.

Turn next LEFT and proceed through Southill to B658 (Broom Crossroads)

Turn LEFT, then northwards on "Shefford Lane", straight on at Roundabout and through Upper Caldecote where LEFT to Ickwell Green.

Turn RIGHT (Care! sharp corner!) to Northill and LEFT at Northill church to Cople.

LEFT at Cople church to FINISH Cardington Village Green on "Southill Road".

Repeat, for the 32 mile event.









1Z/18.5 - 'The King of Hillfoot
Beds Road CC TT course

Cardington > Southill Station > Ireland > Southill > Upper Caldecote > Ickwel > Northill > Cople > Cardington

START outside Clubhouse on Old Warden road, Cardington.

Proceed southwest and then southeast , past Warden Street".

At T Junction turn RIGHT past Old Southill railway station and under old Railway bridge, turn LEFT to Ireland, at T junction turn LEFT.

Past Black Horse Pub (Ireland)

Turn LEFT over old railway bridge.

Turn next LEFT and proceed through Southill to B658 (Broom Crossroads)

Turn LEFT, then northwards on "Shefford Lane", straight on at Roundabout and through Upper Caldecote where LEFT to Ickwell Green.

Turn RIGHT (Care! sharp corner!) to Northill and LEFT at Northill church to Cople.

LEFT at Cople church to continue into Cardington on "Southill Road".

Pass the clubhouse and start point, to finish at TOP of Hillfoot.











1Z/20.5 Actually 18.95 miles
Beds Road CC TT course

The 1Z/20.5 starts on the A600 at the entrance to Cardington Airship Sheds, 100m south of Shortstown.

Proceed ESE on A600 for 7.5 miles, taking the 2nd exit of first 4 roundabouts and turn at the 5th roundabout (was the Japanese Koi Carp rbt) and retrace the route to finish opposite the start.

Caution: Poor surface southbound on 1st roundabout. Keep left of rumble stips at Haynes crossroads. No marshalls and no signposts as this is a simple route, so familiarise yourself with the route before the event.







1Z/25 - 25 mile / 50 mile / 100 mile TT
Beds Road CC TT course

BRCC Clubhouse, Hillfoot, Right at T Junction, Straight on under bridge, left towards Southill (past Bunny Lane turn), Right towards Shefford, Right towards Shefford, Left at Mini Roundabout towards Stanford (in Shefford), Straight on at Roundabout towards Sandy (B658), Left towards Southill (in Stanford), Left towards Ireland, Right towards Southill, Straight on through Southill, Left at B658 towards Sandy, Straight on at G&M Growers roundabout, Left towards Bedford & Moggerhanger, Left towards Cople (opposite The Guinea pub in Moggerhanger)

Do 1, 2 or 4 laps, depending on event.









Obsolete Courses, no longer used for Competition

These courses pass through Old Warden village, which had a 20mph limit imposed in 2020.

We keep the route details available here, so you can reference them to past results.

1V/10 - 'The Ireland 10' (not used now)
Not used from 2020, due to 20mph limit in old Warden

Ireland - Southill - Shefford Lane - Old Warden - Southill Station - Ireland.

START. At junction of lane from Ireland, approximately 500 yards East of the A600.

Proceed East through Ireland and turn left over disused railway bridge.

After 1/3 Mile, Turn Left and through village of Southill to junction of B658.

Turn left northwards onto Shefford Lane, through Upper Caldecote to turn left to Ickwell Green.

Turn left and proceed to T junction where, (WITH GREAT CARE) turn right towards Old Warden.

Through Old Warden village to pass former Southill railway station, under old railway bridge, straight on uphill to FINISH, just before the road junction near the start.





1Z/11.3 - 'The Evening League 11.3'
Not used from 2020, due to 20mph limit in old Warden

Cardington - Old Warden - Ickwell - Northill - Cople - Cardington

START outside the Clubhouse in Cardington on Southill Road.

Proceed south-eastwards towards Old Warden (Over old Railway Bridge - Care on Left Hand Bend at Bottom of Bridge - May Be Gravel on Road)

Climb "Hillfoot", then at T-Junction Turn Left to go through Old Warden village.

After a climb into a wooded area, sharp left turn (CARE! May Be Gravel on this corner) to Ickwell Green and then onto Northill

Turn left at Northill church and proceed westwards to Cople

Turn left at Cople church; south-westwards to Cardington to FINISH opposite Village Green (Just past T-Junction)





1Z/12.5 - 'The King of Hillfoot'
Not used from 2020, due to 20mph limit in old Warden

Base Of Hillfoot - Old Warden - Ickwell - Northill - Cople - Cardington - Top of Hillfoot

START. At bottom of hill, known locally as Hillfoot, on Cardington to Old Warden road (Southill Road).

Proceed south-eastwards toward Old Warden.

Turn left at T-Junction, through Old Warden village taking left turn, (WITH GREAT CARE) into Ickwell Green. Continue onwards into Northill village.

Turn left at Northill Church into Bedford Road.

Proceed westwards to Cople turning left, at Cople Church, into Grange Lane to reach Cardington.

Through village to Southill Road. Continue pass clubhouse to, FINISH At TOP of Hillfoot.





1Z/22.6
Not used from 2020, due to 20mph limit in old Warden

Cardington - Old Warden - Ickwell - Northill - Cople - Cardington (TWICE)

START outside the Clubhouse in Cardington on Southill Road.

Proceed south-eastwards towards Old Warden (Over old Railway Bridge - Care on Left Hand Bend at Bottom of Bridge - May Be Gravel on Road).

Climb "Hillfoot", then at T-Junction Turn Left to go through Old Warden village.

After a climb into a wooded area, sharp left turn (CARE! May Be Gravel on this corner) to Ickwell Green and then onto Northill.

Turn left at Northill church and proceed westwards to Cople.

Turn left at Cople church; south-westwards to Cardington to pass through start and repeat circuit (as above)

On completion of 2 circuits - FINISH opposite Village Green (Just past T-Junction)

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