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Club TT Courses


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.




1V/10 - 'The Ireland 10'
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/10 - 'The Evening League 10'
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/11.3 - 'The Evening League 11.3'
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'
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.



1Y/15 / (Has been termed 1Z/15 also)
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.

Getting to and from the start, via the BRCC HQ
Route marked in green on map. Allow 15 mins. 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.
See map of 1Z/15




1Z/16 - 'The Cardington 16'
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".



1Z/18.5 (Has been termed 1Y/16 also) - 'The Hilly 16'
The 1Z/18.5 is actually now 16 miles long and 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.

Turn 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/20.5
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/22.6
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)



1Z/16 (x 2) - 32 miles
Cardington 16 (Cardington - Southill Station - Ireland - Southill - Upper Caldecote - Ickwell - Northill - Cople - Cardington) (TWICE)

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 Cardington - THEN REPEAT first circuit to FINISH Cardington Village Green on "Southill Road".




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