Just in case you missed the news from the Cycling Time Trials (CTT) AGM on 5 December 2021 I would like to remind members that front lights and helmets are compulsory from the start of this season in all CTT events. The new regulations are:

14. Competitor’s Machine
(j)    No competitor shall be permitted to start either a Type A or Type B event unless such competitor has affixed to the front of their machine a working front white light, either flashing or constant, that is illuminated and in a position that is clearly visible to other road users.

15. Protective Helmets

All competitors must wear a properly affixed helmet which must be of hard/soft shell construction. Helmets should conform to a recognised Standard such as SNELL B95, ANSI Z90.4, AUS/NZS 2063:96, DIN 33-954, CPSC or EN 1078. It is the responsibility of the rider to:

(a)  Select a helmet that offers protection against head injury and does not restrict the rider’s vision or hearing.

(b)  Ensure that the helmet is properly fitted, is undamaged and in good condition.

(i)   Any helmet which suffers damage (e.g. in the case of an accident or through mishandling) may no longer afford the same level of protection.
(ii)   Cycling Time Trials makes no warranties or representations regarding the adequacy of any standard or the fitness for the purpose of any brand of helmet and will not accept any claims arising from the use of any particular helmet.
(iii)  The current British Standard BS 6863 is primarily intended for use by young riders and is not intended to provide a complete specification for helmets for high speed or long distance riding.

Wishing you all a successful and safe season.

Thanks go to Les Young for the photo of him riding the Manchester & District TTA 10 on the J4/20 course on 12th December 2021. Ready for the new rules!


  1. Hi Mike
    I have emailed a shot from the Manchester & District TTA 10 on the J4/20 course on 12th December 2021. Vic Trigger also rode but in fancy dress.

  2. Full body armour and Covid masks may be needed next year??? Mud-guards and trainer wheels under review, nudge, nudge, wink, wink! Bob Nolan

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