Advisory note: It was agreed at National council AGM on 4 December 2022 there will be introduced in 2023 a short-distance BAR and other key changes.
The 3 distance BAR, 50, 100 and 12Hour will, for the first time in its 93 year history, include Women.
Meanwhile the short 3 distance BBAR will be extended to 4 distances to inlcude a 10, and thus comprise 10, 25, 50 & 100 miles. Additionally, the new 4 distance BAR will now be open to Men and Women.
The below competition conditions will shortly be amended to reflect the information contained within this advisory note.
1. The competitions shall be called, The RTTC British Best All-Rounder Competitions and shall comprise one for men and one for women.
2. The competitions shall be open to members of the Headquarters Club and to all members of clubs affiliated to Cycling Time Trials. All competitors must have been continuously resident in Great Britain for the previous two years or have proven British nationality. The competitions shall be based upon each rider’s fastest single bicycle or tricycle performance during the season in eligible events at 50 and 100 miles and 12 hours for the men’s competition and 25, 50 and 100 miles for the women’s competition, such performances to be calculated (to three decimal places) in terms of miles per hour and the average taken of the resultant speeds.
3. All RTTC National Championships shall be eligible events.
4. All eligible events must be open to:
(i) Men only; or
(ii) Women only; or
(iii) Men and women where 25% of the maximum permitted entry is reserved for women in priority to men at distances qualifying for the RTTC Women’s British Best All-Rounder Competition.
Subject thereto and to the promoting club’s right exercised in good faith to refuse entry of any individual, eligible events other than RTTC National Championships must be open to all entrants who are members of clubs affiliated to Cycling Time Trials.
Any advertised limit of acceptances must not be less than: 80 in the case of events open to men and women
60 in the case of events open to men only
20 in the case of events open to women only.
Events that are restricted as to gear or category, events that exclude a class of person, or specialised events (e.g. rough riders events etc.) shall not be eligible.
5. No event promoted after 30th September in each year shall be eligible.
6. No event promoted on a closed circuit shall be eligible.
7. Eligible events shall include all events at 25, 50 and 100 miles and all 12 hour events that meet the criteria as set out in these conditions. Any club that does not wish its event to be a BBAR event must identify such event as not being so. An official list of eligible events shall be published by the Company and those lists shall be final except that errors may be rectified and dates altered up to the 31 March. Any proposed change to the list of eligible events after 31 March shall be subject to the approval of the Board.
8. The organising secretary of the promoting club shall be required to complete a certificate, approved by the Board, stating that all riders have completed the course and that the event complied with the regulations in every respect.
Copies of the start and result sheets, plus the completed certificate shall be sent to the National Competitions Secretary within 28 dates of the event.
9. Awards will be made to men and women placed first, second and third in their respective competitions and certificates will be presented to all riders who return an average speed in the final table of 22 mph or more in the men’s competition and 20 mph or more in the women’s competition.
10. Awards will be made to the first and second teams in the men’s competition and the first team in the women’s competition. For the purposes of the competitions a team shall comprise three members riding in the name of one club. Any competitor entering or allowing himself or herself to be entered in an eligible event in the name of one club shall not be eligible to count for the competition team race in the name of any other club until the following year.
1. The competitions shall be called the Junior Best All Rounder Competitions and shall comprise one for boys and one for girls.
2. The competitions shall be open to all Junior and Juvenile members of the Headquarters Club and of clubs affiliated to Cycling Time Trials. All competitors must have been continuously resident in Great Britain for the previous two years or have proven British nationality.
3. Each competition shall be based on each entrant's fastest two performances at 10 miles and fastest two performances at 25 miles in any Open, Semi-Open, or Association event held on or before 30th September in each year. Each performance shall be expressed (to three decimal places) in terms of miles per hour, and the average taken of the resultant speeds.
4. Medallions will be awarded to the riders placed first, second and third in the Competition for boys and in the Competition for girls. Certificates will be awarded to all competitors who return an average speed of 22 mph or more in the Boys’ Competition and 20 mph or more in the Girls’ Competition.