GTC Bike TT Series is back for the summer of 2023! The series will kick off on the 26th of April and will be held over six Wednesday evenings alternating between three routes (Craughwell (12km), Bushypark (7km), and Athenry (15km)) – Full details and FAQ below
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration is done on a per-event basis and is done on the Galway Triathlon Club Website in the Memberzone
WHEN WILL THE SERIES BE RUN?
The series will be run over 6 weeks
Event 1: Craughwell (12km) – 26th April – 7 PM
Event 2: Bushypark (7km) – 3rd May – 7 PM
Event 3: Athenry (15km) – 10th May – 7 PM
Event 4: Craughwell (12km) – 17th May – 7 PM
Event 5: Bushypark (7km) – 24th May – 7 PM
Event 6: Athenry (15km) – 31st May – 7 PM
WHAT DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE?
You need a working bike and a helmet – The Bike TT series is firstly intended to be a fun event, and we would encourage beginners to participate – It is a race against yourself! We have had members participate on touring bikes and gravel bikes – If it has 2 wheels (and no motor!) it should be good for the TT series.
IS THERE A COST TO PARTICIPATE?
Nope! Entry is free and is part of your GTC 2023 membership
HOW DOES THE TIME TRIAL WORK?
Each participant will be allocated an individual start time which will be staggered every 1min. Start times will be allocated based on bike type and gender (Ladies’ Road Bikes, Ladies’ TT Bike, Men’s Road Bikes, and Men’s TT Bikes). Start times will be shared during the day of the event via email
DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL THE EVENTS?
No, there is no requirement to take part in all of the events, and we would encourage you to register for an event even if you can only attend just 1 of the 6 events – Registration will be on a per-event basis on our website. If you have never tried a bike TT, we highly recommend trying it out, and we think you will be hooked!
WHAT ARE THE ROUTES?
- Craughwell – 12km course – Starting opposite Craughwell Furniture and Finishing at Tom Doyle Motors – This is generally a flat and fast route, especially if the wind is blowing in the right direction!
- Bushypark – At just less than 7km long, this route should not be underestimated… The route will start where the N59 becomes a double road (just after Glenlo Abbey) and will finish at the Barna Golf course – This is a 3.87km climb and should provide an exciting challenge.
- Athenry – An 15km route from the Athenry Football Club with just left turns (rectangular course) on smooth and mostly flat roads with some small bumps over the motorway, which will put a sting in the legs
There will be prizes for the overall winners (Men / Ladies) of the series and King / Queen of the Mountain for Barna hill. If you have any questions, please email Stef at firstname.lastname@example.orgWe hope you see you on the start line.