Friday 1 September 2017

TLI Road Championships

The second round of the TLI Cycling National Road Race Championships takes place on Sunday, 10th September on the Siddington circuit in Cheshire. This year the event incorporates the Parkinson Memorial Road Race and is organised by Jill Wesley on behalf of the Macclesfield Wheelers Cycling club.

Due to the popularity of the championships which each year sees the red, white and blue banded national championship jersey awarded to each age category winner, the events are being run over two separate days. The first was dedicated to events for C,D,E,F,G,H categories and junior female members. This second event is for S,M,A,B categories and junior male members, and kicks off at 10.00am. Race headquarters is at the Allostock Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Allostock WA16 9LN.

The winner of each age category will receive a national championship jersey and gold medal, with the 2nd and 3rd riders claiming silver and bronze medals.

Unfortunately not a single female entry was received by the event closing date even though they are encouraged to compete by the unisex nature of TLI Cycling's age category structure. Females are allocated an age category which is typically 3 bands above that of a male competitor of the same age, which means for example that females aged 30 to 39 directly compete in the same category as males aged 50 to 54, so the lack of interest is surprising.

The Glenn Longland 2 Day, run under TLI rules takes place October 7th/8th at Downton in Wiltshire and is open to both men & women

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