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ERC makes a significant contribution to cycle sport by promoting nine popular open races and a club time trial series.
Club Time Trial Series
May - September 2021
The club TT series is a popular introduction to racing for many club members. Individual riders pit themselves against the clock over 10 miles in a mid-week evening series that runs from May to August. The club TT series is run under CTT regulations on the Saltire 10 (Tranent) time trial course.
Check the ERC Midweek Time Trial Series Facebook page for more information about the TT series.
Gifford Road Races
Not held in 2023
ERC Ben Forsyth CRY Youth Race Day
Sat 25th March 2023
Tour of the Meldons
Sun 7 May 2023
A classic early season hilly time trial, following a scenic 25-mile loop over the Meldons hills near Peebles. Categories include Men, Women & Vets, Juniors, Paracyclists and Road bikes.
This year The Meldons is the fourth in the six-event Merlin Cycles Classic Series, and the CTT Scottish District Olympic Time Trial Championship.
For more information about this event, visit the Tour of the Meldons Facebook page.
Race the Worlds, East & Central Qualifier
Tue 6th June 2023
To be held on the new closed road circuit at Linlithgow. The first 5 local region riders in each of the A, B, and C categories will take part in the youth finals to be held in Glasgow as part of the World Cycling Championships.
Pippa Handley Road Race
Sun 18th June 2023
The 2nd round of Scottish Cycling's Scotia Women's Road Race Series.
A 52-mile race for women riders over a challenging circuit based on Howgate, Leadburn and Gladhouse, southeast of Edinburgh.
Eastern Promise Road Race
(Not held in 2023, was Sun 24th July 2022)
A regional A road race for 2nd, 3rd and 4th category riders over a challenging circuit based on Howgate, Leadburn and Gladhouse, southeast of Edinburgh. This race includes the prize of the magical "Eastern Promise Lamp" for the highest-placed Edinburgh RC member.
Lothian Flyer Road Race
Sat 26 Aug 2023
A Regional B event for 3rd & 4th Cat Juniors, Seniors & Vets only, Women and novice Road racers, based on the Stobo circuit (49 miles).
This race is held in commemoration of Archie Craig, "The Lothian Flyer", who was a prolific competitor during cycling's pre-war heyday.
Glen Kinchie Team Time Trial
Sat 17th Sept 2023
ERC's annual 2-up Team Time Trial over 23 miles (2 laps of a 11.5-mile course) around East Lothian, encircling its famous distillery namesake. Find a partner and join the fun.
Sat 23rd Sept 2023
A day of races for all youth categories and women, around the grassy slopes of an Edinburgh Park. Usually, a fine day to start the Scottish CX season.
Club Hill Climb Championship
Sun 1 Oct 2023
ERC's hill climb is open to riders from other clubs. The course is up the iconic climb of Arthur's Seat on a closed road in full view of the Scottish Parliament.
Ian McCulloch TT
A 10-mile time trial named in memory of former club member Ian McCulloch, held on the Saltire 10 course, Tranent. This is an ERC club competition run in conjunction with the final event of the ERC Midweek Time Trial Series.