2024 ERC / JDS Midweek Time Trial Series

9 April 2024

Whether you're a recreational rider on a road bike or a time trial enthusiast with all the kit, the ERC / JDS Midweek Time Trial Series is about inclusive fun cycling for everyone!

Photo: © Charles McSherry

We are excited to announce the return of the Midweek Summer Time Trial Series for 2024 and are pleased to have JDS Gardening Services as an event sponsor. The series will run for 14 weeks from May through August. In addition to the A199 Macmerry course that we used last year we are planning to try some interesting new courses to offer variety and to challenge different rider skills. As per previous years the final week of the Series will be a hill climb event. We encourage everyone to participate whether you simply want to try a time trial event for the first time, have a few goes over the summer to test your fitness or compete weekly against your peers for a Series title. Additional information about the series is provided down the page and regular updates and results will be posted on the event Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ERCTT. Alternatively, if you have specific questions you can contact Steve Canney via email at canneysd@outlook.com.

RULES & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Each Midweek Series event will be a CTT Type B event subject to CTT regulations and the following:

  • Series events are open to all riders ages 12-years and older. Riders under the age of 18 must have a signed consent form from parent/legal guardian.
  • Road Bike and Time Trial Bike category classification shall be in accordance with CTT regulations.
  • Series prizes will be awarded to Open and Female winners for the Road Bike and Time Trial Bike categories across each of the following age groups: Youth, Junior, Senior, Vet 40+, Vet 50+. Prizes will be awarded at a post season social event for all participants, hosted by ERC and JDS.
  • Series points awarded for each event on the basis of timed results whereby the fastest rider each week will be awarded 40 points, the second fastest rider 39 points, third fastest 38 points, and so on.
  • Points totals for Series prizes will be based on each riders best 5 best rides. All 5 rides must be on a Road Bike to be eligible for a Series prize in the Road Bike category.
  • Front and rear lights are mandatory as per CTT regulations.

EVENT REGISTRATION & FEES: Entry for each event is via the CTT website here:
Cycling Time Trials: District: The entry fee is £5.00 for adults (includes £3.00 CTT levy) and £2.00 for youth under age 16.

EVENT SCHEDULE: Series events will be run on Wednesday evenings with the first rider setting off at 7:00 pm. Events dates are per the following schedule:

VOLUNTEERING: Delivery of club events and activities is dependent upon the support of volunteers. As this is a weekly event we need a small number of volunteers each week to manage registration, timekeeping and marshaling. We expect adults who participate in 3 or more events to volunteer at least one time to support the cause.


An overview of the courses is provided below. Additional information about each course, parking and sign-on locations will be provided in the coming weeks.

Existing A199 Macmerry 9.5-mile Out & Back Course. This is the existing 9.5-mile out and back course on the A199 running from the eastern edge of Macmerry to the A6137 round about junction at the north edge of Haddington. The course requires navigation through the 'Hokey Pokey' roundabout segment at the A199/A1/B6471 junctions at the west edge of Haddington and has approximately 200 feet of elevation gain.


Whether you're a recreational rider on a road bike or a time trial enthusiast with all the kit, the ERC / JDS Midweek Time Trial Series is about inclusive fun cycling for everyone!