Course description:

Start on A683 approximately 80 yards east  of the Caton end of the Denny Beck layby at mark on kerbstone (grid ref SD 508643). Proceed along A683 in the direction of Hornby, through Caton and Claughton. Turn right into minor road to Farleton (Farleton Old Road) then filter left to rejoin A683 (M) (grid ref 574673). Retrace to finish at mark on kerbstone, approximately 60 yards west of the parking sign at the Lancaster end of the Denny Beck layby and about 100 yards before junction of A683 and minor road (Grimeshaw Lane) to Halton.

Instructions to riders:

 1.      Riders must give their number at the finish and elsewhere on the course if requested.

2.      Riders must NOT STAND in the road at the Start or Finish. (This constitutes obstruction and is a breach of Regulations).

3.      Riders must NOT ride with their heads down.

4.      Riders must NOT STOP on the road after passing the Finish timekeeper. (No times will be given to either riders or supporters at the Finish.)

 The following Local Regulations have been approved by the National Committee in accordance with Regulation 38. Any breaches may lead to disciplinary action.

Local Reg No 5. In ALL events, competitors prior to starting are not permitted to ride past the finish timekeeper during the duration of the event.

Local Reg No 6. Any competitor making a 'U' turn in the vicinity of the Start or Finish will be disqualified from the event.

A full copy of the Risk Assessment is on display at event HQ. Riders should note to take particular care at the following points on the course:

a)      The descent and returning ascent through wooded area near Scarthwaite caravan park includes rumble strips and two deceptively tight bends. These can be hazardous in wet conditions. Riders should take GREAT CARE not to take the turns too wide relative to oncoming traffic.

b)      In the centre of Caton Village, on both the outward and homeward legs, give way to traffic already on the mini roundabout and do not ‘cut’ the central area which may be hazardous in wet conditions. Give way to pedestrians using the pedestrian crossing.

c)      The turn MUST be executed in the following manner. Make a right turn into Farleton Old Road, with appropriate signalling as required for traffic approaching from behind and in front. Be aware that traffic is often fast moving on this stretch of the course. Give way to on-coming traffic as per the Highway Code. Note also that there is limited visibility for traffic emerging from Farleton Old Road. Filter left to rejoin the A683, giving way to traffic as necessary. Marshals are present at the turn but remember that the onus is on riders to make a safe manoeuvre.

d)      In the vicinity of the Finish and HQ, be aware of spectators and traffic entering/leaving the lay-by. Return to HQ to receive your time.

In the interests of your own safety, Cycling Time Trials and the event promoters strongly advise you to wear a HARD SHELL HELMET that meets an internationally accepted safety standard. For Juvenile and Junior riders the wearing of such helmets is compulsory.

You are reminded that you must comply with traffic law and the Highway Code.