Colchester Rovers Lockdown Virtual TT Series starts on RGT on Wednesday 15 April
We have chosen to run the events on RGT as it enables us to set up courses based on our local TT courses using RGT’s “Magic Roads.” RGT have kindly made their premium features free during the lockdown.
In order to register for the event you will need to download a screen app to your computer or iPad and a mobile app to your mobile. Further instructions here – https://www.rgtcycling.com/get-started/
In order to access the Premium features for free you will also need to send an empty email to firstname.lastname@example.org from the same email account that you use to register for RGT.
Once you have registered for RGT click on the links at the bottom of the page from your mobile to register for each event.
The virtual TT series has been set up to keep us fit and active during the lockdown as well as to give us some sort of competitive cycling series in the absence of the Rovers regular Wednesday evening and championship TT events.
The series is meant to be fun, but it is proposed that there will be awards in various categories at the end of the series. It is therefore necessary to follow some basic rules for the events. The rules on drafting& standing starts should make the events more like proper TTs.
Whilst it is difficult to avoid drafting altogether in a group start event, after the first 250 meters, competitors should ride entirely alone and unassisted and not ride in company or take shelter (commonly known as drafting) from another rider.
As the events replace TTs there should be should be a standing start. Once you have warmed up you should stop pedalling so that your watts on the info screen on the RGT apps reduces to 0 watts. Then start again once the message comes up to start pedalling.
Events are open to all local cyclists. You can enter individual events without entering the series, but to register for the series you will need to complete the Virtual Time Trial Series Entry Form.
Categories for the competition will be youth/junior, men, vets, women, handicap and an open category to include non-Rovers (open cat will include women’s places). If anyone has any other suggestions please let me know.
There are 3 TT events a week and the final series results will be based on completing 30%, so even if you just do one event a week you can still complete the series.