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REMINDER: Tour of Britain 4-11 September 2016

The TOB starts in Glasgow on Sunday 4th September

Stage 5 on Thursday 8th September finishes in Bath and passes through our region.

Click here for the stage maps and further details.


Spring News Letter

Click here for your colour copy of the Spring WestVet Journal 


VTTA West 10 Results

Click here for the result sheet from Friday's 10.

Thanks everyone for taking the time to enter and for being patient with regard to the traffic light 'situation'. We were blessed with fine weather and some good times achieved, congratulations to Steve Cottington for retaining the trophy. 

Thanks must also go to the Westvets who marshaled and helped with proceedings without whom the event would not proceed, it was a joy to see so many friends and fellow Westvets during the event.  

If you have any comments or queries then please contact Gordon.


West Vet Newsletter

Click here for the first newsletter of 2016 highlighting our groups 10 mile championship and prize presentation.


Classics: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne

Click here for link to a preview on the start of the Classics Season


Interview with Sean Yates

The Tour stage-winner and Tinkoff directeur sportif talks about cycling in football socks and rollicking riders over the team radio.

Click here to read the interview 



Click here for the 2015 season national competion results and awards


VTTA West Group Newsletter Issue 3

Please click here to download the latest newsletter.


2015 AGM

Our group AGM is to be held on Sunday November 15th, 10.00am at Sutton Benger Village Hall, no doubt there will be tea and more cake available.  If you have any thoughts or would like to raise any issues then please let me know, the committee are keen to ensure Westvets are a happy bunch and, as recent results in the various national events indicate, a well-represented group.



Traffic lights on the road from Dauntsey to Little Somerford will force a course change.  

The new course detail will be available at the HQ.

The lights are avoided by turning left on to the B4069 at Sutton Benger (Marshall)  and again in Great Somerford, where the riders turnleft from the Dauntsey Road to join the original course at cross roads by The Volunteer Pub.


VTTA West 10 Start Sheet Friday 8th May 2015

Please click here for the start sheet and here for a map showing the course details.

The hall should be open from 18:00 where there will be a signing on sheet and race numbers. Gordon Scott (Oganiser and Secretary VTTA West Grouo) alerts you to the possibility of road works on the course although there is an alternative based on some of the lanes on the existing.  

If you have any questions about the event,.Gordon is available Thursday evening on 01305 853281.


VTTA West Group Newsletter/Group 10

Click here to for the news letter and details of the Group 10 on Friday 8th May.


Tandems and more .........

Tandems ... Click here for a entertaining view of tandems & some fascinating achievenments especially in the French Alps, even Ventoux!!



Please click here for details of the West Vet (VTTA West Group) 2014 AGM to be held on Sunday 9th November 2014 at 10:30 in the Sutton Benger Village Hall

Here for the Treasurer's Report 2014

Here for Ian's 'Money Column' and Sub-Renewal details

Here for the Editor's report

Here for the Webmaster's Report 2014

Here for the List of Members


Mike's article on Billie Fleming (nee Dovey)

Here are some links which compliment Mike's article on Billie Fleming (nee Dovey) (pages 30-32 Summer Edition):



Mike was there!

Click here for Mike's roadside report from Sheffield on the TdF 2nd Stage York to Sheffield


Tour of Britain 7-14 September

See the Tour of Britain in the West:

Stage 4 Worcester to Bristol

Stage 5 Exmouth to Exeter

Stage 6 Bath to Hemel Hempstead

Click here for full details 


Editors choice

Try these links from Mike:

Brian Robinson on Le Tour

Ken Russell Going Solo

Le Tour in Yorkhire

Le Tour - La route 2014

Gino Bartali: The cyclist who saved Jews in wartime Italy

Insane Downhill Bike Race In Valparaiso Chile

Danny Macaskill - Industrial Revolutions


Read all about it!! WestVet back on-line.

Please click on the edition you wish to download:

Spring 2014; Winter 2014;

Spring 2013; Summer 2013Autumn 2013Winter 2013


Read WestVet article about Charlotte's Tandems

Click here to view article.


WTTA Spring Hilly - Marshals Needed


Marshals urgently needed for the WTTA Spring Hilly Open Time Trial

10am Sunday 31st March 2013

Course: U871

HQ: Sutton Benger Village Hall, SN15 4RP

Please contact: Mary-Jane Hutchinson 0117 968 1105 or

Click here for start sheet and further details


Geoff Lonsdale remembered

Geoff Lonsdale remembered in pictures.

Click here for Brian Griffiths' article on Geoff.


Paralympic Gamesmaker - Mary Jane's Experiences

Click here to learn more about Mary Jane's experiencesat the 2012 Paralympics,


Notification of 2012 AGM


Veterans Time Trials Association

                Founded in 1943 by E H Strevens

         National Association for the over 40 year old Cyclist









West Group


The Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 4th November 2012, 10.30am at Sutton Benger Village Hall. Refreshments will be available.




  • Apologies


  • Minutes of the AGM held on Sunday 15thNovember 2009


  • Matters arising



  • Reports from officials -
  • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Recorder
    • Westvet magazine Editor
    • Webmaster


  • Election of Officers for 2013


  • Subscription proposals


  • Annual Prize Presentation


  • Program of events for 2013
    • Jack Grey memorial 25 mile TT
    • 10 Mile TT
    • 50 Mile TT.


  • Proposed items for the VTTA AGM


  • Nominations for the Bicknell Award for Outstanding service


  • Nominations for the Cooke Trophy for Meritorious performance


  • Signatories for cheques (amend if required)


  • AOB



Gordon J Scott




VTTA West 10 Results

Click here for the results of the 10 on Sunday 22 May 2011.


Chris Hart 22 Sept 1936 - 13 March 2011

We are very saddened to learn of the death of Chris Hart  who passed away on Sunday after losing his battle against prostate cancer. Chris was an active member of West Vet and will be sadly missed both locally and nationally.

Our thoughts are with his wife and family.


Janet Wilson

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Janet Wilson - our thoughts are with Peter, Helen and Michael.

Janet's funeral will be on Monday 25th October at Semington Crematorium, Devizes Road, Semington, Wiltshire, BA14 6HL at 13:45.

It will be a humanist service and a celebration of Janet's life. So there should be no black ties. Cycling to the crematorium is encouraged as is cycling clothing. 

There are only to be Family flowers. Instead there will be a collection for the Hospital League of Friends as the hospital fought so hard and so long to keep Janet with us.

After the service everyone is invited to Beechfield House Hotel, Beanacre, Witshire SN12 7PU, (Tel 01225 703700) for a buffet tea. 

If you intend to join everyone for the buffet please let Aileen Brown know asap.


WTTA 100 Organiser Change

Ian Boon is now organising the local 100

His contact details are:

Ian Boon, Tel: 0117 967 4437
76 Hill Street, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 4EX   


Tragedy in Local 25

On Saturday 12th June during a CTT 25 mile time-trial on the U46B near Cirencester the tragic death occured of Alex Anderson. Our thoughts go to his family.


West Group Trophy Mystery

West Vet Trophy Mystery.Gordon Scott asks are you able to shed any light on the origin of this impressive trophy? It is not clear if it is a regional or national award. It is about 20 inches/500mm in height and the inscription says: Arthur Wilcockson memorial trophy, Presented by Subscription. Please contact the webmaster if you are able to help.


VTTA West 25 Champs: Bath CC take top two places

Click here for results on standard.
Click here for results on fastest time.


Pete Wilson Takes Another National Trophy!

Congratulations to Pete Wilson, Bath Cycling Club, who has won the National 100 title  in the the Western Time Trial Association promoted event on the U46/100 course with the best plus on standard of +99:18. Pete's actual time was 4:42:12.


Club 10 Results

Another win for Dave Keene in 22:15
Click here for the results


End to End and back again!

Bath CC's Derek Fisher completes End to End and back again!

Between 21st May 2008 to 10th June 2008, Derek Fisher of Bath CC not only completed the 1089 miles 'end to end', but he cycled from his home to Lands End back to his home on to John O'Groats and then retraced his wheel tracks back to his home!
Derek completed the trip in 21 days and raised £1813.75 for the Children's Hospice South West charity. Derek was awarded the Tempest trophy for his outstanding achievement in cycling at the recent Bath CC dinner.


WEST VET 2008 AGM - Reports

The VTTA West Group (WestVet) held its very well attended AGM in Sutton Benger.
Click here for a copy of the Agenda.
here for a copy of the Secretary's Report.
here for a copy of the Webmaster's Report.



Janet Wilson after 15 years’ service as Secretary of the VTTA West Group (WestVet) stood down at the recent AGM to a well earned round of applause  Holding office since 1993, Janet a Veteran's National Woman’ Best All Round Champion (4 times) and National Record Holder, has acted as membership secretary and main contact for the West Group. Janet will continue on the committee, but her duties as secretary will now be covered by Gordon Scott, see Contact Us for details.


2008 Annual Report from our Secretary

Click for details


Brian Newton, Echelon SPIUK - Accident

Whilst riding the VTTA(West) club 10 Brian Newton misjudged a corner, touched the verge and was catapulted into a deep ditch. No one else was involved. Brian sustained multiple fractures to his spine, neck, sternum and ribs. Brian was wearing a safety helmet. He has had multiple x-rays and ct scans. Brian’s nervous system, mental faculties and lower limbs have not been affected and he is clear and coherent. He is, however, fully strapped down and not yet in a position for visits. An operation has not been ruled out but now seems less likely. The current prognosis is that he will be in a full body splint for about six months. Brian is in Kingfisher Ward of the Great Western Hospital in Swindon. He is, however, scheduled to be moved fairly soon to either Bristol or Oxford. No further information is available and Brian’s partner Arja will be very busy for some while. Goodwill cards from friends would be appreciated.

Submitted by Peter Wilson, VTTA (West)
Authorised by Brian.


West Vet Club Event 27th May 2008

Click here for the results.  
& Here for full event details


Arja Scarsbrook National Champion!

Arja Scarsbrook,, won the 2007 Brambleby Cup (Ladies Best 3-Distance on standard) by an amazing 40 minute margin from multiple champion and last year's winner Kathryn Smith. Her winning plus was 143:28.


New 2008 Membership Form

Please click on download to obtain the 2008 membership form


Pete Wilson takes National Trophy

Congratulations to Pete Wilson, Bath Cycling Club, who has won the Stevens Memorial National Trophy in the the Clevedon CC '50' with the best plus on standard of +33:33.



West Vet On-Line (Article taken from the West Vet Magazine)


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