South West Cycling Time Trials

SWBAR News 2020

Clubs affiliated for 2020

Bpm Coaching - City Cycle Couriers RT - CS Dynamo - Mid Devon CC - North Devon Wheelers - Penzance Wheelers CC - Plymouth Corinthian CC - Revo Racing - Royal Navy and Royal Marines CA - St Austell Whs CC - Tavistock Whs CC - Tri Logic Cornwall - Wheal Velocity -

SWBAR and Coronavirus

It seems to me that there are unlikely to be any races for the rest of 2020. If this is the case, then I propose to carry the affiliation fees forward to the 2021 season.
[Tuesday 24 March 2020]

SWBAR 2020 Affiliation Fees Now Due

Deadline 29th February

If you wish to be included in this season long competition this year you'll need to make sure that your club is has paid £15 by the end of February, before the first counting race of the season. Your club can pay by bank transfer (preferred method - message me for details) or send a cheque payable to A K Farnell to Flat1 Trevethan Court, Mitchell Road, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2UQ.

Please emphasise to your club treasurer/secretary that late payment may mean that your club members will be excluded from the 2020 competition, as late affiliations cause me a lot of extra work. I will ensure that the list of affiliated clubs on the website is kept up to date so that you can check if payment has been made.

The rules of the competition are also to be found on the website, as are the results of previous year's competitions.
[Thursday 30 January 2020]

South West Best All Rounder 2019

Presentation 15th September

After the final counting race of the 2019 season, the SWBAR Awards are listed below. Congratulations to all who qualified this year. As previously advertised, the presentation will take place after the 4-up team time trial on Sunday 15th September at Lanivet Community Hall. If you cannot be present, will you please arrange for someone to collect your award as I have limited storage space at home.

1 Conrad Moss 2 Donald Brooks 3 Josh Coyne

1 Charlotte Marshall 2 Stacey Ginieres 3 Maria Weymouth

Men Vet on standard
1 Conrad Moss

Women Vet on standard
1 Martina Geraghty

Men Team
MDCC Donald Brooks Mark Saunders Phil Smith

Women Team

Men Vet 40
1 Conrad Moss 2 Paul Walshe 3 Sandy Gourley

Women Vet 40
1 Maria Weymouth 2 Rose Willis 3 Martina Geraghty

Men Vet 45
1 Andrew Parnowski 2 Steve Kirby 3 Marvin Laing

Men Vet 50
1 John Morse 2 NQ 3 NQ

Women Vet 50
1 NQ 2 NQ 3 NQ

Men Vet 55
1 Mark Sanders 2 Phil Smith 3 NQ

Men Vet 60
1 Peter Maker 2 Ian Deakin 3 NQ
[Monday 9 September 2019]

National Hill Climb Championship 2019

Sunday 27th October 2019

Mid-Devon Cycling Club will be promoting this year’s National Hill Climb Championship up Haytor; a tough course over a distance of 3.125 miles. British legend Chris Boardman was the last winner of the championships when it was held on Dartmoor in 1990 at Widecombe-in-the Moor. There are titles to be won for Women, Men, Veterans and Juniors, see below for the list of awards.  It would be fantastic if all the clubs of the South West are well represented with riders in all categories.  All competitive members of the SW DC are encouraged to enter this prestige event.

A ‘practice event’ will be held on Sunday 22nd September 2019 and there are many other events being run in the weeks leading up to the National Championships.

SW riders did themselves proud in 1979 when the MDCC ran the first National Hill Climb in the South West. It was held on the same course as will be used this year. Back then, the competition was restricted to men. The MDCC ended up with 4th place, and second team behind the all-powerful Manchester Wheelers who recruited riders from far and wide including York, Reading, Leicester and very few from Manchester.  This year the competitors are expected to have about 120 Men, 60 women and 40 junior and youth riders.

To enter either the practice event (£12) or the National Championship (£25) you will need to do so via the CTT web site or send in entry forms by post along with a cheque.

Closing dates for entries are:
Tue 10th Sep 2019 Practice Event
Tue 8th October 2019 National Championship

It is also advisable to enter some other hill climbs beforehand if only to get a race head on and sort out how to tackle an event.  The Hill Climbs available in the South West are as follows:-

Sat 21st Sept @ 10:00 hours Exeter Wheelers to the top of Stoke Woods, Exeter

Sun 22nd Sept @ 09:00 hours Chard Wheelers to the top of Chineway, Ottery St Mary*
Sun 22nd Sept @ 13:00 hours MDCC to the top of Haytor*
Sun 22nd Sept @ 15:00 hours MDCC up Widecombe Hill*

*Note: these 3 races are being run with overall prizes for the fastest overall times up all 3 hills.

Sun 13th Oct @ 10:00 hours City Cycle Couriers up Jennycliffe, Plymouth
Sun 20th Oct @ 10:00 hours Alltrax up Heybrook Hill, Plymouth.
There will be other events to try your powers on in the West District see CTT web site for them. Closing dates for CTT events are 10 days before.
List of Awards - National Hill Climb Championship

Men 1st, 2nd, 3rd plus team of 3
Women 1st, 2nd, 3rd plus team of 3
Junior Men 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Junior Women 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Youths aged 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 (on the day of the event)  1st in each age, male and female
Youths aged 17 and 18 (on the day of the event) 1st Male and 1st Female
Veterans in 5 year age bands i.e. 40 to 44; 45 to 49; 50 to 54 and so on till you reach 85 to 90 1st Male and 1st Female
Come on South West rider there has to be an award or two for us to pick up. You do not often have the chance to ride in a National Championship; especially one on home turf.
National Hill Climb Awards are medals (see photos) and for overall winners’ trophies with an invitation to attend the National Dinner and prize Presentation in early January 2020.
[Friday 6 September 2019]

SWBAR 2019 Subscriptions Now Due

Subscriptions are now due. Only 4 weeks to go before the first SWBAR race of 2019, The City Cycle Couriers Open 10 miles TT on the s4/10. The other counting races for 2019 are listed on the website at and the rules can be found at
If you wish to take part in this competition, please remind your club TT secretary to make sure that your club is affiliated by either sending a cheque for £15 payable to Antony Farnell at Flat 1, Trevethan Court, Mitchell Road, Falmouth, TR11 2UQ or making a bank transfer (email or message me for details).
[Wednesday 16 January 2019]

SWBAR 2018


1 Conrad Moss
2 Tim McEvoy
3 Andrew Perkins

1 Vicky Jowett
2 Stacey Ginieres
3 Rose Willis

Men Vet on standard
1 Conrad Moss

Women Vet on standard
1 Rebecca Campbell

Men Team
MDCC Conrad Moss Andrew Perkins Lee Sanderson

Women Team
PZW Stacey Ginieres Martina Geraghty Rebecca Campbell

Men Vet 40
1 Conrad Moss
2 Paul Walshe
3 Peter Miners

Women Vet 40
1 Rose Willis
2 Martina Geraghty
3 Nichola Rorke

Men Vet 45
1 Andrew Perkins
2 Steve Smith
3 Dean Vincent

Men Vet 50
1 Gavin MacDougal
2 Lee Sanderson 3 Steve Hockings-Thompson

Women Vet 50
1 Rebecca Campbell
2 Deb Grills

Men Vet 55
1 Chris Vellacott
2 Mark Sanders

Men Vet 60
1 Chris Scawn
2 Peter Maker
3 Ian Deakin
[Friday 28 September 2018]

SWBAR Awards 2017

Overall Men
1 Conrad Moss, 2 Matt Slater, 3 Niall Todd

Overall Women
1 Crystal Spearman, 2 Zoe Betteridge, 3 Ruth Burrows

Men Vet on Standard
Conrad Moss

Men Vet 40
1 Conrad Moss, 2 Matt Slater, 3 Niall Todd

Men Vet 45
1 Andrew Perkins, 2 Jason McGowan, 3 Nick French

Men Vet 50
1 Lubos Obornik, 2 Gary Fouracres, 3 Steve Hockings-Thompson

Men Vet 55
1 Mark Sanders, 2 Chris Harper 3 NQ

Men Vet 60
1 Chris Scawn, 2 Ian Deakin, 3 Ed Trezona-Phillips

Women Vet on Standard
Rebecca Campbell

Women Vet 40
1 Catherine Hilton, 2 Martina Geraghty, 3 Rose Wilis

Women Vet 50
1 Rebecca Campbell, 2 NQ, 3 NQ

Junior Man

Junior Woman
Hannah Rainger

Men's A Team Mid Devon CC
Conrad Moss, Andrew Perkins, Ian Cullen

Men's B Team St Austell Wheelers
Nick French, Steve Alford, Dean Vincent

Presentation will take place on Sunday 1st April at the St Austell Wheelers Open 25 Miles Time Trial.
[Sunday 18 March 2018]

SWBAR 2018 - Affiliations

Now due

Club affiliations for the 2018 competition are now due. The fee is £15 per club. Clubs may pay by cheque, payable to AK Farnell and sent to 3 Lambs Lane, Falmouth, TR11 2JL, or by bank transfer (message me for details), deadline 28th February. If you are a competitor, please remind you club treasurer/secretary to do this promptly, and check that they have done it.
[Sunday 28 January 2018]

Ian North Steps Down from SWBAR

End of an Era

As many of you know, Ian has been struggling with health issues for several years, and has been forced to relinquish his role in the administration of the SWBAR.
Ian has been a stalwart of the SW time trialing scene for many years, as a competitor, an organiser, a timekeeper, a clubman, a coach and as the treasurer of the SWBAR competition. As I am sure that you would have wanted me to do, I passed on our thanks and gratitude to Ian today, when I met him at the SAW TT.
Personally I am indebted to Ian for timekeeping at most of the open TT races that I have organised in the past and also for his efficiency in collecting affiliation fees and organising the awards for the SWBAR.
On your behalf, I would like to convey to Ian and his wife Pat all our best wishes for the future.
[Sunday 5 March 2017]

SWBAR 2017 Affiliation Fees

Urgent - Now Due

If you wish to take part in the SWBAR in 2017 you need to make sure that (a) your club is affiliated to the SWDC for 2017 AND (b) your club TT secretary has paid the £12 SWBAR fee. The SWBAR fee should be sent to Tony Farnell, 3 Lambs Lane, Falmouth, TR11 2JL, cheques payable to A K Farnell or you can make a BACS transfer (my preference - message or email me for bank details). The first race is on Sunday 19th February, where the awards for 2016 will be presented. For winners who cannot make this date, there will be an alternative presentation at the St Austell race on 5th March.
Please note that any races that you do while your club is not affiliated will not count towards your final SWBAR result, so fees are required promptly before 19th February. Please check that your club secretary has done this.
[Sunday 5 March 2017]

South West Best All Rounder

Awards 2016

After a record breaking season, both in terms of times and number of participants, the leading riders have really earned their awards. Congratulations, too, to all you other riders who completed the required qualifying races. Thanks to you, this annual competition has really come alive in 2016. It is particularly gratifying that so many teams qualified this year, with some clubs having multiple teams represented.
As usual, the award presentation will take place after one of the 2017 early season open races, to be decided when the race list is finalised.

Overall Men
1 Conrad Moss 30.33 (record)
2 Matt Slater 29.51
3 Dean Robson 29.01
4 Tim McEvoy 28.94
5 Liam Bard 28.91

Team Mid-Devon (Conrad Moss, Andrew Perkins, Ian Cullen) 29:06 (record)

Overall Women
1 Zoe Betteridge 25.86
2 Crystal Spearman 25.72
3 Catherine Hilton 24.60

Junior Men
1 Evan Rouse 27.67

Junior Women
1 Hannah Rainger 18.64

Vet Men
1 Conrad Moss +01:19:23
2 Gary Fouracres +01:17:04
3 Chris Scawn +01:12:39
4 Matt Slater +01:12:31
5 Andrew Perkins +01:09:38

Vet Women
1 Catherine Hilton +00:27:21
2 Rose Willis +00:21:18
3 Nik Rorke +00:16:54
[Thursday 10 November 2016]

SWBAR Affiliations for 2016 Now Due

Send to Ian North

SWBAR club affiliation fees for 2016 are now required if you want to participate in the competition. Club secretaries please send cheque for £12 payable to Ian North. Current affiliations are shown below.
[Wednesday 2 March 2016]