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WattShop TT Weekend 2024

WattShop TT weekend 2024

Following on from the resounding success of our debut event last summer, the eagerly anticipated WattShop TT Weekend is back, ready to hit the roads of Staffordshire once more in 2024. Mark your calendars for the weekend of 8th and 9th June, as this year's edition promises an exhilarating experience for both returning riders and newcomers alike. Avoiding clashes with the National TTT the following weekend and National ITT the week after that, the WattShop TT Weekend is the perfect warm up event.

For many cyclists, the UK's time trial scene is a cherished gem, often overlooked until the season is upon us. We dedicate countless hours to training, braving the chilly winter months in anticipation of the springtime promise. Yet, as the season unfolds, we find ourselves battling lingering winter temperatures and uncertain conditions. But let's dispel the myth - our time trial reality is far from average. It's about embracing the sport we love, feeling the thrill of improvement, and being part of a vibrant community. The UK boasts a time trial scene like no other, and the WattShop TT Weekend offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate it.

So let’s get down to details.

Two challenging yet technical courses await riders in rural Staffordshire; a 10 mile out-and-back on the Saturday afternoon, followed by a 25-mile loop on the Sunday morning.

HQ for Saturday’s race will be located at Amerton farm (ST18 0LA), with Sunday’s base making a return to Yarnfield Conference Centre (ST15 0NL), which will also play host to Saturday evening’s event. For those who relished last year's enlightening evening with aero experts Dan Bigham and Jamie Lowden, you're in for a treat. Our aero entertainment returns, promising an evening of insightful discussions and answered questions. Plus, with a special guest lined up for 2024, it's an event not to be missed.

Food and accommodation packages at Yarnfield Conference Centre are available to purchase at To let us know of any dietary requirements or if you have any further questions about the event please message us at

Course Info

Let’s take a look at the stages. For those from outside the UK, we use very unique course codes; another quirk about the UK scene that sets it apart from the rest of the TT world. It’s really interesting as to why we do this, follow this link to find out more.

Stage 1 – K48/10 – 10 miles

This course is more than just a local 10-mile route - it's a haven for cycling enthusiasts, hosting two Open events annually along with regular club gatherings. Don't be fooled by its unassuming pretence; this course packs a punch in terms of technicality and challenge. Ranked 122nd nationally and holding the 8th spot in the district according to Spindata, with an impressive weighted average speed of 26.182mph, this course commands respect.

If you’re expecting a drag strip, you’re in the wrong place - there’s a short section of dual carriageway and two humps out and back. She’s not fast but she is challenging. With only a handful of riders breaking the 20 minute mark, (unofficial!) course records currently belong to Dan Bigham and Emily Meakin. Could this be the year we see the first woman ride a sub-20 on this revered course?

Stage 2 – J5/13 – 25 miles

Last year's inaugural event introduced a course not found in traditional archives, but hugely enjoyed by participants. This unique route, comprising 2.5 laps of the renowned Swynnerton road race circuit, features the infamous 'Swynberg' climb conquered twice over. While rideable with a 60-25 set up, the course presents a formidable challenge nonetheless.  

Setting the bar high, last year saw Dan Bigham and Kelly Murphy clocking in impressive times of 49:50 and 58:40, respectively, marking their names in the record books as the holders of the male and female course records.

With the innovative format of 2.5 laps, we're gearing up for thrilling intermediate timings relayed directly to headquarters, promising an engaging spectacle for all. The combined time for the two races will determine the overall winners, with separate categories tailored to Spindata classifications, ensuring inclusivity and excitement for all participants.

How to enter

Entry is via the CTT website and costs £30.  Outside the UK and want to enter? Not a problem. You can register an account with CTT. Please be aware that you may need to register your club but it is a straight forward process.

Are you thinking this could be a good opportunity for you to give back to the sport? If so, we’d be happy to welcome anyone who wants to help run the event with us.

We’ll be releasing more information as we get closer to the time and look forward to seeing you at sign-on in June.

Grant Bigham

Event Organiser

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