Welcome to the website of the Scottish Veterans Time Trial Association.


The SVTTA is the Scottish group of the Veterans Time Trial Association, a national body which exists to promote the sport of time trialling amongst veteran cyclists.

Cyclists achieve veteran status in the racing season in which their 40th. birthday falls, and many continue to race as veterans for a further 40 years or more.

Iain Grant, Dooleys RT - photo: 'Paris-Roubaix', Braveheart forum

Even those cyclists who have retired from racing find an active role with the SVTTA as, for example, SVTTA officials, event organisers, timekeepers, race commissaires or marshals. The photo shows Timetrial Secretary Jim Harris (right) in his racing days.

The SVTTA promote Championships at the distances of 10, 25, 30, 50 and 100 miles, plus a veteran & pacer 2-up and an Olympic (hilly) event, all being run in conjunction with an open event.

Results are based upon the 'Standards' calculation, which gives a target time based upon age, gender and event distance, with the winner being the rider who beats his/her Standard time by the greatest margin.

The Standards were completely revised for the 2012 season (see VTTA Standards Review) and this season's results have shown that competition is now very fair, irrespective of age or gender, with 5 different riders taking championship wins.  Now is an excellent time to join us at the SVTTA.

Header photo by Owen Philipson.

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