Competitions for Veteran Time Trials Association members are based on 'Standards'. So what are they?
The Standards are effectively a handicapping system which takes into account a rider's age so even the oldest riders, some in their 80s and even 90s, can compete against "younger" veterans who are in their 40s and 50s. The handicapping system also allows men and women to compete against each other. They also cover riders on different machines - bikes, tandems and tricycles. The Standards system thus provides fair competition for all ages and both men and women. They have been revised for the 2019 season in the light of the most recent data on veterans' time trial performances.
The system works by setting a standard time for the distance, age and sex of the rider. Find out more here
Download distance standards from the list below.