Time Trialling

Time trialling is the simplest kind of bike race and an ideal introduction to competitive cycling – and it’s easy to get involved too.

It’s just you, your bike, and the stopwatch, a race against the clock, with riders starting a minute apart.

It’s known as ‘The Race of Truth’ because there’s nowhere to hide, no one to draft behind; just you and the bike and the thumping of your heart and a clock ticking.

Time Trial Events

Most events are fixed distance, being 10, 25, 50 or 100 miles. There are also fixed time events -12 and 24 hours – with the objective being to ride the furthest you can. Courses are generally on public roads and are either ‘out & back’, using a roundabout to turn halfway, or circuits with consecutive left turns. However, there are a handful of events each year held on closed road circuits.

1st Chard Wheelers Club Time Trial Competitions,

We run three Time Trial Competition annually, they are all based on club members results throughout the season.

The Club B.A.R (Best All Rounder)

Calculated from your fastest 10 – 25 – 50 mile time trial in an Open Event

The Club Veterans B.A.R

Calculated the same as the B.A.R but using a handicap system based on age (Over 40)

The Club League Ladder

Simply complete two Open 10 mile TT Events on a local course.

(Local Course Number beginning “U” “P” “S”)

Whoever does the fastest time wins.

For more details of competition rules and how to enter contact Brandon Ellis via email brandon_ellis@btinternet.com