Time Trials


Time trialling is the simplest of competitive formats: 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. Oh, and a clock ticking.

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 on public roads and are either 'out and back', using a roundabout to turn halfway, or circuits with consecutive left turns. You can take part on any roadworthy bike except a recumbent.
 
Getting started
 
Although BCDS does not promote any time trial events, we are an affiliated club and many of our members take part in TTs throughout the region. A favourite for several members is the Severn RC Tuesday evening '10' which uses a course in the Olveston / Aust area. Further information is available at: https://sites.google.com/a/severnroadclub.co.uk/severnroadclub/club-events/evening-10-2012-details
 
For more information on time trials, how to get started and where to race, visit - http://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk For details of races select events, and for those taking place in the Bristol area use the District filter and select West.