Post by imcdonnell on Feb 19, 2018 23:10:58 GMT
Time Trials - What are they all about ?
Often referred to as the “Race of Truth”, the time trial is in some ways the purest of all road cycling disciplines.
In a time trial, each rider rides alone to cover a course of a given distance as quickly as possible.
Our Thursday Evening League courses are 10 and 11.3 miles long and they alternate each week.
Isn’t this just for racers ?
Not at all – our evening league attracts a mixture of the serious and dedicated time trialists as well as those looking to measure their own performance and improvements over the year. Its quite a social event too.
What kind of bikes are used?
Just about any road-worthy bike can be used, though a road bike is generally going to let you ride more quickly than a mountain bike, and a more aerodynamically designed time trial bike will be faster still. We have categories for recumbent and ‘fixed’ wheel bikes too.
How do I take part ?
Our Club time trials are ‘low key’. If you want a ride, there is a simple booking in system which opens up the weekend before the Thursday event. Book a ride and then just turn up on the evening, sign on, pin on your number and await your start time. Usually our events attract from 20 to 60 riders from many of the surrounding clubs, and all are open to beginners to come and try time trialling. It’s a pretty friendly and easy way to get a hang of the sport.
Afterwards we chat and have a well-deserved hot drink and usually a slice of cake too.
Book a place here - bedsroad.org/enter_eveningleague.php
The 2018 season will start as follows:
18th & 25th Apr TT ‘Taster’ sessions
28th Apr Captain’s Ride – another opportunity to ride the TT circuits in ‘slow’ time followed by a BBQ
2rd May TTs Start
Thu - 2 May
Thu - 9 May
Thu - 16 May
Thu - 23 May
Thu - 30 May
Thu - 6 Jun
Thu - 13 Jun
Thu - 20 Jun
Thu - 27 Jun
Thu - 4 Jul
Thu - 11 Jul
Thu - 18 Jul
Thu - 25 Jul
Thu - 1 Aug
Thu - 8 Aug
Thu - 15 Aug
10 Mile TT Course - www.strava.com/routes/8434144
King of Hillfoot - www.strava.com/routes/8564173