Time trialling is an ideal introduction to competitive cycling. It’s just you, your bike, and the stopwatch. It’s the branch of cycle racing in which Sir Bradley Wiggins won his gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and his World Championship Gold Medal.
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 a fixed distance of 10, 25, 50 or 100 miles. As well as fixed distance there are also some fixed time events such as 12 hour and 24 hour where you ride to complete the most mileage as you can. Most time trials are on public roads using 'out and back' courses.
Club Time Trials
A large majority of members from SCC take part in time trials on a regular basis whether it is an open event or the club's Tuesday Night League.
The Tuesday Night League runs from early April through until August, each year, starting at 7pm prompt each Tuesday. The league starts with the 5 Mile Championship, before moving onto the first set of 10 Mile events. After this, three alternative 10 mile events take place, one being the Spalding Hereward League event. The remaining 10 Mile events then continue after the alternative 10 mile time trials comes to a close, before the final event of the league which is the 10 Mile Championship. Events will be published on the calendar once confirmed.
Open Time Trial events take place throughout Lincolnshire and are organised by Lincolnshire clubs throughout the season, with events taking place most weekends. For more information about open events in Lincolnshire please visit the LRRA website and Cycling Time Trials - links can be found in the External Links page of the website.
Club Time Trial Event Schedule 2019
Please visit the below document link for events list (correct at time of uploading, please refer to Facebook for further):