Time Trialling is the ‘race of truth,’ since sheer strength rather than tactics decide the outcome.  Time trialling is the most popular form of racing in the UK.  Individual and against the clock, you can’t hide in a bunch. Time trials can form part of a stage race, or they can be an event in their own right. 

There are official time trials and ‘club’ events, open to anyone.  You get standard distances, most popularly 10 and 25 miles.  The great thing about time trials is that, unless you’re going for the win, the only person you’re competing against is yourself.  And the beauty about standard distances is that you can keep accurate tabs on form and fitness as the season progresses.

The Time Trials governing body in the UK is Cycling Time Trials.

PLEASE NOTE: It is a CTT requirement that each competitor has affixed to their machine both a working front and rear red light, either flashing or constant, that is illuminated and in a position that is clearly visible to other road users. No helmet, no lights = no ride!


The 2024 Time Trial Series is due to start on Wednesday 17th April 2024 and is due to comprise 21 events of which 18 are qualifying rounds (the other three events being a Try-a-TT and two 2-Up TTs). Each event is open to members and non-members of the club, men, women and youths, all ages and abilities.

The maximum number of events that will qualify for the various Club Time Trial Awards is 50% + 1 of the number of events scheduled during the season (so the best 10 results). There is no minimum number of events required to be eligible for the Awards.

Entry Fees (Payment by card or phone only – no cash accepted):

GDW Members: £4-00

GDW Member 16 & under: £3-50

Non-Members: £5-00

Please Note: All riders MUST wear helmets and obey the Highway Code.

Dates and planned courses are set out on the Calendar page . Please note that due to road conditions the courses can be subject to change at late notice. Please check the Events section or social media feeds for up-to-date information.

HQ for the different courses are:

Milton on Stour & Gillingham Course: Bublshop, Mere Road, Gillingham SP8 4EU

Stour Provost (10 & 21 mile) Courses: Stour Provost Community School, StourLane, Stour Provost SP8 5LX

Sturminster Newton Course: North Dorset Business Park, Rolls Mill Way, Sturminster Newton DT10 2GA

Bruton Course: Old Mill Business Estate, Station Road, Bruton BA10 0EH

Round Date Course
1 17/04/2024 Milton on Stour 6
2 24/04/2024 Stour Provost 10
3 01/05/2024 Sturminster Newton 10
4 08/05/2024 Stour Provost 10
515/05/2024 Sturminster Newton 10
6 22/05/2024 TRY-a-TT Milton on Stour 6
7 29/05/2024 Gillingham 10
8 05/06/2024 Bruton 19
8 12/06/2024 Stour Provost 10
9 19/06/2024 Gillingham 10
10 26/06/2024 Stour Provost 20 (2 Up)
1103/07/2024 Gillingham 10
12 10/07/2024 Bruton 19
13 17/07/2024 Gillingham 10
1424/07/2024 Sturminster Newton 10
15 31/07/2024 Gillingham 10
16 07/08/2024 Stour Provost 20
17 14/08/2024 Sturminster Newton 10
18 21/08/2024 Stour Provost 10 
19 28/08/2024 Stour Provost 10  (2 Up)
20 04/09/2024 Milton on Stour 6