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: For 2022, 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.


Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, you must read the following document if you are considering entering one of our events.

The 2022 Time Trial Series is due to start (subject to Covid-19 Regulations) on Wednesday 30th March and is due to comprise 23 events. 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 (insert link) is 50% + 1 of the number of events scheduled during the season. There is no minimum number of events required to be eligible for the Awards.

Entry Fees:

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 Course: 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

Date Course
30/03/2022 Milton on Stour 6
06/04/2022 Milton on Stour 6
13/04/2022 Milton on Stour 6
20/04/2022 Sturminster Newton 10
27/04/2022 Gillingham 10
04/05/2022 Stour Provost 10
11/05/2022 TRY-A-TT          Milton on Stour 6
18/05/2022 Stour Provost 10
25/05/2022 Bruton 19
01/06/2021 Gillingham 10
08/06/2022 Stour Provost 20
15/06/2022 Gillingham 10
22/06/2022 Bruton 19
29/06/2022 Gillingham 10
06/07/2022 Bruton 19
13/07/2022 Sturminster Newton 10
20/07/2022 Bruton 19
27/07/2022 Sturminster Newton 10
03/08/2022 Sturminster Newton 10
10/08/2022 Stour Provost 10
17/08/2022 Stour Provost 10 
24/08/2022 Stour Provost 10  (2 Up)
31/08/2022 Milton on Stour 6
07/09/2022 Milton on Stour 6
14/09/2022 Milton on Stour 6