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 now a CTT requirement that each competitor has affixed to the rear of their machine a working rear red light, either flashing or constant, that is illuminated and in a position that is clearly visible to other road users.

TIME TRIALS with GDW

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

The 2021 Time Trial Series is due to start (subject to Covid-19 Regulations) on Wednesday 31st 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.

Members who start 9 events will qualify for entry for the various Club Time Trial Awards (insert link).

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.FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN AT SIGN ON

Dates and planned courses are set out below. 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

Kilmington Course: Home Guard Club, Kilmington Common BA12 6QY


Date Course
31/03/2021 Milton on Stour 6
07/04/2021 Milton on Stour 6
14/04/2021 Milton on Stour 6
21/04/2021 Stour Provost 10
28/04/2021 Stour Provost 10
05/05/2021 Sturminster Newton 10
12/05/2021 TRY-A-TT          Milton on Stour 6
19/05/2021 Sturminster Newton 10
26/05/2021 Gillingham 10
02/06/2021 Bruton 19
09/06/2021 Gillingham 10
16/06/2021 Bruton 19
23/06/2021 Kilmington 10
30/06/2021 Bruton 19
07/07/2021 Gilingham 10
14/07/2021 Bruton 19
21/07/2021 Gillingham 10
28/07/2021 Sturminster Newton 10
04/08/2021 Sturminster Newton 10
11/08/2021 Stour Provost 10
18/08/2021 Stour Provost 10 
25/08/2021 Stour Provost 10  Sturminster Newton 10  (2 Up)
01/09/2021 Milton on Stour 6
08/09/2021 Milton on Stour 6
15/09/2021 Milton on Stour 6