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).
GDW Members: £5-00
GDW Member 16 & under: £4-50
Please Note: All riders MUST wear helmets and obey the Highway Code.
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
|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||Sturminster Newton 10|
|19/05/2021||TRY-A-TT Milton on Stour 6|
|28/07/2021||Sturminster Newton 10|
|04/08/2021||Sturminster Newton 10|
|11/08/2021||Stour Provost 10|
|18/08/2021||Stour Provost 10 (Non-Aero)|
|25/08/2021||Stour Provost 10 (2 Up)|
|01/09/2021||Milton on Stour 6|
|08/09/2021||Milton on Stour 6|
|15/09/2021||Milton on Stour 6|