I’m the Time Trial Secretary for Addiscombe CC, which means I handle the administration, promote our club events series, collate results, and promote our Open 25 Mile Time Trial (https://sites.google.com/site/accopen25/home). I can often be spotted at village hall HQs and racing TTs around our, and our neighbouring, districts trying to get myself somewhere half decent on the results board and chasing those elusive personal bests.
What’s a time trial?
A time trial is a race against the clock over a set distance on a set course. You are not allowed any pacing from either vehicles or other riders. They have a certain purity in that you are racing against yourself (and the clock obviously). You are trying to be as good as you can and beat your personal best (PB). The quicker you get the higher you move up the results board, but you can still have a good race and result even if you aren’t high up in the results. You can also compete for club standard medals, club trophies, or try and set a new club record.
Addiscombe CC are affiliated to the following organisations:
- Cycling Time Trials (CTT): the national organisation for time trials in England and Wales
- CTT London South DC: our local CTT district
- Southern Counties Cycling Union: an association of Surrey and Sussex clubs
- Eastern Counties Cycling Association: an association of South-East England clubs
We promote a series of club events during the summer months: see the calendar for details.
There are prizes for performance over this series (best four events to qualify); prizes will be awarded for Scratch, Handicap, Juniors, Women and Veterans.
All our club events are suitable for riders of any ability. No need for a fancy time trial bike, no need for an expensive race license, just turn up and ride.
In 2012 we’re promoting three open events: see the calendar for dates or the CTT handbook for full details.