• Your First Time Trial
    • How to prepare and ride
    • your first time trial event
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    • Bikes & Equipment
    • The equipment you will need
    • to take part in a time trial
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    • Race of Truth
    • It's just you against the clock, trying to
    • beat your personal best
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Welcome to Cycling Time Trials

Time trialling is an ideal introduction to competitive cycling. It’s just you, your bike, and the stopwatch. It’s the branch of cycle racing in which Sir Bradley Wiggins won his gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Time trialling is the simplest of competitive formats: a race against the clock, with riders starting a minute apart. It’s known as ‘The Race of Truth’ because there’s nowhere to hide, no one to draft behind; just you and the bike and the thumping of your heart. Oh, and a clock ticking.

Time Trial Events

Most events are fixed distance, being 10, 25, 50 or 100 miles. There are also fixed time events -12 and 24 hours – with the objective being to ride the furthest you can. Courses are on public roads and are either ‘out and back’, using a roundabout to turn halfway, or circuits with consecutive left turns.

This site has been designed to give you a bit of background on the sport and help you try it for yourself.

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