Time Trialing with Swindon RC
Time Trialling is a popular way for cyclists to take part in competitive road events.
A time trial involves each rider starting at one minute intervals to complete a defined course or circuit with the winner being the rider who completes the course in the fastest time. The event is all about individual performance and no drafting behind other riders is allowed.
The easiest way to participate in time trialling is to join in on the regular club 10 mile TT races held on a circuit near Ashton Keynes every Thursday during the summer months.
Click HERE for full details of this year's club 10 TT series.
Time trials are also organised as more competitive Open events where it is necessary to pre-enter and race distances are often longer. The most popular distance being the classic 25 mile time trial.
Locally there are Open Time Trials organised by various clubs over distances such as 10, 25, 50 and 100 miles. Also there is the popular local Hard Riders series, which is a series of time trials over more undulating courses.
Time Trialling is mostly run under the rules of national body for time trialling, the Cycling Time Trials organisation.
In addition to the regular Club 10 time trials, Swindon RC also promotes the following Open events ;
Hard Riders Time Trial
Open 10 Mile Time Trial
Open Hill Climb