Time Trialling is often known as the ‘race of truth’ and is the simplest form of competitive cycling, there is no drafting, no tactics, just the ticking clock. It’s just you and your bike testing your personal limits. Whether you have ambitions of beating the field or simply beating your own personal best it is a great way to get a feel for your fitness.
Club time trials are run locally between the end of March and October and are open to riders of all abilities who want to test themselves. To compete in these you have to be a member of an cycling club affiliated to the Club Time Trialling association (CTT) and we are please to confirm that Croston Velo is affiliated for the 2015 season. For more information on CTT and to confirm our affiliation you can visit the CTT website http://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/
The two time trials that run locally are:-
Southport TimeTrial (Course D10/18) is run by Southport Cycling Club and takes place every Thursday evening starting from April. Sign on finishes at 18:30 in the layby on the A59 at the start of Liverpool Old Road (near the roundabout between Bretherton and the A59), first rider sets off at 19:00. The course is usually 10 miles with 3 x 25 mile events running on the last Thursday of May, June and July. More info can be found on Southport Cycling clubs site details below
Course Details (10 & 25 miles courses): http://southportcyclingclub.co.uk/time-trials/time-trials/
Course map (10 mile): https://www.strava.com/routes/2146496
Rainford Time Trial (Course D10/1) is run jointly by St Helens CRC and Wigan Wheelers and takes place every Wednesday evening from mid April until late September. Sign on closes at 18:15 in the layby (Ormskirk Road) just off the A570 by the Mr Elephant Restaurant with the first rider setting off from Intake Lane at 18:30 (This time does move back as the days get longer and the site will be updated with details). The course is 10 miles and takes place mainly on the A570 dual carriageway, it has a fast downhill start and a slightly uphill finish.
Course Details (locate course D10/1): http://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/Events/Courses
Course Map: https://www.strava.com/routes/2146440
If you would like any more information or how to get started please do not hesitate to contact us.