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.
Open Time Trials
Open events tend to be the more competitive ‘official’ time trials. A list of events can be found on the ‘Club Time Trialling website‘ Croston Velo holds an annual open time trial, our first event was on Sunday 29th April on the popular Levens L1015 course. You can review the Race Report and Results on the CTT website
Details of our 2020 event will be announced once the details are confirmed.
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 2019 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 D33/10) is run by Southport Cycling Club and takes place every Thursday evening starting from April. Sign on finishes at 18:30 on Windgate Business Park (Tarleton Lights), 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
Rainford Time Trial (Course D10/1) (Wednesday) 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 19:00 (Please note early season or late season events may have an earlier set off to avoid low light). 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.
If you would like any more information or how to get started please do not hesitate to contact us.
Rainford Time Trial (Course D10/1) (Tuesday) – This event is run by Liverpool Phoenix and takes place every Tuesday evening from mid April to late September. HQ is at Bickerstaffe Football Club at the top of Intake Lane. Sign on is from 18:15. The course is the same as the Wednesday evening time trial event above.