It all started when…
Time Trialling or 'The Race of Truth'
Run over a set course and ridden individually starting at timed intervals.
Whoever is fastest wins.
The UK historically has a unique time trialling scene, it is governed by Cycling Time Trials [formally Road Time Trials Council]. It is very popular and has seen huge improvements in equipment through the years and is considered the 'Formula 1 of cycling. Consequentially it has some of the most aerodynamically advanced equipment. Set distance events the most common of which are 10, 25, 50 and 100 miles are judged on time with 12 and 24 hour events judged on distance.
Most traditional UK cycling clubs organise a weekly evening 10 or 25 mile time trial event these are also usually open to non-club members and novices and is excellent place to start. Just turn up, sign on and ride.
At Merlin Cycle Coaching we coach specifically for time trialling and can also advise on technique, pacing and aerodynamics.
Want to take 2 minutes off your 10? Go under the hour for a 25? Or simply do a Personal Best?