Our evening 10s started on Wednesday 10th May. They start at 7:30pm with the exception of the last three which start at 7:00pm due to the light.
If you're looking for results they're here
If you've never thought about riding a 10 mile Time Trial perhaps because you weren't sure what was required or how they work, here's the basics.
A time trial is a race against the clock. It's about going as fast as you can for 10 miles.
Our Evening time trial is open to members and non-members and we use the B656 from Codicote to Hitchin. It's a relatively safe course and the traffic is generally fairly quiet by the time the event starts
Riders are set off by the timekeeper at one minute intervals. If your'e going well and catch up with any rider you're obliged to safely overtake them, you musn't just follow them or sit on their wheel as it's known.
There's really only one way to race a 10 mile time trail and that's to go as fast as you can from the start. It's better to 'run out of steam' towards the end than to finish with lots of 'gas in the tank'!
If you ride these events regulary you will almost certainly see some improvement each week as you get stronger and quicker. You can set yourself personal times to beat or try to beat riders who doing roughly the same time as you.
You don't need a time trial bike to ride a time trial. You can do it on your road bike or any bike in fact, so long as it's roadworthy.
Helmets are compulsory and Open and Club time trials must comply with the rules and regulations laid down by the national Time Trial organsisation, the CTT (Cycling Time Trials)
The entry fee is £4 for club members and £5 for non-members. If you're wondering where the money goes, £2 is a levy imposed by the CTT and the club gets the rest.
Why not come and give it a try! More information here