What are time trials? Time Trials are ridden as a test against the clock … and yourself. The minimum distance for a time trial is generally 10 miles but shorter races are permitted. Most races are at fixed distances (10. 25, 50 and 100 miles) or fixed time (12 and 24 hours). Riders start at one-minute intervals, or sometimes more, and cover the course alone and without taking pace from other competitors or vehicles. If one competitor is caught by another, the CTT regulations require the overtaken rider to fall back behind the other to a distance where they are getting no shelter or help from the faster rider. At least 50 yards/metres is suggested.. READ MORE
Club Evening TT Series - 2021
San Fairy Ann encourages anyone to try a Time Trial at the Wednesday evening club. Events in 2021 are due to run for 12 weeks, from 12 May and finishing on 28 July with a standard 10 mile distance, and four 8 mile events included. All based on the A20 courses. The events start at 7pm. Meet at the Lenham Community Centre car park from 6pm with last sign-on at 6:40.
Novices are encouraged to contact the Time Trial Secretary in advance of attendance to enable advice, guidance and the provision of a chaperone service for their first event. Entry is on the line on the evening events, so, to compete you can just give it a go. Club kit or plain cycling kit needs to be worn (no pro-cycling team kits please unless you are one, and no short sleeved tops like those used in Triathlons). Any bike will do with a rear working light fitted, and please wear a helmet. Some testers will be on expensive TT bikes with all the gear and others will look as though they happened to be passing - it doesn't matter - you've only yourself to beat!
Non members are able to enter these events but priority is given to SFA members and, at times, there may not be enough slots available.
All riders are expected to help with at least one event - choose a date from the calendar below and book it with the Time Trial Secretary
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Open Time Trials
Open Times Trials are more formal events open to members of all affiliated clubs.
Club members enter events organised by other clubs throughout the year.
The following events have been nominated for the 2021 SFA Club Championship. There are trophies and shields for all events. More details can be found at the CTT South East District Open Events website.
Sydenham Wheelers 10-mile TT on Q10/19 on 16/05/2021
KCA 100-mile TT on the Q100 on 06/06/2021
VTTA 50-mile TT on Q50/11 on 11/07/2021
Catford CC 25-mile TT on Q25/12 on 22/08/2021
KCA 12-Hour TT on Q12 on 05/09/2021.
For more information about time trialing at San Fairy Ann have a look this area of the site and read the comprehensive notes on the Cycling Time Trials' Web site https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/