Meet 18:30 for the routes marked on the calender below.
A Cycling Time Trial is simply a test of yourself against the stopwatch, and is often called 'the race of truth'.Riders set off on their own, usually at minute intervals, counted down by a timekeeper.
Your aim is to ride the set course in the fastest time you can, trying to pace your efforts over the distance.You may find yourself overtaken, similarly you may overtake others. You mustn't shelter in a competitor's slipstream & risk disqualification.
Time trials are a great way to measure fitness improvement, as you do more and more.Anyone can participate in Time trials, young/ old, fast/ slow, experienced or new to the sport.Any roadworthy bike is suitable, road bikes are common. You do not need a specific Time Trial bike to participate, but being aerodynamic is part of it.
First and foremost, you're racing against yourself so it doesn't matter what time anyone else got.
Club Time Trial (TT) events are run on Tuesday evenings from April until end of August each year, on courses located between Leamington Spa and Rugby. RLSCC share the running of the Time Trial season with neighbouring club, Rugby Velo.
The routes are generally 10 miles long however include a few 25 mile course. There are several different championship honours to compete for each year which all club members are welcome to participate.
There in an annual inter-club challenge event against Rugby Velo
The 2017 dates and courses can be found here
To see the routes with starting location go to the routes page here.
All RLSCC (& RV) members can ride for £2 per event however with non-members riding for £3 however please do note: RLSCC and Rugby Velo have joint priority sign on.
You can now pre-register for a TT here: https://sites.google.com/site/rugbyvelott/home
For futher information and advice on Time Trials please click here.
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