As well as our own club ‘Time Trials’ which start on the 11th April 2012 (Dave Hinch will provide more details shortly), there are also open events that you can enter as long as you are a member of a CTT affiliated club such as Lincsquad.
Time trialling is the simplest of competitive formats: a race against the clock, with riders starting a minute apart. It’s known as the ‘race of truth’ because there’s nowhere to hide, no one to draft behind; just you and the bike and the thumping of your heart. Oh, and a clock ticking.
Most events are fixed distance, being 10,25,50 or 100 miles. There are also fixed time events -12 and 24 hours -with the objective being to ride the furthest you can. Courses are on public roads and are either’out and back’, using a roundabout to turn halfway, or circuits with consecutive left turns.
Mark Dyer has kindly put together a list of some of the events in Lincolnshire below.
Date/Day Course/Distance Event Start/£ Organising Club Comments
03-Mar Sat C10/27 10mile 14:00/£7.5 Scunthorpe RC A15/Kirton to M180 return
11-Mar Sun CS/13 22mile 09:00/£7.5 Bourne Whs CC (Hardriders) Rolling! Essendine
17-Mar Sat O10/1 10mile 13:00/£8 Doncaster Whlrs Hat.Woodhse/Blaxton. (Tyram lake)
25-Mar Sun CS/9 27mile 09:00/£7 Spalding CC Edenham
01-Apr Sun C25/10 25mile 10:00/£7.5 Skegness Wheelers Candlesby
07-Apr Sat C10/10 10m 14:00/£8 Sleaford Wheelers CC Sleaford
08-Apr Sun C25/27 25m 09:00/£15 Boston Wheelers CC (2 Up TTT) Frithville (£15 per team)
14-Apr Sat CS/4 15.5m 14:00/£15 Lincolnshire RRA (2 Up TTT) At Horncastle
29-Apr Sun CS/11 19m 08:00/£7.5 Scunthorpe RC Scotter/Susworth/Morton
12-May Sat C10/7 10m 14:00/£8 Barton Wheelers Barton
13-May Sun C25/3 25m 10:00/£7.5 Lincs RRA (MM 1:00:00) Saxilby/Newton/Besthorpe
(MM 1:00:00) indicates preference to people who’ve not gone sub 1hr last 3 seasons. If full field slowest riders given preference. Good event for first time 25m TT on safe course.
20-May Sun C10/9 10m 09:00/£7.5 Lincs RRA Skendleby
26-May Sat O13C 13m/26m 13:00/£10 Rudy Project TT Series Bessingham/Gringley/Clayworth
Doncaster Wheelers promotion (my old club!) of the regional event of the national Rudy Project series. Good course with a few testing drags and little traffic. 2 years ago Michael Hutchinson won men’s event and Sarah Storey (Paralympian gold medallist and first person to ride for full GB team) the woman’s. This year Julia Shaw won the women’s event – by far the best female in TTs over the past few years. 13mile for woman/juniors/male veterans. 26m for senior men/espoirs. 🙂
27-May Sun C25/1 25m 13:00/£7.5 Lincolnshire RRA (CENTENARY EVENT) At Tattershall
03-Jun Sun C25/17 25m 08:00/£7.5 Scunthorpe Road Club Great Coates (on A180/Barnetby)
09-Jun Sat C10/4 10m 14:00/£7.5 Lindsey Roads CC Not location details in handbook!
16-Jun Sat C50/2 50m 14:00/£8 Sleaford Wheelers CC As above!
24-Jun Sun C25/35 25m 09:00/£7 Spalding CC Donington
30-Jun Sat C10/4 10m 14:00/£7.5 Lindsey Roads CC No location details!
01-Jul Sun C50/8 50m 08:00/£7.5 Scunthorpe RC Gt Limber/Brigg/Barton/Laceby
03-Jul Tue C10/8 10m 19:00/£8(£2 for boys/girls) incoporating GHS LINCS DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP school boys/girls 12-16yrs. All get medal I believe and can qualify for National finals (Alford Whls CC) (Championship Entry Forms only for boys/girls). At Alford
08-Jul Sun C25/35 25m 08:00/£8 Sleaford Wheelers CC Donington
14-Jul Sat C10/28 10m 14:00/£8 Lincoln Wheelers (CHARITY) Ingham (Gift downhill to finish that you never pedal up in the event!!)
22-Jul Sun C10/9 10m 14:00/£7.5 Skegness Wheelers Skendleby
28-Jul Sat C10/10 10m 16:00/£7.5 Witham Wheelers Sleaford
12-Aug Sun C25/27 25m 09:00/£8 Alford Wheelers Frithville
02-Sep Sun C30/7 30m 09:00/£7.5 Lincolnshire RRA Boston
09-Sep Sun C10/28 10m 10:00/£8 Trent Valley RC Ingham – that downhill again!
16-Sep Sun CS/8 24.5m 10:00 Men/Esp RTTC Rudy Project Time Trial Series (LINCS DISTRICT)
16-Sep Sun CS/3 14.1m 10:00 Women/Male Vets/Juniors RTTC Rudy Project Time Trial Series (LINCS DISTRICT) Harby/Saxilby.
So, that’s the vast majority of the Lincolnshire events. Also lots more events in Yorkshire and North Midlands districts which are not far away. Link to CTT for more events: