Time Trialling

       

Club Time Trial Series
Club 10 Series
Hall of Fame

Whilst time trials are a key but rare part of the big races like the Tour de France, in the UK time trials are held everywhere and it's common for many riders to race just time trials week-in, week-out.

They're a great way to get into racing as they're simple: you ride as fast as you can by youself over a set course and that's it. Slipstreaming and tactics don't matter: it's about concentration, keeping as high a pace as you can sustain. With experience you'll perfect the art of maintaining a high speed and knowing how to save those precious seconds.

Part of the attraction of the race is that you are racing yourself, often trying for a new personal best time for a particular distance. As such, this means it's easy for newcomers to try a TT as their first race, without having to worry about the tactics and dangers of a 60-strong bunch in a road race.

Many of our members have found it a good way to begin competitive cycling and the Kingston Wheelers club events in 2011 are the ideal place to start: these are 10 mile time trials. The club also takes part in team time trials and organises an informal annual hill climb event each autumn.

In 2011 the club ran its annual season-opening time trial, the Gil Jessop Sporting 14. At the end of the season the club also holds the John Bornhoft Memorial Hill Climb of the slopes of Leith Hill.

Trophies and Awards
Whether you win races or not, you can get rewarded for your efforts at the end of the season at the club's annual Prize Presentation and Lunch. There's a lot of silverware on offer so you can look up what you have to do to win a cup, shield or trophy.

The Hall of Fame
Where do you stand in the club's time trial history?

Time Trial Records
Adam Page smashed the club's 10 and 25 mile records in the past two years but there are plenty of other long-standing times to aim for.

Club Time Trial Series

We have a special season-long time trial competition based around a series of designated TT events (mostly opens, but including a few popular club events hosted by other clubs). The aim of this is to get us all riding the same events, and generally making time trialling a bit more sociable, but we'll be publishing rankings throughout the season, and we will be awarding trophies at the end of the year.

2014 Series Events

Sun 16 FebruaryRedhill CC18 milesGS/478
Sun 22 MarchMaidenhead14.5 milesH14/10
Sat 26 AprilHampshire RC10 milesP881/10
Sun 11 MayCharlotteville50 milesH50/8
Sun 25 MayHounslow100 milesH100/88
Sat 14 JuneKingston Phoenix10 milesG10/42
Sun 22 JuneRichmond Park10.4 milesRichmond Park
Sunday 13 JulyKingston-Worthing45 milesGS/476
Sat 16 AugustNorth Hampshire RC25 milesH25/8
Sun 31 AugustKingston Phoenix Hilly 1212 milesGS/281
Sun 14 SeptemberKingston Phoenix Hilly 12 (reserve date)12 miles
TBCHill Climb-

Series rules
Points will be awarded based on finishing position relative to other KW riders as follows:

PositionPoints
140
235
330
425
522
620
719
818
917
1016
1115
etc down to 30thwith 25th-30th receiving one point

In the event of two or more competitors finishing a race with equal times, the points for their positions will be shared equally (for instance, two riders finishing equal 1st would receive 37.5 points each). The Richmond Park TT will be scored based on finishing times, with no regard to the type of bike used.

Series rankings will be calculated on the following basis:
After 1 races, best 1 to count
After 2 races, best 2 to count
After 3 races, best 2 to count
After 4 races, best 3 to count
After 5 races, best 3 to count
After 6 races, best 4 to count
After 7 races, best 4 to count
After 8 races, best 5 to count
After 9 races, best 5 to count
After 10 races, best 6 to count
After 11 races, best 6 to count
The same criteria will apply if any race is cancelled or abandoned. Trophies will be awarded to the rider with most points at the end of the series based on the scoring system above, and to the highest placed woman. In the event of a tie, trophies will be awarded jointly.

Past Winners

2013Rob Sharland
2012Steve Irwin
2011Steve Irwin
2010Steve Irwin
2009Ben Elliott
2008Ben Elliott
2007Jack Haswell
2006Naz Peralta

Club 10 Time Trials

The club runs a summer series of 10 mile club time trials on the Holmwood (G10/42) course near Dorking. Click here for the location of the start point.

Would you like to start racing? For beginners and seasoned racers alike, there are few events more fun than the club's summer Club 10 series. These are 10 mile time trials held every two weeks on a Wednesday evening and they're an ideal way to try your first race, not only because of the short distance but also because the friendly atmosphere means there's little competitive spirit.

The series runs between April and August. The start time is usually 7:30 pm with riders setting off at 30 second intervals. For information on how to enter, check the time trailling forum. A forum thread will be posted for each Club 10 approximately two weeks beforehand, describing how to enter.

Dates

123-04-2014
207-05-2014
321-05-2014
404-06-2014
518-06-2014
602-07-2014
716-07-2014
830-07-2014
913-08-2014

Non-members
To enter, post your name on the corresponding thread on the forum. Priority is given to club members and typically on Wednesday nights we get the maximum number of riders. If you are not yet a club member, write "(Private TT)" after your name on the forum thread. Entry fee payable on the night is £3. If you would like to ride a few times, please think about joining.