Triathlon Redditch are putting on six Time Trials in 2020 following the success of the events in previous years. We’ll be running two events in the same way as a normal club Time Trial, but with the addition of a briefing to explain what is going on and why things are done how they are. Hopefully this will make it easier if you decide to join in at another Club Time Trial.
Time Trials are more similar to the bike section of a Triathlon event than a group ride. It doesn’t matter what your fitness level is, whether you’re 22 or 82, male or female. If you can ride 5 miles on a public road then you can ride a time trial. It’s not like a road race. You’ll automatically get your personal best time (PB) in your first time trial. Whatever your time, that’s your target to aim at next time. It doesn’t matter what time anyone else got – first and foremost in a time trial, you’re racing against yourself.
We park, meet and sign on, in the location mentioned in the description below. The cost of each event will be £5*, and there is no need to pre-register, just turn up on the evening. Wear whatever you would normally wear for cycling, however a helmet is essential and just bear in mind that you will have to pin a number on your top, so wear something that you don’t mind having pinholes in!
The club will be holding the following Time Trials in 2020:
Wed 10 June 2020 19:00 – K34/5
Come and Try Beginners focused 5 mile time trial starting at 7pm. There will be a briefing explaining Time Trials and the course at 6:45pm. All welcome. Sign on in the Cookhill/Weethley Layby.
Wed 24 June 2020 19:00 – K34/25c
Do you want to know what an Olympic distance triathlon bike leg feels like – then here is your chance, our 25 mile (40km) time trial. Sign on in the Cookhill/Weethley Layby for a 7pm start
Wed 8 July 2020 19:00- K34/10D
Come and Try Ladies focused 10 mile time trial starting at 7pm. There will be a briefing explaining Time Trials and the course at 6:45pm. The ladies will cycle first – and any men wanting to take part will be able to a short while afterwards. Sign on in the Dunnington Layby.
Sat 25 July 2020 08:30 – K34/10D
Join us for an early morning ten mile blast – and then join us at Lenches Lakes for an open water swim and some food? Sign on in the Dunnington Layby.
Sun 09 Aug 2020 08:30 – K34/14 and K34/9.8
Come and have a go at an Olympic distance Time Trial and have your hard effort done by lunchtime. This will be a challenging course consisting of the K34/14 followed by another smaller loop of the K34/9.8 on much of the same route – giving us a 23.8 mile test. Sign on in the Cookhill/Weethley Layby.
Wed 19 Aug 2020 19:00 – K34/9.8
This challenging 9.8 mile time trial will be part of the club championship. Sign on in the Cookhill/Weethley Layby for a 7pm start.
If you don’t want to ride (maybe you want to give everyone else a chance!) do turn up to to be a Starter, a Time keeper or a Marshal and help pass on your knowledge to the new riders! We need your help for these events to take place. Please contact Russell and let him know in advance if you know in advance, however all help is welcome!
*the £5 goes towards club registration with CTT (Cycling Time Trials, the UK Time Trial organisation) and any kit we need purchase to help the events run more smoothly.