Time Trials

 

We run an inter-club time trial series in the spring and summer of every year, usually hosted on a Thursday evening. We compete against Sevenoaks Tri and Sydenham Wheelers over a variety of local courses. It’s a great event and there is a high turnout of riders from all ages and ability levels.

There is a £4 entry fee to enter each time trial, although this is reduced to £2 for members of GS Avanti on evenings when we are responsible for marshaling (to cover the CTT fee).

The scheduled start time is the time that the first rider starts, so aim to arrive at least 20 minutes beforehand to pay the entry fee, get your number and go for a quick warmup. Each rider starts one minute apart.

The results will be available on our site a few days after each time trial, and points are tallied throughout the season. Trophies and awards are available for the riders with the most scratch and handicap points. If interested we have a dedicated discuss group full of help advice and feel free to post any questions, to request access please click on this link Time Trials Group

From 2014, entry was restricted to members of GS Avanti, Sevenoaks Tri or Sydenham Wheelers clubs due to popularity, but several riders do currently ride for GS Avanti as their second (claim) club. For evening races, the number of riders is restricted by the available day light and there is a predetermined cut-off which limits the number of competitors.

NOTE: A rear light is required to race. No light, no time/points.

Time Trial Course Details

Time Trail Timetable 2018

DateTT Start TimeCourseEvent Link
31/03/201809:00April Fools 10 - G10/38 Sundridge (Sydenham)Riders
26/04/201818:45Evening 10 - Q10/18 Polhill (GS Avanti)Riders / Helpers
05/05/201807:15Saturday 10 - Q10/19 Tonbridge (Sydenham)Riders
12/05/201815:00Saturday 10 - Q10/24 Grain (7 Oaks Tri)Riders
17/05/201819:15Evening 10 - Q10/26 Brands Hatch (GS Avanti)Riders / Helpers
24/05/201819:15Evening 10 - Q10/29 East Peckham (7 Oaks Tri)Riders
31/05/201819:30Evening 10 - QS/30 Cudham (Sydenham)Riders
07/06/201819:30Evening 10 - Q10/29 East Peckham (GS Avanti)Riders / Helpers
14/06/201819:30Evening 21 Hilly - GS311 Gracious Lane (Sydenham)Riders
21/06/201819:30Evening 10 - QS/30 Cudham (7 Oaks Tri)Riders
23/06/201815:00Saturday 10 2Up TT - Q10/24 Grain (GS Avanti)Riders / Helpers
28/06/201819:30Evening 10 - Q10/29 East Peckham (Sydenham)Riders
05/07/201819:30Evening 10 - Q10/26 Brands Hatch (7 Oaks Tri)Riders
10/07/201819:30Evening 10 - G10/38 Sundridge (Sydenham)Riders
19/07/201819:30Evening 10 - Q10/26 Brands Hatch (GS Avanti)Riders / Helpers
26/07/201819:15Evening 10 - Q10/18 Polhill (7 Oaks Tri)Riders
02/08/201819:00Evening 10 2Up TT - Q10/26 Brands Hatch (GS Avanti)Riders / Helpers
09/08/201818:45Evening 10 - Q10/18 Polhill (ALL)Riders / Helpers
16/08/201818:45Evening 10 - Q10/18 Polhill (Sydenham)Riders
18/08/201815:00Saturday 10 - Q10/24 Grain (7 Oaks Tri)Riders
25/08/201809:00Saturday Hilly 21 - GS311 Gracious Lane (Sydenham)Riders
01/09/201807:15Saturday 10 - Q10/19 Tonbridge (7 Oaks Tri)Riders
08/09/201808:00Saturday 15 4Up TTT - Q15/20 Harrietsham (Sydenham)Riders
15/09/201808:00Team Time Trial - Brands Hatch (TBC)

Time Trail Nomenclature

In case you wondered: Q means Kent, G Surrey, E Essex and so on. 10 means 10 miles. So, course Q10\26 is the 26th 10 mile course in Kent.

Old courses retain their number but are no longer used i.e.Q10/2 (originally from Farnborough Hospital to Badgers Mount to the finish in Shire Lane) has not been used since the M25 opened.