Time trialling is often the first and easiest way into racing bikes on the road in the UK.
Benefits of time trialling include a big improvement in your fitness, an introduction to competition for less confident riders, and a way to measure your absolute ability against both other riders and yourself. As they say, it’s the ‘race of truth’, with nowhere to hide!
The discipline has a long and often obscure history, which means that some of the rules and regulations it’s held under often seem impenetrable and frustrating for novices. To help overcome that, a more detailed explanation of time trialling may be found in our downloadable ‘Time_Trial_for_Beginners‘; document. As a section of cycling sport it does not market itself well, so if you’re new to it, please persevere it’ll be worth it in the long run!