Types of Events

There are two types of events in British time trialling – Club Events and Open Events.

At the start
At the start: rider, holder-up and timekeeper

Club Events – These events are run by clubs primarily for the benefit of their own club members. Events usually take place on weekday evenings during the summer and often clubs hold events every week with a points competitions or league over the whole season. Although club events are mainly for club members it is a tradition in time trialling that visiting riders are made welcome. So if you would like to take part in a race and you can find the details of a local club event taking place near by then you would be welcome to go along and ask the event organisers whether you may take part. No pre-entry is required but there will be a small charge of a few pounds. Go along to the meeting point in plenty of time for the start of the race, sign-on, pay the entry fee and join in. 

Open Events – These events are more formal with pre-defined start lists (no entries are ever accepted on the day). Clubs put on open events, usually at the weekend, for the benefit of the wider cycling communtity. Anyone who is a member of a CTT-affiliated club is eligible to enter an open event but the entry closing date is usually two weeks before the event so some forward planning is needed. Riders receive a start sheet from the event organiser by email or post during the week before the event. This will give full details of the event HQ and your start time.