Time Trials are ridden as a test against the clock … and yourself (and hence the term ‘testers’ is often applied.) They can vary in distance (usually starting at 10 miles, but sometimes less) and with many different courses to choose from (particularly here at New Forest CC) the rider can expect some varied and undulating challenges.
New Forest CC encourages non-members to ‘come & try it’ and at £3 to compete you’ve lost nothing in dipping your toe into the sport.
For those already competing, it’s always worth getting clarification on the odd ‘nuance’ here and there .. and one common misunderstanding is the difference between a ‘Club’ event and an ‘Open’ event. In essence, anyone can ride a Club event and some of these events may form part of a wider club competition or series. An ‘Open’ event costs a little more to enter and requires an official entry form to be completed and submitted a couple of weeks in advance – and you must be a fully paid up member of a cycling club. Open events can be hosted by any club and New Forest CC host some too … taking place on 1 of our registered courses (P303, P311 etc)
If you need help in entering an Open event (because it can be a bit confusing first time) please ask a member of the club.
Finally … did you know .. the course numbers you race on actually mean something ..the 100’s are centred around Lyndhurst .. the 300’s around Ringwood .. and so on.
As a club, we encourage all riders to wear a helmet, although it is only compulsory for riders Under 18. We also require all riders to use a rear light during our time trials.
Follow this link NFCC 2017 Events Calendar for all this year’s events. The download includes details of all the club time trials and contact details for Margaret in order to ring up on the day and reserve a start slot (NFCC members before midday, non members after midday). For the Training Blog, with details of the […]
Hill Climb Millyford Bridge – Boulderwood 10/09/2017
P311 10m TT 03/09/2017
Paul Lockyer capped off a stellar first season as a New Forest CC member by taking the Hill Climb victory at Bolderwood last Sunday. The hill climb is a short brutal affair where maximum effort is required for just a few minutes. NFCC use the climb from Millyford Bridge to the top of Bolderwood […]
New Forest CC was well represented at the UCI Amateur World Championships in Albi, France last week. NFCC had three competitors in the Individual Time Trial: Paul Lockyer, Stewart Ward and Andrew Hanley and two competitors in the Road Race: Duncan Jones and Stewart Ward. It had been blisteringly hot in Albi all week and […]