Fri, 24 May|
Time Trial Night Hosted by Team Darenth & Thanet RC
Time & Location
24 May 2019, 18:00
Cyclopark, The Tollgate, Watling St, Gravesend, Northfleet, Gravesend DA11 7NP, UK
About the Event
What are TT’s?
They are Bike Races where riders start at intervals and ride as fast as possible over a set distance. The rider who covers the distance in the shortest time is the winner. This is the simplest form of bike racing and is often used as a Prologue or Stage 1 of Races/Big Tours and is often called “The Race of Truth”.
How does it work?
Sign on as normal and when it’s your race Category you will be asked to line up in race number order, ready to be called to the line to start at 20 second intervals. You will be held on the line by a helper with your feet on the pedals or clipped in. You will be counted down 5,4,3,2,1. GO! to start racing for the set number of laps. Riders must count their own laps; there will not be a lap board. If you catch up and pass other riders you must not ‘work’ with them and they must not draft behind you or take pace/slipstream at all. Each Cat has a longer lap than normal, but slightly less overall distance. Races will be in a clockwise direction, with the Finish at the Bridge. Rides must pass and finish in the correct lanes on the finish line. After finishing, all riders will leave the circuit by the far side gate. The fastest 10 riders will gain points in the Series the same as the Bunched Races.
Please note: There will be no warm up circuit available after the U12’s Start. Bring rollers/turbos for warming up.
Use your Normal Bike, on your Normal Youth Gear Restriction. NO Time Trial Bikes! NO Clip on Aero-bars, NO Aero Helmets or Aero wheels that cannot be used in circuit or road races under BC Regs (Discs, Tri spokes or Deeps).
- When you cross the finish line each lap – Please shout your number to the Timekeeper!
- Make sure your number is clearly visible from behind for the Timekeepers to see.
- If you are late to your start, that will be added to your race time, so line up on time!
- Encourage riders you catch, be polite and pass safely with plenty of space.
- Keep your head up and look at what’s in front of you!
This is a bit different and unique for youth events, so let us know your feedback after the race.