Category: Time Trials

Saracen RC

Saracen RC Open TT 2017

This was to be my first time trial in a little while, having busied myself with sportives and managing to overdo things and strain a knee after the Civil Service races. It was also another couple of firsts. My first go on the K33/10D circuit just south of Alcester in Warwickshire and my first time trial ridden with a power meter. Riding to Power A...

Civil Service Cycling Championship 2017

One of the perks of working in the Civil Service (for non-UK people, think employee of the state) is that they have a sports club for members. They run a lot of days for various experiences, like my recent venture onto the velodrome. One of those is also a National Championships run on the cycle circuit at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. Civil...

Springfield Financial Open TT L101 Mathew Mitchell

Springfield Financial Open TT – 24th June 2017

2017 is the first year that I have been riding time trials. Starting off with some club time trials, I’ve also started competing in Open Time Trials against lots of other people. I started off with the Coventry CC ride and followed it up with the Walsall RCC one shortly afterwards. The Springfield Financial Open TT was to be my first Open outside of the...

Walsall Open Time Trial 27th May 2017

K48/10 Walsall RCC Open Time Trial – 27th May

This is my first seasonĀ in the time trial world, I entered my first Open time trial a month or two ago, set a PB and came 47th of 71 riders on the day. This would be my second go at an Open time trial. The Open time trial is an event usually run by a local club for riders from anywhere to sign-up and ride....

Diana Cooke Memorial TT 2017 - Mathew Mitchell

Diana Cooke Memorial TT 10 Mile K41/10

2017 is the first year that I’ve decided to embrace time-trialling. Up until now I’ve resisted because I didn’t want to have to buy a whole new set of kit just to be competitive – new wheels, aerobars, skin suit, fancy helmet and all the other bits. Part of the reason that I’ve finally bit the bullet is that I’ve been training hard and going...