Time Trials

Poole Wheelers actively participate in and help organise the local Time Trial (TT) circuit. If you have questions or would like to know more about how to get involved, contact our Time Trial Secretary Luke Rendell or committee member Lauren Bishop.

There are plenty of chances to get involved with time trialling, whether you’re new to this or a seasoned rider. Club events are friendly and informal and all are welcome from first timers to those hoping to win the league. Our weekly club TTs (usually 10 miles) start in April and run Wednesday evenings till the end of August. You can sign up via the website or just turn up.

Throughout the season we also host a series of both club and open events at the weekends, ranging from 10 to 50 miles. Open events are slightly more formal and require advance sign-up on the CTT website. Many other clubs in the region also host club and open events, so there are lots of racing opportunities available.

You don’t need any specialist equipment: just a roadworhy bike, a helmet and a back light will suffice (though of course a TT bike will help you go faster!). Wearing skintight clothing is also advisable.

                                                                                                                                                           Luke and Lauren ride a ‘2-up’ TT

Results

We run our own Time Trial results service which includes club competition league tables. The main competitions are the ‘Club Ten’ Leagues, where we run Premier, First, Second and Third Division leagues as well as Junior League and Handicap Leagues. 2019 will also see our first ever Women’s League, an important step as we see more and more women joining the club. We also run the Rothwell League, which is based on results in club events other than evening 10s. Finally there’s the Hill Climb Championship and our Inter Club Competitions where we compete against  other local clubs.

 

You can also keep an eye on Eammon Deane’s blog Local riders, Local races, which is the most frequently updated website with race results in the Dorset and South region.

The entry fee for club events is £5, which covers indemnity insurance, signage, etc. Open event fees vary but are usually £8.

 

Rear lights and helmets are required for all riders at all events.

 

Events Schedule 2019

We have compiled a list of all club and open events in the region, including those organised by other clubs.

You can download the list here

 

Evening 10 Marshal Rota

We ask that all TT riders chose 3 events to marshal at throughout the season. Details about how to sign up to the 2019 Marshal Rota will be announced soon.

Please give 72 hours notice if you can no longer marshal so a replacement can be found, and give an alternative date to marshal.

Please turn up ½ hour before race start when marshalling in order to be briefed as to rider numbers etc and provide the organiser with your mobile number.

All marshals will need to be found before sign up can commence (includes forum pre sign on).

Please note riders under 18 years of age will not be expected to marshal but will need to nominate a parent or suitable adult to marshal on their behalf.

 

Regular courses we use