19.30, Otley Cycle Club – Clubhouse (behind Chevin Cycles)
Following on the success of our Introduction to Time Trialling Evening in 2015 we are going to host another evening for this season. The evening is aimed at people who have never/rarely done a time trial but are interested having a go! We have a very friendly club time trial in the summer which is open to all our members. You are racing against yourself so you do not have to be a super fast cyclist to give it a go!
The evening will be a very informal discussion style structure over cups of tea with lots of practical tips. We will explain a bit about time trialling in general and the different categories of time trials – the club time trials and the open time trials. We will then talk about the Club’s Triangle Season and share lots of practical tips and you can ask any questions you want to some of our experienced club racers. Some basic but important questions that often get asked include:
“what happens if you get a puncture?”
“do you take a water bottle?”
“are there toilets?”
“what do you wear?”
The evening will be supportive and designed for people who know nothing or very little about time trials. It is worth coming along even if you don’t think you want to race as there are lots opportunities to help marshal and make tea at the open events, which are fun to do and support/wild cheering is always appreciated by the novice riders at the end of their time trials!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm you are attending so we can get enough tea/coffee in!