Club Time Trial #1 – Wednesday May 15th

The first of our 4 event time trial series!

Time trials are a great way to test your fitness.  It is a race against yourself and the clock. Riders start at 1 minute intervals and the challenge is to try to catch the rider ahead of you and not to be caught by the rider behind you!  No drafting is allowed. 

We use the same course for each of the 4 TT events allowing you to measure your training progression throughout the season.

The course is a 17km long out-and-back route on the rolling hills of Fourth Line East just north of County Road 51 (road to Ariss)


  • maintain a steady power output and heart rate throughout the event
  • have a smooth, regular pedalling technique
  • position yourself to be extremely aerodynamic
  • discipline yourself to operate just below your anaerobic threshold until near the end of the course.


  • please exercise caution during the TT, especially at the turn around, as the roads are open and vehicles can be expected
  • please remember that while waiting for your start to not obstruct traffic
  • please remember to bring your club membership card. 

Course Record:  Ryan Roth 22:08.49 – 46.07 km/hr  - July 18/12

Meeting Location:  Start Line – 4th Line East, just north of County Road 51 (road to Ariss)

Meeting Time:  Sign-in: 6:45pm, First rider start: 7:00pm



  1. Great turnout tonight for the first TT of the season.
    9 riders challenged themselves against the 17km out-and-back rolling course, and 7 personal best times were set. This includes a new course record for singlespeed bikes!
    Place Name Time km/hr
    1 Andy Mill 26:08.14 39.03 100.00%
    2 Gabhan Chalmers 26:17.13 38.80 PB 99.43%
    3 Tom Elliot 26:49.67 38.02 PB 97.42%
    4 Nathan Poulton 26:53.95 37.92 PB SS-CR 97.16%
    5 Brian Fritz 27:44.38 36.77 PB 94.22%
    6 Darren Johnston 28:07.29 36.27 PB 92.94%
    7 Rob Nespolo 28:16.20 36.08 92.45%
    8 Mark Dipple 28:33.62 35.71 PB 91.51%
    9 Gord Skinner 31:15.29 32.63 PB 83.62%
    The wind was a bit of a challenge (W 20km/hr), but otherwise the weather made for some great riding (19 degrees, partly cloudy, 44% humidity).

  2. Now looking like it’s going to be quite the headwind, at least that means a fast return leg 🙂
    I’m going to head out early, leave from “With the Grain” at 5:45 sharp, if anybody feels like doing an easy spin out there and then doing a solid warm up.

  3. Early forecast looks warm, with a pretty solid wind out of the west… may not be so bad.

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