The race of truth
Time trialling is known as the race of truth. Competitors race alone starting at one-minute intervals and ride against the clock over a specified distance, the rider with the fastest time at the end of the event is the winner. Distances vary from 7 to 100 miles with the specialist mile eaters going up to 12 and 24 hours.
Most club riders compete at 7, 10, 25 and 50 miles in weekly leagues organised by Southend Wheelers or other local clubs or associations to which they belong.
Full programme of weekly events
Everyone 12 years old and above are welcome
(Under 16's will need parent/guardian permission before entering) Entry fee per event for club members is £4.50. Here is some beginners advice from Cycling Time trials, but it's a bit dated!
The Wednesday league alternates courses each week so check the calendar
You can use your road bike! You do not need the latest in aero technology to take part - download this advice sheet that will prepare you for your first club time trial.