On Thursday evenings from Mid-May through September the Club hosts a 16 km time trial. Check the calendar for start time at the Silverdale Community Centre on Sixteen Rd. Start times and/or distance may be adjusted according to road conditions and available daylight. Plenty of parking is available and the Silverdale Community Center is open for changing and use of washrooms.
Non-club members may participate as long as they are members of an OCA affiliated club on a one time only trial basis. After that you must be a member to participate.
The time trial is a solo effort against the clock over a set distance. This gives you an opportunity to test your physical and mental limits. Time trials can be a valuable part of a training programme and a valuable gauge for self assessment. TT’s also provide an opportunity to practice race preparation, starts, turn arounds and test different pacing strategies, gearing choices, equipment and position changes. A timed effort over the same course gives valuable feedback from week to week. The quiet surrounding rural roads provide a place for triathletes to run afterward as well, however you are responsible your own timing of this portion.
You do not need a time trial bike. Club time trials are about racing against your own best time, and a road bike is perfectly acceptable. A road, time trial or triathlon bike can all be used effectively. A time trial specific bike is a good investment if you compete in time trials or triathlons. Many multi-stage road events include a TT component as well. In order to produce quality feedback on your fitness levels however, it is important to consistently use the same equipment.
Club Time Trial Results
Men’s Silverdale Course Record 21:11:00 (aero)
Women’s Silverdale Course Record 23:35:00 (aero)
Men’s Silverdale Course Record 23:27:00 (classic)
Women’s Silverdale Course Record 24:32:00 (classic)