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A cycling event in which cyclists compete alone against the clock.

Example usage: 'The time-trialling event was a great challenge for me.'

Most used in: Europe, especially in the UK and France.

Most used by: Competitive cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Time trials, Individual Time Trial, Race of Truth, TT,


What is Time-Trialling in Cycling?

Time-trialling is a form of competitive cycling where individual cyclists race against the clock. It is a solo event, rather than a mass start, and is one of the oldest forms of competitive cycling. Time-trialling is also known as 'racing against the clock' or 'individual time-trialling'.

Time-trialling is a popular form of competitive cycling in many countries across the world. It is a sport that requires a combination of speed, endurance and tactical awareness. The aim of the event is to complete the course in the shortest possible time. The cyclist with the fastest time is the winner.

Time-trialling is a popular event in cycling competitions, such as the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia. It is also a popular event for amateur cyclists, with time-trialling clubs often organising regular events. According to data from the UCI, in 2019 there were over 1,000 time-trialling events in the UK alone.

Time-trialling is an important discipline within competitive cycling, and one that requires a great deal of skill and dedication. It is an exciting event to watch, and one that can be enjoyed by both novice and experienced cyclists alike.

The History of Time-Trialling in Cycling Events

Time-trialling is a form of competitive cycling in which cyclists race alone against the clock. It is a popular form of racing and has been since the late 19th century. The term ‘time-trialling’ was first used in Britain in 1887 to describe a type of cycling race in which the competitors raced against the clock.

The races were organised by the National Cyclists’ Union (NCU) and the first time-trial was held in London in 1887. The races usually took place on public roads, but it was soon realised that for safety reasons they should be held on closed roads. This led to the formation of the Road Time Trials Council (RTTC) in 1927, which is now the governing body for time-trialling in Britain.

Time-trialling has since become a popular form of competitive cycling, with events taking place all over the world. It is a fast and exciting sport, with riders pushing themselves to the limit as they attempt to beat the clock. Time-trialling remains popular today, and is an important part of competitive cycling.

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