Traditionally this was the main focus of the adult section of the club and it still forms an important part. Regular time trials are run on Tuesday nights through Summer as well as open events through the year. Open to youth riders aged 12 and above to adults, this is where you race against yourself.
We are also part of the Corsa Rosa TT League. This is a local inter-club TT league where you can only use road bikes, no specialist bikes or helmets etc.
Club evening time trials
A series of ten time trials run on Tuesday evenings through the summer, starting on 23rd May with a 10 mile time trial. The 10 mile TT is ridden on the V818, from Ben Rhydding towards Otley and back, (negotiating roundabouts a total of 7 times!). Sign on and start is Ben Rhydding sports club (postcode LS29 8AW), generally we meet from around 6.45 pm onwards with first rider off at 7.30 pm.
There are also three 15 mile time trials run on an extended ‘Pool triangle’ course. Meeting point is Pool tennis club (LS21 1LG) and it is ridden on the triangle formed by Arthington road, A61 and A658.
Cost £3 each, age 12+
10 mile time trials will run on May 23, 30, June 6, 20, July 11, 18, 25
15 mile time trials on June 13, 27, July 4
The time trials are open to all club members (12+) and are a great introduction to racing against the clock. Come along and race, then come back the next week to try and beat your time!
If it’s not for you, please come along to help marshal – the time trials can’t run without marshals.
Corsa Rosa Time Trial League
EBCC is also a ‘founder club’ of the CorsaRosa, a local inter-club road bike only time trial league. Raced on 2 local courses, alternating between the hilly V810 from Addingham, and the flat and fast V818 at Ilkley, the league runs every 2 weeks from May to early September. Raced for the first time in 2016, the league has gone from strength to strength and we look forward to fierce competition throughout the 2017 season.