Stay tuned for the 2015 Time Trial schedule
They will once again be on Tuesday evenings on selected dates.


What Is CMC Time Trial?

Straight Talk:
Really Fun!! One of CMC's Best Training Activities
     -'Real adrenalin rush! Tons of high-fives, Sense of accomplishment'
Basically, Bike As Fast as You Can.
    -'You and your bike against the course and the clock' 
No Drafting, All The Power Comes From You.
    -'No help from others, you're riding it solo'
Excellent Race Simulation
    -'Feels a lot like the real thing, great way to track your improvement'
 
Technical Description:
An individual time trial (ITT) is a road bicycle race in which cyclists race alone against the clock (in French: contre la montre - literally "against the watch"). There are also track-based time trials where riders compete in velodromes, and team time trials (TTT). ITT's are also referred to as "the race of truth", as winning depends only on each rider's strength and endurance, and not on help provided by team-mates and others riding ahead and creating a slipstream.
Starting times are at equal intervals, usually one or two minutes apart. The starting sequence is usually based on the finishing times in preceding races (or preceding stages in the case of a multi-stage race) with the highest ranked cyclist starting last. Starting later gives the racer the advantage of knowing what time they need to beat (and also makes the event more interesting to spectators). Competitors are not permitted to draft (ride in theslipstream) behind each other. Any help between riders is forbidden. The rider with the fastest time is declared the winner.

CMC TT Rules

GENERAL
  • To be eligible to participate in the CMC Time Trials you must be a member of CMC, have a membership card from the Ontario Associations of Triathletes or sign a CMC waiver.
  • There will be a fee of $3.00 per/race
  • Participants will need to sign in with the timekeeper no less 15 minutes prior to the start of the race.
  • The race route’s roads being used for the CMC TT’s are not closed to any motor vehicles, pedestrians or livestock, as a cyclist you must expect to adhere to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act and use common sense when to give up the right of way.
  • TT’s are a sport for the individual and at no time is a participant allowed to receive any form of assistance during the race.  Drafting is not permitted.
  • The Timekeeper is in charge of the race and has the ability to refuse a willing participant from entering the race due to unacceptable behavior
START OF RACE
  • Timekeeper must have 2 stop watches
  • Volunteer &/or another participant will hold the riders bike at the start line to accommodate the rider for departure.
  • Notify the rider of start with a countdown starting from 20 seconds down to zero.
  • Riders will depart at 1 minute intervals.
  • Warm ups are not permitted on the race route while races are in progress.
  • Riders race start positioning will be decided based on the riders speed. The slower riders will depart first with having the fastest rider leaving last.  (For the first few TT’s this will be an estimate as we have concluded a few TT’s we will use the previous results to determine the riders position on the start line).
END OF RACE
  • Time Keeper will announce the results and times (Male & Female).
  • Occasionally sponsored draw prizes will be given out at certain races.
  • Timekeeper will hand in the Sign In Sheets with the race results to the President prior to the end of the week.
  • Timekeeper to forward the entry fees to the Cambridge Multisport Club Treasurer by the end of the week.

Scoring and Point System

For each rider in the Female/Male categories, the points will be awarded at each Individual TT event as listed below:
  • 10 pts - First Place
  • 9 pts - Second
  • 8 pts - Third
  • 7 pts - Fourth
  • 6 pts - Fifth
  • 5 pts - Sixth
  • 4 pts - Seventh
  • 3 pts - Eighth
  • 2 pts - Ninth
  • 1 pts - Tenth and each succeeding rider (everyone gets a point)
10 pts - Will be award to the timekeepers and marshals who regularly compete in the weekly time trials for each week that they volunteer. (Maximum of 2 weeks per season to receive volunteer points.)
 
Season 
Awards
  • To be included in the FINAL standings at the end of the season a rider must obtain points in at least five races.
  • All accumulated points during the TT season will be used for each rider in the final total**.
  • If in case of a tie, the rider with the highest race participation wins, if still tied the total time of the TT season for each will be added together.
  • Awards will be given out to the overall winners at the CMC year-end party and medals to the 2nd and 3rd place winners.

 

**Note:  Points for the Team Time trials will not be calculated for final point’s total.