There is a new concept in time trialling currently being trialled and tested around NZ. It is based on having a number of 15km TT courses that cyclist’s can ride whenever they choose and post their times on a website.
This would be be categorised by gender, age group categories with a tandem and 2-up rider option.
The benefits being, it provides a training and competitive option over winter as many clubs don’t run events and would be a non-threatening pathway to encourage people to get into cycling.
The idea has started to gain interest and support with a website set up http://timetrial.co.nz/
To date, two courses have been set up to trial this idea, one in Palmerston North and Otaki ,with more being added around the country in coming weeks.
One of the criteria for a course was that it didn’t use a regular cycling club TT course as this is concept is intended to compliment rather than compete with existing cycling club courses.
If anyone is interested in riding a course, check out the following links.