Jon O'Brien - BDCA 100, 2008
Time trialling is one of the most popular, and easiest, forms of competitive cycling to get into. The Mercury have lots of annual time trial competitions for all ages with over a dozen Trophies and and even more Medals to be awarded at the annual club dinner. If you have any questions contact David Barber or Dave Banks
The evening time trials are open to anyone who is a member of a CTT affiliated club. They are probably the easiest way to start racing or can just be used as a good training session. They encompass a very varied range of abilities so week to week you'll always have someone of a similar level to compete against, plus two Trophies are awarded for them at the end of the season. If you want to have a go you just need to turn up at the clubroom to sign on. The entry fee is £2.50. For details of how the trophies are awarded and of when the events are on see the Club Evening TTs page. If you are not a member of a club you can join the DMRC for £10(+£1 joining fee) by filling in the membership form and bringing it along on the night.
Club 10 Mile Championship
Trophies are awarded to the fastest Woman and Juvenile Mercury riders in one event in the Evening Time Trial series nominated by the committee at the start of the season. The increasing difficulty in finding suitable courses on quiet roads has meant that in recent years the 12 mile Long Lane course has been nominated for this competition. For 2013 the 10 Mile Championship will be on 11th June(week 10).
Club 25 Mile Championship
This championship is awarded to the fastest Mercury rider in a 25 mile trial nominated by the committee before the start of the season. Trophies for fastest Man, Woman and Junior. For 2010 the nominated 25 Mile Championship event is the Club's Open 25 on 24th July using the A25/11 course at Etwall.
The BAR competitions are season long competitions based upon riders results from open time trials. There are five BAR Trophies up for grabs over the season.
This is the club's traditional time trial season closing event. One trophy for the fastest rider on the way up, and a second for who can go furthest on the way back down without pedalling on the way.
As the name suggests this is a competition between several of the local clubs. Two trophies are awarded, one individual, one team. For more details follow the link!
The Mercury run two annual open time trials. For 2011 these are to be a 10 mile event on the A10/19 course at Etwall and a 25 mile event on the A25/11 course also at Etwall. For more information on the difference between "open" and "club" time trials see the FAQ page. A trophy goes to the fastest rider from any club, not just the Mercury, in the 25.