Road Bikes

Cycling Time Trials are excited to announce that for 2023 a road bike category will be recognised across all open time trials, making time trialling more accessible to everyone whatever type of bike they own.

Riders will be asked when entering a time trial which machine they intend to ride on - Road Bike or TT Bike. If for any reason a rider needs to ride on a different type of bike than they entered, they just need to let the organiser know on the day so that the results can be recorded correctly.

Start lists and results on the CTT website will show who is on a road bike, with the results being filterable to show the road bike standings and positions for every race. For team time trials the results can be filtered to show which teams were all riding road bikes.

The road bike category has a consistent and simple set of rules nationwide:

  • The road bike can possess drop or straight handlebars
  • No tri-bars, clip-on bars or Spinacci bars are allowed
  • No disc wheels
  • Both front & rear wheels must have at least 12 spokes each
  • The maximum rim depth allowed is 90mm

The new road bike category is also supported by time trial results app ResultSheet (, which will allow riders to access road bike standings in real-time for events where it is being used.

Spindata ( will be introducing a new road bike rankings list to recognise the performances of those competing on road bikes, filterable by gender, age category, and district. Results for road bikes will be scored separately from TT bikes to more accurately reflect the performance of those on road bikes, and predicted times will also take the type of bike into account where possible

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Road Bike Launch 2023 and subsequent changes | Notes for Riders View
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