Time Trials - often called the race of truth - are a very accessible and affordable way to start racing. Riders simply aim for their personal best time for a certain distance of course.
Some FAQs on time trials
Time trials are very welcoming events. Anyone can pitch up and have a go, no matter whether you ride a high-tech machine or a regular road bike, if you're a junior or a veteran. So, why not you?
The Cycling Time Trials site is a great source of information and has a national calendar of races. Standard distances are 10, 25, 50 and 100 miles. (Obviously none at the moment)
If you've never done a time trial before, here is a list of tips from Bike Radar. And there is also a how to ride your bike faster guide on the Resonance FM Bike Show, as well as a good introduction for total beginners on the Cycling Time Trials podcast (look for the 16 Nov 2014 episode)
The next (virtual) time trial is on Tuesday evening (26 May) at 7pm on the RGT platform
Sign up here - http://app.rgtcycling.com/event?code=AVl9FstPLj