A Quick Overview 

The time trial is a race between cyclists who compete only against themselves – and the clock. 

Each rider sets off at minute intervals, enabling them to focus only on achieving the fastest time possible without jostling other competitors for position.

The route will be made up of a 37km circuit for men, and a 29km circuit for women. Each rider is timed individually, with the fastest rider securing the all-important place on the top step of the podium. 

It’s an event that always proves to be one of the most popular at the Games, transforming regular roads into an arena for elite sport and bringing the excitement of a major sporting event to people’s doorsteps. 

Previous Commonwealth Games Appearances

The time trial is one of the mandatory ‘Core’ sports on the Commonwealth Games programme, with its first appearance coming in Kuala Lumpur in 1998.  

Fun Fact

The time trial’s status as a race that the rider contests alone has earned it the monicker ‘ The Race of Truth’.