CTT introduces National Ranking System to discourage riders from 'PB chasing and fast courses'

New system developed to provide riders with season long targets, outside of time based personal best results

Hayley Simmonds, National 25-mile time trial championships 2016. Image: Andy Jones

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

The national body for governing time trialling in the UK has released a new national ranking system designed to provide athletes with targets based on finishing position, as opposed to times.

Cycling Time Trials (CTT) set the system live on Monday March 5; several years after proposals were first discussed in 2014 and following one year of trials via a 'ghost' launch.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.