Have you ever wondered what it is like to ride you bike till you feel sick, to feel the air flowing over your body but you just get hotter, to think why do men shave their legs (OK some men), to ponder on whether tri-bars make a difference or what the pound per second improvement ratio is for a skin suit, aero wheels or just full carbon. No, most people haven't. So why don't you head out to Sutton Benger on Wednesday 19 August and be at Queen's field signing on (by 1815 hrs) for the Steel Is Real time trial. An evening of pleasure where your time doesn't really matter (no Jamie they don't) and be inducted into the arcane art of time trialing. Regular club riders have said they will marsall the event, so you will be pointed in the right direction, and as a result it won't be at all competitive. In previous years we have had a sophisticated handicap system which your Racing Secretary devised but no one understood it (which was the main point of it), so this year it is simple – to qualify your bike should be steel with down tube shifters to be in for the prize but if you have an old clunker, a road bike, a hybrid or a BLO then come and give it a go (Andrew Spearman beats regular riders in plus fours (well they look like them) on a road bike without aero bars). You might surprise yourself.