IT'S the biggest speed test on the track - the 500 metre time trial - and it turns out there's quite a handful of Bathurst riders who know what they're doing over the distance.
The Bathurst Cycling Club held its Track Cycling Time Trial Championships on Saturday where several riders showcased their speed with sub-40 second performances at the Bathurst Velodrome.
Though if you're Daniel Googe and Andrew Carter you're into the 36s.
The speedy pair battled in out for the A grade title where Googe narrowly came out on top with his time of 36.69 seconds. Carter wasn't far away with his effort of 36.91.
Josh Corcoran rounded out the podium in 37.25 while Kalinda Robinson was the fastest woman overall and fourth in the top grade with her 38.03.
B grade winner Tyler Puzicha wasn't far behind that time, in 38.33, as she claimed a relatively comfortable win in the grade over Rod Lovett (39.60) and David Reece (41.79).
The theme of junior success continued into C grade where Ebony Robinson beat the 40 barrier with a 39.28, perhaps signalling her likely jump to the next grade.
Her time put her more than two seconds clear of runner-up Cadel Lovett (41.50).
Phil Cole was the fastest of the D grade group with a time of 47.13.
The 500m isn't Cole's ride of choice, and he'd even gone out of his way to dodge the original planned date for the championships before inclement weather moved the event.
"I tried to avoid it but the weather meant that it was actually on a night that I was there," he laughed.
"I only found out the next day when they put the times up online that I'd won. I looked at that and thought 'I can't believe I did that'."
Rosemary Hastings (48.22) and Charlotte Lovett (49.90) rounded out the D grade podium.
Darryl Thorncraft (37.56) finished with the fastest time of non-club riders, and was fourth amongst all riders.