Harry Tanfield is gunning for national time trial glory in Northumberland on Thursday.
The Canyon Eisberg talent will test himself against the likes of World Tour stars Alex Dowsett, Geraint Thomas and defending champion Steve Cummings when he rolls off the start ramp at 5.47pm.
Earlier in the day his brother, Charlie Tanfield, will race for the under-23 crown as he aims to build on the third place he recorded on the Isle of Man last season.
Riders will start and finish in the shadow of Kirkley Hall, a 17th-century mansion and Grade II listed building on the bank of the River Blyth.
A total of 45 will contest the elite men’s competition, with Bioracer-Project’s David Griffiths the first to roll down the start ramp at 5.01pm.
Team Sky heavyweights Jon Dibben (5.03), Chris Lawless (5.11), Owain Doull (5.19) and Tao Geoghegan Hart (5.28) will all take to the 39.7km course in the opening half-hour.
But the fight for the prestigious British jersey will really hot up at 5.45pm, when four-time under-23 champion Scott Davies begins his first tilt at the senior crown.
Harry Tanfield, who was fifth last season, will follow the Team Dimension Data man before Thomas (5.49), James Gullen (5.51) and Dowsett (5.53) go on the charge.
Cummings – winner of the time trial and road race at last season’s national championships – is last off at 5.55pm.
The contenders will emerge from the grounds of Kirkley Hall to tackle three laps of an 11.1km circuit around Shilvington, Tranwell and Saltwick.
The loop features one main climb – a draggy test which is a little shorter than 4km and includes ramps of up to six per cent.
Harry Tanfield will start as a genuine contender for the title following his silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier this season.
He has been in scintillating form on his Canyon Speedmax in recent weeks – notching wins Richmond, Hemel Hempstead and Stockton over 24, 10 and 25 miles, respectively.
The 23-year-old stopped the clock in 45min 36sec (32.9mph) in the latter, while his time of 17.11 in Hemel saw him become the third fastest man ever on a British 10-mile course.
Dowsett, who is gunning for a record sixth national crown, held the record of 17.20 before Marcin Bialoblocki (16.35) and Gullen (16.59) went quicker.
Charlie Tanfield is also among 45 contenders as he targets a maiden national under-23 championship.
Already a British, Commonwealth and world champion on the track, the 21-year-old will begin his charge at 2.33pm.
The battle for the title starts with Adam Wild, of GS Metro, at 1.46pm and features world under-23 champion Tom Pidcock (1.56).
With champion Davies moving up to senior level, last season’s runner-up Tom Baylis will be last off the ramp at 2.35pm.
The under-23 championship will include only two laps of the loop for a total distance of 28.6km.
Click here for the full startlists for each of the elite, under-23 and women’s contests. The latter kicks the action off when it begins at 11.01am.
You can also find out more on the championships, which also feature the national road race on Sunday, at britishcycling.co.uk
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
The national time trial championship will be streamed live on both the British Cycling website and Facebook page from 11am.
Alternatively, you can follow @BritishCycling on Twitter for live updates throughout the day.