Thursday, 11 September 2014

Great performance from Matt Botrill....

Matt Bottrill is a cyclist known mainly to local riders up here in Leicestershire as the 'cycling postman' - he lives in a village not far from me. He actually delivers the post by bike and you might think he gets in plenty of miles doing that - not so. He actually covers about 8 -10 miles per day. On top of that he can only find time to train for about 10 hours a week. Whatever he's doing though has certainly paid off for him this year.

He has won the National 10,25 and 50 mile time trials and now he has broken the competition record for riding 25 miles - he clocked 45minutes 43seconds at Port Talbot to set the new official record. He was quickest by over a minute beating former champion Michael Hutchinson into second place.

That's some achievement - anyone who cycles regularly knows how unbelievable this effort appears. That's an average speed over 25 miles of 32.18mph - Its questionable whether I could do that in my car? Top speed during the ride was 53mph. This tops off an amazing season for Matt - National champion over 10, 25 and 50 miles - and having already broken the record for 50 miles as well!

Top Class.

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