Saturday afternoon, the rain shower’s that had hit the Uk hard. final gave way to sunshine, and warm temperature’s. Ideal for riding a bike and setting new records. Melton Oympic cc, promoted there annual 10 mile time based on the Six Hills course in Leicestershire. Riders would battle it out over the, Triangular circuit, starting near Thurssington with Severn corners to negotiate and the undulating circuit, its a really test of pace and judgement.
65 riders would take part, and first rider would kick of the proceedings of at 2:01pm, the first rider to break 21:00 Barrier was Lutterworth Cycle Center’s Simon Mitchell 20:58. Evergreen Super vet, Geoff Platts- Mg-Decor was not far behind this with 21:10. But both these times were broken by Adam Gascoinge-Team Pedal Power 20:36.
Last rider to start, and with the build up to the National 50 mile championships just one week away was Matthew Bottrill www.drag2zero.com, local roads for Leicestershire rider, and with the 50 mile Champ’s just one week away. A really test to check out the form. With the course record of 19:26 set by Richard Hanley-Rapha Condor-pro Cycling. Bottrill, knew he would have to bring his A game to take the record. Getting his ride under way at 3.05pm. Bottrill, was soon hitting speeds in excess of 30mph. And flying trough the field. At half way the numbers from the power meter, where looking great. And knowing he was on for a ride Bottrill hit full gas to stop the clock in an incredible 19:08!! Win number 9 of the season.
Before Bottrill, set of for his ride home we caught up with him to see how the ride went ” Im made up with today, I’ve been chasing this record for a number of years. So to finally break it is a great feeling. And knowing my form is building towards my key targets for the season. I felt good today, and Im now ready for the defense of the National 50 mile championships next week”
With the first National Championship next week be sure to check in to see how Bottrill, goes against the United Kingdom, finest time trailist’s
1st-Matthew Bottrill- www.drag2zero.com
2nd-Adam Gascoinge-Team Pedal Power 20:36.
3rd-Simon Mitchell- Lutterworth Cycle Center 20:58