Saturday afternoon Ratae Rc. promoted there annual 10 mile time trial on 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 Zenith CC James Perkins 20:22. But Perkins time at the leader board was short lived and Matthew Sinclair- Lutterworth CC was on a mission setting a course best of 19:49
Last rider to start, was newly crowned National 25 mile champion Matthew Bottrill www.drag2zero.com, local roads for Leicestershire rider. Getting his ride under way at 3.05pm. Bottrill, was soon hitting speeds in excess of 30mph. And flying through the field. At half way the numbers from the power meter, where looking great.But then the fatigued of a hard weeks training finally took its toll and Bottrill was slowing , but it was still going to be a great time of 19:16, just 8 secs of his course record.
Before Bottrill, set of for his ride home we caught up with him to see how the ride went ” I felt ok too start with, but its always hard to push that bit harder when you have ridden a National Championship the week before. So much mental energy goes into the race, its always hard to push yourself that little bit extra. But I’ve not really let of the gas. I have the National 10 mile championship, in three weeks time. Which is going to be the biggest test for me, the 10 is always so close especially with on the course its been held on.But I will be training hard and staying focused all the way to the race”
1st Matthew Bottrill-www.drag2zero.com 19:16
2nd Matthew Sinclair- Lutterworth Cycle Centre 19:49
3rd James Perkins-Zenith CC 20:22