Matt Bottrill added to an already stellar season by shaving three seconds off the UK 25 mile competition record. The Drag2zero star clocked 45'43 in the Port Talbot Wheelers 25 on Sunday - the fastest 25 mile TT ever ridden on UK soil.
The Glynneath course is renowned for being quick, as it includes a gift ...more
I'd come 3rd in the National 25 mile TT championship in early August and training for my 2nd attempt on the World Masters Hour Record (50-54 age group) was going really well. I set the current record of 47.96km back in 2012 and I'd recently done a 52 minute run in training at a pace ...more
Matthew Bottrill led the www.drag2zero.com team to another national championship victory, taking the men's National 10 in a stunning time of 17'40 on Sunday. Together with Mark Jones (18'41) and Daniel Barnett (19'00), the drag2zero boys won the team prize and set a new team competition record of 55'21 in the process.
The championship was contested ...more
Newly crowned national 25 mile champion Matt Bottrill (www.drag2zero.com) clocked up his 20th win of the season in the Ratae RC 10, run on the Six Hills course in Leicestershire on Saturday.
Bottrill's time of 19'16 put him well clear of Matt Sinclair (Lutterworth Cycle Centre) in 19'49 with James Perkins (Zenith CC) taking third in ...more
Matthew Bottrill spearheaded a strong drag2zero team performance at the National 25 mile time trial championships in Cumbria last Sunday. Bottrill realised a life long goal of winning the championships, his winning time of 48'15 being 41 seconds better than Matthew Clinton (Mike Vaughan Cycles). Drag2zero's Charles McCulloch finished third, a further 1'02 behind, and ...more
Matt Bottrill set a new 10 mile PB in the Rugby CC 10, clocking 18'25 and smashing the course record in the process.
The race took place on Saturday afternoon with some of the hottest weather experienced this summer. With the heat and low air pressure plus hardly any wind it would be a great day ...more
Matt Bottrill (www.drag2zero.com) continued his successful season, lowering the course record in the Nev Crane Memorial 25 to 49'53.
The race was promoted by Sleaford Wheelers and was held on a course starting in Donington, Lincolnshire. 115 riders took part in still, warm conditions - perfect for going fast.
The early standard was set by Andy Jackson ...more
Saturday afternoon, the hottest day of the year hit the East midlands. With hardly any wind and high temperatures it would be a great day for racing. 90 riders gathered in the small town of Etwall in Derbyshire to tackle the Mercia CC 30mile time trial. The current Competition Record of 55:39 set by Michael ...more
With the Tour De France kicking off in Yorkshire it was a great day to be riding a bike on Saturday, with Marcel Kittel of Giant-Shimano taking the Victory on stage one. The rest of the country were trying to repeat his success. It would be very hard not to be motivated to ride a ...more
Matt Bottrill (www.drag2zero.com) finished 6th in the British time trial championships last Thursday, then two days later backed up to break the UK competition record for 50 miles, clocking an incredible 1:34:43 for the distance.
He found the time to put his thoughts down on the two races, and here they are:
"Well where do I start, ...more