Matt Bottrill (www.drag2zero.com) clinched overall victory in the national time trial series after tieing for first place in Sunday's 5th round in Berkshire.
Bottrill finished in the same time as Ashley Cox (CC Luton), both riders clocking 32'26 for the event, which had to be shortened from 31 to 15 miles due to an accident on ...more
Matthew Bottrill (www.drag2zero.com) took his 2015 victory tally into double figures by winning the South Pennine RC 25 mile time trial in a rapid time of 47'31.
On Saturday afternoon, 140 riders gathered in the small village of Etwall, Derbyshire to take part in the South Pennine RC 25 mile time trial. The course is renowned ...more
Saturday afternoon the annual Ern Butler Trophy, promoted by VC Long Eaton, took place in Grifydam, Leicestershire. Traditionally a 25 mile time Trial, the event had to be cut to 12.2 miles due to road works on the course.
The race still managed to take place, which was a positive for the riders. It kicked off ...more
Matt Bottrill was in record breaking form in round three of the RTTC's classic time trial series, riding to another win and course record in Beacon RC's Little Mountain time trial.
The race took place in Great Witley in Worcestershire, consisting of two challenging circuits for a total of 39.5 miles. The second lap takes in ...more
Constant heavy rain, flooded roads, gale force winds, low single figure temps, exposed open Yorkshire moorland = the toughest conditions I've ever ridden in, let alone raced! I have been colder, descending the Col d'Iseran in a storm last year, but that was only half an hour of shivering hell before I reached Val d'Isere and ...more
Matt Bottrill clocked 47'28 to win the South Pennine RC 25 on Saturday, the fastest ride over that distance so far this year.
Bottrill found the windy conditions difficult on the Etwall course, but mastered them to take the win by nearly two minutes from Brett Harwood (Terry Wright Cycles).
140 riders gathered in the small village ...more
Bottrill puts the power down on the climb
Matt Bottrill won round 2 of the national time trial series, the Buxton mountain time trial, on Good Friday.
Starting and finishing in Longnor in Derbyshire, riders had to complete three laps of a very demanding and technical circuit, the hardest part being the climb from Longnor to ...more
Drag2Zero's Matt Bottrill kept his perfect season record intact with a win in the Coalville Wheelers 10 mile time trial on Saturday.
Starting near the small village of Giffydam in Leicestershire, the course took in the villages of Tonge, Breedon and Lount before the major climb of Vinegar hill, then finishing in Osgathorpe. It was a ...more
Matt Bottrill (www.drag2zero.com) got his national time trial series defence off to a perfect start, winning the first round in Weston, Staffordshire.
It was a great day for riding and the weather was ideal, just a slight cold wind but the sun was out. The air pressure was high, meaning the course would be running slow.
Matt Bottrill and Dan Barnett combined for www.drag2zero.com to win the BDCA 2up 30km time trial on Saturday. Their time of 41'25 was rapid for a windy day and gave them a winning margin of over two and a half minutes.
Saturday afternoon was a gorgeous day for riding a bike, the winter chill gave way ...more