A race where you are required to sit on someone's wheel for 24 of 25 miles, only coming to the front for a few minutes? That's the closest I'll get to an armchair ride, so I agreed to be Mark Holton's older partner for the Jonny Helms Memorial 2up Grand Prix des Gentlemen.
It's a great ...more
It's 06:30 in morning and I'm woken by the 'clunk-clunk - clunk-clunk - clunk-clunk' of the loose man hole cover at the entrance to the staff car park as the cars of the day shift drive over it. This is closely followed by my first round of i/v antibiotics then observations and so it goes ...more
Matt Bottrill (www.drag2zero.com) finished his most successful season yet by taking the win in the VTTA 25 on Saturday. It capped off an incredible 2014, which saw him win five national titles, break three competition records and record a total of 27 wins.
"I can't really complain," he said. "But I don't think I'm ready to ...more
Matthew Bottrill (www.drag2zero.com) added the National Circuit Championship to his palmares this season, confirming his status as the dominant rider on the time trial scene.
The race was also the final round of the national time trial series, which Bottrill had already wrapped up. It consisted of two laps of an undulating circuit starting and finishing ...more
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