2015 RTTC Men’s National 25 Blue Ribbon Event
It’s amazing how quickly time passes by as the season’s blue ribbon event of the RTTC Men’s National 25 mile championship was next.
The event was hosted by High Wycombe Cycle Club. For a national event you would expect a good venue, facilities to mark the ...more
With the final build up towards the Men's National 25 mile time trial coming to a head, riders from all over the country were putting their final preparations in on the weekend.
150 riders took part in the Rugby CC 10 mile event, held at Dunchurch, near Rugby. The out and back course is challenging with ...more
Another week has flown by. The weekend arrived and a chance to race and ride the bike. The week’s open event was the Realteam 25 mile time trial on the R25/3L. Thankfully Martyn Heritage-Owen ordered some sunshine for the packed overflow and main event.
When arriving at the HQ it was clear ...more
It's fair to say over the last few weeks my head's been all over the place and I've found it hard to push myself, ever since the British Time Trial Championships. Don't get me wrong I've done some good rides, but trying to really hurt myself in training as been very hard. But a few ...more
So, one week left of work then schools out for summer!! With this in mind I decided to enter a mid-week time trial on the R10/22a as work has calmed down and allowed for this. A brilliant turn out for the event with 120 riders down on the start sheet. The Celtic series has proved ...more
This weekend I had the opportunity to ride two really enjoyable events held by Ross-on-Wye CC.
The 10 mile time trial was held on the R10/17 course near Abergavenny. Being a late afternoon event I had the whole morning to get ready and prepare, or so I thought! By the time I helped out some ...more
Well I was going to miss this race to have a much needed break, but with the weather looking so nice I spoke to Bob Tobin, my coach. We decided if the weather was good I should ride to see how the changes I've made in the wind tunnel the other week with a visit ...more
I was hoping to report that I'd produced the ride of my life and won the British Time Trial Championships, held at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire. This was going to be my key race for the season - it's the only National Championship I've never won. I've had a total of 5 medals in the ...more
Matt Bottrill continued his build up to the British TT championships with a win in the Walsall RC 25 on the weekend. Bottrill rode a UCI legal bike to clock a time of 46'30 - the fastest 25 this year so far. But it wasn't all good news for Bottrill, as he writes below.
"It's fair ...more
Drag2zero.com's Matt Bottrill and Julia Shaw won their respective National 50 championships on the weekend. Bottrill rode his race from the front, beating Matt Clinton by over three minutes, while Shaw had to overcome a 30 second deficit at 20 miles to overhaul her rival Hayley Simmonds, eventually finishing a minute clear.
Men: Bottrill by 3 ...more