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
This weekend I took part in the Tour of Cambridgeshire, an amateur national time trial event. This is a new event that's been added to the UK calendar, which gives all different age categories the chance to qualify for the amateur world championships in Denmark later this year.
When I first heard of it I was ...more
Matt Bottrill (www.drag2zero.com) notched another victory on the weekend, taking another course record to boot in the Mapperley CC 10. Bottrill clocked 19'26 to win the event from Ryan Perry (Langdale Lightweights) in 19'40 with James Perkins (Zenith) finishing third in 20'31.
On Saturday afternoon 70 riders gathered in the small town Calverton, Nottinghamshire to take ...more
A few weekends ago I took part in my first open time trial since October 2013 after last year being a racing write off.
Finally now, post shoulder operation and post pneumonia, I'm building back some fitness and hoping to enjoy a bit more racing.
Julia Shaw (pictured here at the national 25 in 2013) is ...more
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