Report: Bottrill wins 2nd round of National Time Trial Series


Matt Bottrill (Drag2Zero) wins 2nd round of National Time Trial Series and sets a new course record

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Sunday morning saw many of the best time trialists in Britain taking part in the second round of the National Time Trial Series. Held on the hard roads of Leicstershire, in the Village of Wymeswold, riders would complete two laps of a 14.5 mile circuit to give a total distance of 29miles.

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The weather was ideal for racing with blue skies but strong winds would be a true test for all riders taking part. First rider to hit the start from the seeded riders was Brett Harwood (Terry Wright Cycles) who did an opening lap of 34.36.

This was then battered down by Scott Walker (Mg Decor Rt) in a time of 33.12. Last of the seeded riders, included Daniel Barnett (North Notts Olympic), Adam Gascoigne (Team Pedal Power) and last off was National 100 mile champion Matthew Bottrill (

By the end of the first lap both riders who had started ahead of Bottrill were caught and past who was on local roads and was wanting to set a new course record held by Ironman Tri-athlete Philip Graves 1.03.06.

Bottrill’s opening lap of 30.36, but him well clear of the rest, but with the wind rising on the penultimate lap, he would have to push himself, and the Giant Trinity Sl time trial machine with Smart-Enve 8.9s wheels to the limit to reach the new course record!

Negotiating the technical circuit at speeds between 30-35mph, and the run in off the Nether Broughton descent topping out at over 50mph, Bottrill hit the finishing climbs, catching his six minute man, Alex Royle, Banjo Cycles. Pushing all the way to the line, Bottrill stopped the clock in an incredible 1.01.51, slicing 1 minute 15 seconds off the record and recording an average speed of 28.1mph

Asked about his winning performance Bottrill replied “I’m well pleased with this ride. The form is good and I really enjoyed every moment of racing around this course. These were local roads for me, so there was a lot of support out there today so its very nice to add another win for the year and a new course record. You have to make the most of these rides as you never know when your form will go, but I’m loving every minute of training and racing at the minute!”


1 Matthew Bottrill WWW. 01:01:51 (Course record)
2 Scott Walker MG Decor C.B. 01:06:37
3 Adam Gascoigne Pedal Power Lough. 01:06:57
4 Robin Ovenden Ceasarean C.C. 01:08:17
4 Dean Robson Somerset R.C. 01:08:17
6 Alexander Royle Banjo Cycles R. S. 01:08:31
7 Brett Harwood Terry Wright Cycles 01:09:03
8 Daniel Barnett North Notts O.R.C. 01:10:05
9 Nick Le Cocq Ceasarean C.C. 01:11:58
10 Edward Walters Derby Mercury 01:12:43

1 Rebecca Slack Look Mum No Hands 00:36:07
2 Rebecca Rimmington Train Sharp R.T. 00:37:02
3 Crystal Lane Scott Contessa E.C. 00:39:00
4 Karen Brooks Lincoln Wheelers CC 00:40:11
5 Andrea Parish Camel Valley CRT 00:41:20
6 Laura Owen MG Decor C.B. 00:53:16

1 Chalie Lowndes MG Decor C.B. 00:35:07
2 Harry Thompson Leicestershire R.C. 00:38:18
1 Steve Berry Team Swift 00:32:25
2 Andrew Perkins Mid Devon C.C. 00:33:03
3 Chris Pike MG Decor C.B. 00:33:44
4 Geoff Platts MG Decor C.B. 00:33:51
5 Ian Dalton Cherry Valley R.T. 00:34:05
5 Nick Cave Lutterworth C.C.R.T. 00:34:48
7 Jim Boyle Cherry valley 00:34:49
8 Jason Rozee Mapperley C.C. 00:35:32
9 Stephen Howgill Leicestershire R.C. 00:35:57
10 Paul Lilley Fenland Clarion 00:36:46
11 Giles White Sherwood C.C. 00:37:08
12 Mark Sanders Mid Devon C.C. 00:37:10
13 Peter Anderson Kingston Wheelers 00:37:23
14 Peter Lavine Coalville Wheelers 00:37:24
15 Rob Brewer Cherry Valley R.T. 00:37:30
16 John Francis High Wycombe C.C. 00:38:17
17 Chistopher Storer South Pennine R.C. 00:39:23
18 Graham Green MG Decor C.B. 00:39:34
19 John Woodburn V.C Meudon 00:39:36
20 William Harrison Witham Wheelers 00:39:40
21 Mervin Sperry Leicestershire R.C. 00:39:50
22 Nev Bray Coalville Wheelers 00:39:58
23 Russell Gent Melton Olympic C.C. 00:39:59
24 Anthony Keyworth Kiverton Park C.C. 00:40:09
25 Rob Ellis V.C. St Raphael 00:40:10
26 Richard Birkin Notts Clarion 00:40:14
27 John Clark Lincoln Wheelers 00:40:34
28 Graham Huck Doncaster Wheelers 00:40:59
29 Greg Hodges Coalville Wheelers 00:41:52
30 Allen Miller Caesarean C.C. 00:42:00
31 Paul Thomson Hemel Hempstead CC 00:44:13
32 Phil Smithurst North Notts O.R.C. 00:44:44
33 Rob Bennett Ratae R.C. 00:45:38
34 Michael Spurr Leicestershire R.C. 00:48:52
35 David Barry Sport Fagley 00:52:35
36 Graham Hewson Team Mids Racing 00:52:44

1 Colin Lynch Macclesfield Wheelers 00:37:01
2 Shaun McKeown GS Avanti 00:37:00
3 Nicholas Fairfield Club City R.C. (Hull) 00:37:41
4 Tom Staniford Trek UK 00:40:44
5 Jaco Van Gass Team BattleBack 00:42:47
6 Craig Preece Team BattleBack 00:40:14
7 Steve Arnold Team BattleBack 01:02:59
8 Ben Zissman Team BattleBack 01:07:03
9 Adrian Huthwaite Coalville Wheelers 01:08:29


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