Bottrill breaks Mercia CC Course Record

This years 50 TT champion Matt Bottrill breaks another course record in the Mercia CC 25 mile time trial

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Bottrill breaks Mercia CC Course Record

Early Sunday morning, Mercia cc promoted there annual 25 mile tt based at Fradley- Saffordshire. The route took riders on a simple route along a rolling circuit from Fradley-Willington. It would be an ideal day for racing with hardly any wind and despite the early morning start, there were warm conditions.

The course record of 49:07, set by ex-international cyclist and multi National champion Stuart Dangerfield would be the aim for riders to beat.

The first rider took the start at 7am with the early standard being set by Matthew Sinclair, Lutterworth cycling centre in a time of 52:03. Last rider to start would be newly crowned National 50 mile champion aiming for a new course record, Matt Bottrill.

Bottrill was soon up to speed riding his brand new Giant Trinity SL advanced tt bike, equipped with the D2Z (drag2zero) disk. Hitting the half way point at just under 30 mph, now in full flight, Bottrill, was aiming high and stopped the clock in 47:59, 1 minute 10 inside the former record of Dangerfields, and a four minute beating of Sinclair.

Before Bottrill set off on his ride home, he said “I’m really pleased with today’s ride. To be honest, my legs felt battered at the start. The training this week has been so intense, but I got stronger as the race went on. With just 10 days before the British Championships, I know I’ve done everything I can with the amount of time I have to train and prepare”.

“With the likes of Sir Bradley Wigging’s, Alex Dowsett, Geraint Thomas, Dave Miller and Luke Rowe, some of the best world tour riders in the world, the atmosphere is just going to be amazing. I can’t wait”

1st Matthew 47:59 ( course record)
2nd Matthew Sinclair- Lutterworth Cycle Centre 52:03
3rd Scott Westwood- Walsall Rc 52:40

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