News – Another record for Bottrill

Matt Bottrill breaks his own course record in the Nev Crane Memorial 25m time trial

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News – Another record for Bottrill

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On Sunday morning, 115 riders took part in the Nev Crane Memorial 25 mile time trial promoted by Sleaford wheelers. The course started in Donington, Lincolnshire an. The course record was set last season by Matthew Bottrill, last year in a time of 50:04, but with an extra bonus on offer for any rider inside 49 minutes (30mph) there would be some very motivated riders.

The event got underway at 8am with dry conditions and just a slight breeze making it ideal conditions for racing. The early standard was set by Andy Jackson of Team Swift, in the form of his life, he did an incredible time of 50:36. This was going to take some beating and was such a good ride that it was well clear of all the other riders. Brett Harwood of Terry Wright Cycles did 52:28 and Adam Gascoinge (Pedal Power) 52:36 had a good battle for a podium place.

With all the riders up on the course, Matthew Bottrill ( took his place on the start line. With the men’s National 25, just two weeks away. This was going to be a really good test to see how his current form was. At the half way point, Bottrill, was leading by just over 30 seconds but with the tailwind section now to come, Bottrill, hit full gas and opened a further 13 secs on the flying Jackson. A new course record was set in the process 49:53.

It was win number 16 for the 2014 season and Bottrill said of the ride “I’m very satisfied with today’s result. I wanted to see what I could do on the course and after a really heavy weeks training, to still hit 30mph, I know my form, is nearly at its peak ready for my major goal of the season, the Men’s National 25”.

“It’s just a matter of keep the intensity up and staying focused for the next two weeks.

1st Matthew Bottriill 49:53 (course record)
2nd Andy Jackson -Team Swift 50:36
3rd Brett Harwood-Terry Wright Cycles 52:28


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