Ryan Perry and Hayley Simmonds claim British 2015 National 25-mile Time Trial titles

Ryan Perry (Langdale Lightweights) pipped defending champion Matt Bottrill (drag2zero.com) to victory in the National 25-Mile Championship in Buckinghamshire on Sunday, while Hayley Simmonds (Velosport) won the women’s title in Essex on Saturday.

Perry, 28 and from Lancashire, was behind Bottrill at the turn, but pulled it back to clock 48.04 and beat his rival by 20 seconds in Marlow.

Third in the British Time Trial Championship back in June, Perry said: “I rode the course the day before the race and my power was really down, so I really thought I would have to go really hard to win.

Matt Bottrill, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Matt Bottrill, National 25-mile time trial 2015

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“For the first mile I really had to get my legs hurting to get used to it, and on the run back I really suffered and had to try hard to keep breathing.”

For Bottrill, it was his final time riding the National 25 as he prepares to focus on triathlon next season, and he said: “I’m quite relieved now that the pressure if off! It’s good to see the stars of the future here in Ryan, Josh Williams and Kieron Davies. It was an amazing race.”

Drag2zero rider Bottrill teamed up with Davies and Mark Jones in the winning team, who clocked 2:28.05 which was a new championship record.

Hayley Simmonds, British time trial national championships 2015

Hayley Simmonds

In the women’s race near Newport in Essex, Simmonds stepped up from second in 2014 to claim her first National 25 title – but she had to swerve to avoid a car which cut her up during the race.

She was the only woman under the hour with 59.49, beating runner-up Kate McNeill (drag2zero.com) by 2.39.

Results

RTTC National 25-Mile Time Trial Championships 2015
Men
1. Ryan Perry (Langdale Lightweights RT) 48.04
2. Matthew Bottrill (drag2zero.com) 48.24
3. Kieron Davies (drag2zero.com) 48.36
4. Joshua Williams (Revolutions Racing) 48.45
5. Matt Clinton (Mike Vaughan Cycles) 49.03
6. Rob Sharland (Paceline RT) 49.33
6. Adam Topham (High Wycombe CC) 49.33

Women
1. Hayley Simmonds (Team Velosport) 59.49
2. Kate McNeill (drag2zero.com) 1:02.28
3. Mel Wasley (Epsom CC) 1:03.01
4. Mathilde Matthijsse (Bonito Squadra Corse) 1:03.31
5. Alice Cobb (Univ of Warwick) 1:03.39
6. Alice Lethbridge (gbcycles.co.uk) 1:03.48

Ryan Perry wins National 25-mile time trial 2015

Ryan Perry wins National 25-mile time trial 2015

National 25-mile time trial 2015

National 25-mile time trial 2015

Kieron Davies, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Kieron Davies, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Drag2Zero team winners, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Drag2Zero team winners, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Rob Sharland, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Rob Sharland, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Ryan Perry, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Ryan Perry, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Matt Smith, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Matt Smith, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Matt Clinton, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Matt Clinton, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Kieron Davies, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Kieron Davies, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Josh Williams, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Josh Williams, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Brett Harwood, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Brett Harwood, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Matt Bottrill, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Matt Bottrill, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Andy Jackson, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Andy Jackson, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Adam Topham, National 25-mile time trial 2015

Adam Topham, National 25-mile time trial 2015

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  • Gary Jogela

    I’ve got a langdale lightweight bike but i don’t go that fast.well done Ryan for putting the brand in the spotlight