35-year-old British road bike 10-mile time trial record finally tumbles

George Fox averaged over 51kmh to beat Colin Sturgess's 18.48 by seven seconds

George Fox road bike
(Image credit: Andy Jones / Future)

George Fox was hoping he might break Colin Sturgess's British road bike '10' time trial record this season, but he didn't predict he'd take it at the first time of trying. Riding his superfast Argon 18 he'd christened the 'bad idea bike', Fox took seven seconds off Sturgess's 18.48, set in 1988 on a standard steel-tubed road bike.

The record ride took place on the F11/10 course near Tring, Hertfordshire, on 7 May.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.