Dowsett smashes Lea Valley 25 course record

Alex Dowsett, fifth, Tour of Qatar 2011, prologue

Sky professional Alex Dowsett smashed the record for the E1/25 course in Lea Valley CC's 25-mile time trial on Sunday, beating the former best time by three and a half minutes.

Dowsett set a time of 49 minutes and 40 seconds on the E1/25 course, beating the previous marker for the course of 53 minutes and 11 seconds set by Matt Illingworth in 1999.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.