‘I did 2364 watts’ - Wattbike world record holder challenges anyone to beat his 200m benchmark

James Moncrieff stole Sir Chris Hoy's record last year, now he'd like someone to take it off him

James Moncrieff riding a Wattbike at Loughborough University
(Image credit: Peter Simmons / Loughborough University)

A Wattbike world record holder has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged anyone to better his 200m sprint benchmark. 

James Moncrieff, a former bodybuilder from Essex, hit over 2,300 watts when he set the record last year, stopping the clock at 8.88 seconds. His time was confirmed by Wattbike to be the fastest ever, and has now stood for almost seven months. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.