British time trialist might have just broken the solo 100-mile record 

Jonathan Parker has set a new provisional time, smashing the three-hour barrier 

A British time trialist might just have broken the solo 100-mile record, with a huge ride through the deserts of Qatar.

Jonathan Parker has posted his 100-mile ride on Strava, as he set a phenomenal provisional time of 2-50-12, potentially beating the previous record set in Norwich last November.

Parker, from Kent, has a history of smashing endurance records, and may have entered the history books once against after his ride on Saturday (March 13).

Jonathan Parker's potentially record-breaking 100-mile ride (Picture: Strava/ Jonathan Parker)

During his 161km effort, which took him from Al Ruwais on Qatar’s northern coast to the Sealine Beach resort south of the capital Doha, Parker held an average speed of 56.8km/h (35.2mph) for the entire duration of the effort.

Team Bottrill rider Parker is now awaiting official confirmation, to see if his time is record-breaking. 

The current record is held by British rider Jonathan Shubert (Arctic-Aircon Racing Team), who put in a phenomenal ride on November 2 last year from Milton Keynes to Norwich, smashing his own previous fastest time. 

Shubert first took on the route in October 2020 and set a new provisional record for 100 miles with a time of 3-08-15, but just 12 days later he was back out on the course. 

This time with an ideal tailwind the whole way and sunny weather conditions, Shubert smashed his previous time to set another provisional record of  2-57-59, the first ever 100-mile ride in under three hours.  

Shubert shared his ride data on Strava, which revealed he held an average speed of 54.3km/h (33.47mph) while pushing around 295 watts normalised for the duration.    

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But Shubert’s record may have fallen to Parker, who went seven minutes faster if his attempt is ratified.

Parker held an average power of 308w during his two hour and 50-minute ride, hitting a maximum power of 547w. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.