Bruce Berkeley answers his 'disqualification' from cycling year record

After being 'disqualified' from having his cycling highest annual mileage attempt recognised by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association, Dave Bruce Berkeley issues a statement

Bruce Berkeley

(Image credit: Bruce Berkeley/Strava)

London-based cyclist Dave Bruce Berkeley has issued a statement after the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association said that it would not recognise his attempt on the highest annual mileage record (HAM'R).

The UMCA announced on Sunday that Berkeley - known more commonly as Bruce or 'Cycle Doctor', after his bike mechanic business - was disqualified from his attempt due to non-compliance with the rules. Berkeley says that this was due to not forwarding a joining fee to UMCA, due to an administrative oversight, and failure to provide an approved tracking device - and says that his attempt will be ratified by Guinness World Records.

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Nigel Wynn
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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.