Former national rowing champion sets Raleigh Chopper Hour Record

Matt Richardson posts new mark of 31.87km while raising funds to help beat blood cancer

Photo from YouTube (bashFromHenley)

Move over Alex Dowsett and Bradley Wiggins, the Hour Record has its new hero.

Father-of-two Matt Richardson, from Henley-on-Thames and a former national rowing champion, may have ridden more than 20 kilometres fewer than Dowsett managed at the Manchester Velodrome on May 2 - but then the Movistar man wasn't on an unmodified Mark 1 Raleigh Chopper.

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