Mat Dibb's Isle of Man TT electric bike record attempt

Chronic kidney disease sufferer Mat Dibb is setting out to set a new world record for the Isle of Man TT circuit on an electric bike

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Earlier this year Cycling Weekly featured stories about Mat Dibb, a keen cyclist who suffers from focal segmental glomerulosclerosis — chronic kidney disease. Since we last spoke to him, Mat’s kidney function has reduced further. But that’s not the most important thing on his mind right now, because this Sunday, September 14, Mat will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the Isle of Man TT mountain course on an electric bicycle.

“Due to my reduced energy levels because of my worsening kidney function, I’m riding entirely electric bikes now,” Mat says. “I’ve been out to the Isle of Man in the last couple of years to combine two of my main passions which are motorsport and cycling. But while I’ve been over I’ve noticed that although the island gets invaded by something like 50,000 motorcyclists over the TT fortnight, riding electric bicycles isn’t something that is done very often there.”

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