Matt Bottrill sets new 50-mile time trial competition record

British time trial round-up (June 28-29): News and results from around the UK

Matt Bottrill, British time trial national championships 2014

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Matt Bottrill celebrated his 37th birthday in fine style on Saturday, slashing 44 seconds from the national competition record for 50 miles in the Burton and District CA event in Derbyshire on Saturday.

The rider managed to average 31.6mph as he stopped the clock on 1:34:43. The time was enough to smash the record previously set by Michael Hutchinson in 2008 by an impressive 44 seconds.

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