Huub-Wattbike smash Manchester track and National Championship records

Anna Shackley also put in a sterling effort to claim the women’s points title

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

The Huub-Wattbike team smashed the Manchester velodrome’s team-pursuit record and set a new championship record on the way to retaining their national title.

The quartet of John Archibald, Jonathan Wale, Dan Bigham and Will Perrett set a time of 3.54.0 having already caught the team inspired four to set a new fastest time for the Manchester velodrome.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.