Shaw smashes McGregor's 25 record on weekend of fast times

Julia Shaw, women's winner, British National 25-mile time trial 2011

Julia Shaw's incredible new women's 25-mile record set the tone for a weekend of incredible performances against the watch.

Shaw broke a 15-year-old time as she posted a 50-01 in the Merthyr CC 25, while new benchmarks were set in CC Breckland's 12-hour race and the 25-mile team discipline.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.