Time triallist looks to 10-mile record after riding staggering sub 20-minute on a road bike

George Fox surprised even himself when he got close to the 1988 record set by Colin Sturgess

(Image credit: Rod Hunt)

A Northamptonshire time triallist has turned his attention to a 10-mile record after he unexpectedly smashed the 20-minute barrier on a road bike.

George Fox was expecting a solid time on his Giant Propel on Tuesday (May 28), but was shocked when he hit 31mph average for the 10-mile course.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.