Two riders, six hours, one Guinness World Record

Veteran pair smash previous mark as they average 28mph on the 168-mile ride

Two man six hour record
(Image credit: Peter Horton)

Former time trial champion Matt Bottrill has added another string to his bow, teaming up with British age group Hour record holder Peter Horton to set a new two-man, six-hour Guinness World record at Newport Velodrome.

The pair rode 168.476 miles, taking 20-minute relay turns and managing to average 28.08mph.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.