UK's fastest 100mile TT

matticus

Über Member
To me, a TT is a race between multiple competitors.
This was a record attempt.
I don't know any formal definitions of either term, so I might be out of my depth here ...
 

Ian H

I am an ancient randonneur, & I stop often for tea
Location
East Devon
To me, a TT is a race between multiple competitors.
This was a record attempt.
I don't know any formal definitions of either term, so I might be out of my depth here ...
In a time-trial the riders must start at not less than minute intervals. In this case the interval was 27yrs (Ian Cammish's 1993 record).
 

matticus

Über Member
https://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/8802...st-100-miles-cycled-set-in-2-hours-20-minutes

(probably already on this forum somewhere, but new to me!)
A slightly different angle to this record attempt:

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There was a reason Ornee attempted this new record, of course, not simply because he wanted to get dizzy around a speedway track. In fact, it was after an incident that many of us cyclists are faced with at least once in our riding careers.

'Last May I was hit by an SUV while cycling. It was a near-death experience that has changed my life. After post-crash surgery, I recovered while riding indoors to rebuild fitness, but I was hesitant to get back on the road,' explained Ornee.

'Honestly, I was scared. Cars and bikes clash too often. We’re supposed to share the roads, but several issues including poor infrastructure, driver education, distracted driving and road rage – because that cyclist forced me to slow down for five seconds – regularly place cyclists in danger.

'Fast moving bikes belong on the road. Heck, we can go over 42mph for 100 miles! Going over 10mph isn’t safe on a shared sidewalk or bike path with walkers, dogs, families and driveways.

'Cars and bikes can and should co-exist! They shouldn’t be enemies, they should be friends! Frustrated and scared for my life, I thought, wouldn’t it be cool if a car and bike teamed up for a change and did something spectacular?'

"
 

Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
https://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/8802...st-100-miles-cycled-set-in-2-hours-20-minutes

(probably already on this forum somewhere, but new to me!)
A slightly different angle to this record attempt:
[...]
That's an interesting one. 100 miles while drafting a car at 42 mph.

Actually his story is quite reminiscent of Amanda Coker's story. Both American. Both recovering from traumatic on-road crash with a motor vehicle. Both undertook world records on traffic-free tracks.
 

matticus

Über Member
Yes, I noted that connection. They did choose rather different records to take on!

Article doesn't say what level Ornee competed at; IIRC Coker was pretty close to semi-pro status, and has had pretty impressive results post-year-record.
 

matticus

Über Member
pffft. They really need to move with the times.
 
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