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Richard Bussell – 2015 British 10 Mile and Hill Climb Champion

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The CTT Hill Climb Championship is usually won by a specialist or if it’s a longer climb then the roadmen tend to come to the fore but when the CTT 10 Mile Champion wins the hill climb championship it merits further investigation; that’s why VeloVeritas just had to ‘have a word’ with Mr. Richard Bussell (RST-Aerocoach)…

Richard Bussell
Richard Bussell (second right). Photo©supplied

The basics, how old are you, where are you from, what’s your occupation, Richard?

“I’m 27, live in Stourbridge and work as a Postman in Kidderminster.”

How did you get into cycling?

“I got into cycling as a way of losing weight when I turned 20 years-old.

“I started out just doing little loops on my mountain bike but quickly got a single speed road bike and started doing longer distances.”

You rather exploded on to the scene; what were your biggest results before you won the “10” Champs?

“I’ve a had a few wins a local crit races and a few podium places on longer road races.

“Leading up to the 10 champs I had a few wins in open TT’s and recorded an 18:17 on the V718.

“I did a few open hill climbs in 2014 and didn’t do too bad!”

Tell us about your training for the “10” – do you have a coach?

“My training for the “10” consisted mainly of four or five three minute