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)…
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