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Stuart Travis – on Smashing the National 30 Mile TT Record with 53:44


Here at VeloVeritas we pride ourselves in being in touch with the fast men, those men who break records.

Marcin Bialoblocki, 10, 25 and 50 miles; then there’s Adam Duggleby, 100 miles and 12 hour; and on the track Francois Pervis who holds the world 200 and 1,000 metre flying start records; not forgetting Ashton Lambie the fastest man alive over four kilometres – and then completely at the other end of the spectrum is Michael Broadwith who holds the Lands End to John O’Groats record.

We’ve spoken to them all.

Have we missed anything?

What about the 30 mile TT record?

Well, recently that was held by Michael (Doctor Hutch) Hutchison – another man who we’ve interviewed – with 55:39.

It’s perhaps a bit of an obscure distance with very few 30 mile time trials appearing in the CTT handbook.

But many of the greats of time trialling have held it; George Fleming, Cyril Cartwright, Dave Dungworth, King Alf, Eddie Adkins to name but a few.

But Hutchison’s record was smashed recently in the Leo Road Club event by the man we’re speaking to here, Stuart Travis with 53:44.

The record actually fell before the Team Bottrill man finished with Gary Chambers (NOPINZ) clocking 55:09 before Travis depth charged that with his 53 minute ride.

Travis also led his team to a new team record by a remarkable 10 minutes.

Here’s what Mr. Travis had to say to VeloVeritas a day or two after he put his name on the same page in the CTT record book as some of the greatest short distance time trial riders the sport has ever known.