I started cycling aged 43 on a mountain bike.
After a couple of year’s pottering around, thinking I was the bee’s knees because I could ride 45 miles a week, I rode the coast to coast in Northern England for charity and loved it.
Soon after that I bought a road bike and at the age of 47 I started racing road time trials and found that I wasn’t too shabby at it.
In my second season I broke the hour for 25 miles. Towards the end of the same season I broke 2 hours for 50 miles.
I was soon riding in National Championship events at 50 and 100 miles.
In 2007 age 51 I rode the National 12 hour Championship almost collapsing at the end. This was by far the hardest thing I’ve done in cycling, it was absolutely mind blowing, racing alone for 12 hours, every part of my body was screaming with pain, even my hair.
Here is a list of my personal best and average speeds.
12 Hours 238.1 Miles 383km 19.85mph 31.94km
10 Miles 22mins 01sec 16.093km 27.3mph 43.93km
25 Miles 56mins 06sec 40.23km 26.7mph 42.9 km
50 Miles 1hr 59mins 16sec 80.46km 25.2mph 40.5 km
100 Miles 4hr 07mins 18sec 160.93km 24.3mph 39.1 km
The Quebrantahuesos 2017
198km with near 4000 meters of climbing.
UCI world qualifying ride at the tour of Cambridgeshire 2017
2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
70 1812 MEDLOCK ANTHONY M 60/640 2:38:23 36,74 UNITED KINGDOM