Ed came into cycling after 2002 following 30 years in athletics; or to be more accurate – a low impact sport was required after numerous surgery interventions over time on both knees, legs and ankles, probably the effect of heavy road training and 200 plus marathons, numerous ultras and 24 Hour track events.

His last race was in Brittany to pick up the essential Grands Vins de Bordeaux as well as to run in Nantes in their “France v England” event in  November 2002.  A 50km event with 30 athletes: 29 Frenchmen and … Ed.  So after that event it was with 2 wheels for the adventure continued with Paris-Brest-Paris done in 2003 (65 hours), and having a need to “shop” in France and Belgium a love affair with the Ronde (8 times), Paris Roubaix (1), Liege – Bastogne – Liege (3).

After a year on the bike Ed found out that there was the Mersey Roads Club 24 which led him to hear about Time Trials.  Road racing as a regular lantern rouge/back marker ceased to be replaced  by time trials.  Other than 3 years enforced absence due to annual RTA’s in 2008, 09, 10 and cancer in 2011 sorted out in 2012 the Mersey has been a favoured event each year.


Age – 68

Lives – Runcorn, Cheshire

Occupation – Retired but renovating children’s houses seems a full time job at times.

Discipline – Time Trials

PBs: 10 miles – 23:25, 25 miles – 1:02:20, 30 miles – 1:16:32; 50 miles –1:51:22, 100 miles – 4:38:46, 12 Hours – 235.89 miles, 24 Hours – 412.35 miles

2017 targets:  The National 12 Hour and to PB in the 24 Hour Time Trial plus try to obtain 8 Standards in the VTTA.


Palmares (restricted to last 4 years)


2017

CTT National 50 Mile Age Group Champion

CTT National 100 Mile Age Group Champion

CTT National 12 Hour Age Group Champion

CTT National 24 Hour Age Group Champion

1st VTTA Team on Standard – National 100 Miles

2nd VTTA Overall on Standard – National 24 Hour

1st VTTA Team on Standard – National 24 Hour



2016: 

VTTA 24 Hour Time Trial Champion (2nd Title)

    CTT National Age Group Champion in the 24 Hour

   7 x Standards in VTTA (did not do the 15 mile)


2015: 

CTT National 12 Hour Age Group Champion

CTT National 24 Hour Age Group Champion

             7 x Standards in VTTA (did not do a 30 mile)


2014: 

VTTA 24 Hour Time Trial Champion (1st Title)

            CTT Age Group Winner in the 12 and 24 Hour TT’s

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