Record Breaking at The Velodrome

The Velodrome in Manchester

The packed out crowd at the British National Track Championships saw a 25-year record broken, in the Men’s Team Pursuit.

The event itself was held at the Velodrome, in front of bumper crowd.

One of the bigger events was the Female 500m Time Trial Final, where reigning champion Ellie Coster was aiming to retain her championship.

Unfortunately, this wasn’t to be, as she finished fourth overall. The spoils went to the young Scottish cyclist called Lauren Bell, who clocked an impressive 0:34.305.

The Scotswoman had an impressive push to overtake Emma Finucane and Ellie Stone, who finished second and third. Bell also took home gold in the Kierin and bronze in the Sprint.

It was the Men’s Team Pursuit that saw a record breaking performance, with a 25-year-old record broken.  The team of HUUB – Wattbike Test Team impressed in the qualifying round, setting up a meeting with Team Inspired in the final.

The HUUB team consisting of John Archibald, Johnny Wale, Dan Bigham and Will Perrett powered through with their momentum taking into the final. Against Team Inspired they powered their way to the win.

With a time recorded at 3:54.043, it was the quickest ever in-competition time set in the 25 years of racing at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre.

The team of AeroLab Ward Wheelz A managed to pick up the bronze in the Team Pursuit.