George Pittock raced at Leicestershire Road Club’s 27.2 mile time trial for road bikes on Sunday 2 May. The event attracted a bumper field of 177, including many UCI Continental riders and a strong contingent from the Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling team who placed seven riders in the top 10.

The course involved a climb straight from the start near Twyford and rolling lanes through the Leicestershire villages.

Former Lotto Soudal rider James Shaw, aged 24 and now riding for Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, took a fine victory in 59:45. Dan Bigham, who won last year’s National 10 Mile Championship, was left to battle for second with his time of one hour exactly just edging Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling team-mate Matt Gibson into third by five seconds.

The first 20 riders all broke the previous men’s course record of 1:06:14.

George had an excellent race, finishing 33rd overall and 31st in the men’s race in a time of 1:08:45 and an average speed of 23.74mph.

George’s flatmate and training partner Isaac Hudson of UpShift Nutrition Race Team was 40th overall in 1:09:40