Despite the pandemic affected year creating havoc across most aspects of our lives, our two intrepid racers have done a great job flying the flag for Merlin Cycles during the 2020 racing season.
Bex Rimmington continued to excel in multi-sport events, managing to squeeze in a triathlon, some outdoor swim races as well as several National Time Trial events in the Pandemic shortened season.
1st Epicman (Half Ironman) Triathlon
3rd Ullswater 3.8km Swim
3rd Coniston 3.8km Swim
3rd Coniston End to End 5.25miles Swim
6th National 50-mile TT
12th National 25-mile TT
15th National 10-mile TT
15th National Circuit TT Champs
Debbie Moss continued to ride strongly in National time trial events, following up some top rides in 2019. Debbie fitted in 5 events through the season and managed to pick up 2 National Championship medals.
VTTA National 25 mile TT – 3rd Place 57.02
VTTA National 15 mile TT – 2nd Place 36.39
Merlin Cycles were also proud to sponsor the National 10 Mile Time Trial event, organised by Newbury Velo held west of London at the end of August.
Give It a Go in 2021…
Time Trialing is the ideal format of cycle racing for during a pandemic with 1 minute intervals providing good social distance, at the start at least. If you are keen to ride time trials in 2021, the good news is you don’t need a specialist time trial bike to get started. There are even a few time trial events with a specific Road Bike category. For more information on Time Trial racing, check out the Cycle Time Trials website.
However, once the time trial bug bites, and rivalries develop, you will likely want to go faster…
Velotoze shoe covers
Token Alloy Aero Clip On Tri Bars
Catlike Chrono Aero WT Helmet
Eddy Merckx Lugano 68 TT Frameset
Wilier Turbine Ultegra Di2 Comete Pro
Zipp Super 9 Disc Wheel
Castelli Free Sanremo 2 Short Sleeve Speed Suit