Lewis Smashes Out PB’s 

This week saw Lewis Hartley break his 10 mile time trial personal best not once but twice.

On Wednesday, Lewis rode in the Kent Valley RC Club 10TT held on the Levens course, in the South Lakes.

The weather was good, with very little wind and warm conditions.

Lewis rode “fixed gear” using his ADR track bike set up with the BC youth gear restriction (49 x 15T) or 88inches in old money.

His previous PB from 2014 was 23:15, but on Wednesday, he managed to go under 23minutes with 22:45.

His older brother, Adam Hartley, a 1st year junior riding for the VCUK PH-MAS Junior Cycling Team, won the event with 19:48 gaining a new PB himself.


Later in the week, Lewis headed back up to Levens to ride the Lancaster CC 10TT. This event was an open event meaning ‘open to anyone’, and over 100 riders had entered the time trial in advance.

On Saturday the weather was still good but the wind had picked up and that was the most significant difference from Wednesday.

Lewis rode the same bike but was still very determined to ride fast, and ambitious to go faster still.

He managed to record a time of 22:38, gaining a new PB.

The winner of the event was elite professional rider James Gullen riding for Velosure Starley Primal Pro Cycling with an incredible time of 19:03.

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