"Gobsmackingly Brilliant" rides of 2000

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Gethin Butler


Gethin Butler at the Merseyside 24 hours
Completely out of sights of international camera's and press, Gethin Butler had a magnificent ride at the Merseyside 24 hours. He managed to log 509.405 miles/815.048kms in this 24 hours individual time trial. Although not cracking Andy Wilkinson's 525 miles WR, he still placed himself among the very few riders in the world who managed to go beyond the 500miles mark. It was magnificent to see him clocking well over 40kms/h average during the first hours of the race, he was racing brilliantly when he passed me (I started about an hour before him).

Ivo Miesen
Maastricht, NL
Monday, 11 December