Women's Hour Record

JimD666
JimD666 Posts: 1,859
Congratulations to Joss Lowden for beating the old record by 400m

Stunning ride.
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  • Awesome... interesting to see what Bigham will do tomorrow...
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  • 48.405 km (took an hour ;) )
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,493
    Did I see Bigham is going for the national record as opposed to the world record....?
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  • Yes. He has to be a “member” of the official doping pool that currently all world tour riders are members of. Ribble obviously are not so hence can’t attempt the world record. There was talk somewhere that he could’ve joined the pool at a cost but decided not too. (Probably not explained it well)
  • daniel_b said:

    Did I see Bigham is going for the national record as opposed to the world record....?

    Yep, due to cash required to get on biological passport
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,230
    daniel_b said:

    Did I see Bigham is going for the national record as opposed to the world record....?

    Surely you go as hard as you can?
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  • Also, it says that he must not be expecting to set a new World Record distance
  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,149
    Presumably British record is Wiggins so if he beats that he'll not be far off the world record
  • If the British record ends up further than the world record that's not really very satisfactory.
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  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,044
    davieb78 said:

    48.405 km (took an hour ;) )

    What was her average speed?
  • salsiccia1
    salsiccia1 Posts: 3,725
    andyp said:

    davieb78 said:

    48.405 km (took an hour ;) )

    What was her average speed?
    In post-Brexit terms, a tiny bit over 4 furlongs per minute.
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  • carbonclem
    carbonclem Posts: 1,534
    It would cost £8000 approx to independently join the testing pool to be able to be counted for the UCI world record if your not a WT etc rider.
    LeCol/Drops footed the bill for Joss apparently.
    I read Dan has beaten Wiggins’s record in training so he won’t be far off a world record time. Shame if he does and it isn’t.
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  • notquite6foot
    notquite6foot Posts: 248
    edited September 2021
    Also the first woman to ride more than 30 miles in the Hour, even if you include the 1996 "best human effort" ride that Longo did in Mexico City.
  • bm5
    bm5 Posts: 529
    Great ride, amazing how well she looked afterwards
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 1,859
    bm5 said:

    Great ride, amazing how well she looked afterwards

    Yeah "It wasn't too bad" and "I could of tried harder" !? :o
  • Half way, he's doing 53.9 km/h off the mark, but not by much
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  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 1,859

    Half way, he's doing 53.9 km/h off the mark, but not by much

    Is the only feed the youtube one? No time/distance covered that I can see, just the target distance.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,084
    JimD666 said:

    Half way, he's doing 53.9 km/h off the mark, but not by much

    Is the only feed the youtube one? No time/distance covered that I can see, just the target distance.
    They said something about camera problems which meant they couldn't show the scoreboard.
    54.724 km apparently.
  • Looked like Bigham did over 54.7km, so it's a British record.
  • yep, 54.724... awesome. And good idea to save 8 grand... he'll go for the Hour next year, with some sponsors, I would assume now!
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  • The guy commentating was absolutely atrocious. Kept stumbling over his words and then just spent the last minute or so shouting "Come on Dan!"
  • The guy commentating was absolutely atrocious. Kept stumbling over his words and then just spent the last minute or so shouting "Come on Dan!"

    agree, he was terrible
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  • The guy commentating was absolutely atrocious. Kept stumbling over his words and then just spent the last minute or so shouting "Come on Dan!"

    agree, he was terrible
    In fairness, it's his second language and he was supposed to be supported by two brits but the connection didn't work. Pretty thankless job to commentate on track riding for an hour on your own.
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,093
    edited October 2021

    The guy commentating was absolutely atrocious. Kept stumbling over his words and then just spent the last minute or so shouting "Come on Dan!"

    agree, he was terrible
    In fairness, it's his second language and he was supposed to be supported by two brits but the connection didn't work. Pretty thankless job to commentate on track riding for an hour on your own.
    I would have prepared... for example you could find what were Wiggins' distance at 10, 20, 30 ,40 and 50 minutes to compare... you could look at others too... Dowsett, for example.

    Could have spent a few minutes with background on the hour record and the British equivalent... could talk about the rules, how the last lap works...

    Some wrote books on the hour record, it's a matter of doing a bit of prep-work instead of just shouting like a lunatic and mentioning HUUB every 2 minutes

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  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 1,859
    At least he looked like he'd put some effort in. :D
  • joe2019
    joe2019 Posts: 1,338
    edited October 2021

    The guy commentating was absolutely atrocious. Kept stumbling over his words and then just spent the last minute or so shouting "Come on Dan!"

    agree, he was terrible
    In fairness, it's his second language and he was supposed to be supported by two brits but the connection didn't work. Pretty thankless job to commentate on track riding for an hour on your own.
    I would have prepared... for example you could find what were Wiggins' distance at 10, 20, 30 ,40 and 50 minutes to compare... you could look at others too... Dowsett, for example.

    Could have spent a few minutes with background on the hour record and the British equivalent... could talk about the rules, how the last lap works...

    Some wrote books on the hour record, it's a matter of doing a bit of prep-work instead of just shouting like a lunatic and mentioning HUUB every 2 minutes



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  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    The guy commentating was absolutely atrocious. Kept stumbling over his words and then just spent the last minute or so shouting "Come on Dan!"

    agree, he was terrible
    In fairness, it's his second language and he was supposed to be supported by two brits but the connection didn't work. Pretty thankless job to commentate on track riding for an hour on your own.
    I would have prepared... for example you could find what were Wiggins' distance at 10, 20, 30 ,40 and 50 minutes to compare... you could look at others too... Dowsett, for example.

    Could have spent a few minutes with background on the hour record and the British equivalent... could talk about the rules, how the last lap works...

    Some wrote books on the hour record, it's a matter of doing a bit of prep-work instead of just shouting like a lunatic and mentioning HUUB every 2 minutes

    tbh, he could have just read the Wikipedia entry like some hour record filibuster kinda thang.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • carbonclem
    carbonclem Posts: 1,534
    edited October 2021
    The whole You Tube thing was obviously low budget but, shame that was all you took away from the thing :lol:

    Joss and Dan have been superb - it’s really taken the cover off the record I think . Wiggins took all that careful prep and race avoidance etc - those two were racing a cobbled Worlds less than a week ago! Brilliant :)
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  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,414
    Dan Bigham bearing Wiggins shows how much technology has moved on. Bigham has said himself that he wouldn't be within 50 watts or something of Wiggins and it would be all down to aerodynamics.
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  • joe2019 said:

    The guy commentating was absolutely atrocious. Kept stumbling over his words and then just spent the last minute or so shouting "Come on Dan!"

    agree, he was terrible
    In fairness, it's his second language and he was supposed to be supported by two brits but the connection didn't work. Pretty thankless job to commentate on track riding for an hour on your own.
    I would have prepared... for example you could find what were Wiggins' distance at 10, 20, 30 ,40 and 50 minutes to compare... you could look at others too... Dowsett, for example.

    Could have spent a few minutes with background on the hour record and the British equivalent... could talk about the rules, how the last lap works...

    Some wrote books on the hour record, it's a matter of doing a bit of prep-work instead of just shouting like a lunatic and mentioning HUUB every 2 minutes



    Beggars belief you didn't get the gig.
    Beggars belief they didn't find anyone who knew a thing or two about the Hour record.
    Obviously Dr Hutch would have been an awesome choice
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