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  • Beryl Burton's 12 hour record finally broken after 50 years!
  • Premier Icon jobro
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    Helluva ride by Alice Lethbridge to do 286 miles in 12 hours, but what a legend that Beryl Burton was.
    Best British rider of all time IMHO based on palmares.

    http://road.cc/content/blog/228021-alice-lethbridge-talks-about-breaking-beryl-burtons-12-hour-time-trial-record

    Premier Icon eskay
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    It is a testimony to how good a rider she was that it took so long to beat her record even with all of the technological advances in kit and training.

    Premier Icon tonyg2003
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    I think that the most telling thing is that Burton beat men in TT’s, like I believe in her 12hr record. Amazing rider.

    Premier Icon mikeyp
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    I tried to see how fast I could ride 100miles after seeing the beryl stage play. She was so strong. Chapeau to Alice

    Premier Icon jobro
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    I think that the most telling thing is that Burton beat men in TT’s, like I believe in her 12hr record.

    Pretty sure in her record breaking ride she beat everyone!
    Famously offered a toffee to her closest rival as she passed him.

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    Oh Come on!!! What? When?

    I just wrote a Page on Beryl Burton, and triple checked she was still the record holder. That was 2 hours ago. God Damn You Lethbridge…

    I mean well done and stuff… but seriously that must have happened as I was writing it.

    Burton didn’t just beat the men’s, she was doing hers at the same time, overtook him, and gave him a liquorice allsort as she did so. Or at least that’s the story, I like it so it went in the page.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Don’t be silly, EJ Watson took the record back in 1969. 😉

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    I did a 25 mile TT back when I was a junior (or schoolboy, can’t remember, it was about 1969) and Beryl Burton was my minuteman. She was lovely at the start line, made a right fuss of me!

    Premier Icon mt
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    Britains greatest ever cyclist that Beryl Burton. Fact.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Compare the bikes they were on…!

    Premier Icon aracer
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    It’s not about the bike.

    I expect the tri bar position is worth at least 3% extra speed though…

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    It is. There’s no question that modern TT setup (bike, position, clothes) is loads quicker than Burton’s bike.

    Premier Icon tonyg2003
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    Amazing ride from Alice Lethbridge however if she had beaten the 312miles of the first man in the same 12hr it would had been comparable to Burton.

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