Eight members of UoN Cycling Time trial team travelled to Cambridge on Sunday 18th April to compete in the BUCS 25 Mile TT hosted in Cambridge. It was one of the first in-person competitions for well over a year, and students from a number of universities were finally able to compete against each other after Covid-19 sidelined the sport.
The event was a huge success for University of Nottingham who had a competitor on the podium for three of the four categories: Men’s Individual, Men’s Team and Women’s Team.
In the Men’s Individual category UoN Sport scholar, Sebastian Garry, rode extremely well and placed third out of 81 competitors! He commented modestly on his success:
‘The BUCS 25 mile time trial went ok for myself, not my best performance but I was still happy to come away with 3rd! It was great to see many other University students (at a distance!) that we would normally race against frequently. The other men in the team did very well and we won the team prize making it a very successful race. The women performed exceptionally in the team event.’
Seb Garry pictured above was in racing action for University of Nottingham Sport
His teammates Alex Pritchard and Ollie Hucks placed sixth and tenth respectively, and their time combined with Seb’s meant that the University of Nottingham was able to take the top spot on the Men’s Team podium!
The women’s team of Matilda Gurney and Isabel Ellis, who achieved an impressive fifth and sixth place out of 39 competitors, took second place in the team category with their combined time, meaning another medal for UoN.
Garry went on to say:
‘Fortunately, COVID hasn’t impacted my training too much. Cycling is one of few sports that has been allowed over the multiple lockdowns and I certainly made the most of it! It was hard to find the motivation at times with the uncertainty of when racing will return but I was just very grateful to be able to do what I love when many people are struggling.’
Congratulations to the UoN Cycling TT team, the wider club and coaches on a successful weekend of competition.
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Posted on Monday 26th April 2021