PPYCC’s newest coach Teresa Tamplin and her daughter Anya travelled to Switzerland last week to support Lewes rider Joss Lowden’s attempt on the women’s hour record. Below is Teresa’s account and photos from a very successful trip!
On Thursday 30th October at Tissot Velodrome, Grenchen, Switzerland Anya and I were fortunate enough to be invited to witness Joss Lowden beat the women’s world hour record. She beat the previous record by nearly 400 metres with a total distance covered of 48.405km. This record also beat all previous women’s records when unregulated aero positions were allowed.
Joss originates from Lewes and was taught in school by PPYCC’s very own Anthony Rogers! She started out as a runner, but turned to cycling in her later twenties after a string of injuries.
The following day her fiancé Dan Bigham broke Bradley Wiggins hour record by almost 200 metres with a total distance of 54,723 km. Dan is a specialist cycling aerodynamicist and fully utilised his skills to enhance all the marginal gains in wattage reduction for both of them.
The below videos on Youtube are worth watching to understand all the technology involved in these records.