If you found this site of any interest, how about letting your club-mates and friends know about it by adding a link on your club’s website and / or mentioning it on Facebook?
Richard (Nob) Clarke
Jeremy Temple (FMSL)
If you know some old boy from your club who keeps harking on about the good old days, show him you care (or get your own back) by forwarding him a link to this site ;-)
Want to know more?
I would like to make this site a 'living document' and plan to update it on a frequent basis.
I've kept training / racing diaries (and got photos) from the mid 1970s so if you want to know virtually ANYTHING that's been going on in British time trialling over the past 40 years or so (as seen through my eyes of course!) I MAY be able to help. Drop me an email or contact me on twitter or facebook.
Do let me know what you think ... please?
For all that is exceptionally good in quality, performance and value, go to our new pdqcycling.co.uk website HERE.
For all the other rubbish you’re usually used to … you’re quite welcome to stay here.
NEW! PDQ Beta front wheel.
Wide, deep and as aerodynamic as you can get.
In stock ... ready to dispatch
In the beginning ... on my way to Bernard Thompson's pad for a 'Cycling' interview sometime before it (ie racing ... not 'Cycling') started getting serious.
Nearly 40 years ... somewhere around 50 National titles and records ... and over 500,000 miles later (all logged in diaries!) is it any wonder I look as knackered as I do? Photo courtesy Davey Jones.
In stock NOW!
PDQPB stem ...
'Enquire within' ... as they say.
NEW! PDQ Helium disc wheels.
Guaranteed sub 999 gms.
In stock ... ready to dispatch HERE
Congratulations to Jake Wright on a VERY impressive 4th place in the Galician Championships in Spain (which included a crash on a roundabout losing a big chunk of time).
Remember the name ..
JAKE WRIGHT :-)
Belated congratulations to Sarah Matthews A3CRG who, since purchasing her PDQ trispoke and Citec 8000 disc, has successfully qualified for the UCI World’s TT Championship (due to take place in Varese in August). She won her category in the Tour of Cambridgeshire Chrono by a staggering 55 seconds.
Not content with that, she’s been hitting the A3 hard and has broken two VTTA National Age Group records. The first with a time of 34-52 for the 15 mile distance … the second with a staggering 21-33 for the 10. (Jeez … I can remember when my best was a 22-40 on the N17 at Sawtry!!).
Good luck for the rest of the season Sarah.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JAKE WRIGHT
- TEAM ZAPPI
... on winning the National Junior 10 using a PDQ trispoke. A fantastic time of 20-15 too!
Proud of you and pleased for you buddy :-)
They've arrived ... 510 gms of loveliness
... going fast ... VERY fast. Get yours before they've gone.
More details HERE
In stock and ready to dispatch NOW.
For details and to order, go HERE
Wise head on young shoulders :-)
National Junior Champion Jake Wright chooses PDQ
In stock NOW.
You COULD pay several £000s for a lightweight deep section front wheel that weighs 475 gms
You could also pay £1150 for another make (see below) that weighs 670 gms.
You can now buy the one on the left, that weighs 510gms, for significantly less.
Go HERE to treat yourself
New from Citec ... the 8000 CX Ultra.
Be one of the first in the Country to own one of the 'blingiest', fastest, lightest wheels going ... VERY fast!
Orders being taken NOW.
For more details ... go HERE.
Belated congratulations to Dan Martin - Thanet RC for gaining third place in the 2016 National Junior 25 mile Championship.
Photo courtesy Larry Hickmott.
The fastest and most versatile front wheel in Waresley ... if not the World.
Personally wind tunnel tested along the A428. There's nothing to beat it in my opinion. If you'd like to reap the benefits go HERE
PDQ tri-spokes are going FAST!
Pete Hamer from www.SISportsImages.co.uk used his mega fast shutter speed to capture these great action shots from the 2016 Welsh CA 25 championships.
Andy Jackson finished second with 48-00
Jonathan Gates improved his pb by an incredible 7 minutes to record 50-15
Graeme Boswell smashed his pb by a mahoosive 3 seconds recording 51-56
Jonathan Gates - photo courtesy Pete Hamer
Graeme Boswell - photo courtesy Pete Hamer
New from Citec ..
the World's lightest tubular disc wheel weighing in at an incredible and unbeatable 745 gms for only £1640.00 ... HERE
Congratulations to Brian Sunter - Condor RC on winning the 2015 National VTTA 50 mile tt championship ...
... (again) with a little help from his PDQ trispoke
Congratulations to the Team Swift trio of
Andy Jackson, Simon Beldon and Alistair Wareham
on their win in the 2015 National team time trial championship.
Photo courtesy of Brian Hall.
Despite the windy start to the 2015 season, Andy Jackson's sticking with his PDQ trispoke ...
... which confirms all I've ever said about them! Go HERE to read more ... and to get yours.
Malcolm Brookling's completed PDQ tt bike.
The man from Del Monte says yes!
I can't see me ever racing again but I can't resist a new project!
After THIS, PDQ trispokes must now be the fastest time trial wheels in the world … surely?
What's hot and what's not ... in MY opinion based on nearly 50 years in the sport ... HERE
Dugast Piste Diamond Silk ... the fastest time trial tubs known to man*
New and in stock.
Ready for dispatch.
Ready and waiting for your personal best.
Nob's new wheels ... HERE
Nob's back ...
road testing his BMC TM01 HERE
In the red corner we have Rotor rings ... in the blue corner we have Osymetrics ... somewhere bouncing around in the middle are the Dovals. But which are best?
Go HERE to find out.
Peter Whitfield, author of Twelve Champions , The Condor Years and more, has just launched his latest book which tells the story of Time Trialling from its inception to the current day. It's entitled 'Time Speed and Truth'.
Go HERE to find out how to get your copy.
To complete (for now) the theme of re-addressing the balance in favour of the more serious readers of the site (rather than the schoolboy-humour element), I've donned my thinking-cap and surprised even myself with the Top 5 events which have have given me most satisfaction during the 40+ years I've been racing. As mentioned earlier, the chances are they MAY have been the first time I actually achieved something (although that's not necessarily the case) so, for now, I've entitled them my 'Top Five Firsts'
My Top 10 tips to go faster in 2019 ...
I'm confused. To find out why, go HERE
Do you REALLY need to spend a fortune on a bike to go fast or is it all money down the pan? My views here.
1983 competition record '50' ... as I saw it! Here