“The Champ of Champions 25 TT” promoted by Ards CC had a memorable day with young gun George Peden (Prologue Performance GB) breaking Chris Boardman’s 27 years standing record!! Eileen Burns (Ballymena RC) first women home.
The glory days of this well know event has been in the early nineties when the likes of Graeme Obree (the flying Scotsman) and Chris Boardman (world record holder) ruled the TT world and came to visit my hometown Newtownards on a regular basis for the Champs. Chris had the course record for 27 years, and for a long time, we thought that this couldn’t be beaten in modern times, despite the beautiful machines our testers now use. But that day came today with an unknown rider till a few months ago, George Peden from Ballymoney, who lives in normal times in Leeds and racing for the renowned “Prologue Performance Racing Team” of Harrogate in Yorkshire. George has been the revelation of testing lately and has won each event he entered since the restart of the season. Already clocking amazing times lately in the 10 milers, he now has set a time that is mind-blowing ( 49 min 29 seconds for the 25 miles) and has put the bar higher for the coming years.
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