Alex gets on track to at­tempt cy­cling’s ul­ti­mate record

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Trevor Bax­ter such as tem­per­a­ture.

“But you are in the lap of the gods with un­con­trol­lable vari­ables such as air pres­sure on the day.

“If I get a thun­der­storm in the evening be­fore my at­tempt or the morn­ing that will drop the air pres­sure a treat.

“In turn, that brings re­ally fast con­di­tions.”

He was forced to aban­don an at­tempt at the Olympic Velo­drome af­ter break­ing his col­lar bone.

Tick­ets for Wig­gins’ at­tempt sold out within seven min­utes. But Dowsett is de­lighted to be us­ing the track where Chris Board­man cy­cled to glory two decades ago.

“It’s also good to ride on the same boards where Chris went for the record.”

For ticket de­tails visit www. seet­ick­ets. com/ event/ alex- dowsett- uci­hour-record-per­fec­thour/ na­tional- cy­cling- cen­tre/867397 ADAC­TUS Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion has an­nounced the launch of its Neigh­bour­hood Fund.

Now in its sixth year, it is open to in­di­vid­u­als, groups, char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions and so­cial en­ter­prises work­ing in and around ar­eas where Adac­tus has homes.

For fur­ther de­tails and ap­pli­ca­tion packs go to www.adac­tushous­ing. co.uk email grantmcr@ adac­tushous­ing.co.uk or call 0300 111 1133.

Bids must be re­ceived by the dead­line of noon on May 8.

●● Alex Dowsett, left, chats with Team Sky’s Bradley Wig­gins on the start line be­fore Stage One of the 2014 Tour of Bri­tain

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