Bath Chronicle

Barfoot-brace is a national champion

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Bath Cycling Club’s Kimberley Barfoot-brace has won the National 12-Hour Cycling Time Trial Championsh­ip.

Taking place on Sunday, Barfootbra­ce covered 278.49 miles during the race which comprised of three different circuits mostly on the A11 near Norwich.

Barfoot-brace, 40, set a national women’s veteran record, and became one of two women who have succeeded in beating legend Beryl Burton’s record of 277 which stood for over 50 years. Making her the second fastest/furthest of all time.

Barfott-brace said: “Natasha Lewis was a friend of mine and a great source of inspiratio­n in my life, it was her that encouraged me to enter my first 12-hour TT last year. With that in mind I’ve been raising money for her foundation which launches in September to support athletes in Bath fulfil their dreams: www.gofundme.com/f/ gogos-12hr-tt-for-the-natashalew­is-foundation.

“I’ve only been cycling since getting a bike on the cycle to work scheme in 2015, and have only been time trialling for three years since getting into triathlon and Ironman.

“I’m coached by Paul Ransome, he’s helped me believe in myself and has transforme­d me from someone who did spin classes [at the YMCA] and ride to work to this.

“My support crew on the day consisted of my family, there is no way I could have done it without them.

 ??  ?? Kimberley Barfoot-brace winning the National 12-hour Cycling Time Trial Championsh­ip
Kimberley Barfoot-brace winning the National 12-hour Cycling Time Trial Championsh­ip

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