Team BRIT driver smashes cycling world record

Team BRIT driver Jon-Allan Butterworth MBE has set a new world record in the HSBC UK National Track Championships.

The Championships were held in Manchester last weekend, seeing Olympic, Paralympic, world and European champions battle for national titles.

Jon-Allan took the silver medal in the C5 flying 200m, setting a new world record of 10.673.

He also won in the team C-1 event at the Manchester Para-Cycling International on the 13th January.

This latest success adds to Jon-Allan’s impressive cycling history. In his first international event, the 2011 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Jon-Allan set a world record and won a gold medal in the kilo, performances which were followed by three silver medals at the 2012 London Paralympics and further success at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in 2014 and 2016.

The 2016 at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, he set a new world record in the team sprint - and the trio carried that form into the Rio Paralympics, winning the team sprint while setting a new world record in qualifying and the final.

Jon-Allan said “ I’ve had a great start to the year with my Team Sprint World Cup victory and my individual World Record at the National Championships! It bodes well for the World Championships in March, where I get to defend my title.

"As soon as I cross the finish line at the World Championships, my attention will shift to taming the Aston!  I can't wait to test myself against the best in Britcar and see where I stack up."

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