An 83-year-old British cyclist has vowed to train more difficult after failing to break his own world record on the weekend.
Walter Fowler who battled most cancers 8 years in the past, ignored the record for the 500m status get started dash by way of segment a 2d.
He broke the world record for the 80-84 age class in 2014 at Manchester with a time of 42.166 seconds.
He additionally holds the record for the 200m flying time trial at 14.631 seconds.
‘Extremely are compatible’
Mr Fowler, from Kinver in Staffordshire, rides a minimum of 4 circumstances per week with different membership cyclists protecting quite a lot of miles.
He stated the record strive all over a League of Veteran Racing Cyclists championship at Derby Velodrome on the weekend will most unquestionably price him “in excess of £1,000”.
He paid for timing officers and a doping take a look at by way of himself as it used to be a “private record attempt”.
Mr Fowler stated after the race: “I’m satisfied it used to be an inexpensive effort – I will be able to glance ahead to the wintry climate season and check out yet again subsequent summer time.
“I indisputably may not surrender – I believe I can most definitely die within the saddle.”
He used to be recognized with bladder most cancers in 2009 when a physician discovered some blood in his urine after a crash at the track.
“But I went to the Masters championship in Portugal in 2010 – so I had roughly a year off. I got a silver which wasn’t too bad.”
“I want to prove that older people, with proper training, can improve their fitness in their 80s.”
Another best senior cyclist, Derek Woodings, 76, from Belper in Derbyshire, who used to be a qualified throughout the 1960s and likewise raced on the weekend, stated: “It is getting hard now – and I mean hard. Now I am hanging on most of the time.”