Although the focus on records is always on the athletes, Charlie and I are simply the riders, we stand on the shoulders of expert coaching, nutritional advice, a brilliant support team and the generosity of those prepared to underwrite the costs involved. Many of these people give their time for little or no gain. Their generosity of spirit and time is humbling.
As the achievement slowly sinks in, I am struck how the journey leading to setting the new record has turned out to be one of the most profound and insightful experiences of my life. It has given me a deep and personal understanding into what it really takes to achieve a great result. Above all it has taught me that ordinary people really can do extraordinary things.
Dominic Irvine May 2015