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Oxford lawnmower man went to mow a meadow ... and set a new KOM on Strava

Cowley Road Condors member uses tracking app while grass-cutting at work - and creates new Strava category?

A Strava-obsessed member of a cycling club in Oxford may have created a new category on the ride sharing app – after seeing if he could set a KOM at work while pushing a lawnmower.

Dan Bradley set the record on a sports field next to the River Cherwell, a tributary of the Thames, and according to Cowley Road Condors clubmate Tom Woodforde, who shared his exploits with us after they gave him a good chuckle on Strava, is “frantically setting KOMs as I write.”

He says: “The pace doesn't look too bad considering. I wonder could this be a world first and the start of a whole new Strava category?

Tom adds: “I should note that whilst we at the Condors pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming club, we may have to draw the line at people arriving for a club ride on a Hayter ride-on ... ”

Here’s the page on Strava – follow this link for better view.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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