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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 has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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