Alex Dowsett: ‘The biggest failure today would have been to have never tried’

Alex Dowsett: ‘The biggest failure today would have been to have never tried’


Alex Dowsett’s attempt to break the UCI Hour Record set by Victor Campenaerts didn’t succeed on Wednesday, nor did he beat the British record but he did meet his biggest goal, to raise haemophilia awareness.

In fact even as the 33-year-old who has the inherited bleeding disorder fell short on the record distance of 55.089km – covering 54.555km – donations kept rolling into the fundraising page for the Haemophilia Society set up for the event. The amount raised – £22,356.10 and counting – far exceeded the target of £15,000.

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