VIDEO: Cycle coach Bishop 18th in European Triathlon Championships

Worksop’s Andy Bishop had a top 20 finish in the European Age Group Triathlon Championships in Austria.

The 35-year-old travelled over 2,000 miles to Kitzbühel, and was supported by his family as he wore the colours of Great Britain.

Andy Bishop in action for Great Britain in Austria

Andy Bishop in action for Great Britain in Austria

He told the Guardian: “It was a long journey in a motorhome, but well worth it, especially as I was blessed that my family were able to fly to share the experience.”

The Lync Performance cycle coach, based at Apple Fitness in Worksop, was met with glorious sunshine until it was time to race, but Bishop still impressed in his speciality, the bike section.

“The weather was glorious, apart from race day when it threw it down all day, making the descents really tricky,” he said.

“Three Germans took the road up on the last corner and I had to brake a bit harder than normal and the back wheel locked up and drifted out to the side.”

“I was very lucky to stay on but I still did the second quickest bike time of the day in my category. “

Bishop had come out of the water in 26th place, and his bike section put him sixth, before dropping places to more experienced runners.

But he was pleased with his performance.

He said: “I was happy with how it all went.”

“Just lately I have been having some great results purely on the bike and I have several high profile races coming up so I will focusing my efforts on that in the near future.”