Gravel, Ultra-distance, and Track Cycling Shenanigans
May 15, 2020
Ashton Lambie
Gravel, Ultra-distance, and Track Cycling Shenanigans
Topic: Lincoln South Rotary Club Meeting 2020_0515 (Board Meeting Prior)
Time: May 15, 2020 12:00 Central Time (US and Canada) (10:45 AM for Board)
The meeting will open by noon - with the official open at 12:15 PM
Meeting ID: 867 0548 7229
Ashton Lambie was born in Lincoln and graduated from Waverly High School. He has a BA in Music and a BA in Business from Hastings College.
At a young age while doing mini-tractor pulls, Ashton enjoyed pushing the pedals. As he grew up, the wheels got bigger and he moved to bicycles after he discovered his Dad’s 10-speed road bike. He raced in his first 100-mile Century ride at the age of 15. After which, he raced with a road team from Omaha but did not find his love for the track until he raced on a grass track outside of Lawrence, Kansas. From here, the pursuit began for the track. He had previously been racing long-distance gravel races and finished 1st in his age with the Dirty Kanza 200-mile race.  While living in Lawrence, he also set a 20-year old record for crossing Kansas. He rode 456 miles in less than 24 hours.
Ashton Lambie is a wild card in the track racing scene who elbowed his way to the top of the discipline, for the most part ignoring the discipline’s long-standing traditions and unwritten rules. He raced around Asian to become more familiar with the sport and proved he had the tenacity and drive to be successful while on the track. He first grabbed the international spotlight after his world-record breaking individual pursuit ride at the Pan American Track Cycling Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico. This was August of 2018, a mere two years after he began racing the track in 2016. He currently is the National Record holder of the Individual Pursuit as well as a member of the National record holding Team Pursuit. Since those monuments, he has added 2 more World Records, 5 National Titles, a Pan-American Games Gold Medal, and most recently a Silver Medal at the Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Ashton is currently a member of the innovative trade team based in Derby, UK called HUUB/Wattbike P/B VitaCoco. They are currently preparing for the Covid-19 pandemic to subside so they can pursue breaking more world records in Cochabamba, Bolivia hopefully before the end of the year.