Bikes of Race Through Poland

Bikes of Race Through Poland

17 May, 2022

Paweł Małagowski

Name: Paweł Małagowski

Age: 41

Cap number: 64

Location: Bielsko-Biała, Poland

Bike: MERIDA Scultura Comp 905. Wheels: Mavic Aksium Elite UST. Tyres: Michelin Pro4 Endurance and Continental Gator Hardshell. Shifters: Shimano SORA. Brakes: Shimano 105

Key items of kit: Frame bag: Ortlieb + Jackpack. Seat bag: Apidura and for sleep I have a Rasta Hammock.

Tomasz Jędrzejewski

Name: Tomasz Jędrzejewski

Age: 36

Cap number: 123

Location: Opole, Poland

Bike: Kinesis GTD v1. Sram Force 22 50-34t + 11-36t. Evanlite New Black 38 mm wheels with Panaracer GravelKing 32 mm. Controltech/Aptonia aero bar.

Key items of kit: Bags: Set of Baby Legs Bags custom made bags on the front, Tailfin AeroPack on the back. Navi/GPS: 2x Hammerhead Karoo. Lights: Bontrager Ion & Flare, Gaciron V9S, a few Fenix and Knog lights. Power: 2x Xiaomi powerbank (10000+20000mAh)

Pawel Pesz

Name: Pawel Pesz

Age: 47

Location: Wroclaw, Poland

Bike: Lapierre Audacio 400 TP 2012 Size 49 Groupset: Shimano Tiagra/105/Ultegra (customised) Wheels: Jagu Elite Alu 24 Tyres: Michelin PRO4 Endurance Saddle: Specialized Power Expert

Key items of kit: Garmin Edge 1030 Plus Apidura Expedition Saddle Pack 9L Apidura Racing Handlebar Mini Pack 2.5L Apidura Expedition Top Tube Pack 1L Riverside Fabric Handlebar Bottle Cage Lezyne Macro Drive/Zeco Lights Cumulus Magic 125 Zip Ultralight Sleeping Bag

Wojciech Bystrzycki

Name: Wojciech Bystrzycki

Age: 23

Location: Poznań, Poland

Bike: Frameset: Flyxii fr-03 Groupset: GRX 1x11 with 46t grabaruk oval chainring Tire: Panaracer Gravelking 35mm tlc Saddle: Specialized Power 155mm Handlebar: Pro Discover 42mm Aerobar: Profile Desing Sonic 45/50 Wheels: Novatec hubs, Ztr Crest Rims, DT competition spokes

Key items of kit: Bags: Baby Legs framebag, Pro Discover top tube bag, Giant Scout saddlebag Gps: Garmin Dakota 10, Garmin Edge 520 Lights: front modified Convoy S2, rear Mactronic Walle.

Dragomir Titei

Name: Dragomir Titei

Age: 36

Location: Beltsy, Republic of Moldova

Bike: Canyon Endurance CF SL 8

Key items of kit: Using Apidura bags, wearing castelli endurance shorts and personalized t-shirts; Navigation: Garmin Edge 820; Northwave cycling shoes; Camelback bottles; Continental Grand Prix 5000 Tyres.

Philipp Hanneck

Name: Philipp Hanneck

Age: 33

Cap number: 36

Location: Dresden; Germany

Bike: I´m riding my trusty Canyon Endurace Al 7.0 Disc 2020 which has been upgradet with Profil Aero Bars. Wheels are DT Swiss RR411Rims with DT Swiss 350 Hub in the back and a Son Hub Dynamo in the front. The rest is pretty much stock.

Key items of kit: Apidura Bags; Garmin etrex 25 touch combined with lumi-con bike harvester to keep things charged; Supernova E3 Tripple Front Light and a Poco M3 as back up for navigation and powerbank. Water proof bivy bag and a sea to summit pillow (my lucky item) in case I´m plannig to sleep somewhere uncomfortable.

Bastian Schneider

Name: Bastian Schneider

Age: 35

Cap number: 91

Location: Bonn, Germany

Bike: Canyon Ultimate CF, Shimano 105 groupset, 50-34 crank, 11-34 cassette, DT SWISS wheelset with SP dynamo hub, Panaracer Gravelking Slick 35mm tires, Profile Design aerobars with custom 3D-printed spacers, SPD road pedals

Key items of kit: Bags are a mix of Apidura top tube bag, Cyclite frame bag and my custom 7R seat pack. My main lights are a dynamo powered BUMM IQ-X front light, a Lupine Rotlicht rear light and a Magicshine spare light with a large batterypack witch is also my spare powerbank. For a more relaxed cruising I carry a Garmin Varia radar/light. I am wearing my trusted Assos bib, a Sportful jersey for the warmer times and a Castelli Perfetto light for the chillier times. Gore Shakedry rain jacket, and Gore Windstopper arm and leg warmers, long gloves and a warm down jacket for wet and cold conditions. Wahoo Bolt V2 for navigation and my old smartphone as navigation backup and entertainment center during the ride, all powered by a dynamo USB-charger. My sleeping system is a light down sleeping bag and a UL inflatable mattress.

Gerold Lehmann

Name: Gerold Lehmann

Age: 62

Cap number: 27

Location: Vienna Austria

Bike: Rose Backroad

Key items of kit: Shimano GRX 600, DT Swiss wheels with Conti 4 Seasons, SP Dynamo, Redshift stem, Tailfinn bagage system

Marcin Koseski

Name: Marcin Koseski

Age: 37

Cap number: 53

Location: Warsaw

Bike: Cimeli Vigorelli Disc 2020, 105 groupset, Newman Wheelset

Key items of kit: Restrap and bags, Convoy and Bontrager lights. No sleep items.

Tomasz Sieczkowski

Name: Tomasz Sieczkowski

Age: 47

Cap number: 121 (pair)

Location: Łódź, Poland

Bike: Hultaj Bowie hand-built steel gravel bike ( on Shimano GRX810 groupset (48-31/11-34), Hunt Gravel Race wheels & Schwalbe X-One Speed tyres.

Key items of kit: Bags: Restrap Lights: Knog GPS: Hammerhead Karoo 2 Fidlock tools holder Rapha Explore bidons Lucky item: Rapha*Snow Peak cup

Arno Burgi

Name: Arno Burgi

Age: 58

Cap number: 12

Location: Dresden - Germany

Bike: Cube Cross Race C:62 Pro

Key items of kit: Tailfin Aeropack Framebag handmade by Martin Haubold Cap#37 Shimano Ultegra/GRX Di2 Mix Profile Design Aerobar 28mm Continental Grand Prix tires Newman R:38 SL Carbon backwheel DT Swiss R460 DB frontwheel with Shimano dynamo Lupine PIKO, Rotlicht and Powerbank Second lights: Front GVolt 70 and back Smart Wahoo Element Roam Selle Italia Novus Evo saddle

Tomas Dvorak

Name: Tomas Dvorak

Age: 36

Cap number: 24

Location: Lavanttal, Austria

Bike: Trek Checkpoint ALR4

Key items of kit: Fenders! Expecting some heavy rains, so fenders will crucial I believe. Otherwise a cheap sleeping bag, 1mm thin sleeping mat, no spare clothes and one spare tube. Enough to make this edition of RTPL unforgettable, yet again :-)

Mateusz Kotowski

Name: Mateusz Kotowski

Age: 37

Cap number: 41

Location: Wrocław, Poland

Bike: Hultaj custom bike: Custom-built steel frame with carbon gravel fork, Shimano GRX RX810 groupset (2x11 with 812 rear derailleur), Miche Graff wheels with Continental Grand Prix 4-Season 32mm tires.

Key items of kit: Restrap 14L Saddle Bag; Apidura Racing Top Tube Pack; sleeping bag mounted at front with Voile straps. Profile Design aerobars,

Martin Haubold

Name: Martin Haubold

Age: 32

Cap number: 37

Location: Radebeul, Germany

Bike: I'm riding a Colnago C64 with SRAM Red Etap groupset. My wheels are custom made by Lightwolf Studio Dresden with Enve Rims and a complete silent Onyx Vesper rear hub and a SON Dynamo hub for power supply in the front. The wheels are set up tubeless. For the night I've got a Lupine Piko in the front and a Lupine Rotlicht in the back. My saddle is a Gelu F.3.

Key items of kit: All bags I'm using, except for the Apidura saddle bag, I've made myself, that is a half frame bag, a small toptube bag and a food pouch. For shopping or carrying more stuff than fits on my bike, I've got a self made musette. Key items for me is my diabetic equipment containing insulin, needles for my insulin pen and a spare sensor for my blood sugar monitor. Besides the clothes I usually wear on my bike I've got a rain jacket, rain shorts, knee and arm warmers, a pair of waterproof socks and a down jacket which is more part of my sleep setup. Speaking of which, I plan to sleep in a self made bivy on a air mat and a liner. Hopefully the nights don't get to cold. For the rest I'm carrying a Leatherman as tool and knife, a pump, a powerbank to power my Karoo 2 and some spare parts.

Andrew Phillips

Name: Andrew Phillips

Age: 33

Location: UK

Bike: My bike is a custom carbon frame with Zolla Kyiv wheels and Trailmech hubs flying the flag for Ukraine, Di2 Shimano Ultegra groupset, Sinewave front light and Orb Droid rear lights.

Key items of kit: Apidura frame and saddle bags for my kit, which includes Rab down jacket, Gore waterproofs, and Invani jersey and bibs.

Wojciech Jaguś

Name: Wojciech Jaguś

Age: 30

Cap number: 43

Location: Katowice, Poland

Bike: Argon 18 Krypton GF.

Key items of kit: Drivetrain: Shimano 105 12x34 chainrings and 34x50t cassette. Bags: Tailfin AeroPack, toptube Apidura, framebag AGU. Saddle: Selle SMP Lite 209. Wheels: Fulcrum Racing 6 (AL). Tyres: Continental GP5000 34C. Aerobars: Deda Elementi Parabolica 2.

Piotr Gdowski

Name: Piotr Gdowski

Age: 25

Cap number: 31

Location: Wrocław, Poland

Bike: Cube Peloton 2014 with beloved Shimano Sora triple and Vittoria Rubino Pro 25mm tyres.

Key items of kit: Apidura Expedition 14L + Top Tube 1.8L, Garmin Edge 530.

Dmytro Neporozhnii

Name: Dmytro Neporozhnii

Age: 36

Cap number: 113

Location: Kraków

Bike: Kellys Soot 50 `21

Key items of kit: Shimano GRX groupset, Garmin eTrex 20 navi, Giant bags set, Tufo Speedero 36mm tyres.

Małgorzata Szwaracka

Name: Małgorzata Szwaracka

Age: 34

Cap number: 116 (pair)

Location: Gdańsk, Poland

Bike: Rondo Ruut AL 1 2X with Shimano GRX RX400 groupset (46/30, 11-36) + Aptonia aerobar, No Limited Sprint 38 disc SL wheels & Pirelli Cinturato Velo 700x28c tyres, Specialized Myth saddle

Key items of kit: Apidura & Ortlieb bags, Navi: Garmin 64s, Front lghts: Mactronic Noise & Giant Recon HL 800 & Bocialarka Convoy S8, Back lights: Bontrager & Prox + a few more, Sleeping set: Salewa BiviBag Storm, Aegismax Mini sleeping bag + a piece of no name alumat (I hope the last one will be a game changer:) )

Michał Wolff

Name: Michał Wolff

Age: 44

Cap number: 44

Location: Warszawa, Polska

Bike: Canyon Endurace, Evanlite wheels, Ultegra Di2 groupset, 50-34 and 11-40 cassette for mountains ;)

Key items of kit: Tailfin Aeropack for main luggage + Apidura Fuletank and Tankbag for small items and food. Battery lights, Edge 1030 for navigation and cell phone as backup. Clothes for temperatures about 0-5'C and for rain, food for first day

Michal Stencel

Name: Michal Stencel

Age: 33

Cap number: 34

Location: Krakow

Bike: Canyon Endurace CF 7, Shifter&brakes: Shimano 105, wheels: Fulcrum racing, tyres: continental gp5000, 700x32 for back and 30 for front

Key items of kit: Bags: Triglav Jumper with sea to summit dry bag, Apidura top tube, b-twin frame bag and two feed bags on wheel. Lights: mactronic scream+convoy, mactronic red line+specialized rear light. Navi: Garmin edge 830. Other stuff: clothes, 5000mAh powerbank two 750ml water bottles, warm clothes and coghlans magnetic bear bell

Stephen Haines

Name: Stephen Haines

Age: 48

Cap number: 35

Location: Stevenage, UK

Bike: Sword - custom steel frame (made by Tim in his garage) that has been a trusted companion over the years. Wheelsmith wheels with Son dynamo hub for power and Supernova lights. 28mm Continental 4 Seasons tyres. Mix of Shimano GRX and 105. Bags by Apidura, Alpkit and Restrap.

Key items of kit: OMM Mountain Raid hooded jacket and trousers. 60mm risers for the aero bars.

Krzysztof Miłosz

Name: Krzysztof Miłosz

Age: 33

Cap number: 66

Location: Gdańsk

Bike: Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2

Key items of kit: Tailfin as a main storage area for clothing, Frame bags from JackPack for tools and food. No sleeping items.


Name: Blazej

Age: 30

Cap number: 123

Location: Ownice, Poland

Bike: Planet X XLS. Shimano / SRAM groupset 1x11 (42 x 11/46. Custom made wheelset with 35 mm Pirelli tires.

Key items of kit: Bags: one and only Baby Legs Bags. GPS: Wahoo Roam. Lights: Convoy / Petzl / Cateye. Bags full of sweets and snacks!


Name: Szczypior

Age: 32

Cap number: #08

Location: Wrocław

Bike: Ns rag 2+

Key items of kit: Only black!

Paweł Bielecki

Name: Paweł Bielecki

Cap number: 113

Location: Brzoskwinia, Poland

Bike: Trek Checkpoint AL4

Key items of kit: Handlebar and saddle bag

Cristian Radu

Name: Cristian Radu

Age: 31

Cap number: 16

Location: Ploiești, Romania


Key items of kit: Using Apidura bags, Bellotto personalizez shorts and t-shirts. Navigation Garmin Edge 1030, dynamo hub, Continental 4 season tyres.