Bikes of Wild West Country 2022

Bikes of Wild West Country 2022

5 May, 2022

Justin Freeman

Name: Justin Freeman

Age: 51

Location: Gloucester, England

Bike: Orbea Terra

Key items of kit: Topeak Front loader handlebar bag, Topeak Backloader tail bag and Topeak Middleloader top tube bag.

Liz Hughes

Name: Liz Hughes

Age: 40

Location: Bath

Bike: Genesis Vapour Carbon CX setup with 28cc tyres, 388mm prime rims laced onto dt swiss hubs. I've kept the off road gearing ready for the punchy climbs with 38 teeth up front and 11-42 at the back. I'll be sad if I up up walking up anything!

Key items of kit: The bags are a mix of Apidura and Straight Cut with a custom frame bag for water and snacks. Electronics sit in the top tube bag and a minimal OMM sleeping bag and down jacket are stashed in the saddle bag. I have an MTB batteries light on the front plus a Silva headtorch and an array of alpkit basic blinkies.

David Ayre

Name: David Ayre

Age: 36

Location: Sheffield

Bike: BMC GranFondo GF01 with Shimano 105, Fizik Antares Versus Evo R3 adaptive saddle and Hunt Aero Carbon 50 wheels.

Key items of kit: Tailfin Carbon rack with AP20 Trunk top bag, Restrap top tube bag.

Tom Van Hout

Name: Tom Van Hout

Age: 44

Location: Antwerp, Belgium

Bike: My weapon of choice is a 2020 3T Strada with a 2x SRAM Force AXS gruppo (46/33 x 10-30), 28mm tubeless Vittoria Corsa rubber, ZIPP 303s wheelset, Shimano XTR pedals, and Spurcycle bell for good measure.

Key items of kit: Perfidious minimalism for the Wild West Country. A Camelbak Chase bike vest for hydration and wine gum purposes, Apidura seatpost & frame bag, an Anker powerbank, two Lezyne front and rear lights, 1 spare set of Rapha bibs, socks, rain jacket and jersey, tools and a brown hair strap gifted by a friend for good luck.

Kitty Dennis

Name: Kitty Dennis

Age: 26

Location: London

Bike: Bowman Weald

Key items of kit: Apidura racing packs with Sea to Summit sleeping bag and MSR bivvy.

Lots of snacks and lots of warm layers.

Simon Vale

Name: Simon Vale

Age: 43

Location: Kidderminster, UK

Bike: Fairlight Secan 2.0 - Shimano Ultegra 2x11 (f34/50 r11/40), Hunt Four Season wheels, Schwable 700x32 G-one speed tyres, Enve bar/stem combo & Selle Italia Slr boost super flow saddle.

Key items of kit: Bags - combination of Tailfin & Restrap.

Electronics - Garmin Edge 1030 for mapping/navigation, iniu 20,000 mAh power bank & Lezyne Connect Smart 1000xl /KYB smart light pair.

Sleep system - Outdoor Research Helium Bivvy, Pipedream 400 sleeping bag & Cloudbase sleeping Matt.

Clothing - combination of PEdALED jersey & bib, thermal base layer & spare kit of the same and Endura Thermaloft jacket.

Marcus Adey

Name: Marcus Adey

Age: 61

Location: Cirencester, UK

Bike: Bike: Reilly “Gradient”

Group set: SHIMANO GRX 810. 2x set up. Dia-Comp ENE Bar end friction shifter for front derailleur. Wheels: DT Swiss GR1600 Spline, disc brakes. Tires: Continental Grand Prix 5000, 700/32C. Profile aero bars, SMP Drakon saddle and Crank Brothers Stamp 1 pedals.

Key items of kit: Sleep system: Hotels for first two stages. Then, as and when, “Audax hotel” for third stage.

Bags: Tailfin AeroPack w/ Ortleib Pannier Apidura Racing 1/2 Frame bag Apidura Backcountry Food Pouch Top tube bag, Rapha Bar bag, Acepack Lights: Front, Cateye Volt 800 & Klarus XT21X Pro 4400 Front and rear, Seesense iCon2

Bell: Spurcycle

Ben Chuilon

Name: Ben Chuilon

Age: 42

Location: Oxford, UK

Bike: Cinelli Zydeco 2020 with Hunt 35 Carbon Aero Wheelset, 30mm tubeless tyres, Campagnolo Centaur groupset (50/34 & 13/32 gearing), TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes.

Key items of kit: Tailfin carbon rack and aeropack, Garmin Edge 530 (+Edge 810 for backup), two Cateye Volt 500 front lights and a few Cateye rear lights, 20'000mAh power bank, emergency foil bivvy bag. I use a collection of small bags up front for easy access items, and no aero-bars.

Yusuf Mouharrem

Name: Yusuf Mouharrem

Age: 35

Your bike: Craft cadence top tube bag! Allows for a Garmin mount on top and the magnetic opening is hassle free.

Calvin Friedman

Name: Calvin Friedman

Age: 34

Cap number: 3

Location: Kent

Bike: Boardman SLR

Key items of kit: Goretex shakedry jacket and plenty of clothing layers

Ian McKay

Name: Ian McKay

Age: 48

Cap number: 13A

Location: Swindon, England

Bike: Nukeproof Digger aka 'tiny' Scottish gnome. Huge dinner plate rear cassette for hills. 700cc x 38 Hutchinsons at 38psi. Brooks C15 to keep everything happy!

Key items of kit: Apidura bags, all the ones I could buy! Sleeping in bivvy bag with Vango 200, bag liner and a face mask, no slugs are getting in! Looking forward to making friends, raising money for SGMind (Swindon & Gloucestershire Mind charity) and riding for 5 days!

Peter Newing

Name: Peter Newing

Age: 54

Cap number: 23B

Location: Somerset, England.

Bike: Open Up Wide

Key items of kit: Tailfin rack, top tube bag and 5l panniers. Exposure lights front and back.

Kirsten Cluley

Name: Kirsten Cluley

Age: 33

Location: Glasgow

Bike: Rose Pro SL

Key items of kit: Saddle bag, bar bag and frame ‘purse’ - as my male friends call it!