Usman is an aspiring ultra-cyclist and has attempted more ultras than actually finished them! His foray into bikepacking races started with touring around Cornwall in 2014. The bike touring eventually led to his first ultra attempt at the Silk Road Mountain Race in 2019. Since then he has taken on the Dales Divide, All Points North and Solstice Sprint with hopes of finishing more races than he's scratched.
Written by Usman Omar
Silk Road Mountain Race 2023
Kyrgystan offers one of the wildest and most inhospitable environments for a bikepacking race with its often harsh and unpredictable mountain weather, contrasted with the warmth of the local hospitality. The Silk Road truly is one of the pearls of the mountain bikepacking calendar.
Feb 28th 2023