Bikes Of All Points North 2023

Bikes Of All Points North 2023

25 May, 2023

Howard Parsons-Hewes

Name: Howard Parsons-Hewes

Age: 38

Cap number: 123

Location: Edinburgh

Bike: Mason SLR

Key items of kit: SRAM force 1x mullet setup Hunt superdura dynamo wheel sine wave beacon 2 dynamo light/charger Exposure Strada RS front light Tailfin carbon aeropack Apidura top tube and frame bag

Altaf Hussain

Name: Altaf Hussain

Age: 44

Cap number: 101

Location: Bradford, United Kingdom

Bike: Frame: Kinesis GTD Titanium (54) Groupset: Shimano 105 hydraulic Wheels: Hunt 44 UD Carbon Tyres: Continental GP 4 season Finishing kit: Thomson elite

Key items of kit: Tailfin aero pack Restrap frame bag Restrap top tube bag Restrap food pouch

Dan Whittaker

Name: Dan Whittaker

Age: 44

Cap number: 4

Location: Norden, Lancashire

Bike: Ribble SL R disc Level 5 integrated handlebar system (no aero bars) Mavic Pro Carbon UST wheelset 25mm Mavic Yksion tyres (tubes) SRAM Red eTap 2 x 750ml SIS water bottles

Key items of kit: Bags - Topeak top tube bag, Topeak frame bag, Topeak saddle pack Lights – rear: Bontrager Fire RT and Knog strip Lights – front: Exposure Strada and Cateye Volt 40 GPS - Garmin Edge 530 Charging - portable Powerbank

Nathan Willett

Name: Nathan Willett

Age: 50

Cap number: 40

Location: Manchester

Bike: Spa Cycle Elan steel. Ultegra with 11-40 cassette. Wheels made by Spa - 32 spoke Kinlin XD-230 rim and SP PD-8 dynamo hub. Marathon Supreme 32mm tyres. Busch and Muller IQ-X front and Secula Plus rear lights.

Key items of kit: Carradice Super C audax saddlebag, Lifeline frame and top tube bag. Topeak saddle bag. Alpkit Hunka XL bivvy and Cloud Base mat. Katabatic jacket.

Jess Golding

Name: Jess Golding

Age: 32

Cap number: 87B

Location: London

Bike: I'll be riding my beautiful Cervelo Aspero with a 46/30 chainset and 11-34 cassette to help me get through the Lake District without cursing in front of small children. My Exposure Strada RS front light will help me dodge rogue sheep at night.

Key items of kit: My trusty Apidura saddle bag and handlebar roll for keeping my sleep system and extra layers dry, plus an accessory pouch for spare lights, toiletries, and the world's largest supply of bepanthen. Restrap top tube bag for easy access to my power packs, snacks, and lipbalm. Tailfin downtube bag for tubes and tools.

And a special shoutout to my OG decathlon snack pouch for the excessive amount of tangfastics it's going to carry across the North of England.

James Gill & Laura Probert

Name: James Gill & Laura Probert

Age: 35

Cap number: 188

Location: Royal Wootton Bassett

Bike: Dolan TDR

Key items of kit: Frame: Dolan TDR Wheels: DCR custom wheelset (heavy duty touring hubs) Tyres: Pirelli Cinturato Velo Groupset: Shimano GRX800 mechanical 1x. 42T Wolftooth chainring and 11-51T Sunrace cassette Brakes: Shimano Deore, 203mm and 180mm rotors Additional third rim brake for stoker: Avid SD7 Aero bars: Profile Design Saddles: Brooks B17 & SMP TRK

James’ favourite items: Apidura top tube bag and Topeak saddle bag mounted under the aero bars Laura’s favourite item: Stoker aero bars for comfort

Rosse Cross

Name: Rosse Cross

Age: 47

Cap number: 184b

Location: Antwerp

Bike: Canyon

Key items of kit: Restrap Apidura

Sandy Meek

Name: Sandy Meek

Age: 55

Cap number: 58

Location: Sheffield

Bike: Niner RLT 9 gravel bike. Shimano GRX 2x10 drive train - 46-30 chainrings with11-36 cassette. TRP Spyre mechanical brakes. I built the wheels using DT Swiss rims on Hope Pro 4 hubs. The Fizik Tempo Aliante R5 saddle is a fairly recent replacement for a Brooks Cambium C15 (fingers crossed).

Key items of kit: Alpkit frame bag with a basic Podacs seatpack and front harness to carry a mix of Alpkit, Rab, and Multimat bivvy gear. Charging power is provided by a PedalCell dynamo with pass through charging to a Ravemen front light.

Andy Connelly

Name: Andy Connelly

Age: 38

Cap number: 5

Location: Portsmouth, UK

Bike: Mason Definition, Deda Parabolica aero bars, Supacaz bar tape, Shimano 105, Canyon VCLS comfort seat post, Brooks C17 saddle, DT Swiss E1800 Spline wheels, Continental GP5000 tyres.

Key items of kit: Alpkit stem cell, Alpkit Deluge frame bag, Restrap top tube bag, Ortlieb seat pack with Topeak cargo net around. British Army bivvy, Snugpak Jungle bag, Alpkit compact air bed. LEL 2022 sticker!

Jacob Kay

Name: Jacob Kay

Age: 25

Cap number: 128

Location: London, UK

Bike: Giant Defy Advanced 2 2016. 105 groupset, 11-34 Cassette 50/34 chain ring (need that ratio)

Key items of kit: Tailfin (borrowed from my friend). Restrap bar bag, stem bag, and small frame bag. Moon lights as the main ones as I love the configurability. Hubba hubba nx 2 tent (borrowed from a colleague), Decathlon sleeping bag and sleeping mat. Lucky item is my hay fever medication that stops me sneezing myself to death!

Tom Long

Name: Tom Long

Age: 37

Cap number: 111

Location: Devon UK

Bike: On One Free Ranger SRAM Rival/GX Eagle Frankenstein 1x12 conversion - 42:11-48 Cheapo Fulcrum 900 wheels

Key items of kit: Apidura Expedition Frame bag (kindly loaned by Apidura) + 3L hydration bladder
Apidura Race Top Tube bag Altura Vortex 2 Saddle bag Cheapest bivvy bag I could find Deda Parabolica Aero bars

David McNamara

Name: David McNamara

Age: 55

Cap number: 17

Location: Odiham, Hampshire

Bike: J. Laverack GRiT Titanium frame with Shimano GRX. 46/30 chainrings, 11-40t sprockets. ÆRA wheels with Son DELUX dynamo hub.

Key items of kit: Apidura Expedition Frame and Saddle Packs, plus Race Long Top Tube and Aerobar Packs. Supernova E3 Triple 2 front dynamo light and Son rear light. Plus Exposure Sirius and Boost R backup lighting. Zipp Vuka Clip carbon aerobars. Garmin Rally SPD pedals.

Richard Sanderson

Name: Richard Sanderson

Age: 37

Cap number: 84b

Location: St Andrews, Scotland

Bike: Bike: Kinesis GTD Wheels: DT Swiss CR1600 Tyres: GP5000 25/28 Groupset: Shimano 105 Aerobars: Controltech Falcon

Key items of kit: Stem bag for snacks Top tube bag for snacks Frame bag; electronics, warmers and layers Seat pack; spare clothes, tools

Aleksander Wanowski

Name: Aleksander Wanowski

Age: 43

Cap number: 18

Location: Braunschweig (Germany)

Bike: VAN NICHOLAS Skeiron Ultegra - 50/34|11-34

Front wheel: DT SWISS R481 + SON Delux Rear wheel: DT SWISS C1800 Spline 23 Tires: CONTINENTAL Grand Prix 4-Season with innertube

Aerobars: PROFILE Sonic Ergo 50a + 70mm Raiser Saddle: SPECIALIZED Power Arc Pro Elaston 142mm Dynamo Lights: B+M IQ-X + Mini My Battery lights backup: Lezyne Power Pro 115+ and 2x Sigma Nugget II

Key items of kit: Bibshort: EVERVE Ezero

Bags: RESTRAP Aero Bar Bag 7L 2x AGU Venture Snack Pack 1, 3L APIDURA Expedition Frame Pack 4,5L APIDURA Racing Long Top Tube 2L TAILFIN Alloy AeroPack 20L APIDURA Backpack 13L

Sleeping setup: Bivy: BORAH GEAR Ultralight Sleeping bag: SEA TO SUMMIT Spark SP II Mat: SEA TO SUMMIT Ultra light air

Other: spare cloths (bibshort, baselayer), long/short sleeve jersey, VAUDE arm/legs warmers, VAUDE Pallas III overshoes, GORE Shakydry rainjacket, small spare parts, TOPEAK pocket rocket air pump, 2x tubes, 2x bottles (650ml/950ml), LINOLA protecive balm and certainly a lot of unnecessary stuff

Kitty Dennis

Name: Kitty Dennis

Age: 27

Cap number: 85B

Location: Cumbria

Bike: Bowman Weald with some swish Stayer Wheels, some lurvely spinny gears and a dynamo hub.

Key items of kit: Lots of lights and my fantastic Apidura racing packs.

Alice Clews-Smith

Name: Alice Clews-Smith

Age: 26

Cap number: 85A

Location: Cumbria

Bike: Genesis Zero

Key items of kit: Ortlieb packs: Seat Pack QR 13L, Fuel Pack, Frame-Pack RC Toptube 3L. Exposure lights, with the small ones as a backup. A new Outdoor Rearsearch Helium Bivi, we'll match, #Number85pair.

Ian Nightingale

Name: Ian Nightingale

Age: 46

Cap number: 127 (rookie)

Location: Harrogate

Bike: Mason Definition with standard Hunt wheels. Schwalbe Pro One 28mm tubeless setup. A pretty standard road setup but with dinner plate of a cassette as part of the one-by SRAM Rival setup.

Key items of kit: Alpkit stem cell which allows a continuous flow of nutrition (mini chedders). Two front lights that both double as USB charging stations. Armchair style saddle (WTB) as ridden by my hero Mike Hall on some of his epics. Two large water bottles

Sean Morris

Name: Sean Morris

Age: 52

Cap number: 143

Location: Shropshire

Bike: Enigma escape

Key items of kit: Exposure lights Apidura/Restrap/ Tailfin bags Hunt wheels Continental GP5000 32mm tyres Profile design aero bars

Dan Bannister

Name: Dan Bannister

Age: 41

Cap number: 21

Location: Sheffield

Bike: Trek Checkpoint w/ GRX group set , Scribe HD50 wheels, 32mm tyres. Sleeping stuff in the handlebar bag for the mandatory ZZZ's. Battery packs in the frame bag and snacks in the top tube - this ride will be sponsored by Haribo.

Key items of kit: Suncream and Sunglasses, hydration pack, MagicShine Monteer front light w/ big battery as I have no dynamo. Extra bottle down below just in case

Ryan McGlen

Name: Ryan McGlen

Age: 34

Cap number: 56

Location: Milburn, Penrith

Bike: Sonder Camino Ti

Key items of kit: Carbon HUNT Dynamo Wheelset shod with 32mm Continental GP5000TL powering the lighting system Exposure Revo front and RedEye Mk2 rear. SRAM XPLR AXS 1x12. Wahoo Element Bolt. 3.2mm Lizardskin bar tape with gel inserts, Selle San Marco Supercomfort saddle on Ti rails. Restrap aero bag upfront with custom cockpit bags, Apidura top tube bag and Tailfin rear rack.

Rob Hyde

Name: Rob Hyde

Age: 45

Cap number: 54

Location: London

Bike: Mason Bokeh

Key items of kit: Arkane dynamo wheelset A down jacket Waterproof socks

Richard Lake

Name: Richard Lake

Age: 46

Cap number: 15

Location: Lincolnshire, UK

Bike: Sonder Colibri Titanium

Key items of kit: HUNT 4 Season Superdura disc, Continental GP5000s, Absolute Black Oval Chain front 46/30, rear 50/34, Garmin 530, Tailfin Aeropack, Profile Design Legacy II Aero bars, Apidura Race Top Tube Bag, Exposure Toro MK13 Front Light, 2xCatEye. Omni 5 Rear Lights, Charge Spoon saddle

All Points North. The name is on the tin, a (mostly) road race between 10 far flung checkpoints across the North of England. With Rookies setting off from the Wednesday morning the 72 hour riders will have to make quick time to catch pace.

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Saz Harris

Name: Saz Harris

Age: 32

Cap number: 9

Location: Edinburgh

Bike: Bike is a Kinesis G2 that I got about a month ago and am absolutely loving, with Panaracer GravelKing Slick tyres running tubeless on a Sector R26 wheelset.

Key items of kit: Apidura 9L seat pack that will have my sleeping system (Alpkit hunka bivvy, cloudbase mat and silk liner) and extra layers. Food pouches for lots of snacks, top tube bag for electronics (20,000mAh Anker powerbank as I'm not running a dynamo hub), Straightcut frame bag for hygiene items, and an Alpkit handlebar bag for tools. This is lightweight packing for me and yet it weighs an absolute tonne!

I'll be (hopefully) staying on track with a Garmin 530, lezyne lights, shockz headphones, and a GoPro for taking lots of obnoxious videos :)

Michael Porter

Name: Michael Porter

Age: 25

Cap number: 25

Location: Sheffield

Bike: Pinnacle Arkose d3 gravel bike

Key items of kit: Tires: 45mm up front, 35mm cintuato on the back (what I had on there, comfy but not the quickest). Group set: combo of GRX, 105 and Ultegra Gear Range: 46/30 with 11-42 cassette (should help with the hills in Lake District)! Power meter: 4iiii (I’ve started training with one and found fitness increase lots, but will be using this to make sure I don’t push too hard early on in the event). Saddle: got a brooks b17 saddle from FB which I’m breaking in. Decided to cut a pressure relief channel in the middle because you’re meant to make lots of last minute changes before a major event right?!

Luggage, went for value: Mountain Warehouse £10 top tube bag is brilliant, saddle bag from Ali express and Topeak 6L frame bag.

Will be carrying around 3L at a time and planning to stop and take a break/stretch each time these are emptied (5-6hrs).

Electrics: power bank, quad lock phone holder, and lots of lights.

And lots and lots of fruit malt loaf

Phil Cunningham

Name: Phil Cunningham

Age: 60

Cap number: 139

Location: Poynton, Cheshire

Bike: Ribble GRX Ti

Key items of kit: DT Swiss wheels Continental Tyres 50mm. Son 28 Dynamo for Super Nova light and for charging USB devices. GRX Chainset Saddle Brooks Swift Titanium Rails. Apidura bags Lucky Orange Clothes Peg called Frank.