Bikes of Heading Southwest 2024

Bikes of Heading Southwest 2024

5 June, 2024

An offering of Portugal's diversity to the ultra-community; this road race leads riders on a 1,100km route from the centre of Portugal through mountains, plains and then south to the Algarve coast.

Follow along with the race as it unfolds here.

Diogo Borges

Age: 34

Cap number: 12

Location: London, UK

Bike: Mason Aspect

Key items of kit: Apidura bags and spork

Nuno Martins

Age: 46

Cap number: .

Location: Lousã, Portugal

Bike: Cube Attain SL Carbon

Key items of kit: Zéfal Adventure bags (R5, C3, T1 and handlebar pouch bags), bottles Arctica Pro 750ml.

Eletronics: Garmin Edge 830; 10.000mAh powerbank; Bookman lights.

Joel Oliveira

Age: 36

Location: Bairrada, Portugal

Bike: Merida Scultura Endurance 400

Key items of kit: In my opinion it's very important to pack some food and some clothes.

Marco Pestana

Age: 31

Cap number: 27

Location: Lisboa, Portugal

Bike: Giant Defy Advanced Pro and Shimano Ultegra groupset

Key items of kit: Rest: Forclaz inflatable mattress; Arva Escape Bivy. Bags: Riverside saddle harness and dry bag; Pro discover top tube bag; Half frame bag from PODsacs. Lights: Lezyne Macro Drive 1300 XXL and Strip Drive Pro.

Tiago Neves

Age: 49

Cap number: 39

Location: Barreiro, Portugal

Bike: Jackie is the most faithful lifemate a bike could be. She climb mountains as a goat and slides down like an hunting falcon in chopped flight! She talks love poems to with me when i'm down and sing loud happy songs when the sun rise! Jackie is a 10 years old Lady Miss Canyon Ultimate CF SLX with rim breaks, durace groupset, carbon wheels (10th years birthday gift) and 25" goodyear tubless tires.

Key items of kit: Jackie dresses a Apidura seatpost, toptube and food-pouch apidura bags. A knog light in the head and 2 rear lights on the back. A simple lyner maybe will help to have some powernaps on the way. To give some luck, Ideafix will save us along the way.

David Herranz Perez

Age: 46

Cap number: 1

Location: Madrid

Bike: Lapierre Aircode DRS 9.0

Key items of kit: For this year I change the bike, I going yo usé Lapierre Aircode DRS 9.0 whit Shimano dura ace di2 52-36, 11-34.for this adventure I going yo usé bag frame rockbros 4 l, and a bag of 10 l on My back. I usé powerbank 20000mah for electronics rockbros lights (4) yo try to bé focus during the nights(I no that this Is going yo bé difficult) and Castelli clothes (jacket and globes yo try to stay warm) let will see...

Daniel Perucho

Age: 44

Location: Porto - Portugal

Bike: Giant Defy 2

Key items of kit: Shimano 105 34/50 x 11-32t. Tyres: 700x32 gravel.

Luis Luz

Age: 31

Cap number: 11

Bike: I am using a Ritchey logic disc frame, with SRAM Force groupset (except crankset), Zipp 303s and 30mm GP5000 tubeless tyres.

Key items of kit: Mixed bags all from different brands. Saddle bag for the tools, frame bag for food, top tube bag for electronics (2 powerbanks and a bunch of cables) and handlebar bag for clothes, hygiene and a bivvy.

José Zacarias

Age: 30

Cap number: 13

Location: London, UK

Bike: Cervélo Áspero, SRAM Rival AXS 33/46 x 10-36t. Profile Design Aerobars.

Key items of kit: Garmin Edge 1040 Solar, Exposure lights, Tailfin and 3L Apidura frame bag. Fidlock bottles.