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Bikes of Pan Celtic Race 2024

Bikes of Pan Celtic Race 2024

5 July, 2024

Thomas Kneen

Age: 28

Location: Isle of Man

Bike: Cotic Escapade 853 Light Bicycle rims laced onto Sp dynamo hub and Hope RS4 (built by me) Panracer Agilest duro tyres 30c Hope 40t crankset E-Thirteen 9-46t cassette SRAM Force shifters Growtac equal brakes USE finishing kit and aero bars Brooks cambium c13 Restrap race bags and a tailfin aeropack.

Key items of kit: Exposure dynamo lights Sinewave revolution dynamo charging device to keep all gadgets running Trusty Manx Viking Wheelers nopinz club kit OEX bivvy Alpkit Cloud cover sleeping bag/quilt Victory chimps gilet, coat and warmers. Alternate set of spatz kit. All subject to change as the date looms and the weather watch begins!

Tony Clare

Age: 46

Cap number: 20

Location: Cropredy, UK

Bike: J.Laverack Slate Ti

Key items of kit: Midge head net to protect me from those Scottish beasts!!!

Castelli hydration jersey with Evoc 1.5L bladder plus Evoc 1.5L bladder in Rusjan frame bag. I'm prioritising water and food carrying capacity this year so I can keep my stops to a minimum.

Zpacks tarp and Alpkit Kloke bivvy to give me plenty of options of where to sleep no matter what the weather is like.

PHD down jacket and trousers.

20,000mAh Elecjet graphene powerbank, which re-charges super fast.

Wahoo Roam V2 and Exposure Toro to keep me on track day and night.

Not forgetting the gold chain for the extra watts ;-)

Oliver Proud

Age: 31

Location: Bath, UK

Bike: Salsa Warbird Carbon Ultegra 2017

Key items of kit: Alpkit Deluge Frame Bags, 20l Alpkit Drybag on the handlebars, Alpkit Soloist Tent, Not Alpkit sponsered.

Johan Lowette

Age: 61

Location: Duffel (B)

Bike: Specialized Diverge.

Key items of kit: Mix of bags. Agu framebag (perfect fit) Apidura top tube bag (small enough) Tailfin saddlebag (no swing) Minimal sleeping kit because i prefere sleeping indoors. No dynamo, battery packs instead. Roval C38 wheels. GRX 810 2x11 with 11-40(!) cassette.

Steve Haskew

Age: 39

Location: Cheshire, UK

Bike: Mason Resolution with Shimano 11 speed Ultegra/GRX mix for extra low gearing: 48/31 front and 11-40 rear. Custom Hope/DTSwiss wheelset from local mechanic Leadout Cycles with nice big Continental GP5000 AS 35mm run tubeless. Anything Cage mounted on the Tailfin for extra water top-ups in the remote parts of Scotland.

Key items of kit: Mix of luggage - Restrap bags incl. custom frame bag and Tailfin Aeropack. Exposure Strada SB/Link+/BoostR for lighting. Opted for a tent rather than a bivvy - my Alpkit Ordos 2 along with Thermarest Neoair Xlite NXT mat and Mountain Equipment Helium bag (either Solo or 250 depending on what the weather looks like!). Mostly Albion kit including Ultralight Insulated and All Road Rain jackets plus some spare Castelli bibs for variety! Some Styrkr and SiS food/drink mix to get me started.

Rodolphe Mannessier

Age: 29

Cap number: 80

Location: Lille, France

Bike: Fairlight Strael

Key items of kit: Low gears with a custom cassette to keep spinning up the steepest of climbs (which we'll see plenty of)

George Morton

Age: 32

Cap number: 240

Location: Leeds

Bike: Scott addict 10

Key items of kit: 30mm Schwalbe one tyres, son dynamo hub & exposure lights, restrap & tailfin luggage, shokz headphones.

Toby W

Age: 40

Cap number: ?

Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Bike: Curve Belgie. Curve G4T 45/35 wheels with SP dynamo and kLite lights. Ulergra 8020 group with 52/36 and 11-34. Schwalbe Pron One LTE 30mm rubber. Enve stem, Zipp SL70 XPLR 40cm bars, Profile extensions with 70mm risers. Burgh bartape, Fizik Argo R5 carbon saddle, XT SPD pedals. Ti king cages x 3

Key items of kit: Tailfin rack, frame bag and top tube bag. KLite USB charging for Nitecore 10000 battery.

Simone Eder

Age: 43

Location: Switzerland

Bike: Lola...Enigma Etape Titanium custom sized frame on a HUNT Adventure Sport Disc wheelset with a SON28 dynamo hub; Continental 5000TL 30mm tubeless tires; Ultegra groupset with Absolute Black Oval chainrings;

Key items of kit: TAILFIN full framebag, toptube bag and aeropack with rear opening system which suits my tiny frame much better; ALBION cargo vest and cycling kit, full sleep setup with an additional Siltarp this time. Our all lucky item will be the midge net I think...

Rupert Nevile

Age: 57

Location: Hampshire

Bike: Enigma Endeavour Steel Single Speed, Hope RX drivetrain with a Wolf Tooth rear sprocket, Hope 20FIVE wheels and Pro5 hubs shod with Continental GP5000 AS TR 35mm tires. USE aerobars, Tailfin Rack

Key items of kit: Rab Bivvy, Rab sleeping bag, Thermorest sleeping pad and sea to summit pillow. Bags are a mix of tailfin and Restrap. Exposure lights front and back.

Alex Boswell

Age: 36

Cap number: 100

Location: Kernow

Bike: ORRO Venturi STC w/ Shimano Ultegra R8100 (known as Peacock)

Key items of kit: A black HiViz Pan Celtic Logo, ALT wheels, Magicshine lights, lots of SKTYRKR MIX90+ & Le Col kit

Forbes Duncan

Age: 34

Location: Edinburgh

Bike: Planet X pro carbon EVO Mavic wheels Sram drivetrain Mix of Ortlieb,Alpkit and Topeak bags

Key items of kit: Bivvy Sleeping bag Extra layers Spare cycle kit Hipflask

Loz Walters

Age: 32

Cap number: 222

Location: Bristol

Bike: Brother Mehteh 2021, SRAM AXS mullet 40T x 10-52T, Alt Cycles TOR hoops on SON/DT Swiss hubs. 28mm reflective Cinturato/GP5000 w/ silca sealant

Key items of kit: Tailfin packs, Exposure lighting, sinewave charger. Helium bivvy/Rab 2 season bag/thermarest, decathlon 5l hydration vest, tin whistle, liquid carbs, headphones, camera, bar end mirror & bug defences!

Paul Winder

Age: 53

Cap number: 009

Location: Abergele

Bike: Mason Resolution 2

Key items of kit: Bivvy, mat, down jacket, socks, tools, power, computer, phone and t shirts

Tomáš Žižlavský

Age: 32

Location: Brno, Czechia

Bike: Carbonda 696, Farsports fether wheels, GRX 2x11 48/31 11-34, SON 28 DeLuxe dynamo hub

Key items of kit: K-Lite Ultra Road LD light with USB charger; mixture of bags the most essential are Restrap - top tube for snacks and saddlebag for kit and used as pillow at nights; Wahoo elemnt Bolt, Albion ABR1 pocket bibs

Alasdair Auchterlonie

Age: 35

Location: Dundee, Scotland

Bike: 'Yana (planet x hurricane), Sram force axs, 36-10 cassette, 43-30 crank set, winspace hyper wheels,

Key items of kit: Thermarest, helium bivvi, restrap bags, lezyne and exposure lights, UK medical script, lots of gummies, mini towel

Matt Starling

Age: 49

Cap number: 084

Location: Kernow, UK

Bike: Murmuration - Enigma, Esker, signature custom build & paint. GRX Di2 2x11-42, Hope headset & bits. Son dynamo & lights, 35mm Pirelli Cinturato tyres, DT Swiss RR521 rims, Redshift Pro stem, Igaroo D2

Key items of kit: Restrap racing aero bar bag - sleep system (OMM half bag & OR Helium) Apidura frame bag & seat bag - electronics and all misc. & clothes & waterproofs Tailfin bolt on top tube bag & cage mount bag - cage for all spares, TPU tubes & first aid kit Marie Curie flag - Essential!

Josse McKenney

Age: 29

Location: London, UK

Bike: Alloy Vitus Substance with 2x11 Shimano GRX, 46/30 chainrings and a hacked 11-40T cassette (spin to win). 38mm VeloElite wheels with a SONDelux dynamo hub. Redshift seatpost and stem with Profile Design aerobars.

Key items of kit: I'm using a full Tailfin setup with some stem bags for food. I have an XS frame, so using a King Cage USB and a Dremel to mount my bottles lower allowed me to install the frame bag. I'm running a kLite lighting and USB charging system to minimise charging stops as I plan to sleep out most days. My sleep kit is an OR Helium Bivy with a S2S Spark sleeping bag and an Alpkit Numo sleeping mat. Navigation is with a Garmin Edge 530 and an iPhone with Quadlock for logistics on the go.

Dan Vipond

Age: 25

Location: Newcastle, UK

Bike: JGuillem Atalaya titanium gravel frame built up with SRAM AXS 12-speed 46T / 10-52T, Zipp 303s and 32mm Conti GP5000 AS setup tubeless - The exact same setup that won me All Points North 6 weeks ago.

Key items of kit: Tailfin Aeropack that has survived being shipped from a LBS in Zagreb after shearing off it's frame mounts on my way to completing the TCR last year. Restrap aero-bar bag and race frame bags thanks to winning a £500 voucher courtesy of Restrap's The North Race. Exposure lights because Exposure lights. Sleeping kit a mixture of Go Outdoors, Mountain Warehouse, and Decathlon because I've spent all my savings on strawberry pencils!

Gabi Winck

Age: 61

Location: Brixen, South Tyrol, Italy

Bike: Simplon Kiaro Disc; Gear: Shimano Ultegra DI2, Crank: Ultegra 50/34, Cassette: 11/34; Wheels: rear: DT Swiss ER 1400 dicut, front: DT Swiss R 460; Dynamo Hub: SON 28; Tyre: Conti Gran Prix 5000, 30mm, tubeless; Syntace Aerobar; Saddle: ISM PL1

Key items of kit: Bags: I hope that in the end I don't carry too many things to in the Tailfin AeroPack Carbon, 1 Tailfin mini pannier, Cyclite Top Tube Bag, Apidura Racing Frame Pack, Revelate Designs Mountain Feedbag Handlebar Bag; Apidura packable backpack. Electronics: Front light is a SON Edelux II powered by a Son 28 dynamo; Lupine Piko on my helmet; rear lights are Bontrager flare RT, Lupine Rotlicht Max LED and Infini Sword red light; Battery chargers NC-17, Connect APPCON 3000; mini pump: Lezyne Micro Floor Drive. I also hope that I find my Panceltic way safely with my Garmin Edge 1040. Sleep: I want to dream for a few (or less/ more?) hours in my tent: Nordisk – Lofoten2, on my Therma-a-Rest NeoAir mat and my thin sleeping bag: Yeti/ Passion One. And last but not least that my seat bones are not too strained on my saddle ISM PL 1.1 in my beloved cycling shorts Skinfit tri shorts. As always- no matter about the weight: As my lucky item I absolutely have to bring my little scuffed white BEAR with me, who accompanied me on the Atlas Mountain Race, Trans Balkan Race, GBDuro, NorthCape4000, Three Peaks Bike Races, ...

Neil lauder

Age: 41

Cap number: 13

Location: Ashford Kent,

Bike: Enigma Evoke custom

Key items of kit: Restrap custom frame bag Restrap race top tube and rear saddle bag. Sram AXS 1x

Wil A-B

Age: 50

Cap number: 233

Location: North Yorkshire

Bike: Giant Revolt Advanced 3

Key items of kit: Bags and a sense of humour

Nic Gharbaoui

Location: Bristol, England.

Bike: Reilly Gradient T47 with Roval Terra CLX wheels and Ultegra Di2 for easy shifting with tired hands. Pro Missile Aero Bars set up at a comfortable height for a relaxed alternative riding position. Swapped to sub compact gearing for the hills of the Lake District and Scotland, but will no doubt run out of gears with alarming regularity!

Key items of kit: Tailfin Aero Pack contains sleep system from Sea to Summit and Alpkit and spare clothing; Apidura bags for electronics, spares and toiletries; and Wizard Works snack bags for food. Exposure Strada front and Cateye rear lights; and a Garmin 530 for navigation. Finally -and most importantly - some midget gems as a go-to treat and some great tunes to listen to for those low points.

Chris Davis

Age: 55

Cap number: 45

Location: Sussex

Bike: Windover Bostal

Key items of kit: Tailfin packs, grx620 1x12 wide ratio groupset and pro finishings kit

Hugo Langerman

Age: 41

Location: Isle of Man

Bike: Cervelo Aspero 5. Di2 GRX Groupset with 46/30 Chain rings and 11-40 rear cassette. 32mm Reserve wheels wrapped with Grand Prix 5000 S TR 32mm tyres

Key items of kit: Tailfin Rear, Top Tube and Frame bags. Cyclite Aero handlebar bag. Exposure Lights

Mike Kear

Age: 57

Cap number: 261

Location: Usk

Bike: Reilly Spectre (Titanium)

Key items of kit: Di2 GRX 40-11 & 40-30. Brooks saddle. Profile Design tri bars, 70mm risers & Di2 buttons. Tailfin rear aero bag & top tube bags. DT Swiss 32spoke wheels with dynamo & Conti 5000 AS TL 36s tyres. Garmin 1040 solar & Varia. Exposure lights

Rhys Gaster

Age: 31

Location: Ashford, Kent

Bike: Polygon Bend R2

  • My budget build Polygon… bought this last year for off-road adventures, and a little CX, but this has ended up being my Pan Celtic stead. Let’s see if my mechanic work can last over 1000miles!

Key items of kit: Ortlieb Saddle Pack Ortlieb Frame Bag Restrap TT Bar Bag SRAM Force Chainset 33/46 SRAM Rival Derailleur Scribe Gravel Wide Wheelset Sunrace 11-46t Cassette Giant Contact TT cockpit Fizik Handlebars Fizik Endurance Saddle Exposure Lights Camelbak Bottles

Chris ‘Chongo’ Stevens

Age: 31

Location: Gloucestershire

Bike: Planet X Tempest Titanium SRAM Rival 11 speed SRAM Eagle 38t chainring SRAM 10-42t cassette Swissstop Brakes Profile Tri Bars Brooks C13 saddle TIME pedals S-Works Mondo 35mm tyres Halo Vapour Wheels SP-Dynamo front hub

Key items of kit: K-Lite lighting and onboard charging Restrap Race Bar Bag and Top Tube bag Tailfin Aeropack, downtube pack and frame bag Buckfast

Jonathan Riding

Age: 56

Cap number: 11

Location: Forest of Dean

Bike: The ever trusty Reilly Gradient, now running full GRX groupset. 48-31 front, 11-40 rear. This is it's fourth Pan Celtic!

Key items of kit: Restrap top tube and frame bags. Have now switched to a Tailfin for the rear with 5l paniers for waterproofs (think we'll need them this year) and extra food capacity (also very much needed!) Trusty Terra Nova Laser 1 tent (also it's fourth PCR), Alpkit sleeping bag and pillow plus a Klymit X lite sleeping mat.

John Casey

Age: 58

Cap number: 139

Location: Kernow

Bike: Mason Definition Ultegra Di2 Groupset with 105 11-36T for the hills!

Key items of kit: Apidura and Restrap bags Tailfin SON Dynamo with Exposure lights

Craig Nilsson

Age: 35

Cap number: 67

Location: Bristol

Bike: Elves Falath Evo

Key items of kit: I’m riding my Falath Evo aero race bike with a custom frame bag from Kicking Donkey in Italy. In my frame bag I’m using an Apidura bladder and I’m carrying my warm kit and food. On the back of the bike I’m using a combination of a Wildcat Gear seat harness and Restrap dry bag with an Apidura packable backpack on top. I’m carrying my tools and sleeping kit in the seat pack.

On the bike I’m riding a dynamo light, back up Exposure Flare, USE carbon aerobars and Wattshop pads along with a custom BTA carry cage. I’m riding a 40t Q-Ring paired with a 10-44t cassette to get me up the steep gradients in the lakes.

Nicola Pettit

Bike: Gravel Colnago

Key items of kit: Tent OEX Bivvy bag Saddle bag Apidura Handle bar bag Alpkit Top (Alpkit) and bottom (Apidura) tube bags Bar pods (Restrap) Sleeping bag Navigation device (Wahoo) Dynamo

Luke Travis

Age: 34

Cap number: 138

Location: Yorkshire

Bike: Kinesis Gran Fondo - 46/30 GRX crankset - 11/32 cassette. Ultegra rear derailleur. Continental GP 4 Seasons 28c tyres.

Key items of kit: Lots of spare spokes for when my wheels inevitably blow up. Sleep system in an Alpkit drybag on the front - Alpkit bivvy bag, Klymit half mat, Rab down jacket, and Montbell down trousers. Another bag for food. More food at the cockpit. Midge headnet, Hi-vis, and mechanical spares etc in the frame bag. Spare battery, brevet card etc in the top tube bag. Spare clothes, maltodextrin, and electronics in the saddle bag

Jamie Menzies

Age: 49

Cap number: 96

Location: St Helens

Bike: Dolan GRX Ti

Key items of kit: Ultegra 8170 di2 Grp. Rotor Q chainrings 48/31.
Garmin Rally Power Meter Pedals. Hunt Gravel X Wide Carbon Wheelset (Frt wheel rebuilt with SP Dynamo Hub) Conti 5000 ASTR 32mm set up Tubeless Exposure Dynamo lights. Exposure Sirus & Trace daytime lights. Fidlock water bottles. Profile design aero bars. Benumb suspension stem. Tailfin Aero pack, frame, toptube & cargo pack. Restrap Frt Aero pack & snack Pouches x2. Garmin Edge 1040. Sinewave Charging System.

Duncan Lees

Age: 36

Cap number: 140

Location: Glasgow/Manchester

Bike: Ribble Gravel Ti "The Colonel".

Puravelo carbon wheels with Hope hubs and 35mm GP5000 AS TR set up tubeless.

GRX 810 2x with an 11-40T MTB cassette to help with the hills.

Deda Gera bars with Profile Design aero bars.

USE titanium seatpost. Specialized power pro with mirror saddle.

Restrap bags all round.

Exposure Strada with backup Boost front lights and Boost-R rear lights.

Key items of kit: Vango Helium 1 man tent cause I can't stand midges and don't like rain.

Midge net.

OMM raid 160 sleeping bag and Thermarest uberlite mat.

Seatosummit pillow for living the life of luxury.

Garmin 1040.

2x 20000mah battery packs because I don't have a dynamo setup.

Irn Bru.

Nicholas Peter Goyder

Age: 62

Cap number: 218

Location: Bristol, England

Bike: Mason Definition Shimano Ultegra Di2 Hydro, 54cm Shutter Black. Ultegra / GRX Di2 1x. 44t absoluteBLACK oval chainring, SRAM chain and cassette (10/42 Force Level). Wheels Endurance Dyno Bombers, SON28 black dynamo hub, Panaracer Gravelking semi slick 700/32C tubeless. Supernova E3 pro frontlight, Supernova E3 dynamo tail light, Igaro D2 power converter. Set up and love by Robin’s Cycle Services.

Key items of kit: Restrap Bar bag with food pouch, stem bag, frame bag medium. Tailfin AeroPack Carbon. Exposure Link+ helmet light. Garmin Edge 1040 Solar.

Adam Jones

Age: 38

Cap number: 115

Location: Stroud & Copenhagen

Bike: Planet X Tempest Ti

Key items of kit: Taking a more camping centric approach this year (given the free camping options in Scotland). Camp gear on an ortlieb quick rack, tools under saddle, warm clothes and rain clothes in TT bar bag, 2 feed bags on the bars and the rest of my kit is living in the frame and toptube bag.

Stephan

Age: 49

Cap number: 155

Location: Franconia

Bike: AETHOS

Key items of kit: Tailfin, Fidlock, Lupine, Rainjacket

Andy Matthews

Age: 37

Cap number: 179

Location: Manchester, UK

Bike: NorthRoad Khamsin

SRAM Rival 2x12 (43/30 & 10/36) SRAM Blips Miche Revox 40mm tubeless carbon wheels Schwalbe Pro One tubeless tyres Deda Vinci Stem and Bars w/ Deda TT bars Custom paint - frame BMW A22, accents Copper candy brown

Key items of kit: Bike bags: Restrap barbag large Restrap race top tube bag Restrap frame bag medium Tailing alloy rack and rack bag

Sleep system: Outdoor Research Helium hooped bivi. Langston Thermo sleep mat Sea to Summit pillow Nature hike 2/3 season sleeping bag

Lights: Front: Lezyne 1400+ Rear: Cateye Viz 300 Helmet: Fenix HM65R 1400

Nav: Garmin Edge 530

Luxury item(s): Mini gas stove Pillow

Andrew Teanby

Age: 39

Cap number: 2

Location: Louth, Lincolnshire

Bike: Scott Addict Gravel 20, SRAM RIVAL eTap AXS 1x 42 front, 10-44 rear. Specialized Power Comp with Mimic saddle. GP 5000 32mm tubed tyres.

Key items of kit: Controltech Falcon Alloy TT Bars with SRAM wireless blips in LEAP bar end holders (they are really neat!). Garmin 530. HUNT SuperDura SON Deluxe dynamo wheel. Exposure lights. Apidura handlebar, accessory pocket and frame bags. Restrap saddle, top tube and feed bags (thanks G). Wild Country Zephyros Compact 1 tent. Rab sleeping bag, Exped mattress and pillow (thanks Phil). Safety pizza.

Mark Courtier

Age: 34

Cap number: 87

Location: Maidenhead, UK

Bike: Kinesis Tripster AT; Hunt Superdura Dynamo Disk wheels; mixed Shimano groupset with GRX 48-31 crankset, 11-34 cassette, and TRP Spyre disk brakes; Continental GP5000 tyres (with tubes); Supernova dynamo lights; Redshift stem; and 3T aerobars.

Key items of kit: Mix of Apidura, Restrap and Tailfin bags; predominately Rapha clothing; Endura waterproofs; Outdoor Research Helium Bivy; Rab down jacket and sleeping bag; Garmin Edge 1040 Solar; Exposure Link+ light; and full size tools.

Alex Botelho

Age: 37

Cap number: 16

Location: Cambridge UK

Bike: Mason Definition 2021, hunt x mason dynamo wheelset with sinewave light, 32mm conti gp 5000 AS tyres, a groupset mish mash consisting of Ultegra 12 speed chainset, Ultegra 11 speed derailleurs and SRAM 11-36 cassette.

Key items of kit: Riding in the pairs category, the key item is a JBL soundbox for that shared inspiration in moments of struggle. Tailfin and Restrap bags, bivvy sleep system and havaianas flip-flops.

Edd Hunt

Age: 40

Cap number: 216

Location: North Dorset

Bike: Vitus Venon Evo built from a frameset with Dura Ace Di2, 50/34 up front mashed up with a longer cage and 11-40t MTB cassette to take some of the strain out of the hills! Vision Metron bars and aero extensions, Hunt 40 CGR wheels with 32mm Pirelli P-Zero Race TLR tyres. SQLab 612 saddle on a Canyon split seat post to smooth the ride a little.

Key items of kit: Full set of Restrap Race bags (custom frame bag), except for the Cyclite aero bar bag up front. Lighting from Magicshine and Exposure. Helium bivy, Spark sleeping bag and pillow, and Neoair Uberlite mat in the seat pack. Clothing in the frame and bar bags and other bits and bobs in the top tube bag. 2 stem bags rammed full of energy bars and drink mix to start me off on the trip. Jersey and short pockets empty ready for treats picked up on the road!

Neil Keirs

Age: 55

Cap number: 286

Location: Camberley

Bike: Handsling CEXevo with SRAM 1x

Key items of kit: Tailfin Aeropack, frame bag and top tube pack Restrap handlebar Bag

Magdalena Watras

Age: 39

Cap number: 271

Location: Sheffield

Bike: Cervelo Caledonia

Key items of kit: Rival AXS group set 48/35 10-36, Tailfin top tube bag, second hand saddle bag and mother-in-law hand made snack bag (Thanks Helen!) Lots of straps to make up for riding a 51cm frame.

Adrian Scott

Age: 56

Cap number: 168

Location: Melbourne

Bike: ZINN custom Ti. Measured up and spec'd by Lennard himself. Absolute Black oval chain rings and added 34 on the back sprocket.

Key items of kit: Aero bars (new for me) SON dynamo and light Revelate bags and water bladder

Martin Zettel

Age: 52

Cap number: 277

Location: Bern, Switzerland

Bike: Open Upper, Sram Red 33/46 // 10-33, DT Swiss ERC1100, Easton Stem (two) 3T Superghahia Handlebar, Look Pedals, Syntace Aerobar, Enve Seatpost, SQlab Saddle, Lupine front light, Knog backlight, Tailfin bag and apidura bags, cyclite aerobarbag, Schwalbe tires 34mm, tubeless

Key items of kit: zpack altplex light tent, zpack sleeping bag, thermarest mattress, q36.5 short and long shirts, assos trousers, gore rainjacket and shorts, raintrousers 7mesh, gloves from craft, assos and grip grap, nitecore powerbanks, 100% sunglasses, shoes from suplest (bern, 🇨🇭 😍),insulated jacket häglöfs, sony rx 100 camera, iphone, garmin edge 1040, tubolito spare tubes, a smal metertorque and a multitool, diverse items for the bike including pump,….

Jason King

Age: 53

Cap number: 243

Location: Shrewsbury, shropshire

Bike: Kinesis GTD Ti

Key items of kit: Restrap aero bar bag, Tailfin, Apidura top tube and frame bags, Son dynamo lights and USB battery charger, exposure strada secondary lights, garmin 1040 solar the list is endless…!

Elaine Burroughs

Age: 55

Cap number: 217

Location: Brighton

Bike: Reilly Reflex Ti

Key items of kit: Inine Carbon Wheels with SON 28 Dynamo hub powering Exposure front and rear and an Igaroo2 converter to keep the devices charged. Mix of Restrap and Tailfin bags and Profile Design Ergo35 Aerobars.

Alex Laverick

Age: 24

Cap number: 170

Location: Bradford

Bike: Ribble CGR TI

Key items of kit: Bag set up consisting of a tail fin on the back with re strap frame bags. SRAM force AXS with a rival front mech Sp dynamo Lights by exposure with the 6 pack and the Trace R

Henri Nay

Age: 39

Cap number: 231

Location: Paris, France

Bike: My Time ADHX aka "Eleanore" in Cobalt Blue. The main purpose of this Built was Comfort. Redshift shockstop Stem, Ergon CF allroad Seatpost, Bisaddle Saint Pro 3D. SRAM AXS Road 2X / 46-33 / 11-36. Wheelset DUKE Baccara SLS2 with DT240EXP rear hub and SON Deluxe front Dynamo hub on Pirelli P Zero Race TLR 700x32c.

Key items of kit: Tailfin Aeropack / Tailfin 3L Half Frame Bag / Tailfin Top Tube Bag / Cyclite Handle Bar Aero Bag / Cyclite Food Pouch/ kLite Lighting System.

Lee Richards

Age: 42

Cap number: 287

Location: Nuneaton

Bike: On One Pickenflick Titanium

Key items of kit: Restrap bar, frame and top tube bags. Profile Design Erg bars Zipp 303s wheels 32mm Vitorria Corsa N.EXT G2.0 Tyres Alpkit Drybag Mountain equipment sleeping bag Nature's Hike down trousers and socks Rab down jacket Unbranded bungee cords to hold it all together 🤣🤣

Brendan Barnes

Age: 35

Cap number: 182

Location: Warrington (originally from Belfast)

Bike: Ridley Grifn RS all road bike, running Ultegra Di2, 50-34 chainset with 11-34 cassette.

Contact points are Brooks cambium carbon saddle, Ridley one piece bars and clip on extensions and power pedals from Assioma

Key items of kit: Tailfin bags with Alpkit soloist tent, cloud cover quilt and sleeping mat, rain gear and plenty of space for food along the way. Lights are from Exposure and Garmin Varia

Huw Owen

Age: 28

Cap number: 60

Location: Llanberis

Bike: Ridley Kanzo Gravel Bike

Key items of kit: Apidura Bags: Aero Bar Bag, Top Tube Bag, Frame Bag & Saddle Bag.

Nothing fancy on the drivetrain side of things. Keeping it simple with a 1x Sram Apex - hopefully reducing the chance of unfixable mechanicals. 32mm tyres, were originally set up tubeless but have been changed back to a tube set up (I would rather change or patch a tube than mess about cleaning tubeless sealant were it to fail).

Sonder Alpha wheelset with a Sonder dynamo hub up front. Exposure Revo light at the front with a redeye at the back. Sinewave Revolution USB charger for charging the power bank. Switching between dynamo lights and USB charging using wagos in the toptube bag.

Ant Warland

Age: 34

Cap number: 306

Location: Cardiff

Bike: Rivendell Joe Appaloosa Lugged steel frame, friction shifting, drop+aero bars, rim brakes, slick 55 mm tyres.

Key items of kit: Ron's Large Fabio's chest at the back (on a Carradice Bagman QR rack), altura saddle bag up front, ortlieb frame bag, tailfin top tube bag.

Son dynamo and rear light. Sinewave Beacon 2 front light.

Sleeping in my one man MSR tent