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Bikes of Race around the Netherlands

Bikes of Race around the Netherlands

28 April, 2022

Fred Westerdaal

Name: Fred Westerdaal

Age: 59

Cap number: 63

Location: Amsterdam

Bike: Cannondale Topstone 1

Key items of kit: Obviously my bike, what would I be without it. Sleeping system consists of an Outdoor Research bivy, a Fjallraven sleeping bag and a Exped mat. Lightweight and meant for moderate temperatures. So, keeping my fingers crossed. That is also pretty much all I carry, together with some wet weather gear. Don't feel the need to pack much as we mostly will be riding through populated areas. If I need something along the way, I will just buy it.

Dragomir Titei

Name: Dragomir Titei

Age: 36

Cap number: 61

Location: Beltsy, Republic of Moldova

Bike: Canyon Endurance CF SL 8

Key items of kit: Using Apidura bags, wearing castelli endurance shorts and personalized t-shirts; Navigation: Garmin Edge 820; Northwave cycling shoes; Camelback bottles; Continental Grand Prix 5000 Tyres.

Paul Enders

Name: Paul Enders

Age: 42

Cap number: 112

Location: Netherlands

Bike: BMC TEAMMACHINE SLR01 THREE

Key items of kit: Mentality

Bob Mesman

Name: Bob Mesman

Age: 63

Cap number: 75

Location: Warnsveld

Bike: TREK SL6 Gravelbike, Ultegra Di2 and Wolf gear, Shimano GRX 600.

Key items of kit: Apidura bikepacks.

Sjoerd Slagter

Name: Sjoerd Slagter

Age: 28

Cap number: 131

Location: Garyp, The Netherlands

Bike: Giant TCR Advanced 2 2019

Key items of kit: Top tube top bag with repair kit, power banks and phone. Frame bag with food. Seat bag with clothes, spare outer tubes, sleeping bag.

Luc Cousin

Name: Luc Cousin

Age: 56

Cap number: 98

Location: Sint-Michielsgestel

Bike: Specialized Diverge. Ultegra groupset + Praxis Works crank. DT Swiss R470 DB wheelset. Specialized 26 mm road tyres.

Key items of kit: Apidura saddleback 14 liters. Apidura handlebar bag. Revelate Designs framepack. Topeak toptube bag. Controltech aerobar mini (adapted). Agu foodpouch for spare bidon.

Lights: Front Lezyne 1600 xxl and axa sparelight with rear Magicshine and Lezyne spare light. Navigation: Wahoo Roam

Bren Morgan

Name: Bren Morgan

Age: 54

Cap number: 54

Location: Cambridge

Bike: Fairlight Strael 2, Hope wheels, SON Dynamo, Ultegra Di2.

Key items of kit: Carradice bags, Buffalo shirt and flip flops.

Roel Goossens

Name: Roel Goossens

Age: 40

Cap number: 126

Location: Vreeswijk

Bike: Gaint Propel Advanced 1

Key items of kit: Rockbros frame and saddlebag

Julio Greff

Name: Julio Greff

Age: 30

Cap number: 67

Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands

Bike: I'll ride my 3T Strada from 2021, with a 1x12 SRAM Force AXS groupset, 28mm Continental GP5000 tyres, and Hunt 54 UD wheels.

Key items of kit: For navigation I'm bringing the Hammerhead Karoo. My bags are the Tailfin Aeropack in the rear, and the Restrap top tube bag. Nutrition is basically Haribo gummy bears, to be supplemented by an equally unhealthy amount of Big Macs en route.

Dirk Thomassen

Name: Dirk Thomassen

Age: 53

Cap number: 60

Location: Netherlands, Nijkerk.

Bike: Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 2021, Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Graphene 2.0 32mm tyres, SON Dynamo hub, Sinewave revolution, B+L Lumotec IQ-X.

Key items of kit: Therm-a-Rest Questar sleeping bag, Alpkit bivibag, Klymit Insulated static V sleeping pad ( verre nice), Restrap Seatpack 14L, Restrap aerobar pack 7L, Apidura top tube bag, Bontrager framebag.

Joey van Ede

Name: Joey van Ede

Age: 29

Cap number: 84

Location: Montfoort, the Netherlands

Bike: I will ride a Canyon Ultimate CF SL which has a Shimano 105 group set. I will ride with my CSC 50mm carbon wheels with Continental GP5000 (with tubes) on it. I have added a Profile Design 45/25A aerobar for some extra comfort and aerodynamics.

Key items of kit: I will use three bags on my bike: Topeak Backloader 10L, Topeak Midloader 4,5L and a Topeak Fuel Tank 0,75L. In the Backloader I will carry my clothes and spareparts, the Midloader is fully stacked with food and in the Fuel Tank I will put personal belongings and other small stuff.

I will use a Lezyne Super Drive 1600XXL Front light and a Lezyne Mini Drive 400 front light as spare. For the backlight I got an Bontrager Flare RT and a Lezyne KTV Pro as spare.

For navigation I will use a Wahoo Elemnt Roam and got two Mojogear powerbanks if I need some more power.

My lucky item is a multi-colored Rapha shirt that my girlfriend gave me for a very special moment, I hope this jersey will give me some extra motivation.

Kemal

Name: Kemal

Age: 38

Cap number: 70

Location: Amsterdam

Bike: Canyon Endurace CF SL 8 Aero

Key items of kit: Apidura framebag with 3L water tank and Garmin Edge 1030 Plus will be my key technical equipments. Beside that I will first time use aerobar in this race.

Gary Currie

Name: Gary Currie

Age: 52

Cap number: 64

Location: Troon, Scotland

Bike: EASTWAY 1.0

Key items of kit: Wahoo BOLT. Bivvy and sleeping bag

Knut Alsemgeest

Name: Knut Alsemgeest

Age: 42

Cap number: 93

Location: Schipluiden, Netherlands

Bike: Idworx Rock 'n Rohler 29er with Big Apple roadtires. As a newby into ultra bikeraces I just converted by MTB into a roadbikecarrier. I doubted for half a year between picking my road race bike or my converted MTB bike. Ergonomy won me over. With a Jones H-bar mounted I'm sitting more upright, have more available barpositions and a sturdy and stable bike. Weight of the bike is too much for what I would like, but won't be a problem in the Netherlands. Maybe only in the South this will be a disadvantage going up short steep hills. Anyway, what do I know.

Key items of kit: Topeak saddle bag, Topeak front bag carrier and small Restrap bag for toptube. As a first timer I aim for sleeping in hotels, B&B's, 'vrienden op de fiets', to travel as light as possible. I'll be carrying a minimum of clothing, two 900ml bottles and the necessary food for a day. Main goal is to finish this race within 9 days.

Jurjen Draaijer

Name: Jurjen Draaijer

Age: 55

Cap number: 90

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Bike: Salsa Cutthroat with SRAM Force 1

Key items of kit: Apidura bags, Dynamo light, bivy bag, sleeping bag and matress.

Piotr Liszke

Name: Piotr Liszke

Age: 54

Cap number: 117

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Bike: OPEN WI.DE. on DandyHorse wheels with GRX shifting 1x11.

Key items of kit: A mix of bags from Restap, Apidura and a custom made frame bag "Helrör" from a local bag maker, THLP.

Baptistine Smets

Name: Baptistine Smets

Age: 32

Cap number: 8

Location: Bruxelles, Belgium

Bike: Genesis Croix de fer 20 - 2021 - alt color - full steel.

Key items of kit: I think the best thing I have is my aero bar bag because I can store all the food I want in this extra bag. I don't need to comprise with the other bags. I could call it "my big food pouch" (7L) in fact. I'm equiped by Ena bags so it's full custom made bags that fit my bike very well. This year, I'm sleeping in hotel or trekkershuten so no need for a bivy and a tent.

Robert Glen

Name: Robert Glen

Age: 29

Cap number: 123

Location: Oxford, UK

Bike: Oxford Bike Works custom build Model 2:

Frame: Custom steel disc frame (700c Wheels) size 57cm Granite Groupset: Shimano Deore XT T8000 10 speed Cassette: Shimano CS-HG50 11-34t 10 speed Shift Levers: Microshift BS-M10 Chainset: Shimano FC-T3010 48-36-26t 175mm cranks Wheels:

  • Rear: Handbuilt Deore XT hub Ryde Andra 321 rims 36 spokes
  • Front: Handbuilt Son28 dynamo hub Ryde Andra 321 rims 36 spokes Brakes: Juin Tec Hydraulic Cable operated calipers with Cane Creek V drop Levers Pedals: Shimano PD-EH500 Handlebars: Deda EL 46cm with gel pads, Brooks tape, Hooped aerobars Mudguards: Flinger 50mm Black Tyres: Continental GP5000 700cx28mm Saddle: Brooks Swallow 17

Key items of kit: Apidura Expedition Seat, frame, and bar bag with accessory pouch. Podsacs top tube bag and 2x bottle holders (for snacks!). Velo-charger. B&M front light (dynamo). Vango Helium F10 tent and Sea to Summit ultralight mat with Skyehigh 500 3 season sleeping bag. 2x1L bottles for water.

Gino De Kerf

Name: Gino De Kerf

Age: 53

Cap number: 71

Location: Belgium

Bike: Jaegher Ascender. Shimano Ultegra Di2. Shamal wheels.

Key items of kit: Restrap top tube bag, frame bag and 14l saddle bag with an Apidura food pouch.

Richard Porter

Name: Richard Porter

Age: 58

Cap number: 50

Location: Yorkshire, UK.

Bike: Cannondale Topstone 2.

Key items of kit: Full Alpkit bags.

Joss Ridley

Name: Joss Ridley

Age: 45

Cap number: 89

Location: Essex, UK

Bike: Jaegher Interceptor Flymaster “De MOAB”, SRAM Force eTap AXS groupset, Quarq powermeter, SWS XCC Wheelset.

Key items of kit: Restrap bags, Ortlieb handlebar box, SON 28 Dynamo with Edelux lights, lucky item - orange socks!

Anouk Wolters

Name: Anouk Wolters

Age: 36

Cap number: 4

Location: Hedley-on-the-Hill, Northumberland, UK

Bike: Scott Contessa Solace 105 disc

Key items of kit: Alpkit saddle and bar bags. Topeak top tube bag. Profile Design aero bars.

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. Two cerberus moon tail lights. Two Nite Rider front lights. Two B'twin spare lights. Loop mount for emergency phone navigation. Two Camelback podium bottles. Abus lock.

Repair kit (two spare tubes, tyre patches, tool, spare chain links, speedlinks, tyre leavers, wet lube, cable ties, pump), spare cycling outfit, spare normal-people-outfit, USB charging hub and cables, Anker power bank, Outlery fork, laundry soap sheets, tooth brush and paste, lip balm, chamois cream, sunscreen, Velopack phone case.

DHB rain jacket, Mountain Warehouse down jacket, ProViz reflective jacket, Van Rijssel arm warmers, Aeropex aftershokz headphones.

Arne Wolters

Name: Arne Wolters

Age: 34

Cap number: 51

Location: Hedley-on-the-Hill, Northumberland, UK

Bike: I will ride my GT Grade Carbon Expert 2021 with: Shimano GRX 2x11 speed (46/30 - 11/34), Hunt 4 Season disc wheelset, Continental GP 4 season tyres (32mm) and Profile Design Sonic Ergo 50A aerobars. I'll navigate with a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt (phone as spare) and light the way with NiteRider Lumina 750 and 1200 headlights, Cerberus Moon tail lights and Lezyne 150 striplights.

Key items of kit: Alpkit Rando series bikepacking bags. Handlebar bag: Alpkit bivvy, pipedream sleeping bag and inflatable mat. Frame bag: tools, chain links, spare tubes (x2), patches, cable ties, lubrication for the bike, power packs, charging leads and extra layers (arm warmers, gilet, gloves, buff). Saddle pack: spare bib tights, base layer (x2), jersey (x2), socks (x2), toiletries, lubrication for me, high viz jacket and straps, and a Stolen Goat rain jacket on the outside.

Apidura top tube bag: all the snacks and a spork (for even more snacks). Finally, on my handlebars 'Nuts' the squirrel, so I have someone to talk to into the headwinds.

Martin Staffa

Name: Martin Staffa

Age: 37

Location: Weimar, Germany

Bike: Rennstahl Gravel 853 with Leeze Wheels, SRAM Force with oval chainring and Pirelli Cinturato Velo 32mm tyres.

Key items of kit: Cyclite Set.

Jan-willem Bobbink

Name: Jan-willem Bobbink

Age: 34

Cap number: 82

Location: Den Haag

Bike: Mason Resolution with Duke Rims, Absolute Black 50/34 Oval Rings and Continental Grand Prix 5000 30mm tyres.

Key items of kit: Stroopwafels en krentenbollen. BBB Cycling Easytire.

Werner Velis

Name: Werner Velis

Age: 53

Cap number: 147

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands

Bike: Pinarello.

Key items of kit: Frame bag and saddle bag.

Werner Coolen

Name: Werner Coolen

Age: 49

Cap number: 139

Bike: J.Guillem Atalaya (Titanium) with SRAM Force AXS 1x12, Scope R4A Carbon Wheels, Teravail Rampart 38mm tyres, Ritchey Ergo Max Handlebar and Deda Parabolica Due Aero Bars.

Key items of kit: Restrap Race saddle bag, top tube bag, frame bag and stem bag/snack pack. Duo Bags BCN Handlebar Bag. Sigma Buster 2000 front light. Lezyne Mega Drive 18001 spare front light, Lezyne Strip Drive rear light and Knog Plus read light.

Hans Meinsma

Name: Hans Meinsma

Age: 34

Cap number: 73

Location: Balk, Netherlands

Bike: I will be riding my 2018 Canyon Ultimate CF SL with Shimano Ultegra groupsset and Mavic Cosmic wheels with Schwalbe One 2020 Skinwall tires. For navigation i will use the Garmin Edge 520 plus. My Lezyne rear en front lights will make the nights like daytime.

Key items of kit: The bags that i will use are the Agu Venture serie frame pack, seat pack and most important snack pack.

Michael

Name: Michael

Age: 32

Location: Prague

Bike: CUBE AGREE C:62 SLT 2021

Key items of kit: It is difficult to say what is the most important thing on my bike, for me there is a new setup. I have high hopes for the SON 28 dynamo and light + usb charger from KLite. Also, the bottle cages on the seatpost and fork should make me more autonomous. I'll see how it helps soon.

Norbert Taucher

Name: Norbert Taucher

Age: 50

Cap number: 109

Location: Gleisdorf/Austria

Bike: Merida Scultura 4000 Mavic Cosmic Ultegra 2x9

Key items of kit: Zefal BackLoader Garmin Edge 1030 Cycle2charge SON Edelux 2 Sea to Summit Ultralight Air Mat

Marc Wismans

Name: Marc Wismans

Age: 52

Cap number: 79

Location: Helmond

Bike: I’m riding a Surly Midnight Special, with ‘good old’ Dura Ace triple cranks, TRP Hylex brakes, DT Swiss RR521 700c rims, Nitto M-1 Rivendel front- and Tubus Cosmo rear carrier, Profile Design aerobar and Gilles Berthoud ‘Aspin’ saddle. Bags a little bit of everything (Ortlieb, Revelate Designs, Restrap and last but not least a Kriega US-5 Drypack motorbag). More specs on: https://www.marcwismans.nl/surly/

Key items of kit: I really don’t have any other secrets. I stay calm, don’t let anyone rush me, drink coffee and cycle!

Keno Pieper

Name: Keno Pieper

Age: 24

Cap number: 92

Location: Germany Oldenburg

Bike: Focus Mares 9.8 SON 28 dynamohub with Sinewave Revolution USB-port

Key items of kit: -Apidura framebag, foodpouch and top tube bag -Tailfin Aeropack with 10L pannier bag -Full bivy setup (no money for hotels/hostels) :) -Wahoo ELMNT -Redshift dual position seatpost

Wessel Kremer

Name: Wessel Kremer

Age: 31

Cap number: 140

Location: Amersfoort

Bike: My weapon of choice is the Cannondale Topstone 2 with 37mm slick WTB graveltires and a tri-bar mounted to it. I put a stealth pro saddle on it to prevent saddle sores :). The panniers on the back wont be used. They're for my commute only. However, I found out that due to it being there I can put a 1,5L bottle between the panniers and the saddlebag. :)

For me comfort is key, so i went for a variety possible hand positions and a not too agressive setting. Most participants will use a race bike, but I opted for the gravel bike, because it has a more solid feel on the road and the wider tires will provide additional comfort.

Key items of kit: Probably bringing too much stuff, but I still have the feeling that I'm going minimalistic :).

Frontbag: a vango blade tent (2kg) + rain gear (jacket and waterproof trousers). Toptubebag: food, food and some more food (especially bars) Framebag: heavy stuff like a 30.000 Mah powerbank, tools, spare tubes and sealant Bidons: 2 with water and 1 with multitools, zipties and spares Saddlebag: sleeping bag, liner, sleeping mat, extra set of cycling clothes and a set of sleeping clothes (it will get cold :))

The panniers on the bag normally hold two bags for my commute, but i found that they also carry a 1,5L bottle nicely.

I use two small lights on the back (no particular brand) and a Spanninga Thor light for the front.

My secret weapon: my amazing grandmother (beppe) made me a souvernir for during the trip :). The best mental support there is.

Heero Zwart

Name: Heero Zwart

Age: 57

Cap number: 76

Location: Sneek, Nederland

Bike: Cannondale Top-Stone 1 model 2020, 32mm Continental 5000 tyres, FFWD Drift Fast forward wheel set.

Key items of kit: Apidura bags, 3 bidons, LSRF Merino Socks, Rapha Pro-Team Bibshort, Castelli Perfetto Rosso Corsa short sleave jacket, Gore Infinium Arm-warmers, Rapha Pro-Team Leg-warmers

Bart Reitsma

Name: Bart Reitsma

Age: 28

Cap number: 52

Location: Tolbert, The Netherlands

Bike: I will ride my Van Nicholas Rowtag, equipped with wide 47mm WTB Horizon tires for a smooth comfortable ride. 1x11 setup with 42t chainring and 10-42t cassette. Profile design aero bars for comfort and variation in hand positions.

Key items of kit: Using four Apidura bags to carry everything necessary. Large expedition saddle bag filled with mostly clothes and stuff I don’t expect to use while riding. The racing frame bag, top tube bag and aerobar bag carry a mix of food, spares, charger and a small lock. The plan is to sleep in hotels so I’m not bringing much sleeping gear.

Sherry

Name: Sherry

Age: 28

Cap number: 43

Location: Amsterdam

Bike: Liv Envie Advanced Pro. My first road bike, pretty aero, designed for women with a flashy paint job, with Shimano Ultegra Di2 for easy shifting, high profile Giant SLR carbon wheels with Conti 5000s tubeless tyres for low rolling resistance, Old school rim brakes, Profile Desgin Aerobars, Specialized Power Mimic saddle with SWAT mount for additional bottles, Garmin powermeter pedals.

Key items of kit: Everything is packed in 4 ultra-light bikepacking bags specifically designed to be more aero. Tailfin Aeropack Carbon carries spares, barefoot socks, Patagonia Puffy Jacket, spare clothes, rain kit, emergency food & kit, Cyclite framebag carries Lenzyne micro floor pump, Moonlight spare front light, large Anker Powerbank, sunscreen SFP50+, chargers, GoPro batteries, documents, large Cyclite Top Tube bag carries another small Anker Powerbank, Apple Airtag & plenty of bars, Cyclite Aero Bar Bag carries Garmin Powerbank, Rapha rainjacket, waterproof gloves, vision glasses on top of that plenty of mounts for Iphone, Garmin, Wahoo Bolt & Lenzyne 700XL front light. Finally the odd Apidura Musette.

Gereon

Name: Gereon

Age: 31

Cap number: 66

Location: Amsterdam

Bike: Canyon Speedmax CF Shimano Ultegra Di2, Flo Carbon wheels with Conti 5000S tyres, cockpit modified with drop handlebar & integrated hydration system, Deda Jet One extensions, Specialized Power saddle with SWAT mount for additional water P2M powermeter, Shimano Dura Ace pedals,

Key items of kit: Wahoo bolt & elemnt computers, several Anker powerbanks, Tailfin Aero Rack to carry clothes, rainjacket (Rapha Insulated Pro), sunscreen, food, spares, lights, chargers, first aid kit, rain pants, waterproof gloves & socks, Petz headlamp, drink mix & Apidura Musette

Bas Vlaskamp

Name: Bas Vlaskamp

Age: 29

Cap number: 1

Bike: Giant Propel, Rotor brakes and Dura Ace drivetrain, singlespeed 54-16, aero wheels, Custom Detour framebag, Apidura Racing Saddlebag, Cyclite aero handlebar bag and 2 BBB foodpouches, GP5000 tires (32mm rear, 28mm front), latex inner tubes.

Key items of kit: Will go for longer cranks this year to ride a lower cadence and still have (hopefully) enough leverage, would be interesting to see if that works out. I will carry a lot of water and food to reduce stopping time and to reduce the risk for shortages at night.

Delphine

Name: Delphine

Age: 38

Cap number: 2

Location: Brussels

Bike: Salsa Warbird with Shimano GRX600

Key items of kit: Saddle bag, top bag, aerobar bag

Imran Shaikh

Name: Imran Shaikh

Age: 39

Cap number: 78

Location: Harrogate , Yorkshire

Bike: Enigma echelon titanium frame with rim brakes Dt Swiss oxic wheels Hope seatpost Brooks saddle

Key items of kit: Mix of apidura expedition and racing bags Zipp aero bars Have a apidura hydration bladder in bag for fluids Going to be carrying expedition freeze dried meals for main food and snacks on the way Lights Belkin power bank and exposure front light Quad lock for phone and wahoo Elemnt bolt

Paul Streets

Name: Paul Streets

Age: 52

Cap number: 37

Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom

Bike: I will be riding my Litespeed T2 with Shimano Ultegra Di2, 50/34 and 11/34 gearing. Wheels are Mavic Carbon Pro UST set up tubeless with Pirelli Cinturato tyres. Profile design aero bars with Dura Ace Di2 bar end shifters, for extra comfort and to hide from the wind. Pro Stealth off-road saddle for the extra padding!

Key items of kit: I will be taking the Tailfin Aeropack backed up with Apidura Racing top tube bag, frame bag and aero bar bag. Lighting will be Exposure Diablo front and See Sense Ace rear. I will be using a Hammerhead K2 computer for my navigation. Key clothing will be my Rapha Brevet bib shorts and jersey, backed up with a Patagonia down jacket for the cold mornings and nights.

Fimme Veldhuis

Name: Fimme Veldhuis

Age: 26

Cap number: 29

Location: Sneek

Bike: Giant propel advanced rim brakes

Key items of kit: Apidura frame bag 7,5 l Hydration Blatter 3 l Saddle pack 17 l Top tube pack 1 l

Groupset: Ultegra

Lowette Johan

Name: Lowette Johan

Age: 59

Cap number: cap 85

Location: Duffel, Belgium

Bike: Specialized Diverge with Roval C38 wheels. Brooks C15 cambium saddle and TT bars for a comfy ride. GRX groupset 2X 48-31/11-32 Schwalbe Pro One 30mm tires, tubeless of course.

Key items of kit: Bags : saddle bag is a Restrap, for clothing, toiletries and some electronics. Half framebag is a AGU, only because it fits perfectly. (not to watertight though) for food and some fast access things. Top tube is a Apidura because it is small enough not to hinder my knees. For gels and 1 electronics. At the front a Apidura Racing aerobar pack for fast access to raingear and gloves. I use a Gore shakedry jacket and a rainshort. Hopefully not to much rain... rest of clothing mostly Rapha Brevet series.

Wim Ceulemans

Name: Wim Ceulemans

Age: 56

Cap number: 38

Location: Nijlen , Belgium

Bike: Specilaized Sequoia Shimano 105 groupset Son dynamo hub with AXA lights + USB connector Wahoo elemnt for navigation Roubaix pro 28mm tires Brooks saddle

Key items of kit: Top tube ( custome made ) for electronics and valuables Frame bag ( custome made ) with camel back for drinks & food Spare tube and tools in botttom bottle holder. Topeak rack that I normally use for my commute now holds a very large drybag so I can take enough clothes to conquer the Dutch weather. 2nd set of lights from Lezyne

Henri Arts

Name: Henri Arts

Age: 64

Cap number: 77

Location: Oijen, Noord Brabant

Bike: Cervelo R5 Ultegra Di 2 Fulcrum Zero Wheels

Key items of kit: Apidura Saddle-bag Leyzine front- and rear lights

Marian Bobko

Name: Marian Bobko

Age: 56

Cap number: 41

Location: CzechRepublic

Bike: front wheels 2x 20 x 1.35, rear wheel 24 x 1.75. drive Speed 9, Sturmey-Archer CS-RK3, Asymmetric 38. The lights have AA batteries no name.

Key items of kit: I will be sleeping quiet spot at the side of the road .Backpacks made to measure . Powerbank 30A a 20A . Navigation mobile Oukitel WP5 application BikeComputerPro, route recording IGPSPORT iGS320.

Richard Lake

Name: Richard Lake

Age: 45

Cap number: 120

Location: Lincolnshire, UK

Bike: Sonder Colibri Titanium Ultegra 11 speed 50/34 4 Season Hunt Wheelset 4iiii Power Meter Look Keo Pedals

Key items of kit: Garmin 530/Wahoo Roam PedalCell Dynamo/RavPower power bank Restrap Aero Race Bag Apidura 2L Top Tube Bag AlpKit Fiana 13L Saddle Bag AlpKit customised Full Frame Bag

Richard Sidney

Name: Richard Sidney

Age: 48

Cap number: 121

Location: Scotland

Bike: Specialized Diverge

Key items of kit: Basically a stock Diverge with Hunt carbon aero 50 wheels with 35mm schwalbe all round tyres set up tubeless. Brooks C15 saddle. Apidura racing bags. Profile design aero bars. Navigation is garmin 830.

Kees Overboom

Name: Kees Overboom

Age: 55

Cap number: 91

Location: Woerden

Bike: Salsa Cutthroat with Shimano GRX group

Key items of kit: Bags are from Revelate and Agu. Navigation device is Garmin Edge 830

Niklas Muxel

Name: Niklas Muxel

Age: 27

Cap number: 33

Location: Koblenz Germany

Bike: Vpace Flint :-)

Key items of kit: - Tailfin aero pack with all my sleeping gear and other stuff.

  • The apidura aero pack underneath the bars is perfect for my rain and cold weather gear :-)
  • Custom wheels with a dynamo hub and the sinewave light are Perfect for lighting and charging my devices

Alberto Viciana

Name: Alberto Viciana

Age: 37

Cap number: 44

Location: Amsterdam

Bike: Canyon ultimate cf sl 8 Shimano ultegra di2 DtSwiss wheelset

Key items of kit: Apidura bags Leadout bar bag BBBcycling lights

Christian Menzel

Name: Christian Menzel

Age: 37

Cap number: 27

Location: Halle (Saale), Germany

Bike: Rennstahl Gravel 853 (2020) with Shimano Ultegra groupset, Son Dynamo, Pirelli Cinturato Velo 32mm tubeless

Key items of kit: Bags from Apidura and Ortlieb and sleep system vrienden op de fiets ;-)

Jelle Fokkema

Name: Jelle Fokkema

Age: 26

Cap number: 30

Location: Netherlands

Bike: Colnago master Olympic with SRAM Red eTap 1x11 with AbsoluteBlack chainring.

Key items of kit: Mix with of several brands for the bags, bivy, sleeping bag and mat. All electronics are from Lezyne.

Aleš Vaníček

Name: Aleš Vaníček

Age: 54

Cap number: 45

Location: Žacléř, Czech Republic

Bike: Dolan GXT Titanium Disc Gravel, wheels Sting 38mm carbon, Shimano Ultegra 52/34 and 11/34.

Key items of kit: Garmin Edge 530 + Garmin extra battery, saddle bag and frame bag Sport Arsenal, Apidura top tube pack.

Els De Clercq

Name: Els De Clercq

Age: 59

Cap number: 6

Location: Gent, Belgium

Bike: Genesis Croix de Fer Titanium, Shimano 105 and Oval sprockets 46/30t with 11-34t cassette. Wheels are H+Son THE HYRDA DISC, Sapim race spokes, Son Dynamo, RS Rear 32H and Schwalbe PRO ONE 28x1.25 tyres.

Key items of kit: Bags: Apidura frame bag, top tube framebag and saddlebag with Revelate feedbags. Lights: front: Exposure revo, rear: Exposure redeye. Sleep system: a nice hotel

Bas Belder

Name: Bas Belder

Age: 22

Cap number: 53

Location: Berkenwoude, Netherlands

Bike: Scott Addict RC CX (2010)

Key items of kit: Topeak saddle bag for sleeping gear: Alpkit bivvy bag, Klymit sleeping pad, liner, down jacket and an inflatable pillow (luxury item ;-)). Woho frame bag for spare/rain clothing and toolkit. Restrap top tube bag filled with electronics/valuables and two food pouches in front, two bottles at the back.

Jos Koop

Name: Jos Koop

Age: 33

Cap number: 87

Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands

Bike: Genesis Zero Disc with Shimano Ultegra Di2, Dura-Ace C40 wheels, PRO Stealth saddle and PRO finishing kit.

Key items of kit: PRO Discover bags

Auke Jongbloed

Name: Auke Jongbloed

Age: 53

Cap number: 7

Location: Vlaardingen, Netherlands

Bike: Riding with my Aero Giant Propel with Giant aero bars to ride the winds of the Netherlands, Semi compact Crankset with 11/30 to conquer the hills of Limburg. Love my Swiss P1800 spline wheelset as they can handle the weight and are easily maintainable.

Key items of kit: The key items are the whole aero setup because of the conditions in the Netherlands. Weight is not the biggest thing in our Flat country but winds can make it as hard as riding in the alps.

Peter Selles

Name: Peter Selles

Age: 55

Cap number: 115

Location: Assen, The Netherlands

Bike: Cannondale Synapse. Shimano Ultegra. Zoran handmade carbon weels.

Key items of kit: Apidura seat, front and frame bags. Topeak topbag.

Kilian Wagner

Name: Kilian Wagner

Age: 24

Cap number: 39

Location: Germany

Bike: Standert Ergeschoss Stainless Steel Gravel Bike with Zipp 303 Firecrest wheels with 28mm Continental Grand Prix 5000s. Shimano GRX800 groupset.

Key items of kit: Cyclite Aero Bar Pack, Ortlieb Seat Pack, Ortlieb Frame Bag, Restrap Top Tube Bag, Apidura Food Pouch.

Stephane Große-Lüger

Name: Stephane Große-Lüger

Age: 52

Cap number: 132

Location: Velbert , Germany

Bike: Rose Backroad with a Reynolds Wheelset and Schwalbe Durano DD 28 mm tires. Shimano Grx 810 Groupset, Profile Aero Bars.

Key items of kit: Sea to summit Sleepmat & Sleeping Bag, Mammut Bivi, Light Trelock & BM. Navigation Wahoo Element Bolt , Bags Apidura & Ortlieb.