Bikes of The Hills Have Bikes 2024

Bikes of The Hills Have Bikes 2024

22 June, 2024

Stephen Rew

Age: 67

Location: Gex, France

Bike: Specialized Diverge STR

Key items of kit: Cyclite Aero bag, Knog additional rear lights.

Joost Doelman

Age: 54

Location: Amerongen - Utrechtse Heuvelrug - The Netherlands

Bike: 8Bar Mitte v2, Shimano groupset GRX RX-600, DT Swiss wheels GH1800, Vredenstein tyres Aventura 45mm and Fizik saddle Vento Argo R1 Adaptive.

Key items of kit: Restrap frame and front bags, Topeak saddle bag, Lezyne light 1300XL and Garmin navigation Edge Explore 2.

Sebastian Schönewolf

Age: 40

Location: Bremen, Germany

Bike: I am riding my BMC URS 01 Two with an exchanged frame and some small changes. It has a SRAM Force AXS 40t x 10-52t, a waxed chain, Schwalbe G-One R, 40mm/45mm (tubeless).

Key items of kit: I am riding with a power bank instead of a dynamo. My bags are from Ortlieb and Restrap. One of the top tube bags is only for nutrition. The lights are from Sigma. Nothing special but solid.

Rogier van der Wacht

Age: 29

Location: ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Bike: Trek Supercaliber gen2 dropbar converted, SRAM XO eagle t-type group (36T front, 10-52T rear) DT Swiss XRC1200 wheelset with SON28 dynamo, Vittoria Mezcal 2.1

Key items of kit: Tailfin top & down tube bags, Apidura frame & saddle bags, Albion Visibility Cargo Vest (incl 2L camelbak) front & rear light K-Lite (front - ultra race), aerobar profile design, wahoo element roam, 'emergency' sleep system ortovox bivy & sea to summit SPO sleeping bag.

Johnny Uitterhoeve

Age: 41

Location: 's-Heer Arendskerke

Bike: Focus Atlas 8.9 carbon with 0.0 km on the clock. SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 40*10-44 (hope it's enough), DT Swiss GR1600 tubeless wheels, Adventure Rack for the luggage and good mood for the energy!

Key items of kit: I'll try to sleep in my Nordisk Lofoten tent on a Sea To Summit UltraLight Mat. Hopefully the NOMAD Pegasus 340 keeps me warm at night. My head lays down on a simple but very useful inflatable pillow from Forclaz (tip!). I've different types of bags for clothes and a AGU frame bag. I will try to find my way with a Bryton Rider 800. Eat everything that cross my path, so be careful!


Age: 35

Location: Germany, NRW

Bike: Fahrrad: Storck Grix 2 Pro 27,5 Zoll DT SWISS GRC 1400 50er G-ONE Bite SRAM Force Wide

Key items of kit: Taschen von Restrap und (Front) Topeak. Cage von Topeak.

Jay Verhulsdonck

Age: 30

Location: Utrecht

Bike: Giant TCX cross bike. I feel this will be a great bike for this route, though it is my only bike so I did not have a choice. Built my first set of wheels this year, with a set of Nextie rims and DT 350 hubs. This will be the first big test for those, with Specialized Tracer tyres (47mm front / 42mm rear). Shimano GRX (mostly), with a Sram 10-42 cassette and a 34t front chainring for the race to deal with the offroad climbing.

Key items of kit: Mostly Apidura bags. After Paris-Brest-Paris last year with just a space blanket, this year I bring a full bivvy bag sleeping system, even including a pillow for maximum comfort. Total 3L water and space for lots of food.

Joachim Rubarth

Age: 31

Cap number: No. 14

Location: Kirchzarten - Germany

Bike: Canyon Grizl CF SL 8 1by

full carbon gravel bike with a Shimano GRX RX822 12s (40 / 10-45) and DT Swiss G1800 Spline wheels.


  • Tires: Continental Terra-Speed 622-45 in a tubless setup
  • Bar: Ritchey Comp VentureMax Gravel with silicon pads and Ergon bartape
  • Aerobars: Profile design Sonic Ergo 50a
  • Pedals: Shimano Deore XT SPD

Key items of kit: Bags

  • Maap X Apidura frame pack (4L)
  • Cyclite saddle bag (12,9L) with BBB Cycling BagBrace
  • Cyclite top tube bag large (2,2L)
  • Riverside food pouch ADVT 900 (1,2L)
  • Zefal and PRO gearbox


  • Garmin Edge 530

Liquid supply

  • Cyclite Race backpack with Camelbak Crux Reservoir (2L)
  • Bottle (0,95L)


  • Sigma Aura 100 / Blaze link
  • Sigma Buster 800 HL

Ingmar Sluiter

Age: 28

Cap number: 28

Location: Assen, The Netherlands

Bike: I will be riding my Fara F/gravel with sram rival AXS, fulcrum carbon wheels with 50mm in the back and 2.1’ up front.

Key items of kit: Full Apidura bag set up and a salomon vest for extra water and food. Also bringing a full Gore rain suit so the weather (hopefully) can’t stop me.

Niels Rijsenbrij

Age: 40

Cap number: 11

Location: Purmerend (Holland)

Bike: Bombtrack hook Ext

Key items of kit: Saddelbag: Acepack Framebag: Apidura Top-tubebag: Tailfin Frontbag: Vaude

Bouke Voorthuis

Age: 54

Location: Almere Netherlanda

Bike: Cannondale topstone

Key items of kit: Agu venture extreme tassen en ortlieb stuurtas


Age: 55

Location: Haarlem

Bike: Trek checkpoint SL6 2022

Key items of kit: All the ortlieb bags and the new pathfinder 42 mm rear tyre

Geert Jans

Age: 42

Cap number: 26

Location: Blitterswijck

Bike: Canyon Grail

Key items of kit: Apidura and Canyon bags


Age: 26

Cap number: 6

Bike: Canyon Grizl

Key items of kit: Rear Rack and Front Rocket