Bikes Of The Perfidious Albion 2023

Bikes Of The Perfidious Albion 2023

14 July, 2023

Alex Thorel

Name: Alex Thorel

Age: 29

Location: London, UK

Bike: Trek Emonda SL6 with hydraulic disc brakes. 11-36 cassette with wolftooth roadlink derailleur extender for steep climbs with loaded bike. 25mm road tires (Michelin Pro4 Endurance). Comfortable aero bars.

Key items of kit: Several bikepacking bags. Lowered side-grab bottle cages to maximise space for top tube bag. Comfortable gel seat padding.

Mark Bass

Name: Mark Bass

Age: 55

Cap number: 61

Location: London

Bike: Giant Defy Advanced 105 12 Speed Vel 3850 RSL2 Wheels Schwalbe tubeless

Key items of kit: Tailfin Alloy with Side Cages Sea to Summit dry bags A variety of other wee bags

Ben Chuilon

Name: Ben Chuilon

Age: 43

Cap number: 52

Location: Oxford, UK

Bike: Cinelli Zydeco 2020 with Hunt 35 Carbon Aero Wheelset, 30mm tubeless tyres, Campagnolo Centaur groupset with Shimano GRX 48/31T crank & 13/32T cassette, TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes.

Key items of kit: Restrap full frame bag (small), Restrap race saddle bag (7L), Restrap top tube bag, small handlebar bag, bottles mounted near the bars via a headset-spacer adaptor.

Louis Moorehead

Name: Louis Moorehead

Age: 31

Cap number: 60

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.

Bike: A custom steel Bricoleur frame, with a Shimano groupset, Scribe wheels, Deda cockpit, Fizik saddle and 32mm GP5000 tyres. Plus a small set of Prime Noosa aero bars.

Key items of kit: Bags are a mix of Apidura and Straight Cut Design. Lights are from Exposure. The sleep set up is an Alpkit bivvy bag, Rab sleeping bag and a Sea to Summit mat. Everything important goes on the bike, and everything edible goes inside my pockets.