Bikes of Wild West Country
5 May, 2022
Name: Justin Freeman
Location: Gloucester, England
Bike: Orbea Terra
Key items of kit: Topeak Front loader handlebar bag, Topeak Backloader tail bag and Topeak Middleloader top tube bag.
Name: David Ayre
Bike: BMC GranFondo GF01 with Shimano 105, Fizik Antares Versus Evo R3 adaptive saddle and Hunt Aero Carbon 50 wheels.
Key items of kit: Tailfin Carbon rack with AP20 Trunk top bag, Restrap top tube bag.
Tom Van Hout
Name: Tom Van Hout
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Bike: My weapon of choice is a 2020 3T Strada with a 2x SRAM Force AXS gruppo (46/33 x 10-30), 28mm tubeless Vittoria Corsa rubber, ZIPP 303s wheelset, Shimano XTR pedals, and Spurcycle bell for good measure.
Key items of kit: Perfidious minimalism for the Wild West Country. A Camelbak Chase bike vest for hydration and wine gum purposes, Apidura seatpost & frame bag, an Anker powerbank, two Lezyne front and rear lights, 1 spare set of Rapha bibs, socks, rain jacket and jersey, tools and a brown hair strap gifted by a friend for good luck.
Name: Kitty Dennis
Bike: Bowman Weald
Key items of kit: Apidura racing packs with Sea to Summit sleeping bag and MSR bivvy.
Lots of snacks and lots of warm layers.
Name: Simon Vale
Location: Kidderminster, UK
Bike: Fairlight Secan 2.0 - Shimano Ultegra 2x11 (f34/50 r11/40), Hunt Four Season wheels, Schwable 700x32 G-one speed tyres, Enve bar/stem combo & Selle Italia Slr boost super flow saddle.
Key items of kit: Bags - combination of Tailfin & Restrap.
Electronics - Garmin Edge 1030 for mapping/navigation, iniu 20,000 mAh power bank & Lezyne Connect Smart 1000xl /KYB smart light pair.
Sleep system - Outdoor Research Helium Bivvy, Pipedream 400 sleeping bag & Cloudbase sleeping Matt.
Clothing - combination of PEdALED jersey & bib, thermal base layer & spare kit of the same and Endura Thermaloft jacket.
Name: Marcus Adey
Location: Cirencester, UK
Bike: Bike: Reilly “Gradient”
Group set: SHIMANO GRX 810. 2x set up. Dia-Comp ENE Bar end friction shifter for front derailleur. Wheels: DT Swiss GR1600 Spline, disc brakes. Tires: Continental Grand Prix 5000, 700/32C. Profile aero bars, SMP Drakon saddle and Crank Brothers Stamp 1 pedals.
Key items of kit: Sleep system: Hotels for first two stages. Then, as and when, “Audax hotel” for third stage.
Bags: Tailfin AeroPack w/ Ortleib Pannier Apidura Racing 1/2 Frame bag Apidura Backcountry Food Pouch Top tube bag, Rapha Bar bag, Acepack Lights: Front, Cateye Volt 800 & Klarus XT21X Pro 4400 Front and rear, Seesense iCon2
Name: Ben Chuilon
Location: Oxford, UK
Bike: Cinelli Zydeco 2020 with Hunt 35 Carbon Aero Wheelset, 30mm tubeless tyres, Campagnolo Centaur groupset (50/34 & 13/32 gearing), TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes.
Key items of kit: Tailfin carbon rack and aeropack, Garmin Edge 530 (+Edge 810 for backup), two Cateye Volt 500 front lights and a few Cateye rear lights, 20'000mAh power bank, emergency foil bivvy bag. I use a collection of small bags up front for easy access items, and no aero-bars.
Name: Yusuf Mouharrem
Your bike: Craft cadence top tube bag! Allows for a Garmin mount on top and the magnetic opening is hassle free.
Name: Calvin Friedman
Cap number: 3
Bike: Boardman SLR
Key items of kit: Goretex shakedry jacket and plenty of clothing layers
Name: Ian McKay
Cap number: 13A
Location: Swindon, England
Bike: Nukeproof Digger aka 'tiny' Scottish gnome. Huge dinner plate rear cassette for hills. 700cc x 38 Hutchinsons at 38psi. Brooks C15 to keep everything happy!
Key items of kit: Apidura bags, all the ones I could buy! Sleeping in bivvy bag with Vango 200, bag liner and a face mask, no slugs are getting in! Looking forward to making friends, raising money for SGMind (Swindon & Gloucestershire Mind charity) and riding for 5 days!
Name: Peter Newing
Cap number: 23B
Location: Somerset, England.
Bike: Open Up Wide
Key items of kit: Tailfin rack, top tube bag and 5l panniers. Exposure lights front and back.