5 Minutes With...

A collection of interviews where we talk to some of the people who make up our sport

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Five Minutes with... Dulkara Martig

Dulkara Martig spends her time in some of New Zealand and Alaska's wildest places, working and adventuring. Her experience from the first edition of the Tour Te Waipounamu offer a unique insight into a bonified adventurer's exploration into bikepacking.

Five Minutes With... Alice Lemkes

Alice Lemkes is a familiar name around the ultra-distance community in the UK. This year she took on the challenge of GBDURO and became one of the few finishers, hitting John O'Groats in 7th place. We talked racing mentality, her current projects and wild swimming tips.

Five Minutes With... Jaimi Wilson

A new name in the ultra-racing scene, Jaimi Wilson lit up dotwatchers' screens this summer when she stormed to third place at GBDURO21, taking the women's title as well. We delve a little more into her ride and her background on the bike.

Five Minutes With... Scotti Lechuga

Seasoned pairs ultra-racer turned solo winner, Scotti Lechuga, shares with us her entry into ultracycling, tips for family bikepacking and how to master the perfect camp coffee.

Five Minutes With... James Craven and Brad Shenton

Two childhood friends took on the King Alfred's Way route solo but they both took the FKT. Keen to know how that's possible? Continue reading.

By: Jon Endres

Five Minutes With... Ben Davies

Ben Davies' recent 2nd place in TCRno7 (First Male), was his third TCR, progressing from 44th, 10th and finally 2nd. His is not a story of a new rider bursting onto a podium, but a tale of years of work and developing the skills and experience needed to succeed in these rides.

Five Minutes With... Alex Hotchin

Best known for her ability to put place to paper, Alex's work transports readers to a land faraway and instills wanderlust to any lucky enough to behold her work.

Five Minutes With... Emma Flukes

First and foremost a proud Tasmanian; she's the brains behind Tassie Gift and the brawn behind last year's second place Victoria Divide finish. We get to know a little more about the woman behind the instagram posts.

Five Minutes With... Hayden McCormick

Hayden is a Kiwi rider who stormed the inaugural Badlands last year into second place. A high achievement for any rider, but even more so for a man who only took up the sport at the start line in Grenada. We catch up with him ahead of the inaugural Tuatara 1000 in his motherland.

Five Minutes With... Chris Hall

Chris Hall is someone who loves a challenge, his most recent of which raised over £12,000 for the PACE Centre. We spoke to Chris about his life in cycling, his 107TDF challenge and his motivations to ride.

By: Tom Olver

Five Minutes With... Chiru Bikes

Pierre Arnaud Le Magnan is the brains behind the Chiru Bikes and his passion for long-distance cycling inspired the creation of the brand. We sat down with him to find out what it takes to build some of the toughest bikes around.

Five Minutes With... The Racing Collective

The Racing Collective describe themeselves as 'a community of self-supported racers who love wild places'. With an already full calender or exciting Trans and XDuro trials, we discover plans for the 2020 GBDuro and environmental priorities in endurance events.

By: Tom Olver

Five Minutes With... Jochen Böhringer

Two-time winner of the Hope 1000 sits down with us to discuss his 2020 win and the new course record.

Five Minutes With... Lewis Ciddor

Lewis Ciddor is no stranger to the start lists of races around the world. He won Tour Divide in 2018 and he's kicked off 2020 with a win in his home state of Victoria in Australia. We had a quick chat with him as soon as his heart rate returned to rest pace.

By: Grace Lambert-Smith

Five Minutes With... Juliana Buhring

Juliana Buhring is known for holding world records, winning ultra-endurance bike races and inspiring others to push their limits. We discuss her new role as Race Director of a new event, Two Volcano Sprint happening this November in Italy.

By: Grace Lambert-Smith

Five Minutes With... Jenny Tough

Jenny Tough has made a name for herself in the ultracycling world over the last few years. After completing 2018's SRMR, she's back for TCRNo7 this year.

By: Grace Lambert-Smith

Five Minutes With... TransIbérica Ultracycling

After a prologue race in 2018, the TransIbérica returns along with its sister race, Transpyrenees, for an exciting 2019. We spoke to race organisers Carlos, Azahara and David about what we can expect from this year's events.

By: Grace Lambert-Smith

Five minutes with... James Hayden & Sofiane Sehili

Joint Italy Divide winners chat to us about that famous finish and spill the beans on what's next for both of them.

By: Grace Lambert-Smith

Five Minutes With... Jennifer Doohan

Jennifer Doohan has made a name for herself in ultra-endurance photography. From humble beginnings, she went on to capture the Trans Atlantic Way Race and more recently the Silk Road Mountain Race. Find out more about Jennifer's passion of race photography.

By: Grace Lambert-Smith

Five Minutes With... James Olsen

James Olsen is the man behind the Torino-Nice Rally. Among the chaos of entry confirmations leaving James' inbox, we snuck in a quick interview with him to ask about the foundations of this unique event.

By: Grace Lambert-Smith

Five Minutes With... Lael Wilcox

One of the world's greatest endurance riders reveals an exciting list of riders she's hoping to line up against at this year's Tour Divide and shares her goals for the year ahead.

By: Grace Lambert-Smith

Five Minutes With... Adrian O’Sullivan

Organiser of the TransAtlantic Way, Adrian O’Sullivan, tells us what inspired him to become an event organiser, what we can expect from the TAW 2019, and how he sees the sport developing in the future.

By: Josh Cunningham

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