Ribble Sportive 365
Alex spent his career working as a nuclear physicist, and as such is a fan of formulas. He adopts the “n+1” formula for the number of bikes he should own, wher n = the number of bikes he currently owns. The bike used for this trip was a carbon-framed Ribble Sportive 365, with Mavic Aksium wheels, fitted with Schwalbe Marathon Extra tyres. The gears were front: double 36/26; cassette: 10-speed 11-36.
Equipment and Luggage
The trip was supported by CTC, and luggage was carried in the support van along with food, tools and bike spares. The rules for this record state that the cycle can be either supported or unsupported, using any route between the start and end point. Alex opted to do a supported cycle and enjoy it to the full! Shower on arrival at the hotel, good dinner, a pleasant pint with friends, a comfortable bed, a good breakfast. Wonderful!