Relatively new to the self-supported, ultra-distance bike race scene are the La Baroudeuse races. With unpaved and paved options over distances ranging from 317km through to 2,850km, there’s something for every bike racer from the aspiring to the experienced. Meaning ‘adventurer’ or ‘fighter’ in English, La Baroudeuse is not for the faint-hearted. The rankings will be established at the end of the event and each finisher will be rewarded with a wooden sword, a symbol of freedom of the most mighty of Gladiators: the Rudius….
In this blog, worldwide adventurer and serial TCR veteran Ben Davies talks us through his top tips for route planning your next adventure. From a man who managed to navigate the entire way from Alaska to Ushuaia, he knows a thing or two this subject matter….
Bikepacking tends to happen at slower speeds where watt saving and aerodynamics are often seen as less important. Francis Cade heads the Boardman Performance Centre wind tunnel to make some interesting discoveries about different bikepacking setups….
A change of scenery is needed every now and again, and having somewhat exhausted photo opportunities in our local area we decided to head up north for a day out in the breath taking Peak district National Park….
This year, our ambassador Ben Davies, finished the Transcontinental Race (TCRNo6) in an incredible 10th place, out of a starting field of 254. We asked him about his experience and how he got on with a pre-production prototype of the AeroPack, our new seatpack killer. The most important question. Did you enjoy it? I loved it! Any opportunity to be on my bike for a sustained period, ride some incredible roads and cross a number of countries is a good…
What does it take to ride an endurance bike race? We spoke to Ben Davies, long distance bike racer and tourer and Tailfin ambassador, before he headed off to TCRNo6 earlier this year. What’s your favourite bike that you’ve ever owned and why? The bike that I am most attached to is definitely nothing fancy! My Trek 520 touring bike has been all over the world with me, with my latest adventure on it being a 15,000 mile, six-month solo tour from…