Andy Cox

Constantly travelling, Andy Cox truly does eat, sleep and breath cycling. Having covered over 100,000 kilometres in the last 5 years, Andy’s in-depth knowledge of Europe’s trails has led to the creation of the European Divide Trail. Andy’s one of the inspirations behind the creation of the R&D Division, after all, there is no better tester for our kit than someone who lives on their bike.

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Andy Cox

Age: 43
Location: Of no fixed abode. Mostly in Europe, sometimes further afield, often in my tent, usually in the forest.
Bike: Bombtrack: Beyond Plus, Beyond (standard), Hook ExtC
Preferred Discipline: Traffic free, off road, on road, I just like to pedal.
Sponsors: Bombtrack, Café du Cycliste clothing, Schwalbe, Hunt Wheels, Cascade Designs, Komoot, Detour Studio, Adventure Hydration (Cranktank), Fox and Co Financial Services, Outdoor Provisions

Andy Cox

Andy Cox

Why ride with Tailfin

For me, it’s the best compromise of weight versus ease of use versus stability versus durability. I’ve tried quite a few different setups, and nothing comes close to the modularity or stability of the Tailfin luggage. The quality is excellent and the customer service is outstanding.

Noteable Achievements

5 years of riding dirt roads mostly around Europe in which I’ve now around 100,000km and counting, also creator of the European Divide Trail

Additional Information

Events/rides/challenges planned for 2022
Los Angeles to New York City via Route 66 to Chicago then onwards to the Big Apple (road touring/training for the summer season), EDT:Go East – Black Sea to Adriatic (Istanbul to Venice, off road), EDT:Go North – Adriatic to Arctic (Trieste to Nordcapp, off road). These two routes will more than double the length of the European Divide Trail network.
Music playlist of choice
Nils Frahm, Wax Tailor, Hidden Orchestra, Degiheugi, Aesop Rock, Sixtoo, Philip Glass, Nicolas Jaar, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Blockhead, UNKLE, Cyesm, Felix Laband, Roger Molls
What do you carry with you on every trip?
My camera
One luxury item you take on a trip
A hand coffee grinder and Aeropress Go
Favourite country to ride in?
Hard to narrow it down… Switzerland, Sweden or Spain
If you could only ride one route, what would it be?
Around the world, preferably on dirt roads!

Featured Story

What is the European Divide Trail and why should it be on your bucket list?

The European Divide Trail or EDT as it has come to be known is the newly launched 7,600-kilometre long-distance trail bisecting mainland Europe from the northeastern tip to the most south-westerly point.