James Hayden

An eye for detail and a wealth of bikepacking experience that’s hard to beat. James is one of the most determined riders on the circuit with a list of achievements any racer would be envious of. He knows what works for racers and how to make it happen.

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James Hayden

Age: 31
Location: Catalunya, Spain
Bike: Fairlight
Preferred Discipline: Off-road adventure
Sponsors: Fairlight, Ride with GPS, Christopher Ward

James Hayden
James Hayden at Tailfin

Why ride with Tailfin

Having seen Tailfin grow over the past years and working on a setup together for Silk Road Mountain Race in 2021, I was really struck by their attitude to innovation and doing things better. I am always looking to find new and better solutions so we have a great alignment for progress.

Noteble Achievements

Transcontinental (TCR) 2017 & 2018 – Winner

2019 Silk Road Mountain Race – 4th

2020 Further – Winner

2020 Atlas Mountain Race – 2nd

2021 Highland Trail 550 – 3rd

Additional Information

Events/rides/challenges planned for 2022
Highland Trail 550, Silk road Mountain Race. I also plan to spend more time exploring the Catalan Pyrenees
Music playlist of choice
Dire Straits
What do you carry with you on every trip?
My bike!
One luxury item you take on a trip
Spare socks
Favourite country to ride in?
If you could only ride one route, what would it be?
Around the world for me