Niel Copeland

No stranger to the podium of ultra races, Niel excels at all aspects of cycling. He’s an avid gear junky and already provides valuable feedback on Tailfin product development. When he’s not out racing or riding he can be found imparting his wealth of experience as an endurance cycling coach.

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Niel Copeland

Age: 47
Location: West Sussex, UK
Bike: Moots Routt RSL, Fairlight Secan, Shand Bahookie, Core Gravel
Preferred Discipline: Road, Gravel, Mountain Biking, Ultra Racing
Sponsors: Salt Carbon Parts, Mektrax Cycling, Turn Cycling

Niel Copeland
Niel Copeland in Rwanda

Why ride with Tailfin

I’ve been riding with Tailfin since the beginning of 2020. The level of engineering and design is just a step above the rest of the industry with products that are rock solid and easy to use but can put up with the most incredible hardship. This was proven to me during GB Divide 2021 which is probably the hardest 10 days you could wish upon a piece of kit. The Tailfin came through with flying colours.

Noteable Achievements

GB Divide 2021 – 3rd

GB Escapades 2021 – 3rd

Race Around Rwanda 2020 – 3rd

Inca Divide 2018 – 3rd

BikingMan 2018 – 2nd

Additional Information

Events/rides/challenges planned for 2022
Dales Divide, Trans Atlantic Way, Trancontinental no8, Atlas Mountain Race
Music playlist of choice
90’s alternative or weird electronica
What do you carry with you on every trip?
A spare rear mech hanger
One luxury item you take on a trip
Inflatable pillow and Emla cream (okay that’s two!)
Favourite country to ride in?
If you could only ride one route, what would it be?
European Divide Trail