We have suddenly realised that you, our dear readers, know nothing of the beasts that we ride. So here we are:
1. Austin’s fixed training bike
Despite a somewhat haphazard aesthetic, this fixed gear conversion is a nice ride and perfect for cadence training. Austin is yet to acquire a road bike for the big ride.
2. Greg’s end2ender
This green beauty is what took Greg the 1000miles from Lands End to John o Groats a few years ago. This bike has been through a lot, and despite being on its last wheels, has been a useful training bike these first few weeks. There is however no doubt that this won’t make London to Paris without one part or another falling off, so Greg, like Austin, is also lacking a racer for the big ride.
3. Greg’s new fixie
Instead of more sensibly spending his savings on a racer for the big ride, Greg has instead built this fixie for his daily central London commute and cadence training. It’s fast, it’s light, it looks sexy, but it lacks a few gears to pull off London to Paris in 24 hours!
4. Tom’s roadster
Austin took this from London to Marrakech this summer, which was quite a feat. In the process of doing this, almost every part had to be replaced, so now Tom is lucky enough to be the only member of the team with a currently fully functional racing bike. Lucky him.