In the last episode of BikeRadar Diaries, we asked you to vote on which winter bike out of Jack and Joe’s was your favourite, with the loser facing a forfeit. Unfortunately for young Jack, he lost the vote and Joe already had a decidedly painful challenge in mind.
Watch as the pair head to the University of Bath, where they undergo a series of deeply unpleasant tests to hopefully help them on their quest to get faster.
Following the testing, all-around nice guy, friend of the show and world-class mountain biker, Tom Bell has set Jack and Joe a training plan to follow for the next six weeks. They will then head back to the university for retesting to see if their hard work has paid off.
Jack has been riding and fettling bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of his tandem, Cecil, cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.