Christmas is all about eating, drinking, and being merry, right?
The guys get training for their next big challenge: the Festive 500
Not for these guys. In the latest episode of BikeRadar Diaries, Joe and Reuben head out head out for a tough training ride with the aim of hitting the hills hard in order to prepare for the Festive 500. As always they both have a good go at dishing out some pain to one another.
The Festive 500 is a challenge to ride 500km between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Why? Why not!
Once they’ve tortured themselves on no less than six notorious climbs in the area, Joe gives us a full tour of his 2019 long-termer: a Scott Scale RC 900 World Cup. He’s got some big races planned and hopefully the Scale will be a loyal companion in 2019.
Oh, and Reuben’s sporting a very fetching Christmas jumper.
Mildred’s a utilitarian cyclist at heart, determined to do everything on two wheels, whether it’s shopping, commuting or moving house. She’s spent the past three years volunteering as a mechanic and workshop coordinator at the Bristol Bike Project, and now sits on its board of directors. Her expertise in bikes — and what people want out of them — comes from working in real-world bike shops and learning the ins and outs of the industry. At home on slicks and knobblies alike, Mildred’s ideal ride covers long distances through remote countryside, on mixed terrain that offers a bit of crunch. She’s easily won over by steel frames coupled with a 650B/plus-tyre combo, and is currently riding a Surly Bridge Club, while training for a 600km audax on a Triban Women’s RC 520.