Ribble Sportive 365
Alex spent his career working as a nuclear physicist, and as such is a fan of formulas. He adopts the "n+1" formula for the number of bikes he should own, wher n = the number of bikes he currently owns. The bike that will be used for this trip is a carbon-framed Ribble Sportive 365, with Mavic Aksium wheels, fitted with Schwalbe Marathon Extra tyres. The gears are front: double 36/26; cassette: 10-speed 11-36.
Equipment and Luggage
The trip will be supported by CTC, and luggage will be carried in the support van along with food, tools and bike spares. The rules for this record state that the cycle can be either supported or unsupported, using any route between the start and end point. Alex has vouched to do a supported cycle and enjoy it to the full!