Andi Woolass

Britannia '18 Victory '18
Andi Woolass

What was your reason for wanting to ride the Trafalgar Way?

To challenge myself against the distance, time and terrain initially - then after the tragedy in Manchester it was to raise money

How would you sum up your ride of the Trafalgar Way to a friend?

Hard, beautiful and rewarding with extreme highs and lows.

The event is fantastically organised and I still find the fact that if I hadn’t a GPS I could have followed the orange triangles from Falmouth to London (every turning - every roundabout was signed) a truly phenomenal effort!

RTTW is a friendly representation of what cycling should be about - the journey - and riding with like-minded strangers at the beginning and friends by the end is testament to that.

Aid stations were staffed by conscientious and helpful marshals and the hot food (especially in Blandford) was life saving.

What was your most memorable part of the ride?

Riding from Blandford in the pitch black into London and seeing the skies getting bright

What are your top 3 tips for anyone thinking of riding the Trafalgar Way

Climb as much as you can in training

Temper how long you stop each time it eats away at the 24 hours without you realising

Keep warm and dry as much as possible - spare bib shorts aren’t just a luxury

What are your top bits of equipment or kit you wouldn’t want to ride the Trafalgar Way without?

Battery pack and cable for phone and garmin

What bike (make and model) and chainset / cassette set up did you ride the Trafalgar Way with (if available)?

Storck Visioner with a 52/36 and 11/28 set up