Ben Jones

Colossus '17
Ben Jones

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

When I first signed up last autumn it was about answering the question - how far can I ride? But after being diagnosed with cancer and having two successful operations on my leg in the spring of 2017 it turned into a very real challenge that helped me to recover both physically and psychologically.

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

A really well organised and supported ride that was challenging but achievable and well worth the effort

What was your most memorable part of the ride?

The support of the event staff, the Dorset Coast and arriving in Westminster

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

Believe in yourself, familiarisation with 300km + rides and keep eating and drinking

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

Tubeless wheelset, gel mitts, Assos shorts and chamois cream!!

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

Self built Santa Cruz Stigmata with SRAM Red 46/36 group set, 11-28 cassette, Stans NoTubes Avion Pro wheelset running Schwalbe S- One tubeless tyres.