Tim Styles

Age: 55  |  Occupation: Lawyer

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Tim Styles

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

A fantastic experience which pushes you to your limits and then beyond and leaves you ecstatic when finally ride into London.

What was your most memorable part of the ride?

Pulling into Whiddon Down and being gifted with a jacket potato which saved my life! My hands were so cold I couldn’t hold my knife and fork. Riding out of Abbotsbury having consumed a huge bowl of pasta and then attempting a 17% climb minutes after, having been told there’s one more ‘cheeky climb’ left.

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

Don’t mull over it - sign up. Make sure you can comfortably ride 2/3rd distance beforehand and take a mate who can keep you awake tow you into London!

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

Lights and powerful ones at that. Sufficient wet weather gear to keep you warm even when you’re soaked through and adequate mobile chargers for your phone, Garmin and lights.

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

Look 795, compact chainset (11-28 on the rear)