Alan Chapman

Audax ‘19
Alan Chapman

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

To assist a friend (Neil Coggins) who has performed a trilogy of challenges, 100mile run, 11mile swim and the Trafalgar Way

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

Awesome! You have to do it (all) to understand it.

What was your most memorable part of the ride?

The team bonding whilst riding, seeing the support van at the end of each stage, the home made Cornish pasties at the Cornwall/Devon border and riding into the dawn of the second day.

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

Prepare, time in the saddle is important, do some night rides to ensure your lights are bright enough (and last long enough), if you live in a flat
county make sure you consider gearing down for the event (and do some hilly rides).

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

Compact chainset, Garmin (attached to a powerbank), Find Friends application to help out your support crew.

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

Dolan Tuono, Ultegra Di2, 50-34 chainset, 11-28 cassette

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