Billy Palmer

Age: 38  |  Occupation: Health Policy Commentator

Audax ‘19
Billy Palmer

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

To spend some time in the saddle and on open roads after a year of neglect of cycling since becoming a father. In the lead up, my maximum single ride distance was 7 miles

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

“Type 2” fun.

What was your most memorable part of the ride?

Doing a somersault into a stream in the pitch black after rather foolishly riding off the road

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

Tip1. Make sure your waterproof is indeed waterproof. Tip 2 – see Tip 1. Tip 3 – see Tip 1

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

While neither equipment or kit, I’d strongly recommend riding with at least 2 people with working knowledge of sea shanties to keep you going through the twilight riding

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

Wilier La Triestina, 34/50: 12-25.

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