Due to the threat of having to self quarantine for two weeks upon returning to the UK, Amanda is homeward bound with Rob Sherratt (Nukeproof marketing extraordinaire) in convoy with the guys and gal from Hope Tech.
The first 9 hours of our road trip had to be done without stopping to avoid potential contact with the virus, so this round-up comes from a very dehydrated and slightly delusional Mercedes Sprinter, somewhere in France.
The new Speedframe helmet and full kit range was on display in the Fox apartment. In an effort to give riders more kit options, they have reshuffled their products into three lines – Defend, Ranger and Flexair. All three lines share colour ways so you can mix and match. Keep an eye on our site for a full product line up later this week.
There were plenty of test bikes available from Nukeproof. They had a several of the Reactor and Mega builds and a Digger.
Nukeproof also turned up with a bunch of components, including the carbon bars, chain guides and tubeless repair kits seen in Fresh Goods, a rainbow of Sam Hill Enduro pedals, and even more exciting things that I haven’t managed to see yet, despite me having been in their van for the past 510 miles.
Alan Weatherill’s Limp
Some say he fell off the edge of a mountain. Some say he had a huge crash in a gnarly rock garden on a black trail. Some say he’s just got dead leg from the Italy-to-France stretch of the journey. Regardless, people all send your condolences to Alan’s ankle.
Amanda’s Enduro Elbows
Never seen before, exclusive, breaking news! I have stopped looking so awkward on a bike. I need longer shorts though.
ROB JUST SNEEZED. 18:43
Travel and accommodation paid for by Bike Connection Agency