PSA: Helen Skelton being taught to do stuff on a mountain bike, BBC1, now

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  • PSA: Helen Skelton being taught to do stuff on a mountain bike, BBC1, now
  • Premier Icon StefMcDef
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    😛 Track stands, manuals…

    If you’ve ever wanted to learn to do these things by proxy via a fit blonde TV presenter wearing a low-cut top and inappropriate shorts, now’s your chance.

    And now, “through the round window”, she’s getting a bespoke fatbike knocked up for her to use on her trip to the South Pole.

    I see an over the bars moment coming up!

    creamegg
    Member

    keep off the bloody brakes 😆

    andyl
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    That is a terrible helmet!

    It has to be asked though….what tyres for the South Pole? 😀

    creamegg
    Member

    20cm ones apparently!

    Premier Icon aracer
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    what tyres for the South Pole?

    Long thin straight ones with a slidy bottom.

    andyl
    Member

    eh? Why not just take a normal fatbike?

    andyl
    Member

    need to get that rope off the back tyre too.

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    She’s already been. Hardly rode the bike – some useless sand bike thing.

    The blog.

    This is telling:

    Overall stats:

    Miles on kite: 329 (8 days)
    Miles on bike: 103 (7 days)
    Miles on skis: 68 (3 days)

    Helen x

    Premier Icon StefMcDef
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    Just done some MTB race – “Over The Hump”? Why do TV presenters never wear proper cycling clobber? Same with Countryfile. Always wobbling along in denims and a tweed jacket with a helmet hanging off the back of their head.

    smell_it
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    Isn’t ‘a low cut top and inappropriate shorts’ proper gear, it sounds ideal to me.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Watching this on cbbc now. How come the wheels are so titchy? Surely she should have succumbed to the current trend for 29’ers?

    That is a seriously fugly bike!

    AND SERIOUSLY EXPENSIVE!!! 😯 $4100

    and for an extra $1.5k you can have a motor

    Duffer
    Member

    I can’t believe it’s using standard, off-the-shelf transmission. Plenty of people on this forum will have experienced them freezing up on winter night-rides in the UK, never mind the Artic Circle…

    Surely it’d have been better off with some kind of internal gears, and specific low-temperature lubrication?

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