Ben from Nottingham is not your usual cyclist, on the verge of a 15,000-mile epic from Canada to Argentina!
But every ride, from the daily commute to a pan-continental epic gives Ben the same buzz.
From Devon but currently live in Nottingham
What kind of riding do you do?
Road racing, daily commute, bicycle touring. On the 22 August 2015 I am flying to Yellowknife, Canada to start a solo PanAmerica bicycle tour to the southern tip of Argentina. This will be a six-month cycle tour covering around 100 miles per day and a total of around 15,000 miles! Follow Ben's tour via Twitter.
What do you enjoy most about cycling?
The complete sense of freedom that travel on a bicycle gives. I get this feeling whenever I get on a bike, whether it’s my daily commute to work or if it is a multi-month tour in the wilds.
What’s your favourite ride?
My favourite ride so far was probably through the Carpathian Mountains of Romania – the Transfăgărășan, a windy mountain pass, sticks in my memory!
What’s your top cycling tip to share?
We all love bike bling but remember it’s not a necessity – when it comes to having fun, it can be had on any type of bike!
If you had a tandem, who would you like to ride it with?
Taylor Phinney – his recent return to the pro peloton is an inspiration.
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