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Sportive Rider Profiles: Andy Lulham

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Meet sportiver Andy Lulham who powers his rides with a heady mixture of peanut butter sandwiches and Swiss roll. Andy's bottom gear is 34/28 and his top tip is not to get too drunk the night before a big ride. Sensible on both counts!


Name: Andy Lulham

Gender: M

Age: 47

Height: 1.85m

Weight: 95kg

Bottom Gear: 34/28T

Current bike: Ribble Audax

What do you take with you on a ride? Spare tube, energy gel/bars, gilet, phone, emergency money, E111 ID.

Why do you ride sportives? Fitness, challenge, social, fund-raising.

What was your last sportive? 26/02/2012 – Hell of the Ashdown

What’s your favourite event and why? Wiggle New Forest Sportive (UKCE) out of Brockenhurst – fast and (mostly) flat!

What’s the longest sportive you’ve done? Redhill YMCA challenge – abandoned mechanical @ 85 miles :-(

What’s your most memorable sportive moment? Finishing the Hell of the Ashdown in the daylight.

What’s your worst sportive moment? First time up White Down (Ups and Downs 2011) and cramping/falling off.

When was the last time you walked up a hill? See previous answer.

What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you (or you’ve seen) on a sportive? 30km into the 100km route on the HOTA an older couple arguing about the hills at the roadside.

How much training do you do before an event? Nothing special – just get miles in the legs and try not to be too drunk from the night before :-S

What’s your top sportive riding tip? See previous answer.

Favourite feed station fodder? Peanut butter sandwiches, Swiss roll.


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