Meet our latest sportive profiler, Richard, who powers his ride on hemp seed bars and jelly beans. While his food choices are unusual, he's got some very sensible tips for first time riders.
Name: Richard Moss
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 84 kg
Bottom Gear: whatever will keep me moving!
Current bike: 2010 Specialized Secture Sport
What do you take with you on a ride? Tubes, irons, multi tool, lots of protein and carbs.
Why do you ride sportives? Opportunity to ride an organised route, with support and in large groups.
What was your last sportive? New Forest, Falling Leaves October 2011
What’s the longest sportive you’ve done? New Forest, Falling Leaves October 2011
What’s your most memorable sportive moment? Bizarrely, my legs cramping when my eyes spotted the rest of Leith Hill….
What’s your worst sportive moment? See above!
When was the last time you walked up a hill? See above!!
What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you (or you’ve seen) on a sportive? ….see above?
How much training do you do before an event? I try to ride as often as I can.
What’s your top sportive riding tip? If you’re a novice, ride to finish, not to get a PB.
Favourite feed station fodder? Hemp seed bars and jelly beans.
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