Author name: Rob Gardiner

After several long cross-continental tours in my early 20s, I settled down into the world of work. I then began to foolishly describe myself as “retired” from cycling. How wrong I was.In 2017, I discovered ultra-endurance riding and my retirement came to an abrupt end. I’ve since broken a world record, competed in several races and discovered the delights of extreme sleep deprivation.

2022 in Review

Our first full calendar year of existence has come to a close and it’s time to look back at the highlights of this year. Despite global events, 2022 was a fantastic year of cycling, especially with our new event, the Wild West Country, bringing a host of new faces into the sport. But what made …

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Wild West Country Entries Close

Entries for the Wild West Country closed today! We’re capping the event at 40 riders for this year and we had our 40th sign up late last night. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, in case of any dropouts, then please just let us know by email (

Too Far? Abridge.

When The Perfidious Albion was originally created, it was aimed at being an alternative to much longer European events that were off the cards due to the pandemic. However, over the past few months, we’ve had increasing feedback from riders that such a long event raised an array of practical issues, particularly relating to work …

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Pay It Forwards

2021 was a year of mixed fortunes for me personally. Many of you will know that I had my bike stolen during the Great British Divide, which was a fairly unpleasant experience. But I also experienced phenomenal generosity, not just during the unsuccessful search for my bike but also in the days afterwards.

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