24th July 2016
Local Hero | Gran Fondo Brighton
On the right day, there are the times when the South Downs truly are the most beautiful palce to live, not just in the UK, but in the world. Many rides begin atop the Dyke, surveying the weald and beyond towards the labyrinthian Surrey Hills; you can actually visualise your entire ride, every crumbling farm track, bridleway, and breakneck descent before you even set off.
We're immensely proud of our South East roots and we're stoked that (n+1) want to showcase the world beating riding in the South East.
Having just finished the filming for our upcoming RoaDH feature, we're still buzzing from the hairpins and gnarly descents on offer in our backyard playground.
Brighton Cafe and Cycle Workshop (N+1) to bring you a true beast of a ride that will really put your 2016 summer fitness to the test. The killer route climbs 10,463 feet over 139 miles in East Sussex and Surrey. This sportive will have you recovering (or crying!) for weeks to come. If the Gran Fondo sounds a bit too challenging, you can opt for the Medio or Piccollo, shorter, more relaxed loops.
This is harmony with our 'FastFar' mantra, and we're proud to be supporting the Grand Fondo brighton.
The fastest rider of the day will be awarded with the multi award-winning a Mason X Hunt 4 Season disc wheelset. Recently winning the London Cycling Campain 'Product of the Year' category, this wheelset is the ultimate set for year round UK stomping.
We're wouldn't offer any other wheelset on our complete builds.
We worked with the wheel fanatics at HUNT to produce the perfect 4Season disc wheel.
After spending so much time on detailing and functionality for the first frames, forks and bikes, we found that the right wheelset just didn't exist! In stepped hand-built wheel supplier HUNT Bike Wheels.
HUNT listened to our list of essentials, added their own expertise and we came up with the MASON x HUNT 4Season Disc wheelset. It's absolutely perfect for our bikes, and as reviews have shown, perfect for UK riding.
The consequence of the fanatic attention to detail is a resulting 1585 gram wheelset weight. Acceleration and climbing are massively improved over many of the stock wheels supplied on road/CX disc brake bikes.
There are 3 routes to choose from, with varying lengths and elevations, but to truly find your roots and yourself, there's nothing that tops a really long, hard day in the saddle...
If you fancy challening yourself with the serious distance and heady heights of the Gran Fondo Brighton then sign up here.