Alpkiteer & Sonder Rider
All mountain biker, brewer, coffee roaster and based in the Lake District. Riding and racing bikes around the globe Stu has found himself drifting into the world of ultra endurance self supported bike packing events away from the his gravity assisted background racing multi day events like the Trans Provence alongside other local enduro series.
After completing a few 24hr races, Strathpuffer, Relentless 24 next came the introduction to self supported riding firstly the South Lakes Jenn Ride 100 mile and the Lakes 200 km. Stu got a taste for spending long solitary challenging hours on the saddle and soon found himself lined up to race the Highland Trail 550 and most recently the French Divide, all of which he completed in very respectful times.
Locally and socially Stu can be found roaming the local fells for a cheeky night under the stars, hike-a-biking the mountains chasing that amazing sunset or tearing up trail centres with his boys Reuben age 11 and Zach aged 9
So what does 2019 hold in store?
Firstly there is the self supported Italy Divide followed closely by revisiting the Highland Trail 550 with an aim of completing in under 4 days. Keeping it in the family Stu and Zach aim to ride the South Lakes 100 Jenn ride on the Sonder Kahoot Tandem. These events are aiming to stand Stu in good stead for the second edition of the “epic” Silk Road Mountain Race in August which is potentially the toughest challenge to date!