We extended our backup of the marvellous Tour O’ this year. As well as John and Calum in the backup van, we had two more mechanics, Keith and Gordon, further up the road on motor bikes. Plus we had three friends of the Bike Co-op (Markus and the two Andys) cycling the short 50 mile route while offering mechanical assistance along the way.
As well as quick fixes Markus found time to take some pics.
The first shows the group snaking up the Talla Wall climb before it gets to 20%. The last shows Markus at the finish on his new Surly single speed. That’s the bike he plans to use on his next trip – a bike packing trip round the world.
Bikepacking in Scotland Talk
Markus has some great stories to tell. If you would like to hear a few, pop along to one of the talks he’s giving in Edinburgh.