UPDATE:- Guy Martin completes the Tour Divide
The Rohloff AG were approached back in March to support a well-known TT motorcyclist in a bicycle race. That race turned out to be one of the harshest solo endurance races in the world. That rider turned out to be none other than Mr. Guy Martin himself!
Together with the UKs "Louth Cycle Centre", a killer bike was built for the purpose. Based around a Salsa Fargo frame and built using all the finest components from Rohloff, Hope Tech, Apidura, Foy etc.
For those who don't know, the Tour Divide is a 4418km self-supported MTB race from Alberta, Canada, straight through the American Rockies to the Mexican border town of Antelope Wells. A race that will force participants to cover not only such a distance, but also a total of 61,000 meters of elevation change.
Guy set himself a target time of 20 days for the race and 4 days ago (30th of June), successfully completed the race within his schedule. Guy finished the 2016 Tour Divide in 18 days & 6 hours. A great accomplishment when you break that down - 240km a day, for 18 days straight, regardless of weather conditions! Even more impressive still when you consider winners of previous years, professional racers included, all finished between 16 and 19 days.
So how did Guy describe this experience?..."It was brutal".
A great in-depth report on Guy and his experience can be read in an article featured in the current (July 2016) MCN (Motorcycle News) magazine. This magazine (pictured right) is available in all good newsagents, alterenatively you can read smaller articles online by 'clicking' on the link below.
Congratulations Guy, from all of the team here at the Rohloff AG.