In for the Long Haul - Recalling a One Year Time Trial with Steven Abraham.
This episode is one we have wanted to do for some time and I’m so glad it has been made possible. This rider embodies a little bit of the spirit we’re trying to hunt out at Any Given Sunday, seeking those individuals who don’t do things by halves, who are a little bit (or a lot) different to what the majority would consider the norm… We have on a veritable legend of the ultra-cycling and Audax scene, Mr Steven Abraham.
Steve first came to my attention during his first attempt at the One Year Time Trial world record. On January 1st 2015, he commenced an attempt to beat Tommy Godwin's record set in 1939. To beat the record, he had to cycle more than 75,065 miles in 365 days. That is an average of over 205 miles a day, every day, for a year. On this episode, we talk about the record attempt in detail, along with a few other bits and bobs such as:
How Steve got into cycling such massive distances along with tips on how you can build up to this kind of riding yourself.
His gear choices when it comes to completing these rides, including some interesting views on riding tubeless tyres.
How Steven’s diet changed hugely over the course of his record attempts and the approach he now favours when it comes to fuelling
and – the number one thing Steve recommends when completing big big trips on the bike.
Along with much more. Enjoy!