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2021 Cloudride 1000 .. and they're racing!

A strong field of 26 riders heading out at 8:00am EST Australia tomorrow from Canberra on a 1000k off road epic that threads together some stunning riding through SE Australia.


RACE TRACKER


https://cloudride1000.maprogress.com/


Multi World 24H champion Jason English

headlines the start group but will have plenty of company and race pressure from past winner Paul Cuthbert [2019], Anthony Newman [Cloudride Prologue 500 winner in 2020]. There's good depth of experienced riders right through the field which should result in a high finish ratio.



Rider profiles follow ...


Heath Wade 48 Yass NSW

BIKE: Trek Pro Calibre, HT 29’r

GEARS: 2 x 36/26 : 11/42 casette

SLEEP: Nemo Tent, Katmandu Bag, Neopro Mat

XC 24H: Yes

BIKEPACKING: Touring past 20 yrs, 2017 Tour Divide 4,400k 22days.

ULTRA ENDURANCE: Triathlon, Audax


Charlie Viney 40 Fairlight NSW

BIKE: Salsa Timberjack, HT 29’r

GEARS: 1 x 12

SLEEP: Nemo Tent, mat, Nemo Mat, Rab Bag.

BAGS: Apidura

BIKEPACKING: US Arizona Trail 1190k [slowly]

ULTRA ENDURANCE: Noose Triathlon, North Face Trail Run 50k

COMMENTS ‘like a Sloth’


Hieu Nguyen 47 Barrack Heights NSW

BIKE: Jamis Sport, rigid HT 29’r

GEARS: 2 x 10 34/24 42t casette

SLEEP: Nemo Tent, Mountain Design mat, Bag: Something from Ray’s Outdoors 3ºc

XC 24H: multiple convictions


BIKEPACKING: Rookie [Been on the bucket list since I saw the first Cloudride race].

ULTRA ENDURANCE: Rode my age 430km in 17hrs, multiple Max Adventure races

Triathalon: No, Asian’s can’t swim well I can but I choose not too.

Trail Running: No, these legs where not made for running

COMMENTS: I did win the Woodford to Glenbrook charity race but they mistook my name for a girl!


BIKE: Salsa Woodsmoke HT 29’r

GEARS: 1 x 33 9-46 Eagle

BIKEPACKING: Toured US Arizona Trail 1190k

ULTRA ENDURANCE: Noose Triathlon, Lots of Trail Running, UTMB, Ultra trail duMont Blanc 100 miles [37h:52m]

COMMENTS: motto / songs ... this is what you came for... and just keep swimming from finding nemo


Wes Whittle 40 Fairlight NSW

BIKE: Curve GMX+ rigid 29’r

GEARS: 1x 32 and 9-46

SLEEP: Mount Laurel Designs Superlight Solo Bivy Bag: S2S Spark III

Mat: Therm-a-rest z lite sol mattress

BIKEPACKING: 2019 Race to the Rock 3,000k


Ross Hamilton 32 Albury NSW

BIKE: 2010 GT Zaskar HT 29’r

GEARS: 2x 10 ? just pedal or walk.

SLEEP: SOL Emergency Bivvy Mont Bag, Mat; Hotel or no sleep strategy

BIKEPACKING: Cloudride 2014, 2017, 2019. Prologue 2020, 2021. Honeymoon NZ bikepack, 3,000k [still married]

ULTRA ENDURANCE: Audax, Adventure Race: Murray Marathon 2005-2009 full distance, Upper Murray Challenge, Mars Challenge, Bogong to Hotham on xc skis in 9 hours plus ‘lots’ of marathons.


Paddy Howlett 45 Erica Vic

BIKE: Salsa Fargo rigid, 29’r

GEARS: 1x - 48

SLEEP: Big Angus Fly Creek 2. Bag: S2S Spark SP 2 Mat:0

BIKEPACKING: Hunt 1000. 2019 Tassie Gift [600k DNF]

2019 Round Denmark Bike Race 2000km

Adventure Race: Yes


BIKE: Triton Custom Ti MTB rigid 27+

GEARS: SingleS

SLEEP: Homemade Silpoly Tarp Bag: S2S Micro III Mat: Thermarest NeoAir X-Lite

BIKEPACKING: 2016 Race to the Rock 2,000 DNF, Tour Divide 2017 - 8th overall, 1st SS