The Big Ride to Work

September 2012

Wiggins wanted in, Hoy's not stopped ringing & even Cav begged us to let him come along. Behold, the biggest sequel since The Godfather Part II...

Back for a second year, bigger and better than ever, starting on September 8th this year the Orangebox Express road bike team is once again leaving our factory in South Wales, headed for the bright lights of London and our showroom in Clerkenwell.

Last year's ride was an epic for sure but this year, the ranks of willing victims has swelled, with more than double the number of riders taking part. 200 miles of gruelling tarmac lay between our excited start and exhausted finish but once again, it'll take more than howling winds, driving rain & searing pain to stop us trying to act like the younger fitter boys and girls we used to be!

Many of this year's team have gratefully sacrificed Olympic glory in order to focus on this tougher & even more important event:

  • "Primo" Mino Vernaschi
  • Ritchie "Iron man" Fallows
  • Simon "Carbon" Castle
  • Gareth "the Bullet" Banks
  • Fiona "the Rocket" Roper
  • "Lightening" Luke Palmer
  • Aaron "Gore de France"
  • Phil "Hill Climb" Hallett
  • Nathan "Hurricane" Hurley
  • "Pelaton" Pete Easton
  • "Aero" Adam Edwards
  • Giles "Dynamite" Dooley
  • Gareth "the Bouncer" Bassett
  • Arwyn "Pringerello"
  • Roy "Race face " Williams
  • Phil "Racing Snake" Robbins
  • Mark "Paceline" Partridge
  • Ewan "Typhoon" Tozer
  • Laura "Breakaway" Bellamy
  • Adrian "Whirlwind" Walters
  • Joanne "Cruiser" Casselle
  • John "Roadie" Ross
  • Nathan "Presta" Pring
  • Karim "Dynamo" Dinoulis

and our support crew...

  • Marcus "Spielberg" Stephens
  • Sue "Pulitzer" Davies

Riding in aid of The Meningitis Trust and to promote low carbon commuting, there ain't no Caerphilly mountain high enough, ain't no Thames valley deep enough to stop these brave souls crunching every painful mile. So think long & dig deep to help this extremely worthy cause.