Below are my most important event-related news updates. New training articles have recently been added to the Articles section of this website and the Endurance Team Results are being updated as they come in!
12-13 August 2017:
In tribute to my late brother Garai Makaya, who passed away on 11th February 2017, I attempted to ride the height of Mt Everest on an ElliptiGO stand-up bike. The task was to ride (23 times in a row) up a 5.1km long Welsh hill called ‘The Tumble’! To succeed I’d have to cover 225km (141-miles) and would need to climb over 8,848m (29,029 feet) – which matches the full height of Mt. Everest!
It’s an endurance cycling challenge called ‘Everesting’ – and it is tough! All riders who succeed earn a place in the Everesting Hall of Fame. I rode with my long-term team-mate Alan McDonogh and you can see how we got on in the video below (or you can read a more detailed report of our Everesting challenge on this link).
26-31 May 2016:
I took on the iconic 1,368km (850-mile) crossing of Great Britain (from Land’s End to John O’Groats) on an ElliptiGO Bike. The goal was to set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest crossing of Britain on an elliptical cycle. The film below outlines my End to End ride, from the start of my training until the very end of the mammoth challenge ride itself. A written report of this epic adventure can be read here.
16-20 August 2015:
I rode with the ElliptiGO Ultra-Endurance Team in the famous Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP 2015) Audax cycling challenge. Each rider was tasked with completing the 1,230km (765-miles) course within 90 hours. You can read my report about this epic endurance adventure on this link – or watch my film about the ride (below).
28 July-2 August 2013:
London Edinburgh London, or LEL, is a “randonnee” cycling event held every four years. To complete the event, riders must cover the 1,418 km (886-mile) round trip from London (England) to Edinburgh (Scotland) – and back – within 116 hours and 40 minutes.
1,000 cyclists from 33 different countries attempted this feat in 2013 – alongside 3 ElliptiGO riders: Alan McDonogh, Steve Cook and Idai Makaya. Read the report here, or watch the short video summary below: