Sir Guy Litespeed

Ambassador for ASSOS of Switzerland, Serial Everester, Keeper of the Cloud & Adventurer in Up
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Sir Guy Litespeed

Ambassador for ASSOS of Switzerland, Serial Everester, Keeper of the Cloud & Adventurer in Up
See My Latest Rides

Adventures in Up

I’m an Ambassador for ASSOS of Switzerland and a lifetime athlete. As you’ll see from the pictures across this site, I’ve been using ASSOS equipment for c.25 years: I love the history behind the brand, their devotion to R&D and the way their equipment excels when my rides become testing.

Despite the grandiose nickname (which was given to me by a friend on Stage 5 of the 2012 Tour de Force and seems to have stuck), I’ve never been a pro, I’m not particularly fast and at 82 kg, I’m never going to be a gifted climber either!

However, from time to time, I take a deep breath and commit to a significant challenge, usually something involving hills/mountains and that on the face of it looks genuinely improbable for someone like me (advancing years, hectic work and family schedule and constant time-crunch)!

Kilometers

Rides

Everestings

The Highs, the Lows and Everything in Between

This website is about those challenges and the preparation that goes into them. It’s about the places I go, the people I meet and the things that inspire me. Most of all, it’s about the highs and lows of riding bikes of all types, in all weathers and in a multitude of places. Some of my more notable rides are listed below.

vEveresting 2020 / Everesting 2019: Strata Florida (gravel), Wales /  Everesting Roam 2018: Exmoor, UK | Everesting 2018: Stwlan Dam, Wales | Everesting 2017: Cime de la Bonette (2,802m), France – Europe’s highest Everesting to date | Everesting 2017: Mynydd Graean (Gravel Mountain), Wales | Everesting 10k 2016: Whiteleaf, UK (#23 in 100 Greatest Climbs) – 10,260m | Everesting 2015: Bradenham Wood Lane, UK | 2015: Lucy’s Cent Cols Memorial Challenge, Cevennes, France | 2014: Cent Cols Dolomites | 2012: Tour de Force (Le Loop) Lifer | 2007: Ultra Raid Pyreneen – time record

In recent years, my eldest son Tom has been my companion on most of these rides and hence he appears in many of the pictures.

Recent Adventures

Cycling an Everesting Roam on Exmoor, UK

Cycling an Everesting Roam on Exmoor, UK

Please note, none of these pictures were taken during the actual Everesting Roam ride - I was solo and busy riding my bike, plus the weather was poor for much of the time. They all feature my son Tom on the same climbs though - just on different days and in better...