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Ride of the year? Cyclist completes Transcontinental on Brompton folding bike

Ride of the year? Cyclist completes Transcontinental on Brompton folding bike

Transcontinental on a Brompton (James Houston / Instagram) "It’s just the bike I’ve got — enjoy it!": James Houston overcomes aggressive dogs, melted rim tape,…

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Transcontinental on a Brompton (James Houston / Instagram) "It’s just the bike I’ve got — enjoy it!": James Houston overcomes aggressive dogs, melted rim tape, numerous punctures and walking up (and down) mountains… all while wearing sandals…

Kudos, chapeau and all other cycling-related congratulations to James Houston who completed Transcontinental , the iconic self-supported ultra-endurance challenge, on a Brompton folding bicycle.

Completing the continent-crossing route from Geraardsbergen in Belgium to Burgas on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast — via Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Romania — James rolled into the finish city on Friday after just under a month on the road.

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James documented his journey on Instagram (link is external) , where he uploaded daily updates on his stories, and hosted a Q&A live video (link is external) on Saturday night. Sporting some exceptional sandal tan lines, he told those who have followed his journey he is looking forward to doing normal things, eating normal food and visiting the allotment on return to the UK. "It’s just the bike I’ve got — enjoy it!" "I did this on a Brompton because that’s the bike I’ve got. I’m not trying to prove anything, I wasn’t trying to be the first, it’s just the bike I’ve got — enjoy it!" he explained.

"I’m looking forward to getting home, having normal food, going for walks, going to […]

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