Challenge Tyres Rider of the Day at Round 4 – 2017/18

Challenge Tyres #Your challenge “Rider of the Day” at the fourth round of the Kinesis UK London and South East Cyclo Cross League, held at Happy Valley, Brighton on October 1.

Stephen Gibson 4T+ Velo is one of the fastest Veteran riders in the KinesisUK London and South East Cyclo Cross league with regular trips to the top step of the podium. I’m sure many of us at some time have seen Stephen fly past us at an insane speed as he laps us. However Steve is not a “at all costs glory hunter”  He is one of the nicest riders to grace the league. It has been remarked by many riders and officials at events on how polite and clear he is when coming up to lap riders, he even says thank you and shouts words of encouragement to all riders. This was particularly evident at round 4 at Happy Valley in Brighton with one rider commenting to me that Steve tapped him on the shoulder as he lapped him and relayed words of encouragement as he disappeared up the course.

Well done Stephen, you are a great role model for all riders, enjoy your Challenge Grifo tyres. #yourchallenge #Kinesisuk #challengetires

Cyclo Cross is special. It brings out the very best in all of us. We all at some time have to overcome the odds and banish our personal demons to make it to the finish line. Be that minus some part of the bike, minus patches of skin or the dreaded ‘flat’, we never lose pride riding past that majestically waved chequered flag and say “I did it”. Kinesis UK recognise and respect what we put ourselves through each week and wish to award a rider at each round of the Kinesis UK London League series that displays the courage that makes Cyclo Cross racers a special breed.

For each award the selected rider will receive a pair of Challenge Griffo or Baby Limus Open tubulars. They will be presented at the start line at their next race.

Challenge handmade Tubular and Open Tubular Cyclo Cross tyres are top of the tree when it comes to quality and performance. They have been used at the highest level and won many world championships. They have a tire for every condition. If you are looking to gain that edge on the competition I suggest you try Challenge. Grifo’s are great for faster drier courses and Limus or Baby Limus come into their own when the mud arrives. Check out the range on the link below.

By Stuart McGhee