Sean Conway
Endurance Adventurer

Sean is one of our highest profile ambassadors.

He has become a household name in the world of ultra-endurance adventuring! We started our support of Sean after we watched in awe of his “On The Edge” Discovery Channel documentary, which saw him circumnavigate the coast line of Britain, by cycling running and swimming (around 4500 miles), that saw him break the World Record for the worlds longest triathlon. His approach to adventure is fascinating and compelling (not to mention entertaining) and has inspired many to get out and “have a go”.

We have supported Sean with Bikes over the last few years, for a few of his insane challenges and record attempts which has seen him break the “Across Europe” World Record. Most recently, we teamed up with Orro bikes to support him with three Venturi aero road bikes to go for the most consecutive Iron Triathlons- which stood at 101. Iron 102 was a high profile challenge, that drew some widespread attention on mainstream and social media. The world followed as he diligently pressed on, and ticked off an Ironman a day (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, then a 26.2 mile run -full marathon!) for 105 days, smashing the existing record!

Tell us about yourself and your cycling or adventuring achievements
In 2011 I sold my business for £1 and attempted to break the record for cycling around the world. Sadly I got run over in America but carried on slowly anyway. Since then I’ve fallen in love with cycling and although I’ve done other things, cycling remains my strong point.

What are your favourite things to do on the bike
Miles. Long, long miles. Currently my 24h PB is 380 miles and that was part of a 2 week race. I’d dream of doing 500 miles in 24 hours one day but I’m too young for that still.

Where is the most exciting place you’ve ridden your bike
The Atacama Desert. I love harsh conditions and spending days on days just surrounded by sand pushing hard to get to the next water stop before you run out was exciting.

What is your goal in life, cycling or otherwise?
To be considered one of the best ultra-cyclist in the world.

Who are your sporting heroes?
Tommy Godwin. Record for the most miles cycled in a year. In 1939 he covered 75000 miles.

Tell us how you know spokes of Bagshot
I think the owner is very sexy

What does being a spokes ambassador mean to you
Part of my motivation as an adventurer is to inspire people to make the most of their short time on this planet. Being involved with SOB allows me to reach a bigger audience and together create some amazing stories that will hopefully inspire the next wave of big thinkers.

If you had one piece of advice for someone new to cycling what would it be?
Don’t buy clip in pedals on day one. You will fall over like I did.


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