Meet The Team

MEET THE TEAM

Edward "Bear" Cousins

Our very own hairy biker, Ed can usually be found riding around Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds on his custom Triumph T120.

As the only one of the group licenced to ride (at the minute), Ed has taken on the challenge for the 1000miles in 24 hours for the 2020 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride to raise money for the Movember Foundation. 

The idea for the 1000 miles in 24 hours came to Ed when DGR announced that for 2020 there would be solo rides only. Riding from John O’Groats to Lands End was only 160 miles short of 1000 miles and why not make it a challenge in 24 hours. 

Favourite drink: Brewdog Punk IPA

Email: Ed@TheRetroRider.com

Rhys "Rhys" Edwards

 

Builder by day, have a go at fixing anything at night. Rhys will be on hand to help with any unplanned roadside repairs. Always willing to get stuck in and doesn’t stop until the job is finished (or it is home time). Recently aquired his first 125cc motorbike in advance of his full test; lets hope he learns a thing or two on this trip.

Rhys will be in the support van on the journey along with Gordon keeping you updated on the progress throughout the 24 hours with media and blog posts.

Favourite drink: has alcohol allergy 

Email: Rhys@TheRetroRider.com

Gordon "Gords" Pearce

Our resident endurance guru. Gordon has competed in and completed more IronMan events than the other two dare to imagine and knows a thing or two about pushing yourself to the limits. Being on hand to make sure that Ed is focused at all times will be essential.

Gordon will be in the support van on the journey along with Rhys keeping you updated on the progress throughout the 24 hours with media and blog posts.

Favourite drink: Dirty Martini 

email: Gords@TheRetroRider.com

Triumph Bonneville T120 Black "Black Steed"

This beauty will be responsible for covering 1000 miles with Ed, come rain or shine. 

Customised with comfort and good looks in mind, she’ll be cruising the length of the UK for all to see. 

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VW Caravelle "Strawberry Split"

The support vehicle.

Our very own “ice cream van” will be used to transport the team and the Black Steed up to John O’Groats and will be following Ed with Gords and Rhys onboard in support.