Joscelin Lowden's 'borrowed' national hill-climb winning bike (gallery)

Joscelin Lowden borrowed the frame from her brother's bike to create a machine that took her to victory in the 2017 hill-climb national championships - Photos by Andy Jones

Joscelin Lowden and national title winning hill-climb bike.

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

When Joscelin Lowden ascended to victory in the 2017 British hill-climb national championships she did so on a relatively unconventional bike – even for hill-climb standards.

Lowden's machine could be described as 'cobbled together', as it features the Planet X frame of her brother James's bike, as evidenced by his name still present on the top tube, and an array of components. Proof, perhaps, that you really don't need to spend large sums on a bike fit to win a national titles.

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