Dame Sarah Storey has revealed the bike which will hopefully carry her to a new women’s Hour Record on at the Revolution Series at London’s Lee Valley VeloPark on Saturday, February 28.
Her black Ridley Arena is similar to her normal road time trial machine, partly designed by her husband Barney.
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In an interview with Cycling Weekly, Storey said the bike had to be adapted to suit a riding position which could be sustained for an hour.
“We needed to make sure it was sustainable,” she said. “I’ve got a slightly cocked back and too much weight on my elbows won’t work. So I’ve come up a bit, but gone narrower [from front on]. It’s closer to my road time trial position than my normal track position.
Storey’s Pearl Izumi skinsuit is the same design as that used by Rohan Dennis in his successful Hour Record attempt in Switzerland.
“It was nice of him to test it for me,” Storey joked.
Read an exclusive interview with Storey in this week’s Cycling Weekly, on sale Thursday, February 19.