Cyclist rides 'eye-catching' bamboo bike in 3,000-mile UK tour

Kate Strong, holder of three world records, says she plans to stick with bamboo for a while

Kate Strong's bamboo bike
(Image credit: Kate Strong)

A Welsh cyclist has embarked on a 3,000-mile trip around the UK riding a road bike made from bamboo. 

Kate Strong, a 44-year-old performance coach, set off on Monday on a 90-day tour of the country, during which she will visit environmental projects, raising awareness of the climate crisis

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.