A closer look at the 'disruptive' Ribble Rebellion crit bike: part artwork, part race machine

The Ribble Rebellion team is riding an eye-catching bike for 2024, in more ways than one

Ribble Rebellion team bike
(Image credit: Future (Andy Jones))

With a custom paint job that looks as though it’s come straight from the brush of Roy Lichtenstein, Matt Bostock’s Ribble Ultra SL R is hard to miss. 

The Ribble Rebellion rider’s performance at the recent Eddie Soens Memorial race in North West England, where this photo was taken, was equally impossible to ignore. The Manxman animated the handicap race in the final few laps of the Aintree circuit, closing the gap on the leaders on several occasions before being pipped at the line in a sprint by Jack Hartley.

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Joe Baker
Tech Writer

Joe is Cycling Weekly's tech writer. He's always had a love for bikes, since first riding a two wheeled steed before the age of four. Years down the line, Joe began racing at 16, and enjoyed great experiences internationally, racing in Italy, Spain and Belgium to name a few locations. Always interested in tech, Joe even piloted his Frankenstein hill climb bike to a Junior National Title in 2018.  After taking a step back from elite level racing in April 2022, Joe joined our team as a freelancer, before becoming Tech Writer in May 2023.