Longtermers: Tech Writer Hannah Bussey's Kuota Kebel

A top drawer race bike 15 years ago that travelled the world, but now, like a much loved thoroughbred, is enjoying a slower pace of life

The Kuota Kebel is pictured side on, handle bars to the right on a cobbled street
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

The Longtermers series lifts the lid on the bikes that Cycling Weekly's writers ride when they're not testing the newest and the shiniest - next up is Hannah Bussey's 15-year-old race bike.

When the Kuota Kebel was issued to me circa 2007, it wasn’t met with the excitement that you might expect. I had made it as a pro-am rider and this was a free team bike - it should have been happy days, right?

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.