We went for a 10k run after a day at Eurobike because bikes are a pain

Sometimes you've just got to accept the limitations of the things you love

Cycling and Running at Eurobike
(Image credit: Future)

Let’s get straight to it - bikes are impractical in just so many ways.

From their size and difficulty to transport to all of the various bits of specialist kit (helmets, shoes, some form of mapping device) plus the omnipresent chance of a mechanical - necessitating yet more accessories and tools, not to mention the possibility of getting stranded a long way from home.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg