Nathan Edmondson sets new British Everesting record

Former domestic pro Nathan Edmondson set a new British Everesting record on 3rd September on  Blakey Bank in the North East of England 

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Nathan Edmondson sets new British Everesting record

Last Thursday 3rd September former domestic pro Nathan Edmondson set a new British Everesting record.

Nathan broke the record set by Mason Hollyman (Zappi) with little fanfare, completing 48 repeats of one kilometre long Blakey Bank in the North East of England on a warm morning. The record was smashed by eighteen minutes completing 9133m of climbing in eight hours and ten minutes with an average gradient of 14.1%. The ride was completed 76.87 miles, the record previously set by Hollyman in June took place on Holme Moss with 30-year-old Edmondson opting for a shorter but steeper climb meaning his ride was fifty miles shorter to achieve the elevation.

After a successful foray into running, Nathan has made something of a comeback to cycling and like many riders during lockdown has set himself the challenge of climbing the height of Everest in a single ride. Nathan has pedigree when it comes to elite bike racing, a former pro rider for UK continental team Node4/Velosure-Giordana who has ridden countless elite races here and on the continent with rides at the Tour of Britain and a top ten at the British national road race championships to boot, he is also the older brother to former Team Sky pro Josh Edmondson.

Being self-supported, Nathan had the freedom to choose the kit that suited him best for the attempt and chose some slightly outside-of-the-box items, his socks are from Spatz and boast silicone grippers on the sole while his jersey is from Dessus, a zipless aero jersey with integrated rear pockets. Like many hill-climb specialists, he chose to use a classic Cannondale frameset with ultra-light carbon tubular wheels.

Nathan’s record attempt is the latest in a long line of attempts on the Everesting record this year, with summer closing in, will anyone take Edmondson’s crown this year?

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