Cycling YouTuber Katie Kookaburra has taken her Endurance SL on some pretty epic adventures in 2020 despite the strange year we have all had. Here, she share the highlights.
The Ribble Endurance SL: A Year in pictures
Despite it being a difficult year for many, cycling YouTuber Katie Kookaburra has managed to get away on many mini-adventures with her beloved Endurance SL. As we come towards the end of the year, and with travel restrictions firmly in place, we wanted to share some of her best moments. Hopefully, this will inspire you and your Ribble for some 2021 trips.
Katie, how have you found this year?
To be honest it’s been such a strange time and I am lucky enough I get to travel with my bike to so many incredible places. But this year it really made me explore places so much closer to home. It’s also made me realise how much I took travel for granted.
What has been your most memorable trip this year?
Despite Covid, my friends and I have managed to go on some pretty epic adventures. We went bikepacking in Northern Ireland and Cornwall, rode from Manchester to Paris but I think my favourite was cycling down to Dartmoor in a day and wild camping. It was a long day taking us around 24 hours with fully loaded bikes to travel the 350km route but it was so worth it.
You do have the CGR bike which is more akin to the riding you were doing, so what made you take the Endurance SL?
I love the CGR Ti but it seemed too obvious to take that and I wanted to push the limits of what the Endurance SL could do. It handled being loaded with all my camping gear, a fair bit of gravel and even a tad of forest riding.
I was so impressed with its versatility – great for smashing efforts on hill climbs as well as adventure riding. It really is my favourite bike. And it’s the rim brake version, which I love. I will be riding this bike next year too, we have to save the rim brake haha. But seriously the braking power was great, even with a loaded bike. Don’t underestimate what those mighty calipers can do.
So let’s have a look at your year in photographs of with the Endurance SL… caliper.
Wildcamping in Devon.
Bikepacking Northern Ireland.
Manchester to Paris.
Over the year I have sweated it out and got the heart rate pumping on some of the most epic yet brutal climbs in the UK.
I almost forgot, I also Everested. For those that don’t know it’s climbing the same climb until you ascend the height of Everest which is 8,848m. I did in on my all time favourite climb, Dovestones in Saddleworth.
If you want to watch Katie’s review after a year on the Endurance SL click HERE.