The Ultra Distance Scholarship

This year's scholarship recipients

Aandy Natarajan

Aandy (aka Natty) is a self-proclaimed bike nerd and tinkerer from Brighton, UK. Earlier this year Natty completed a 3500km bike tour around the UK and can’t wait to saddle up again for his first ultra endurance adventure!

Zara Bellos

Zara is a recently qualified bike mechanic based in South London. She feels most at home in her tent while cooking all-the-veg on her camping stove somewhere wild mid-cycle tour. By borrowing a bivvy bag and other kit, she has recently begun to push herself to ride longer distances by riding through the night, as well as exploring gravel riding and bikepacking.

Carla Benton

Carla lives in Sheffield, UK. She loves all things outdoors, including hiking, trail running and climbing, and is completely new to ultra distance events, and pretty new to cycling (she started road cycling during lockdown). She loves adventures and challenging herself.

Each 2021/22 Ultra Distance Scholarship recipient will receive

  • a GBDURO-ready, STAYER bike, specific to ultra-distance racing, and your fit
  • a professional bike fit
  • a spot in GBDURO 2022
  • coaching support from performance coach Alison Wood of Veloqi for 10 months from November 2021 – August 2022
  • bikepacking bags from Wizard Works
  • an AeroPack rear setup and fork cages from Tailfin
  • performance racing kit from Albion
  • sustenance from Outdoor Provisions over the training period and up to the race
  • one-on-one mentorship from a legendary ultra racer over the training period, a new development for 2022, creating a community and network of support
  • Wahoo KICKR Smart Training bundle to aid their year-round training schedule, complete with a TICKR Heart Rate Monitor and Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM GPS Bike Computer

And this year’s other awesome partners include Komoot, Pretty Decent Beer CompanyThe Racing CollectiveHope TechTeravail and Arundel.

Any questions can be directed to Taylor via email at taylor@stayercycles.com

Support the Ultra Distance Scholarship

All donations made here go directly towards componentry that cannot be made by Stayer or Hope and parts for the 3 recipient bikes, as well as other ultra racing equipment and kit

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GBDURO Veloqi Cycle Coaching Pretty Decent Beer Co Hope Technology Wizard Works Teravail Outdoor Provisions Arundel Bike Wahoo Fitness Albion Komoot Tailfin


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