I have two bike options for LEL
- Heavy winter bike – my Boardman Team CX cross bike with pannier rack and 700×32 tyres. This has the advantage of taking panniers allowing me to carry all the kit I could possibly need. The disadvantage is its weight and the fact that the tyres roll like treacle, so over 1400km it will need significantly more effort to propel.
- Summer bike – my Canyon Ultimate running 700×23 tyres. If I put a handlebar bag on it then I can carry a minimal amount of kit but the advantage is that it is fast and light, and will require significantly less effort over the 5 days.
As there are 2 bag drops on LEL (places I can leave kit) my current favoured option is option 2, but I need to investigate bar bags to finally make my decision.