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A Q&A WITH SEAN CONWAY AHEAD OF HIS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

Before extreme adventurer Sean Conway sets off to attempt the fastest cycle across Europe, we get the answers to some important questions...

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR TOUGHEST CHALLENGE SO FAR?

Every challenge I do always seems to be slightly tougher than the last one, purposefully. That's usually why I chose it. My goal in life is to get a world's first, a world's furthest and a world's fastest. The three F’s. I have a first and a furthest but I have failed 4 times at a world's fastest so cycling across Europe the fastest is another attempt at a fastest, which is the hardest.

WHAT DO YOU LISTEN TO FOR MOTIVATION?

I listen to a lot of audiobooks and then any upbeat guitar music. I need a good tempo to keep the legs spinning.

AHEAD OF YOUR WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT, WHAT ARE YOU MOST NERVOUS ABOUT?

Injury. I am feeling strong however I got injured trying to attempt this same record last year. That's my worry. Pushing it too hard at the start.

EXCLUDING YOUR BIKE, WHICH THREE PIECES OF EQUIPMENT COULD YOU NOT DO WITHOUT?

Well I have to say boringly my phone. I use it for everything that in the past would have added KG’s to my setup like, maps, photos, journal, video, voice recordings. In the past I had a device for each of those weighing in at nearly 4kg’s. So that's number 1. 2 is I have to have my headphones to listen to music and audiobooks. It also stops me hoarding various clicking sounds on my bike that would drive me mad. I once cycled 3000 miles with a loud click on every pedal rotation, a broken bearing. Headphones soon fixed that. 3rd on the list is my adventure mascot the Little Flying Cow. He joins me on everything and I couldn’t travel without him.

Bremont Ambassador Sean Conway

EXCLUDING YOUR BIKE, WHICH THREE PIECES OF EQUIPMENT COULD YOU NOT DO WITHOUT?

Well I have to say boringly my phone. I use it for everything that in the past would have added KG’s to my setup like, maps, photos, journal, video, voice recordings. In the past I had a device for each of those weighing in at nearly 4kg’s. So that's number 1. 2 is I have to have my headphones to listen to music and audiobooks. It also stops me hoarding various clicking sounds on my bike that would drive me mad. I once cycled 3000 miles with a loud click on every pedal rotation, a broken bearing. Headphones soon fixed that. 3rd on the list is my adventure mascot the Little Flying Cow. He joins me on everything and I couldn’t travel without him.

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