Rob Bennett is lucky enough to call Devon, in the South West of the UK, home. The 61 year old grandfather of three loves to do a spot of bike touring with his wife Kathryn, in addition to road cycling with his local Plymouth club.
In 2015 the couple cycled the 4,300 mile TransAm route across America and holds some of his fondest cycling memories. Read his blog can be viewed here.
“Not a day goes past without a fresh memory from that experience. We spent 10 weeks cycling all day, self supported and at nights we slept in fire stations, church rooms, school halls, sheds and camped. The route visited 11 States, took us over 7 mountain ranges (1/4M feet climbing) , through deserts, prairie, river basins, lava beds, Yellowstone NP and many wilderness areas” said Rob.
You can find one of his favourite real-world rides on FulGaz, Wembury Beach to Newton Creek. The local knowledge is that it’s best done early on before the traffic on the main road builds up and he describes it as “a typical lumpy ride through villages in the rolling countryside, interspersed with coastal and river views.”
He’s a little bit more about Rob and his style of riding, oh and his favourite bike is his Bianchi Oltre.
Favourite FulGaz ride & why?
There are so many great rides but if I have to plump for one I’ll go for an iconic climb in my favourite mountain range , the Pyrenees., namely the Col Du Tourmalet. So tough yet so beautiful and expansive.
How did you start filming rides for FulGaz?
I quickly realised that Devon and Cornwall had no rides on FulGaz despite being the most popular region of the UK for visitors. Most British people have fond memories of holidaying down here and these rides will hopefully enhance some of these.