The Pioneer 2019 - using Silversky cycle clothing

The Pioneer 2019 - using Silversky cycle clothing

Mens Bee Cycle Jersey and Pioneers Mens Cycle Shorts and Firefly Mens Cycle Base Layer

It's over. Over 400kms on the mountain Bike, huge amount of climbing and six action packed days.


  • Putting the hammer down on the final prologue hill.
  • Jas slipping on a log and breaking/bruising his ribs (not good!).
  • Hammering the Queen stage, both feeling good, and climbing the ranks.
  • Me crashing on the queens stage enduro downhill...on a flat bit at speed flipping the bike in the air and breaking the handlebar (no front brake or gears).
  • Two stages shortened due to the weather, turning both into a time trial.
  • Surviving the last stage, huge 1100mm climb up the Nevis valley. Bad weather, wind, cold, mud.
  • Jas and I both in a very dark place heading for home.
  • The pure elation of finishing a tough Pioneer...the toughest yet.

The Pioneer teaches you mental toughness, that the impossible is possible, your body can be pushed beyond what you can imagine, and you are stronger as a team. We'll be back, maybe not in 2020.

Great Silversky cycle gear. Shop now to keep warm in these conditions.

Posted: Sunday 8 December 2019