On the night of the Spring Equinox, Rob Penn and friends rode across Wales.
The Rest Less Ride took riders from beach to border overnight on roads riddled with pot-holes, sheets of gravel and barrier-less hairpin bends. They dropped into deep dark valleys, through forests and over 25% climbs in a race against the sun.
This video documents the 16 riders, riding 125 miles for 12 hours, led only by small road markings, the faith in the peloton and the promise that no-one would get left behind in the wilderness.
Some were slow, others were fast, but the spirit and determination in the pack got everyone to the end. Determined minds willed-on tired legs over every peak, hoping it to be the last, knowing that once daylight broke, the end was in sight.
The ride forged friendship through adversity; sharing the experience of digging deep when you’ve got nothing left, feeling sick, delirious and weary but pushing yourself and fellow riders further than you could possible ride on your own.
Music: Crybaby - When the lights go out. Courtesy of Helium Records Ltd © 2012 .