Rob Britton of Easton Overland Sets new FKT on the BC Epic 1000

Rob Britton of Easton Overland Sets new FKT on the BC Epic 1000

Posted on by Jackie Sperber

Rob Britton of Easton Overland Sets new FKT on the BC Epic 1000

June 14th, 2022, former pro cyclist and Easton Overland athlete Rob Britton (@rob_britton) set off on an individual time trial on the 1,000-kilometre BC Epic 1000 route from Merritt to Fernie, British Columbia.

 

Rob Britton Fernie BC Epic 1000

With his eyes set on a new fastest known time, Rob completed the challenging route faster than anyone before him, including Tom Hainisch’s blazing-fast 2019 record. Rob’s final time was 2 days, 9 hours, and 24 minutes, a full 7 hours faster than Tom’s record. While the infamous Gray Creek pass was impassable, the alternate route was both longer and had more elevation gain, making Rob’s achievement that much more impressive.

Riding through Bear country
Bear country BC Epic 1000

 

"I don’t think there are many people who could have pulled off such performance in those conditions, but the part that made me so proud as a friend was afterwards when, in casual conversation, it came up that getting the FKT was incredible but wasn’t the best part. Rob was able to truly test his limits and to lose himself in the pursuit of an adventure. He left the outside world behind for two days and was present and tuned in to his body and mind (for better or for worse) as he traveled through some of the most amazing landscapes Canada has to offer. The fact that he found the greatest satisfaction in the ride itself and the adversity and challenge he overcame has seriously inspired me to find ways where I can challenge and push myself like that too… though perhaps on on a smaller and less wild level.” – Nic Hamilton, Rob’s friend and journalist

 

 

Just a quick nap BC Epic
sore feet BC Epic

Rob has raised more than $5,000 for the WIRTH Counselling fund and has a goal of reaching $7,500. You can make a donation and learn more about his fundraising efforts here: GoFundMe

 

Tunnel views BC Epic 1000

Rob rode his Felt Breed equipped with:

  • EC90 AX Wheels and Schwalbe G-One R tires
  • EC90 SL Crankset
  • EC90 AX Handlebars + EC Microfiber bartape
  • EC90 SL ISA Seatpost
  • FOX 32 Taper Cast fork
  • Shimano GRX 1x paired to a Classified internal hub
  • Ceramic Speed Jockey Wheels and Bottom Bracket
  • Apidura Bikepacking bags
  • Arundel Bottle Cage

June 14th, 2022, former pro cyclist and Easton Overland athlete Rob Britton (@rob_britton) set off on an individual time trial on the 1,000-kilometre BC Epic 1000 route from Merritt to Fernie, British Columbia.

 

Rob Britton Fernie BC Epic 1000

With his eyes set on a new fastest known time, Rob completed the challenging route faster than anyone before him, including Tom Hainisch’s blazing-fast 2019 record. Rob’s final time was 2 days, 9 hours, and 24 minutes, a full 7 hours faster than Tom’s record. While the infamous Gray Creek pass was impassable, the alternate route was both longer and had more elevation gain, making Rob’s achievement that much more impressive.

Riding through Bear country
Bear country BC Epic 1000

 

"I don’t think there are many people who could have pulled off such performance in those conditions, but the part that made me so proud as a friend was afterwards when, in casual conversation, it came up that getting the FKT was incredible but wasn’t the best part. Rob was able to truly test his limits and to lose himself in the pursuit of an adventure. He left the outside world behind for two days and was present and tuned in to his body and mind (for better or for worse) as he traveled through some of the most amazing landscapes Canada has to offer. The fact that he found the greatest satisfaction in the ride itself and the adversity and challenge he overcame has seriously inspired me to find ways where I can challenge and push myself like that too… though perhaps on on a smaller and less wild level.” – Nic Hamilton, Rob’s friend and journalist

 

 

Just a quick nap BC Epic
sore feet BC Epic

Rob has raised more than $5,000 for the WIRTH Counselling fund and has a goal of reaching $7,500. You can make a donation and learn more about his fundraising efforts here: GoFundMe

 

Tunnel views BC Epic 1000

Rob rode his Felt Breed equipped with:

  • EC90 AX Wheels and Schwalbe G-One R tires
  • EC90 SL Crankset
  • EC90 AX Handlebars + EC Microfiber bartape
  • EC90 SL ISA Seatpost
  • FOX 32 Taper Cast fork
  • Shimano GRX 1x paired to a Classified internal hub
  • Ceramic Speed Jockey Wheels and Bottom Bracket
  • Apidura Bikepacking bags
  • Arundel Bottle Cage