• Name: Ollie Bent
  • Age: 25
  • Hometown: Truro, Cornwall
  • College: Somerville
  • Degree: DPhil in Artificial Intelligence
  • Previous education: Engineering at Oxford a few years ago…
  • Cycling discipline(s): TT & XC
  • First cycling club: Safari Simbaz
  • First race: London to Windsor Bike event with my Dad, age 11 if that counts?
  • Favourite race (to ride): Ngong Hills Individual Time Trial (NHITT), an off-road dusty TT around the Ngong Hills of “Out of Africa” fame
  • Pre-race ritual: Dates, drinking too much water, and running out of time to do full planned warm-up
  • Favourite ride: Anything that involves riding from Oxford home to Cornwall or the other way
  • Greatest ride: Crossing Exmoor and Dartmoor Off-road in a day, ticks a few boxes
  • Longest ride: Doi Inthanon, climbing to highest point in Thailand (2278m climb, 240km ride total)
  • Favourite ride food: Bananas
  • Favourite pro: Froomey
  • Favourite race (to watch): le Tour
  • First race you saw in person: Track Revolution Series at Lea Valley with OUCC last year
  • Best “I was there” cycling moment: Watching Chris Froome win the Tour in 2015 and 2016 with his first coach and mentor, David Kinjah, in Kenya. I’m here waiting for 2017!