Tony Rees


2022 will be my 40th consecutive race season, this year I am competing in the BMCR (British Masters Cycle Racing) National Championships in the over 65 age
category. I was formerly a multi-sport athlete having competed in over 350 duathlons and triathlons including 7 x Ironman finishes.

My hardest day ever was definitely Ironman Lanzarote in 2009, it’s a tough place to race that’s for sure. I am a sports sociologist and was the first academic to
research the effects of new technology combined with social media engagement (Strava/FB/GPS) on the social world of racing cyclists.

I write a blog called theraceforthecafe which takes its name from the title of my PhD thesis. I ride everyday, gravel or road and during the course of the
pandemic I completed a 730 daily ride streak, that’s a lot of cups of coffee !

Full Name: Doctor Anthony David Rees PhD

Date of Birth: 27/11/1955

Favourite Ride: To the cafe

Favourite Post Ride Indulgence: Feet up watching bike racing (doesn’t happen too often)

Favourite Food: Chinese

Favourite Music: Country

Current Bicycles:
Road: Giant Propel Advanced, Ribble SL R, Ribble Aero 883, Planet X Ec130
Gravel: Cannondale Topstone Carbon, Giant Revolt
MTB: Focus Raven 8.7 29er, Giant XTC 29er

FARR Products Used:
Carbon Aero Bolt-On ( both versions ), Alloy Aero Bolt-On, GPS Mount 22.2, Aero Toptube Bag, Mini Bar Bag, Aero Drop Bar



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