Review: Home Grown Hero - Cycling Plus Magazine

A chilly, wet and breezy Monday morning and we're stood at the top of a remote moor in North Yorkshire. This happens to be one of Guy Kesteven's usual bike testing routes which makes sense, considering he's flying down rocky descents, through technical single track and up slippery wet marshland all at warp speed while chatting away about his favorite acid rock song.

If you've seen Guy's Youtube video reviews of the Vielo V+1 and thought "He looks quick! must be a good rider..." You would very much be correct. Which is why he's considered one of the best cycling journalists in the world. His vast experience shows in his ability to get under the skin of a product by taking it to the limit.... and whoever is riding with him!

The day see's us being interviewed by Guy as he takes us around North Yorkshire in what was a mixed day for weather. Chilly and dry start, grey and wet middle, bone chillingly cold and windy afternoon. At one point Guy's hands matched the colour of the bike it was that cold.

The idea behind the feature is not only a bike test, but also to get to know us and the reasons and passion for starting our own brand. Vielo isn't just another startup, it comes from a belief of doing something better and focusing on the details. Guy really understands this and digs deeper into why we launched the brand as we're sat scoffing the last sausage roll in the cafe before home.

You can read the full review below or in issue 347 of Cycling Plus magazine on sale 1/11/18 , and can subscribe to the title here:

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