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This Girl Rows Custom Bike

Starting bid: £300.00

Item condition: New

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Auction ends: 12th December 2022 12:00 am
Timezone: Europe/London

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Quella is supporting Lara Vafiadis in her bid to row the Atlantic solo and, if all goes well, break the world record along the way.  Please bid generously for this custom, one-off Quella bike that has been designed especially for this challenge.  Every penny will go to support Lara who has poured her life savings into this amazingly difficult (and very expensive challenge).  If you need more inspiration, please read the fascinating interview in The Fix where Lara talks about the emotional and physical challenges that she has faced on her journey and what lies ahead of her once she sets off in December.

The winning bid will secure this bike custom-built in their preferred size (54cm).

Features:

  • Nero hi-ten steel frame
  • Quella 40mm Deep-V Alloy yellow rims
  • ‘This Girl Rows’ logo + decals
  • Black 25C tyres
  • Black 44t crank set
  • Black and yellow saddle
  • Black bullhorn bars
  • Black and yellow custom camo bar tape
  • 16t flip flop hub
  • Black chain

Race facts:

  • Each team will row in excess of 1.5 million oar strokes during a race.
  • Team Fortitude IV achieved the fastest 24 hours ever with 107.45 nautical miles covered.
  • The fastest row across the Atlantic was a four man team The Four Oarsmen who finished in 29 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes
  • At its deepest, the Atlantic Ocean is 8.5km / 5.28 miles deep.
  • The waves that the rowers experience can measure up to 20ft high.
  • Each rower is expected to use 800 sheets of toilet paper during their crossing.
  • In the 2016 race, solo rower Daryl Farmer arrived in Antigua after 96 days, rowing without a rudder to steer with for nearly 1200miles/40 days.
  • The fastest solo across the Atlantic was Mark Slats who completed in 30 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes.
  • Rowers burn in excess of 5,000 calories per day.
  • There is no toilet on board – rowers use a bucket!
  • The average rower loses around 8kg during a crossing.
  • In the 2018 race, solo rower Kelda Wood (Row 2 Raise) was kept company by a whale for nearly 7 days.