It’s always great to see another rider who has pushed the envelope and broken a record of any kind so imagine our excitement when we found out that not only had smashed the British Everesting record by eighteen minutes but had also chosen to do it in the Dessus Nero Aero Jersey.
Nathan has pedigree when it comes to elite bike racing, a former pro rider for UK continental team Node4/Velosure-Giordana who has ridden countless elite races here and on the continent with rides at the Tour of Britain and a top ten at the British national road race championships to boot, he is also the older brother to former Team Sky pro Josh Edmondson.
Ever understated Nathan broke the record set by Mason Hollyman (Zappi) with little fanfare, completing 48 reps of Blakey Bank in the North East of England on a warm Thursday morning in September. The record wasn’t just broken however, it was smashed by eighteen minutes completing 9133m of climbing in eight hours and ten minutes with an average gradient of 14.1%. Edmondson opted for a shorter steeper climb than Hollyman's record on Holme Moss meaning that the new record was set in roughly fifty miles less than its predecessor.
Despite how this may appear, Nathan isn’t a rider sponsored by Dessus, he meticulously chose the kit used for his attempt and chose to use the Dessus Nero Aero Jersey to help him, the worlds first registered zipless aero jersey.