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Bespoken Word: Blowing my own trumpet

Bespoken Word
(Image credit: Guy Kesteven)

I regularly come up on YouTube subtitles as 'Gas Turbine' which according to Wikipedia has a “characteristic whine that can be hard to suppress”. Apparently, they don’t like ‘idling’ either which you’ll probably work out is pretty accurate too as you listen to Chris Hall trying to keep me vaguely on line with the story of how I started biking, how I started testing and how teenage tank geeking, archaeology, component algorithms, a plastic light up chameleon and electrocuting grannies in Las Vegas buffets from the discomfort of a hijacked wheelchair all play a part in the story so far.

Guy Kesteven

Guy Kesteven is Bike Perfect and Cyclingnews’ contributing tech editor. Hatched in Yorkshire he's been hardened by riding round it in all weathers since he was a kid. He got an archaeology degree out of Exeter University, spent a few years digging about in medieval cattle markets, working in bike shops and warehouses before starting writing and testing for bike mags in 1996. Since then he’s written several million words about several thousand test bikes and a ridiculous amount of riding gear. To make sure he rarely sleeps and to fund his custom tandem habit he’s also coughed out a handful of bike-related books and talks to a GoPro for YouTube, too. We trust Guy's opinion and think you should, too.


Rides: Pace RC295, Cotic FlareMax, Specialized Chisel Ltd MTBs, Vielo V+1 gravel bike, Cannondale Supersix Evo Dura-Ace Di2 Disc road bike, Nicolai FS Enduro, Landescape custom gravel tandem

Height: 180cm

Weight: 69kg