Luke Moir, an 8 times national winner and top ranked junior XCO 2020 cyclist in the World gives us some insights into his current bike set up, favourite places to cycle and top tips when travelling with all your bike gear.
What does a typical training week look like for you?
It depends on what time of year it is, whether I am base training, recovering or building up to a block of races. Week to week it is always different, the intensity of the week is also determined by the importance (UCI points) of the event.
What is your favourite place to ride and why?
I don’t have a particular favourite place to ride, I’ve been lucky enough to ride a few bike parks around the world and I must say I’ve enjoyed them all equally. If I need to choose then Mont Saint Anne in Canada has been one of the best.
Do you have any good travelling tips for fellow cyclists?
Use a bike bag to put all your extra gear in. Due to the strength and sturdiness of my Thule bike bag I normally put some equipment and other items in there with the bike as I know it is all going be safe.
My Thule bike bag also has wheels and these have been a real lifesaver especially when I was traveling in Europe! I would really suggest that you invest in a decent bike bag!
What is your favourite piece of travel gear?
My Thule backpack. I dig all the small pockets on the bag where I can put all my necessary travel appliances, valuables and other small items. Its main compartment is large and has enough space for a laptop, change of clothes and even a pair of shoes.
Can you give us a quick rundown of your current racing bike set-up?
Trek supercaliber 9.9 with Sram AXS, Bontrager Kovee Pro rims equipped with Bontrager XR3 2,4 tyres. All other components are Bontrager.
What bike rack do you use and what is your favourite feature about this product?
I use the Thule Easy Fold XT. I love how I can fold the bike rack in half and put it out of the way in the corner of the garage but I also love its sleek styling. It also adds some flavour when you put it on the car!
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not out riding bikes?
I love getting an adrenaline rush and am a real adrenaline junkie! Whether that is doing flips while jumping off cliffs, riding motorbikes or riding jet skis – It’s all about enjoying life!
What does your racing calendar look like for the remainder of 2022?
The XCO calendar is winding down for 2022, however, three consecutive big races are coming up with the Proffix Swiss Cup in Basel, Switzerland this weekend as a leg tester before World Champs in Les Gets, France. This is followed by the last round of the UCI World Cup Series in Val Di Sole, Italy. I will then be coming back to South Africa and taking a nice rest off the bike before entering some local road races to start off the base training for the 2023 season.