King of the Road
Ted King is a man on a mission. Ex-pro tour rider and Tour de France veteran with UCI Pro Team Cannondale-Garmin, two times winner of the iconic Dirty Kanza 200 in 2016 and 2018, Ted knows a thing or two about travelling with your bike and the importance of getting it there safe and sound.
Now a pro gravel rider, he has lost none of his passion for the sport and has become something of an influencer Ted King. Ultimately inspiring people from all walks of life to travel the world doing something we love. The added bonus of being able to take your bike is a phenomenal thing and we at Shokbox are excited and proud that Ted trusts our bike boxes when he travels.
This year, Ted will attempt to be the first rider to win the Dirty Kanza for the third time, bragging rights aside, as a two-time winner, Ted knows a thing or two about what’s needed to survive the 200 miles, 10 hour days in the saddle. His experience of training for endurance races led to him creating his own brand of nutritional products untapped
Ted King transports his bike in a Shokbox
Watch the video below to get Ted’s advice on preparing for this mammoth event, because of course, to get to the event you need to transport your bike safely.
What you need for Cycle Gravel Racing By Ted King
Of course to get to the event you need to transport your bike safely and thats where the bike box by Shokbox comes in. Then there is a list of essential that Ted recommends with his many years of gravel racing Unchanged: Of course to get to the event you need to transport your bike safely and thats where the bike box by Shokbox comes in. Then there is a list of essential that Ted recommends with his many years of gravel racing
- Cycling shoes
- Normal gloves
- Warm gloves
- Leg warmers
- Nutrition (high protein bars)
- Neck protection
- Water / Fluids
- Bike tools
There is quite a few more but you have to watch the video to see what Ted King recommends for gravel racing. Perhaps now it should include a face mask for cycling.
The Ted King Challenge
Ted also uses his global influence to support a not for profit organisation, the Krempel Centre in New Hampshire, which became close to his heart when in 2003, his father an orthopaedic surgeon, suffered a stroke. The centre is dedicated to improving the lives of people who have suffered brain injuries and seeing what a fantastic support they were to his Dad, it seemed only natural to say thank you and nine years ago he used his influence to create the highly successful King Challenge
With brother Robert, they held their first cycle event, which is aimed at all cycling abilities, and over its time have raised over one million dollars..
Fundraising requirement for the King Challenge
Adult $150 (minimum) individual requirement
Youth (8-17 years): $25 (minimum) individual requirement
Family (2 Adults and one or more Youth): $250 (minimum)
Virtual Rider no minimum, for full program information, click here.
Ted King Today
2020 isn’t showing any signs of slowing down for this busy sportsman and entrepreneur. The Team at Shokbox would like to wish him and Laura all the best for this newest challenge!
To stay inspired and for advice on how to ride anywhere in the world, listen to Ted’s podcasts iamtedking, and follow his adventures on YouTube. To transport his bike to events, Ted uses the Shokbox Premium bike box. Visit Shokbox to see our full range of bike boxes and transport cases, the safest way to take your bike. See the world through pedal power and remember the safest way to transport your precious cargo during flights is in a bike box. Thee hard bike box.
2005 U23 National Team
2006-2007 Priority Health
2009-2010 Cervelo TestTeam
2013-2014 Cannondale Pro Cycling