Emma Pooley

By David Hanney

We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Emma Pooley as our new Sonder Rider!

 Emma has 10 Olympic, World and Commonwealth medals (including a silver in the 2008 Olympic Road Time Trial) and was the 2010 Time Trial World Champion.

 Now cycling purely for fun and the sense of personal challenge, Emma competes in ultra-distance bikepacking events and broke the women’s Everesting record earlier in the year.

 Just for a laugh, she then went on to do it all over again – this time on a brutal 571m gravel climb with a 16% gradient (in 12:26:10 hours)! Even more excitingly for us, she completed it on her very own Sonder Camino Ti.

 It was very exciting to see Emma push one of our bikes to the absolute limit like this and we can’t wait to see what she gets up to over the coming year on a very special custom build that's already in the works. Keep your eyes peeled.