Riders

Meet The Riders!

See below for a brief profile of the runners and riders that make up the Coastbusters group.

Dolomites 2017

Coxy Summit Cime di Lavaredo
  • Name: Paul Coxon
  • Nickname: Coxy
  • Rider level: Member of the Coast to Coast in a day Club
  • Likes: Optimism
  • Dislikes: Pessimism
  • Other: Always looking for the next challenge.
Ade summit Zoncolan
  • Name: Ade Wanless
  • Nickname: Wanno
  • Rider level: Above and beyond
  • Likes: Lots of sleep
  • Dislikes: Driving on the right
  • Other: I hope we’re not getting out of bed before 11am on this trip
Johnny G on the Campolongo
  • Name: John Greenslade
  • Nickname: Johnny G
  • Rider level: Huffin n’ a puffin at the back
  • Likes: Downhill
  • Dislikes: Uphill
  • Other: Looking forward to the baking sun and plenty of liquid sustenance.(Isotonic of course)
Steve Italy 2017
  • Name: Steve Keenan
  • Nickname: Steve
  • Rider level: Amongst the leaders
  • Likes: Senoritas
  • Dislikes: Relationships after a week
  • Other: I’ll look after Stevie D’s passport when we pass through Toulouse!
Spenna Italy 2017
  • Name: David Spencer
  • Nickname: Spena
  • Rider level: Up there
  • Likes: His new bike
  • Dislikes: His old bike
  • Other: Will I see my family again?
Marty Italy 2017
  • Name: Martin Russell
  • Nickname: Marty
  • Rider level: Faster by the minute
  • Likes: Full suspension
  • Dislikes: Hardtails
  • Other: I have enjoyed overtaking Coxy on the downhill trails since I got my new full sus, still work needed on the uphill !
Roly Italy 2017
  • Name: Ian Dixon
  • Nickname: Roly
  • Rider level:
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Gibbo summit Passo Pordoi
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  • Nickname: Gibbo
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Dave B Auronzo
  • Name: Dave Brown
  • Nickname: Browny
  • Rider level: Soigneur
  • Likes: Catching Julio…
  • Dislikes: Exceptions
  • Other: Member of the 650 club.

Girona 2016

Coxy climbs Els Angels
  • Name: Paul Coxon
  • Nickname: Coxy
  • Rider level: Member of the Coast to Coast in a day Club
  • Likes: Optimism
  • Dislikes: Pessimism
  • Other: Always looking for the next challenge.
Ade Rococorba
  • Name: Ade Wanless
  • Nickname: Wanno
  • Rider level: Above and beyond
  • Likes: Lots of sleep
  • Dislikes: Driving on the right
  • Other: I hope we’re not getting out of bed before 11am on this trip
Johnny G Sant Hiliari
  • Name: John Greenslade
  • Nickname: Johnny G
  • Rider level: Huffin n’ a puffin at the back
  • Likes: Downhill
  • Dislikes: Uphill
  • Other: Looking forward to the baking sun and plenty of liquid sustenance.(Isotonic of course)
Steve climbs Els Angels
  • Name: Steve Keenan
  • Nickname: Steve
  • Rider level: Amongst the leaders
  • Likes: Senoritas
  • Dislikes: Relationships after a week
  • Other: I’ll look after Stevie D’s passport when we pass through Toulouse!
Spenna Rococorba
  • Name: David Spencer
  • Nickname: Spena
  • Rider level: Up there
  • Likes: His new bike
  • Dislikes: His old bike
  • Other: Will I see my family again?
Marty Sant Grau
  • Name: Martin Russell
  • Nickname: Marty
  • Rider level: Faster by the minute
  • Likes: Full suspension
  • Dislikes: Hardtails
  • Other: I have enjoyed overtaking Coxy on the downhill trails since I got my new full sus, still work needed on the uphill !
Roly Rocacorba
  • Name: Ian Dixon
  • Nickname: Roly
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Howard nears the summit Portbou
  • Name: Howard Thomson
  • Nickname: Harpo
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Gibbo Sant Grau
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  • Nickname: Gibbo
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Dave B Portbou
  • Name: Dave Brown
  • Nickname: Browny
  • Rider level: Soigneur
  • Likes: Catching Julio…
  • Dislikes: Exceptions
  • Other: Member of the 650 club.

Haute Route Pyrenees 2015

Coxy Col du Tourmalet
  • Name: Paul Coxon
  • Nickname: Coxy
  • Rider level: Member of the Coast to Coast in a day Club
  • Likes: Optimism
  • Dislikes: Pessimism
  • Other: Always looking for the next challenge.
Ade Col de Marie Blanc
  • Name: Ade Wanless
  • Nickname: Wanno
  • Rider level: Above and beyond
  • Likes: Lots of sleep
  • Dislikes: Driving on the right
  • Other: I hope we’re not getting out of bed before 11am on this trip
Johnny G summit Col du Tourmalet
  • Name: John Greenslade
  • Nickname: Johnny G
  • Rider level: Huffin n’ a puffin at the back
  • Likes: Downhill
  • Dislikes: Uphill
  • Other: Looking forward to the baking sun and plenty of liquid sustenance.(Isotonic of course)
Steve climbs the Col du Peryasourde
  • Name: Steve Keenan
  • Nickname: Steve
  • Rider level: Amongst the leaders
  • Likes: Senoritas
  • Dislikes: Relationships after a week
  • Other: I’ll look after Stevie D’s passport when we pass through Toulouse!
Spenna on the Port de la Bonaigua
  • Name: David Spencer
  • Nickname: Spena
  • Rider level: Up there
  • Likes: His new bike
  • Dislikes: His old bike
  • Other: Will I see my family again?
Marty Col du Peryasourde
  • Name: Martin Russell
  • Nickname: Marty
  • Rider level: Faster by the minute
  • Likes: Full suspension
  • Dislikes: Hardtails
  • Other: I have enjoyed overtaking Coxy on the downhill trails since I got my new full sus, still work needed on the uphill !
In the mist on the D301
  • Name: Dave Brown
  • Nickname: Browny
  • Rider level: Soigneur
  • Likes: Catching Julio…
  • Dislikes: Exceptions
  • Other: Member of the 650 club.

The Italian Job 2014

Coxy finishes the Wall Of Sormano
  • Name: Paul Coxon
  • Nickname: Coxy
  • Rider level: Member of the Coast to Coast in a day Club
  • Likes: Optimism
  • Dislikes: Pessimism
  • Other: Always looking for the next challenge.
Ade Bormio 2000
  • Name: Ade Wanless
  • Nickname: Wanno
  • Rider level: Above and beyond
  • Likes: Lots of sleep
  • Dislikes: Driving on the right
  • Other: I hope we’re not getting out of bed before 11am on this trip
Johnny G at the top of the Stelvio Pass
  • Name: John Greenslade
  • Nickname: Johnny G
  • Rider level: Huffin n’ a puffin at the back
  • Likes: Downhill
  • Dislikes: Uphill
  • Other: Looking forward to the baking sun and plenty of liquid sustenance.(Isotonic of course)
Johnno rides up the Stelvio Pass
  • Name: Steve Johnson
  • Nickname: Johnno
  • Rider level: Pushing for the lead
  • Likes: Being in peak physical condition at all times even though I smoke
  • Dislikes: People who don’t smoke
  • Other: Looking forward to blending in with locals
Steve Bormio 2000
  • Name: Steve Keenan
  • Nickname: Steve
  • Rider level: Amongst the leaders
  • Likes: Senoritas
  • Dislikes: Relationships after a week
  • Other: I’ll look after Stevie D’s passport when we pass through Toulouse!
Spenna Bormio 2000
  • Name: David Spencer
  • Nickname: Spena
  • Rider level: Up there
  • Likes: His new bike
  • Dislikes: His old bike
  • Other: Will I see my family again?
Blue and Johny G on the Mortirilo
  • Name: Anthony Wood
  • Nickname: Blue
  • Rider level: Masher
  • Likes: The great outdoors
  • Dislikes: Wearing clothes
  • Other: Looking forward to getting naked !
Marty the Stelvio Pass
  • Name: Martin Russell
  • Nickname: Marty
  • Rider level: Faster by the minute
  • Likes: Full suspension
  • Dislikes: Hardtails
  • Other: I have enjoyed overtaking Coxy on the downhill trails since I got my new full sus, still work needed on the uphill !
Blue and Colmer at the summit Stelvio Pass
  • Name: Jason Colmer
  • Nickname: Colmer
  • Rider level: L plates
  • Likes: The finish line
  • Dislikes: Training
  • Other:
Browny at Bormio 2000
  • Name: Dave Brown
  • Nickname: Browny
  • Rider level: Soigneur
  • Likes: Catching Julio…
  • Dislikes: Exceptions
  • Other: Member of the 650 club.

Grand Traverse des Alpes (GR5) 2013

Coxy
  • Name: Paul Coxon
  • Nickname: Coxy
  • Rider level: Member of the Coast to Coast in a day Club
  • Likes: Optimism
  • Dislikes: Pessimism
  • Other: Always looking for the next challenge.
Ade
  • Name: Ade Wanless
  • Nickname: Wanno
  • Rider level: Above and beyond
  • Likes: Lots of sleep
  • Dislikes: Driving on the right
  • Other: I hope we’re not getting out of bed before 11am on this trip
Johnny G
  • Name: John Greenslade
  • Nickname: Johnny G
  • Rider level: Huffin n’ a puffin at the back
  • Likes: Downhill
  • Dislikes: Uphill
  • Other: Looking forward to the baking sun and plenty of liquid sustenance.(Isotonic of course)
Johnno
  • Name: Steve Johnson
  • Nickname: Johnno
  • Rider level: Pushing for the lead
  • Likes: Being in peak physical condition at all times even though I smoke
  • Dislikes: People who don’t smoke
  • Other: Looking forward to blending in with locals
Steve K
  • Name: Steve Keenan
  • Nickname: Steve
  • Rider level: Amongst the leaders
  • Likes: Senoritas
  • Dislikes: Relationships after a week
  • Other: I’ll look after Stevie D’s passport when we pass through Toulouse!
Spenna
  • Name: David Spencer
  • Nickname: Spena
  • Rider level: Up there
  • Likes: His new bike
  • Dislikes: His old bike
  • Other: Will I see my family again?
Wagga
  • Name: Simon Ward
  • Nickname: Wagga
  • Rider level: 1000 in 10 Club
  • Likes: Good food & wine
  • Dislikes: Looking after his bike
  • Other: Lands End to John O’groats veteran
Marty
  • Name: Martin Russell
  • Nickname: Marty
  • Rider level: Faster by the minute
  • Likes: Full suspension
  • Dislikes: Hardtails
  • Other: I have enjoyed overtaking Coxy on the downhill trails since I got my new full sus, still work needed on the uphill !
Billy
  • Name: Billy Foy
  • Nickname: Billy
  • Rider level: 1000 in 10 Club
  • Likes: All the latest clobber
  • Dislikes: Saving money
  • Other: Lands End to John O’groats veteran
Steve D
  • Name: Steve Donegan
  • Nickname: Donny
  • Rider level: Steady away
  • Likes: Food-beer-food-wine-food-beer-food-wine-food-beer…
  • Dislikes: Little Lambs feet
  • Other: Looking forward to educating Coxy on the cultural delights of French wine…
Roly
  • Name: Ian Dixon
  • Nickname: Roly
  • Rider level: This year’s dark horse
  • Likes: Getting up really early
  • Dislikes:
  • Other:
Graham
  • Name: Graham Carter
  • Nickname: Magna
  • Rider level: In for a shock?
  • Likes: The vision of easy spinning on my bike in the scenic Alps with the lads
  • Dislikes: The probable reality
  • Other: Initial approach to the ride is “Its only a few hills – how hard can it be?” To be reviewed ….
Browny waits for the riders at the top of the Col du Var
  • Name: Dave Brown
  • Nickname: Browny
  • Rider level: Soigneur
  • Likes: Catching Julio…
  • Dislikes: Exceptions
  • Other: Member of the 639+ club.

Coast to Coast 2012

At the start at Whitehaven
  • The usual suspects… and too many to mention…

Jura Alps 2012

Coxy
  • Name: Paul Coxon
  • Nickname: Coxy
  • Rider level: Member of the 100 club
  • Likes: Optimism
  • Dislikes: Pessimism
  • Other: Always looking for the next challenge.
Ade
  • Name: Ade Wanless
  • Nickname: Wanno
  • Rider level: Above and beyond
  • Likes: Lots of sleep
  • Dislikes: Driving on the right
  • Other: I hope we’re not getting out of bed before 11am on this trip
Johnny G
  • Name: John Greenslade
  • Nickname: Johnny G
  • Rider level: Huffin n’ a puffin at the back
  • Likes: Downhill
  • Dislikes: Uphill
  • Other: Looking forward to the baking sun and plenty of liquid sustenance.(Isotonic of course)
Johnno
  • Name: Steve Johnson
  • Nickname: Johnno
  • Rider level: Pushing for the lead
  • Likes: Being in peak physical condition at all times even though I smoke
  • Dislikes: People who don’t smoke
  • Other: Looking forward to blending in with locals
Steve
  • Name: Steve Keenan
  • Nickname: Steve
  • Rider level: Amongst the leaders
  • Likes: Senoritas
  • Dislikes: Relationships after a week
  • Other: I’ll look after Stevie D’s passport when we pass through Toulouse!
Spenna
  • Name: David Spencer
  • Nickname: Spena
  • Rider level: Up there
  • Likes: His new bike
  • Dislikes: His old bike
  • Other: Will I see my family again?
Blue
  • me: Anthony Wood
  • Nickname: Blue
  • Rider level: Masher
  • Likes: The great outdoors
  • Dislikes: Wearing clothes
  • Other: Looking forward to getting naked !
Marty
  • Name: Martin Russell
  • Nickname: Marty
  • Rider level: Faster by the minute
  • Likes: Full suspension
  • Dislikes: Hardtails
  • Other: I have enjoyed overtaking Coxy on the downhill trails since I got my new full sus, still work needed on the uphill !
Colmer
  • Name: Jason Colmer
  • Nickname: Colmer
  • Rider level: L plates
  • Likes: The finish line
  • Dislikes: Training
  • Other: First overseas trip with the lads.
Dave B
  • Name: Dave Brown
  • Nickname: Browny
  • Rider level: Untried so far…
  • Likes: English beer
  • Dislikes: Reversing
  • Other: Member of the 600+ club.

Coast to Coast 2011

At the start on Walney Island
  • Paul Coxon, Steve Keenan, Adrian Wanless, John Greenslade, Dave Spencer, Dave Brown, Gary Coxon, Mark Coxon, Jason Colmer, John Mett, John Hodge, Steve Johnson, Dean Myers, Marty Russell, Andrew Mitchel, Anthony White, Stephen Osbaldeston, Russ, Mark Farley,Dave Sissons, Alan Roberts, Dave Sayers

Le Tour 2011

Coxy
  • Name: Paul Coxon
  • Nickname: Coxy
  • Rider level: Attack
  • Likes: Henry V
  • Dislikes: The French
  • Other: Looking forward to Belgian beer every night.
Ade
  • Name: Ade Wanless
  • Nickname: Wanno
  • Rider level: Above and beyond
  • Likes: Lots of sleep
  • Dislikes: Driving on the right
  • Other: I hope we’re not getting out of bed before 11am on this trip
Johnny G
  • Name: John Greenslade
  • Nickname: Johnny G
  • Rider level: Huffin n’ a puffin at the back
  • Likes: Downhill
  • Dislikes: Uphill
  • Other: Looking forward to the baking sun and plenty of liquid sustenance.(Isotonic of course)
Wagga
  • Name: Simon Ward
  • Nickname: Wagga
  • Rider level: Middle of the pack
  • Likes: Good food & wine
  • Dislikes: Looking after his bike
  • Other: I’m hoping to loose two stone at least!
Donny
  • Name: Steve Donegan
  • Nickname: Donny
  • Rider level: Steady away
  • Likes: Food-beer-food-wine-food-beer-food-wine-food-beer…
  • Dislikes: Little Lambs feet
  • Other: Looking forward to educating Coxy on the cultural delights of French wine…
Billy
  • Name: Billy Foy
  • Nickname: Billy
  • Rider level: Better than he was two years ago !
  • Likes: All the latest clobber
  • Dislikes: Saving money
  • Other: Looking forward to someone showing him how to use his new sat nav …
Johnno
  • Name: Steve Johnson
  • Nickname: Johnno
  • Rider level: Pushing for the lead
  • Likes: Being in peak physical condition at all times even though I smoke
  • Dislikes: People who don’t smoke
  • Other: Looking forward to blending in with locals
Steve
  • Name: Steve Keenan
  • Nickname: Steve
  • Rider level: Amongst the leaders
  • Likes: Senoritas
  • Dislikes: Relationships after a week
  • Other: I’ll look after Stevie D’s passport when we pass through Toulouse!
Spena
  • Name: David Spencer
  • Nickname: Spena
  • Rider level: Up there
  • Likes: His new bike
  • Dislikes: His old bike
  • Other: Will I see my family again?
Blue
  • me: Anthony Wood
  • Nickname: Blue
  • Rider level: Competitive
  • Likes: The great outdoors
  • Dislikes: Wearing clothes
  • Other: Looking forward to descending the Tourmalet naked !
Marty
  • Name: Martin Russell
  • Nickname: Marty
  • Rider level: Faster by the minute
  • Likes: Full suspension
  • Dislikes: Hardtails
  • Other: I have enjoyed overtaking Coxy on the downhill trails since I got my new full sus, still work needed on the uphill !
Bonzo
  • Name: Peter Bonner
  • Nickname: Bonzo
  • Rider level: Numero uno
  • Likes: Jagermeister
  • Dislikes: Low gear ratios
  • Other: I’m going to pay homage to Tommy Simpson and do the Ventoux smashed !
Dave B
  • Name: Dave Brown
  • Nickname: Browny
  • Rider level: Needs stabilisers
  • Likes: Chaos theory
  • Dislikes: Time travel
  • Other: Driving the van. Yes really.

Coast to Coast 2010

At the start in Whitehaven
  • Paul Coxon, Steve Keenan, Adrian Wanless, Simon Ward, John Greenslade, Dave Spencer, Dave Brown, Gary Coxon, Mark Coxon, Anthony Mcmanus, Paul Hodgeson, Ged Metcalfe, Jason Colmer, John Met, Anthony Wood, John Straker, Adrian Swan, Steve Johnson, Dean Myers, Alan Roberts, Marty Russell, Andrew Mitchel, Chaz Orpan, Richie Thomas, Anthony White, Stephen Osbaldeston

Camino de Santiago 2010

Coxy
  • Name: Paul Coxon
  • Nickname: Coxy
  • Rider level: Point
  • Likes: Refurbishing pubs
  • Dislikes: Hangovers
  • Other: I’ve been learning some Spanish songs, can’t wait to try them out on the local Basques.
Ade
  • Name: Ade Wanless
  • Nickname: Wanno
  • Rider level: Above and beyond
  • Likes: Lots of sleep
  • Dislikes: Driving on the right
  • Other: I hope we’re not getting out of bed before 11am on this trip
Johnny G
  • Name: John Greenslade
  • Nickname: Johnny G
  • Rider level: Huffin n’ a puffin at the back
  • Likes: Downhill
  • Dislikes: Uphill
  • Other: Looking forward to those Pyrenees, baking sun and plenty of liquid sustenance.(Isotonic of course)
Wagga
  • Name: Simon Ward
  • Nickname: Wagga
  • Rider level: Middle of the pack
  • Likes: Good food & wine
  • Dislikes: Looking after his bike
  • Other: I’m hoping to loose two stone at least!
Donny
  • Name: Steve Donegan
  • Nickname: Donny
  • Rider level: Steady away
  • Likes: Food-beer-food-wine-food-beer-food-wine-food-beer…
  • Dislikes: Little Lambs feet
  • Other: Looking forward to educating Coxy on the cultural delights of Rioja wine…
Billy
  • Name: Billy Foy
  • Nickname: Billy
  • Rider level: Better than he was two years ago !
  • Likes: All the latest clobber
  • Dislikes: Saving money
  • Other: Looking forward to someone showing him how to use his new sat nav …
Harpo
  • Name: Howard Thompson
  • Nickname: Harpo
  • Rider level: Rear Gunner
  • Likes: Heart Surgeons
  • Dislikes: Small Y-front’s
  • Other: Looking forward to putting Johnny G force to bed every night…
Steve
  • Name: Steve Keenan
  • Nickname: Steve
  • Rider level: Amongst the leaders
  • Likes: Senoritas
  • Dislikes: Relationships after a week
  • Other: I’ll look after Stevie D’s passport when we pass through Pamplona!
Spena
  • Name: David Spencer
  • Nickname: Spena
  • Rider level: Up there
  • Likes: His new bike
  • Dislikes: His old bike
  • Other: Will I see my family again?
Anth
  • Name: Anthony Gray
  • Nickname: Anth
  • Rider level: Mostly on foot
  • Likes: Cold Carlsberg Export
  • Dislikes: Warm Carlsberg Export
  • Other: First to claim the jersey
Wilo
  • Name: Andrew Wilson
  • Nickname: Wilo
  • Rider level: Original BMX Bandit
  • Likes: Sleeping
  • Dislikes: Being on time
  • Other: Fluent in the lingo
Dave B
  • Name: Dave Brown
  • Nickname: Browny
  • Rider level: Needs stabilisers
  • Likes: Chaos theory
  • Dislikes: Time travel
  • Other: Driving the van. Yes really.
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