Punk’s Peak is a highlight of the growing Wheels & Waves festival in France. It’s a hill climb that happens on the Jaizkibel, a mountain just over the border in Spain and less than an hour’s ride from the festival grounds in Biarritz.
When entries opened for this year’s race, George Woodman couldn’t help himself. Woodman—who is known to his friends as Sébastien Valliergues—actually lives in Biarritz, and put his name down without hesitation.
There was one small problème: he didn’t have a bike to race. With just two months to go, he set to work.
“The inspiration for this one was the Sultans of Sprint,” Woodman tells us. “But the only bike that I had in my hands was this little Honda SS50.…