August 2014

Coven Magazine Issue 8

So in case you don’t know, I’m an ever so mini publishing machine, in that I independently produce and publish Coven Magazine. It’s sometimes a pain in the ass, but I find myself unable to stop working on it, even when […]

Oh, how I love mountain bikes

Since moving to Devon, I just can’t get enough of riding mountain bikes – unsurprising given my location! As a bike tester for various mags and sites, I get to try out some of the best, and my current beau […]

Join Me On The Charge Bikes Team!

Charge Bikes have just announced their new competition, and the prize is really rather a good one – a place on the team and a team titanium bike. Hopefully not my one, if they ask for it back, they ain’t getting […]

Brooks Factory Visit – Urban Cyclist

Dave and I have quite a good thing going – seeing as he’s a photographer and I’m a writer, we often team up to produce features for magazines and websites, and as such get to visit some rad places. When we […]

Japan By Bicycle – A Trip Of A Lifetime

I recently penned a few words on my cycle touring trip to Japan for Total Women’s Cycling. Actually, I tell a lie – I typed a few words, but anyway… Here’s the original edit. “Sumimasen, camping?” I croak hopefully to a […]

Freitag x Seabase ‘Tool Burrito’

Patrick Seabase, mega-mountain-rider and all rode stylish dude, has hooked up with Swiss bag manufacturer FREITAG to produce a rather lovely tool roll, the F154 GRANGER. Made out of recycled tarp, this handy little number is ideal for wrapping all your tools, […]

Eroica Britannia 2014

L’Eroica in Italy was one of the highlights of last year for team Coven, and for it to stand out amongst so many exceptional trips, it had to be pretty damn amazing. Set in the rolling hills of Tuscany, the event sees […]

Cycle Touring Gear Recommendations

I recently got back from cycle touring in Japan and I’m intending on writing heaps about it, but after several weeks enjoying myself I’ve had to knuckle down and get some work done before sitting down to pen any articles […]

Girls Who Ride – By Stef Gustova

I met Stef Gustova at the Rad Race in Hamburg a few months ago, where she was racing, legging it about with a camera, jumping with joy every time her boyfriend qualified for the next race and just making everyone smile […]

Raw Cycling Mag Interview

Online bike mag Raw Cycling posted a lickle interview with yours truly recently. Head on over to their site to find out more about why I like bikes, and why I was worried about that Met Helmets ‘We are Italians’ video until […]

Review: Knog Arc Road 5.5 and 1.7

Australian brand Knog first came to everyone’s attention with their award-winning silicon ‘Frog’ lights, which at the time was a pretty revolutionary product. I remember a time when pretty much every single person I knew rode with these colourful little snap-on lights, […]

Charge Plug 5 Touring Bike Set Up

The Charge Plug 5, though not specifically designed for cycle touring makes a really top notch machine for ‘bikepacking.’ It’s made from strong and sturdy steel, has rack mounts and best of all, disc brakes. I know traditionally, touring bikes don’t […]