2016

Riding the first Etape Australia

With race season done and dusted, I’d just resigned myself to a few months of cold, winter rides and turbo sessions when out of the blue, a very exciting email landed in my inbox. Would I like to go to […]

Review: Powertap P1 pedals

  Over the past 18 months, I’ve walked (or cycled) a well trodden path when it comes to training, first training using a ‘rate of perceived exhaustion scale, then moving on to using of a heart rate monitor and finally embracing power […]

Cycling in Sydney

I’m sitting at Sydney airport trying to make sense of the last six days. I’ve spent less than a week in Australia, much of it severely jet-lagged and packed so much in that it’s hard to know where to start […]

Garmin Forerunner 735XT watch review

Newly released this year, the Garmin Forerunner 735XT watch packs a whole heap of functions into an attractive package. The watch is squarely aimed at Triathletes and though I’m not one and have no pressing plans to try one, I […]

A Bike Free September

After all the fun of August with it’s Red Hook Crit racing, swimming in the sea, larking about on beaches and having fun with friends, September turned out to be absolutely rubbish. Told in no uncertain terms by my doctor […]

Epic Bike Rides Of The World Book

Every autumn I like to spend some time thinking about next year, what my goals will be, my target races, which countries I’d like to visit with a bike and which rides I’d like to factor into my schedule. Aside […]

WTB Padloc Grips and How To Fit Them

I’ve been using WTB products on my mountain bikes for yonks as I’ve always got on with their range of grips, tyres and rims. I’ve actually got a pair of their amazing carbon Ci31 rims upstairs waiting until I finally have […]

Rapha Prestige West Country

One of the good things about sportives is that you get to explore a new part of the country without having to research an unfamiliar area and plot a route. You know that there’ll be plenty of food along the way […]

Bikepacking on the Ridgeway Trail

One of my new year’s resolution back in January was to go camp out somewhere by bike. It wasn’t meant to be fancy, complicated or far away, it just had to involve bikes, a tent and beer. Despite my relatively […]