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My First Track Race

One of my previous posts about the hurdles facing female cyclists was sparked by my own personal experiences down here in my neck of the woods. I’ve heard some feedback from women with thriving scenes in their area (London), which […]

Racing Red Hook Crit London

I’m curious by nature and that makes for an interesting life. Sometimes things go wrong, in fact they often do, but it never puts me off trying. The past year has been pretty tough, filled with upheaval and plenty of […]

New Charge Bikes Track Bike

Charge Bikes are well known for their iconic Plug single speed bikes, which back when fixed gear was booming helped spark a cycling revolution in cities such as London. Alongside the original Plug, Charge counted the Plug ‘Freestyler’ amongst it’s number – […]

How Fit Can You Get In A Month?

Those of you that follow this blog or any of my guest blogs will most likely know my attitude to training. In a nutshell, I don’t do it as I made the decision to focus on riding for pleasure alone […]

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Last year Dave and I moved to Italy, Lake Como to be precise, and we absolutely loved the stunning scenery with endless mountains surrounding us. The glass fronted apartment with a view down to the pool and the lake was […]

Track Bikes Make You Strong

  There was a time when I rode nothing but fixed gear, but eventually I became more and more into other kinds of cycling, and these days I’m just as likely to jump on my road bike and go for […]

Track Bikes In The Mountains

These guys are total nutjobs. In the nicest possible way.” I was trailing behind three Italian strangers with whom I’d briefly interacted on Instagram, and I was wondering about their sanity. Forty five minutes into a seemingly never-ending climb my […]

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 […]

Fixed Days, Berlin & The Rad Race

Wow, my life is pretty mental sometimes. I’m in Austria at the moment shooting snowboard photos for Redbull, and just last weekend I was in Berlin riding, racing and being photographed by Met Helmets. I’ve been dying to write something about […]

Riding The Velodrome

I can’t lie – getting to grips with riding a velodrome is tricky. No, not because it’s actually hard to pedal continuous anti-clockwise circles, it’s just hard to get on the bloody thing. Myself and Dave have both spent many […]

Charge Ti Plug Bike check

I’ve been meaning to post a little about my Charge Ti Plug for absolutely ages, but you know how it is; I just ended up riding it instead. The Plug was one of the first affordable fixed gear bikes on […]

Fixed Days Berlin & the Rad Rad Race

Fixed Days started off as a few fixed gear shenanigans over at Eurobike in 2010. Now bigger and better, Fixed Days is an event in it’s own right, and takes place annually in Berlin. I’ve never been, so I’m not […]

Video – A Very Fast 2013

I was tinkering around with my phone in bed this morning as I had a huge pot of tea and not one, but two cats on my lap. Normally I don’t use my phone in bed but I couldn’t reach […]

Dave And His Dodici

Today was beautiful. The trees wore their most vibrant autumn attire, a last display of colours before winter sets in. It was very nippy, but a perfect day for a ride up to the edge of Dartmoor on our fixed […]

Video – Summer In My Shoes

GoPro lent me a camera this summer and whilst I had every intention of filming a shed load of clips, a fair amount of the time I’d get home and think, ‘damn, why the hell didn’t I film that?’ I […]

I Was A Bike Missenger

Up until last year, I was working as a bike messenger in London alongside my other endeavours. More often than not, I found people intrigued by my mysterious career and was frequently asked what it entailed (delivering packages, duh!), whether […]