Bikes & Stuff

The best rides of 2017

  Like many cyclists, the end of the road racing season in October is when I start looking back at what I’ve achieved and figuring out where I want to be in the future. It’s a time to reflect on […]

Book Review: Rainbows in the mud

I’m a sucker for books. My collection has now infested every single room in the house except the bathroom which in my mind is no place for a book to live, though many do accompany me into that room when […]

Taiwan’s West Coast on a folding bike

After a couple of weeks adjusting to the bone-chilling cold we’re experiencing here in the UK and some time planning my training for 2018’s race season, I’ve finally found an afternoon to sit down and  share my thoughts on cycling […]

Review: 2XU Compression Tights

Compression garments, once the preserve of Nannas and the hospitalised are now frequently seen on athletic individuals looking for performance gains through various different methods of usage. I first came across them when I noticed several of my marathon running […]

24 Velodrome Race | Cyclone 24

With the final race of the Red Hook Crit series in the bag and the accumulated fatigue from a long season of racing making me feel somewhat lethargic and unmotivated, I decided to take a couple of weeks off training […]

VIDEO: New ASSOS women’s winter collection

My long term clothing sponsors ASSOS have really smashed it on the women’s clothing front this year, firstly with their Laalalai jersey that we launched in Barcelona at women’s cycling store Domenica and now with some select pieces of winter […]

Review: QUOC road shoes

QUOC are a relative newcomer to the performance road shoe market having made their first foray into the world of cycling kicks when they launched a range of urban shoes back in 2009. Despite their history, I must confess I […]

Red Hook Crit Barcelona 2017

“As any fixed gear critter which is the best race of the season and with ne’er a split second pause they’ll give you one answer – Red Hook Crit Barcelona. Though there are several obvious reasons why, namely the beach, […]

Custom Steel Fixed Crit Bike Check

After a decision to part with long term bike sponsor Charge Bikes at the end of last year, I hadn’t actually got around to deciding on what I wanted to ride at the various international fixed gear crits I intended […]

How to multitask your training

If you’ve ever wondered how to train for an endurance cycling event, whether that means 50 miles, 100 miles or back to back days of 100 miles plus to you, you’ll know that getting your training right can be a […]