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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 […]

Red Hook Crit London 2017 – The wet one

Whereas Red Hook Crit London 2016 will forever be known as ‘the one that Dani King entered’ this year will be legendary for another reason – the atrocious weather. As it happened Dani King MBE (Olympic Gold medalist and team Wiggle […]

My Fixed Gear Race Weekend in NYC

I’ve just got back from a long weekend in NYC and man, jet lag is the worst! Seeing as the city is absolutely crazily expensive I decided to go for just three days, figuring that along with keeping costs to […]

Urban Cyclist Interview

I was delighted to be approached by the guys are Urban Cyclist for an interview recently, deemed urban enough despite currently residing in a tiny village thanks to my connection with racing city centre crits, such as Red Hook. Nonetheless, […]

How I was bitten by the training bug

This time two years ago, I’d just recently written a guest post for Brooks England ‘Just don’t call it training,’ where I talked about my worries that undertaking any kind of organised training would detract from the sheer fun and blessedly […]

Motorbikes, GCN, British Cycling…

In a brief moment between a training ride and an excursion to fix my mum’s puncture and take her for a ride on a tandem, I’ve finally managed to sit down and begin tackling some of the writing I’ve been […]

My best rides of 2017

  I’ve been meaning to write a kind of ‘year in review’ for 2016 for a while now, but seeing as I was in La Gomera over new year then had to try and catch up with a million things […]

Red Hook Crit Barcelona 2016

Red Hook Crit in Barcelona is without doubt every fixed crit racer’s event of the year Those that can tend to fly in early or extend their trip after the race because it’s so much fun hanging out at the […]

Fast Forward Carbon Tubular Track Wheels

I’ve been running Mavic Ellipse clinchers on my track bike for a while now, and whilst they certainly do the job pretty decently, every time I go to the velodrome, I do get wheel envy. I’m generally a pretty cheap […]

A look back at my 2015

2015 was a pretty crazy 12 months. At the beginning of the year, Dave and I had just moved back from Italy, and were thoroughly enjoying being able to do simple things such as renew your car tax without having […]

Red Hook Crit Barcelona Part 1

Riding my first ever Red Hook Crit back in July was an amazing experience – the race itself, the atmosphere, the people, just everything about it hooked me straight in and made me want to sign up for the next […]

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 […]

#CycleFitChallenge – The Second Week

I’m now in my second full week of Cycle Fit Challenge aka my last ditch effort to get a bit faster and stronger ahead of the Red Hook Crit in London. Somewhat surprisingly, I’ve actually been enjoying having some structure to […]

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 […]