A few days away in Cornwall with the family and friends was possibly not ideal preparation ahead of Round 3 of the Southern XC Series. A couple of coastal rides kept the legs ticking over but I didn't feel overly sharp as I arrived in the New Forest, en route to home from North [...]
With each day, we edge nearer daylight saving time. Getting to the highest point for the rising of the sun is the best possible start to the day. When I was running, this was my half way point for a morning run but now I'm cycling as a primary sport, the 'Bench' signals the end [...]
Southern XC Round 1 Matterley Estate just outside Winchester was the location for the first in the Southern XC series. A potential quagmire was narrowly avoided thanks to a late start time of 1430, giving the course some time to dry out. Morning starters had a tough time of it apparently. Getting round [...]
Seeing the light.
Parentini If you've never heard of Parentini before, they're an Italian company that have been making cycle clothing since 1976 and have supplied custom clothing for professional racing cyclists and teams over the years. I'm delighted to be working with Giampaulo and his team to help develop business within the UK cycling club [...]
A hard earned 2nd place at the 2nd race in the Brass Monkeys series at Minley in fantastic conditions.
Manx100 - was it meant to be? Heading up the M6 fully loaded with the Lavington brothers aboard, a text came through from the ferry company that our 11am crossing from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man, had been cancelled. Liverpool or Cannock Chase? With the race starting at 0600 the next [...]
Events that just have to be done before we can’t play anymore.
After a season of honing my racing skills on the road bike, the first race of 2018 saw the return of the 29er to the XC circuit over at the Brass Monkeys event hosted by Gorrick. Stripping off - Brass monkeys! 3 degrees with clear skies meant a chilly start but after a warm [...]
Injury set back ends season early