After a sparse road racing calendar in 2019, my fitness began to drop more than I'd anticipated it would. Switching the default outdoor ride choice from road to MTB has been really fun and my ability to do punchy efforts has remained in tact but the sustained higher intensity efforts have been neglected. Also, [...]
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 [...]
Photo courtesy of Nick P Photography Off the back the long and hot 60 mile Lingfield Road Race where I sneaked a point placing 15th, it was time for a racing of a completely different kind. Town Centre Crit season is upon us and having missed out on my home town crit [...]
Events that just have to be done before we can’t play anymore.
Some things are meant to be Having focused recent training on short high intensity efforts to replicate a town centre crit, I ended up using a different energy system on Sunday 10th June. Up until two weeks ago, I was down to race my home town crit in Winchester but was rejected due to [...]
Having dived into the world of training with power thanks to my superb Wahoo Kickr and TrainerRoad combination, it was only a matter of time before I felt I 'needed' power when training outside. This is a significant investment so required a lot of research, weighing up all the different options. Crank(s), pedals or [...]
In true Spring Classics style, 50 or so riders set out in pouring rain down a gravelly, pot-holed farm track towards the start line. The race was clearly going to be a test. A strong field on a tough, but brilliant course, with the added danger of torrential rain. Slippy cornering, standing water hiding [...]
The Road Season Starts It was a pretty unremarkable return to the road racing scene which was about as much as I could expect from some unremarkable training of late. I'm a great believer in specificity and my training of late has been anything but that. Therefore, I can't grumble at an average race [...]
2017 FCCC Clubman Award It was a satisfying evening at the Farnborough & Camberley Cycle Club Annual Dinner, as the Road Race team scooped lots of silverware. Chuffed to have got some silverware from my first full season of road racing. I was happy to have notched up enough British Cycling race [...]
Taking part in a study of beetroot for sports nutrition.