Distance: 67km Climbing: 2000m Weather: Cloudy 22 degrees. As I heard the bagpipes (they wake up the camp, early doors, with a real, live bagpiper) for the final time, I … Continue reading Cape Epic Stage 7 Grand Finale
Distance 76km Climbing 2000m Weather: cloudy 20 degrees. Plan: Solo. Push on as able. The cool weather today was a blessing, with still a lot of climbing and my chest … Continue reading Cape Epic Stage 6
Distance: 111km Climbing: 1800m Weather: Sunny 33 degrees. Plan: Didn’t have one. A technical day, both up and down and an enormous helping of sand. Some very broken people, including … Continue reading Cape Epic Stage 4 The Queen Stage
Distance: 122km Climbing: 1800m Weather: cloudy initially at a cool 20deg then full on sunshine at 28deg. Powerful Tail wind! The finish line seemed to come too quickly today. A … Continue reading Stage 3 – the Longest Day.
Distance: 110km Climbing: 1900m Weather: sunny 28 degrees. Plan: Gently wind up the effort, attempt to move up in category, but without big efforts. Don’t crash. Tough, rough and very … Continue reading Cape Epic Stage 1.
Distance 20km Total ascent: 600m Weather: Sunny 23 degrees. Plan: Go steady, loosen the legs, settle in the bike skills.
Be it a guide, an instructor or a leader, I want to be one, and want to be one of the best out there – I have a lot of … Continue reading Mountain Bike Leadership Workshop
As I gradually pull together the skills required for leading on a mountain bike, whether in a local playground or out on an exposed ridge at 800 metres above see level, many … Continue reading Leadership
Relative to previous years, Mayhem provided a surprisingly technical challenge, largely due to the preceeding week’s rain. It was certainly a torturous challenge to the legs, for when you weren’t … Continue reading Mountain Mayhem 24 hours 2016
World Cup action. I’m finding it difficult to find time to write at the moment, so many projects on the go. This is a bit outdated but so it is.. … Continue reading August Adventures in the UCI World Cup.
Summer is in full swing, as is my diary. I can’t keep up. Planning, unplanning. I’m heading out to Paris in a bit – Business Class – that was a … Continue reading Good Friends
Its been a while, busy I guess. The Lance thing was a long time ago now, seems like that never happened, though I will never forget descending flat out for … Continue reading Queen Victoria Cross and such