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: 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 20km Total ascent: 600m Weather: Sunny 23 degrees. Plan: Go steady, loosen the legs, settle in the bike skills.
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
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
Finally, I’ve done my first UK Gravity Enduro. Its taken me long enough, I remember many years ago listening to Steve Parr (who organises them) discussing his plans for the … Continue reading UK Gravity Enduro R1 Triscombe
Its well known how dangerous it can be, cycling on the road. Big lorries, dumb drivers, careless riders, ice, all kinds of treacherous hazards. Nobody mentions the overweight adolescent female, … Continue reading Eventful Riding
The cross season is almost over, and good grief I’m looking forward to some “normal riding”. In the mean time it’s the last push towards the National CX Champs in … Continue reading A look back at 2014 Cyclocross Season
Phew! How to make a weighty wench work.. send her on to battle with gravity. A tough steep course at Hopton today, accompanied by some fun and downright treacherous descents. … Continue reading 2014 MTB XC National Championships