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Welcome to The Col Collective Season Two

It gives me great pleasure to show you a few moments from Season Two of The Col Collective to hopefully whet your appetite. This year we’ve been fortunate to explore some incredible mountains both in Europe and the USA with guest appearances from Cannondale-Garmin pro Dan Martin along with former pro’s Timmy Duggan and Craig Lewis.   When I watch this […]
By |November 25th, 2015|Categories: The Col Collective|Tags: |

How to Turn Your Passion into a Profession? My chat with Rich Roll – #RRP 127

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to sit down and chat life, bikes and how my passion for cycling ultimately led to it being my profession with the hugely inspirational and highly regarded plantpowered nutrition advocate and ultra-athlete Rich Roll. It was during a visit to L.A. seeking winter sun and new roads to explore amidst the beautiful […]
By |January 26th, 2015|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , |

15 Minute Stretching Routine to Help You Stay Supple & Injury Free

For me stretching goes further than just focusing on the certain muscle groups around the body that I want to keep supple and ready for the next ride. It’s very much a calming routine that also allows my mind to gently relax and unwind from the day, so it’s for this reason I normally stretch in the evenings which […]
By |January 25th, 2015|Categories: Latest News|Tags: |

Welcome to The Col Collective

There’s no denying it, I have quite a fascination (or could that be obsession?) with the mountains. Each has its own unique challenge and charm that evolves and unfolds before your eyes whilst you trace your way towards the summit. Finally The Col Collective takes its first breath in the world. Dedicated to helping you reach the summit of the […]
By |October 14th, 2014|Categories: The Col Collective|Tags: |

The Road to Mont Blanc Challenge

The high mountains are a mysterious and unpredictable place offering a moment of escapism to experience life amidst a journey of new and unknown limits. Somehow, after riding non stop across the Pyrenees in 2011 and the French Alps last year, I now find myself facing the daunting prospect of undertaking my toughest challenge yet – a 1,000 kilometre, 21 […]
By |July 25th, 2014|Categories: Challenge Rides, The Road to Mt Blanc|Tags: |

L’Etape du Tour 2014 Recon

As I clamber aboard an impossibly early flight, settle into my seat and buckle up in preparation for departure a feeling of uncertainty flows from the tips of my toes, surging through my body all the way up to the top of my head. It’s not that I’m a nervous flyer, with the amount of air miles I’ve involuntarily […]
By |June 4th, 2014|Categories: Latest News|Tags: |

Perceived Reality

No matter how much I try and focus on the road ahead my eyes can’t adjust to the light. Another long blink and it’s the same. Black. Not just your regular opposite of white with a sprinkle of light pollution either to soften its edge. The world feels heavy on my limbs, like the higher I climb the stronger […]
By |May 22nd, 2014|Categories: 2013 Cover Stories|Tags: |

Tour of Sufferlandria – Doing it for the fans

Tick-tock-tick-tock. January 25th seemed like it would never arrive when you originally muttered to yourself in a darkened room, fan whirling head on in an attempt to catch every last drop of sweat before it hits the ground, “The Tour of Sufferlandria, phhh…..I’ll eat that for breakfast and some. “The Tour of Sufferlandria, phhh…..I’ll eat that for breakfast and some. […]
By |January 14th, 2014|Categories: 2013 Cover Stories|Tags: |

Tour of Sufferlandria – Hard as Nails

I confess, for the most part, I’m into history like the hole in my head that is occupied by nothing more than thin air when really it should be filled with facts and fiction from yesteryear and beyond. However, on occasion something does stick in my head that just won’t shake. For example, why I retain useless information such […]
By |December 24th, 2013|Categories: 2013 Cover Stories|Tags: |

Tour of Sufferlandria – Welcome to the Dance

You know it’s right about now that I start to get that feeling The one that lurks in the pit of your stomach like a virus and rears its ugly head once a year. Like the clock is ticking and you’re heading hook, line and sinker back to work after a holiday……only worse. Worse because there’s just no escaping. Escaping!? […]
By |November 30th, 2013|Categories: 2013 Cover Stories, The Sufferfest|Tags: , |