Challenge Rides

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||

Les Alpes, a Perspective

Read my thoughts after my epic 667km ride through the beautiful French Alps. Find out which climb I found the hardest and how I mentally came through my personal challenge, Les Alps.

Photography by Loris von Siebenthal and Deborah Malin.

By |September 11th, 2013|Categories: Challenge Rides, Les Alpes|Tags: , , , |

Challenge Les Alpes, Tech & Support

Behind the scenes of my Les Alpes challenge.

Read about who's helping me and the equipment I'm going to use, the bike, groupset, wheels, nutrition, lights the lot with wonderful photography from Deborah Malin.

By |August 14th, 2013|Categories: Challenge Rides, Les Alpes|Tags: , , |

Challenge Les Alpes

Read about my next epic challenge, Les Alpes a mammoth bike ride from Evian Les Bains to Nice through the French Alps.

666km and 17 mountain passes stand between me and achieving my personal goal.

By |August 13th, 2013|Categories: Challenge Rides, Les Alpes|Tags: , , |

Long Daze and Summer Nights

A bicycle is more than a means of getting from A to B. It’s an expression of one’s self. A moment of freedom and a chance to explore” – Mike Cotty Starting in Herne Bay, Kent, and following a rather ambitious 300 mile route (with over 6,500m of climbing) crossing into Sussex, past Royal Tunbridge Wells, Eastbourne, Brighton, through the […]
By |June 15th, 2013|Categories: 300 Miles by Bike, Challenge Rides||

Raid Pyrenean

Non stop Coast to Coast
By |December 20th, 2012|Categories: Challenge Rides, Raid Pyrenean||

Better than Guinness

Another deep breath and the Mediterranean finally comes in to view. Light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, or something like that. The roads are busy, a far cry from the serenity of the hours that have just passed. The aroma of sea salt drifts inland with increased potency, acting as a stimulant for both body and mind. […]
By |October 18th, 2011|Categories: Challenge Rides, Raid Pyrenean||

24hrs of Adrenalin: The Race

July 26-27th: Question, what’s the best thing to get the adrenalin of an endurance racer going before a big event? Let’s make it easy with a multiple choice selection, fingers on the buzzers, is it… A) a potent mix of carbs and caffeine B) cranking the I-pod to max with your latest blend of take on the world tunes C) spotting fresh […]
By |September 19th, 2011|Categories: 24hrs of Adrenalin Solo World Champs, Challenge Rides||

24hrs of Adrenalin: Showtime

July 25th: A beautiful day in Canmore with clear skies and summer temperatures were prefect for the final pit build up. The Monavie-Cannondale team rolled in to town with 2007 defending champ Tinker Juarez looking ready to rock the trails and the competition. The afternoon was spent in a rider briefing, to get everything in check, and fine tuning my […]
By |September 19th, 2011|Categories: 24hrs of Adrenalin Solo World Champs, Challenge Rides||

24hrs of Adrenalin: The Sparrow has Landed

July 23rd: After a delayed flight, over 22 hours of travelling, and late arrival yesterday I was relieved when I’d finally got the bikes built and was ready to take a spin out to the Canmore Nordic Centre. I wasn’t expecting to be able to ride the course today, but it was nearly 100% marked so I made the most […]
By |September 19th, 2011|Categories: 24hrs of Adrenalin Solo World Champs, Challenge Rides||