July 24th: After some heavy rain through the night, the skies this morning looked all the more favourable. I was especially keen to find out how the course had faired from the downpours so headed out early to make the most of the soft conditions which would always be knowledge to my advantage come rain on race day. Despite the […]
Ok, I’m going to come clean right now. It didn’t start with a kiss at all, but I needed an attention grabbing headline and figured we’re all suckers for a little romance in our own special way. And besides, who knows, maybe this will turn into a story of romance after all… So, the real beginning for me was back […]
The pain and euphoria of solo racing laid bare at the 24 hours of Adrenalin World Championships. Read the full race report direct from the rider on one eventful day (and night) in Canmore, Canada.
With just 10 days to go until the 24 Hours of Adrenalin World Solo Championships in Canmore, Canada, it’s not the time to start getting nervous (that’ll be the night before!) 200 solo riders and 1400 team athletes will be racing themselves into the ground on July 26-27th at the 10th anniversary of the event, and fittingly at the same […]
Running from Winchester to Eastbourne, the South Downs Way is exactly 100 miles in length and, coincidentally, has as many gates to open and close along the way. Without doubt it’s a very tough ride, with 11,000ft of climbing you’re faced with a mixture of fast fire roads, technical sections, farmland and “flint” (oh and that’s not to mention […]
Whatever way you digest the numbers, covering 212 miles with 21,935ft of climbing in over 22 hours is always going to hurt. Let’s break it down a bit more, that’s 18,043kcal with 181,642 heart beats. Check out the story behind “Doing the Double” from What Mountain Bike magazine.
Yes, you’d be right in thinking “those guys look nervous”. This photo was taken at the start of Grand Raid Cristalp in 2005. With 121 hard kilometers and 5,430m of climbing ahead that was the least of our worries. The forecast was not good. In the valley it was an acceptable 8 degrees and, despite the rain, the course […]