Tragedy at Indi Pac Wheel Race

Incredibly sad news coming from the Indian Pacific Wheel Race across Australia as we learn that competitor and world class ultra cyclist Mike Hall has been hit and killed in a car accident while taking part in the 5,500km race from coast to coast. For the past two weeks we have been watching the dots…

Update your Strava privacy

Strava have recently added some new privacy settings to your profile, so now is a time to have another look at your current settings and maybe tighten up the security on your account. You should already at a least be using the “Hide Your House” option to keep the start and finish points of your regular…

When Twitter is awesome, plus bonus Peter Sagan content!

Every now and then, Twitter can be truly awesome. Take this example: A budding young cyclist, Ruby from the UK recently tweeted to Peter Sagan about their shared love of post-ride Haribo… Then this happened… A retweet and reply from the World Champion himself! There are so many reasons to love Peter Sagan and this…

The Zwiftcast

If you’re into podcasts and are an avid (or even occasional) Zwift user, then you really should be checking out the Zwiftcast. https://www.podbean.com/media/player/i5rtj-6815e8?skin=108 Released roughly every two weeks, it covers everything new or rumoured in the world of Zwift including map expansions, the racing scene, new trainers and training tech, troubleshooting, competitions and of course general…

My 2016 in eight simple bullet points!

What an interesting year 2016 has been, one of many changes in my life. I started out in England with no intention of that changing and here I am now living at the opposite end of the world! There have been some curve balls I did not see coming. There were some sad times, but…

Bike rack for my motorcycle?

I totally need a bike rack for my motorbike! I think… Or maybe not. I wouldn’t want to be pulling on a set of protective leathers and a full face helmet after a flat out, tiring and sweaty road ride! Maybe if I was riding to a destination with showers and changing facilities? I’m still not…

Roll on warmer weather

So it’s been a little quiet on my blog for a few weeks now. I’ve had good reasons though as I’ve been very busy organising something massive that I will let you know about in my next post. In the meantime I have still been clocking up the miles, I’m knocking on the door of 3000…

A year in the saddle

Looks like the Year Record is the new Hour Record! ;-) In 2016 there will be two new attempts on the “most miles in a year” record – with both the male and female records being contested. Bruce (@cycle_dr1 on Twitter) has already kicked off his campaign with a 334km ride out in Australia. He…

New job & cycle commute

A couple of days after getting back from my Slovenia and Italy trip (which was awesome I might add) I started my new job. I’ve been on the job just over two weeks now and I’m in the swing of it and enjoying the new environment. There was plenty to learn over the first few days and I…

Drew Bezanson’s Uncontainable

I was more of a BMX street and flatland man myself rather than a park rat, but park skills still deserve some kudos. This however is taking park and ramp riding skills to a whole new level! Totally mad. Loving the helmet cam view of the tricks too. Be sure to watch it in HD…

Time for a change

Change is in the air for me. For the first time in over 15 years I am no longer working a government job and will be moving into a new field, down a totally different path. I’ve been in a similar job (but in different places) for almost ten years since moving to the UK so I am certainly…

Stop being a w####r!

A bit of Aussie comedy with a solid message. Charlie from The Weekly discusses the supposed ‘war on our roads’ between cyclists and motorists. Found a replacement video link: Click here to watch! EDIT: It seems the original video has been removed. Click the link above instead.