Six years of Tempo Cyclist!

Well would you look at that? WordPress kindly reminded me that I’ve just passed the 6 year anniversary of starting this website! I’ve always had websites, contributed work to other sites and been involved in web content creation, right back to the dark and disgusting Geocities days. Anyone else remember those? Some of my early…

The French Tour 2020 hosted by FulGaz

With the Tour de France kicking off this weekend, FulGaz have launched the French Tour, a 21-stage virtual cycling event hosted on FulGaz in partnership with (and raising much needed money for) the charity Lifeline. Riders from around the world have signed up to complete the tough course either as a solo rider or as…

Tyre pressure: Do you go low?

When I first started road cycling, I was very much in the “bang 110psi in both 23mm tyres” camp. It’s just how it was. Hard is fast. Skinny is fast. Who needs comfort when you can go FAST! These days I’m a little more relaxed, I know that (especially at my weight) higher pressures are…

Have we reached “peak gravel” yet?

Gravel. It’s so hot right now. Flip through any road biking mag or scroll the usual websites and you’ll see it. Stories of romantic journeys across wild landscapes, grainy black and white photos of wide tyres crunching over high contrast pebbles. Gravel riding. It’s basically the new Rapha. I was naievly thinking (hoping) that the…

LANCE

The trailer for that latest Lance Armstrong documentary has just dropped and it promises the truth. Actually scrap that, it promises “Lance’s truth” whatever that means… No matter what your opinion of Lance, there is no denying he was an incredibly motivated and highly talented athlete. An absolute monster on the bike (and arguably, off…

Four years! How time flies in Tasmania!

Today marks the FOURTH ANNIVERSARY of my move from England to Australia. On this day four years ago I stepped off the plane with my BikeBoxAlan at Hobart Airport and back onto Australian soil to begin the next chapter of my life. Packed up my life and sent it waaaay down south! It’s been a…