• Paris-Brest-Paris 2019

    When the idea of Paris-Brest-Paris was first floated to me last year, I didn’t think I’d actually complete it. The last time I mouthed off about a bicycle adventure, I didn’t finish it so why would this be any different? PBP is different, though. It’s 6000 friends and soon-to-be friends riding their bikes around northern France’s countryside in late summer…

  • Audax Mythbusting

    On Tuesday, I wrote a tweet that set the cat among the pigeons and subsequently got a lot of replies around the reasons why Audax isn’t as popular as (I think) it should be. Why isn’t audax mega popular with all cyclists? Like how sportives once were. It generally costs less than a tenner, you get loads of often homemade…

  • I rode 200km and it was fun

    On 20th March 2016, around 13 of us rode our bicycles from Manchester to Cleethorpes as a slightly less glamorous tribute┬áto Milano San Remo (a professional race the day before). I hadn’t ridden this distance since Manchester to London in September last year and the closest I’d got since was 170km in January in Adelaide, Australia (you know, where it’s…