Riding Shotgun with Shimano Neutral Service
This piece originated from RoadCyclingUK and I think it’s one of my favourite pieces of writing to date. Out of sight, just out of view of the TV cameras, we sit. We wait. Two pairs of eyes switching between road and rider ahead, anxious to spot any potential issues and jump to deal with them. … Continue reading Riding Shotgun with Shimano Neutral ServiceContinue Reading
Drops Cycling Team. Doing it right!
Crisp, well made, and looking totally bad-ass. The newly formed Drops cycling team have launched, and they are looking strong! #ColourTheRoadContinue Reading
Thoughts on the 2016 Transcontinental ‘route’.
A few things to consider – how the 2015 and 2016 Transcontinental races will differ. The checkpoints for TCR 2016 have just been released, and clearly it’s going to be a race for the climbers – whilst it may be several hundred km’s shorter than 2015, it will feature several thousand more metres of climbing, … Continue reading Thoughts on the 2016 Transcontinental ‘route’.Continue Reading
Transcontinental Checkpoints 2016
The Race has been announced, entries will be flooding in for the 2016 edition of the Transcontinental Race. Spouses, children, and bosses will be sweet-talked into letting riders have the time off and away for this most epic of race. The race itself sees only one checkpoint stay the same from previous years, that is … Continue reading Transcontinental Checkpoints 2016Continue Reading
Transcontinental training. A rough guide…
Over 4000km in just 2 weeks! There’s very little like it on this planet of ours, unlike events like The Race Across America, the Transcontinental is unsupported, meaning that riders have to take care of themselves, exercising self-sufficiency in all things, across 10 different European countries, with 5 different currencies! So how do you prepare? … Continue reading Transcontinental training. A rough guide…Continue Reading
2015 Transcontinental race – race prep and bike building
I think it’s fair to say I’m a fan of the Transcontinental race. For sure bonkers, stretching over 4,000km across Europe, from the cobbles of Flanders where the race starts on the Muur in Geraardsbergen, through the Balkans to the sizzling heat of Turkey and the Asian border. Oh, and apart from 4 mandatory check points, you … Continue reading 2015 Transcontinental race – race prep and bike buildingContinue Reading