A celebration of simplicity: the Maratona Dles Dolomiti, Veloforte, and all things Italian

In the face of a world where we have watches that can control our fridges, multiple screens bombarding us with messaging, and computers that can analyse our speed, cadence, heart rate and power output for any given second of a bike ride, Italian culture remains staunchly simple. Through the ages, Italian culture has celebrated simplicity. …

An Ode to the High Road; a reflection on Haute Route Alpe D’Huez

Haute Route, famed for their brutal seven day stage races / sportives, launched their new concept three day events this year, and I rode the first in the calendar – the Haute Route Alpe D'Huez. OC Sport nailed the route. It perfectly caputured all the different facets of the mountains that makes me so love …