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 …

An Idiot’s Guide to the Haute Route Alpe d’Huez: A guide written by an idiot.

The route for the first of the two ‘compact’ Haute Routes was announced recently, and it certainly doesn't disappoint. I’m lucky enough to be riding the event; having done a lot of writing for the awesome Sports Tours International (more of which later), I’ve got myself a very tasty package to go out there for …

The highs, lows, lessons and loathes of 2016. An interview with, ummm, me.

Well, everyone else is doing it and I know that you're desperate to read another self-indulgent piece about some random, very average amateur's 'season', so I thought I'd better keep the baying crowds happy. I managed to grab 20 minutes for a coffee and chat with, umm, me, to find out my thoughts on the …

An idiot’s guide to the Haute Route Alps 2017 Parcours (a guide written by an idiot)

Haute Route have now revealed the parcours for the Pyrenees and the Alps events in 2017, and the details of the Dolomites are due to be unleashed shortly. As I'm riding Alps and Dolomites next year, I thought I'd do a little piece about what i think of these routes. I would have done the …

Haute Route on the horizon pt.IV: An idiot’s guide to how to prepare – Other Stuff

About ‘Haute Route on the Horizon’ I’ve written up more fully here what all this is about, but essentially I’m trying to provide a little insght into how you can best prepare yourself for an Haute Route based purely on my experience of riding HR Alps 2015, from general riding and training, and from recycling …