A chat with Pete Harrison: The pursuit of power, the power of porridge

Pete Harrison has watts. Lots of watts. More watts than I can even comprehend. And whether these watts need pumping out in a twenty minute frenzied surge of adrenaline and caffeine (more of which later) in a local 10 mile TT, or whether they need carefully managing over the controlled burn of an ironman leg, …

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 …

Why you need Massif Central in your life… a blog from Cycling Torque

You may have seen from my previous post that I'm contributing to the new cycling website called cyclingtorque.com. I gone dun another piece for them, and i've dumped it into the post below. Check out the link at the bottom of the page to see it in the flesh and to peruse the whole site!   …

Your mojo: A user’s guide

Mojo {Eng, noun, singular}:  Intangible object, sensation and emotion referred to by endurance athletes, to describe their form, lustre and love for the sport. A mental phenomena directly correlated to physical performance and ability. A feeling of strength, speed and effortlessness. Directly proportional to improving fitness and desire to train. i.e.: ‘I’ve lost my mojo’; ‘I’ve got …

A blog for CyclingTorque.com: MuleFuel: The Food of a MountainMutton

I'm not just a cyclist and wordsmith; I'm also a bit of a cook. In the first of many blogs for http://www.cyclingtorque.com, I wrote about how to make one of my favourite ride foods: Peanut butter, oat and banana bars. So i thought i'd show you how it looks here. I've preserved the formatting etc of …