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 …

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 …