Adventures of a half-arsed mountain bike racer.

24th Sep

Pivot Twentyfour 12

I was just hanging on, looking for reasons to stop. I’d thrown up and was drifting down the field, after a good start. I was only five hours into a twelve-hour race.

07th Mar
Cover photo

Andalucía Bike Race 2016

After a failed attempt at the Andalucia Bike Race two years ago, this time I had to finish this six day mountain bike stage race covering 450km and with 14,000 metres of climbing.

05th Jan
Bontrager Twenty Four 12

Top cycling experiences from 2015

2015 was about rediscovering my passion for two wheels and trying new cycling experiences.

29th Oct
King Kelly

Nire Valley Drop

The Nire valley Drop - The best mountain bike sportive in Ireland

25th Jun
Fun in the woods

BeMC – hardest mountain bike race in the Benelux

BeMC is a three day stage race in the Ardennes, Belgium. I know what your thinking, Belgium is flat right? Think again, the Ardennes may only rise to 600 metres, but three days of steep and plentiful climbs takes it's toll. This is my experience and what I learned in what was only my second stage race.

06th Mar

Hero to zero – Andalucia Bike Race 2014

Ever wondered what it would be like to race your bike everyday, like a professional? I found out as I rode The Andalucia Bike Race 2014, a six day event with sublime singletrack, big climbs and dizzying descents.

15th Jan
Hadleigh rock drop

Looking back at 2013 and ahead to 2014

On the third anniversary of my road traffic accident, I'm looking back at treasured memories form a sunny Summer of racing in 2013, and to big plans for 2014, starting with the Andalucia Bike Race on the 23rd of February.

13th Jun
Bristol Bikefest, Half-dressed Racer, xc Racer, mtb

Bringing home silverware at Bristol Bikefest

Half-arsed Racer teamed up with Scott Cornish, physio, Tech Ed for Cyclist No. 1, and endurance rider for GoreBikeWare and together brought home some silverware at the Bristol Bikefest.

27th Nov
bikram yoga room

Bikram for bikers?

Bikram may suit more goal-orientated individuals who seek focus and have a desire to push their limits of endurance. If you're a cyclist like me, then there's good reason to endure the heat, as I found out the following day on my bike.

11th Nov
George Hackenschmidt

Pro Tips with Paul Millard – Fitness Trainer

Expert fitness trainer, Paul Millard talks kettlebells, training pitfalls, whilst recommending a one hundred year old book for all you need to know about fitness.

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