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.
How good a mountain biker can I be without one glute maximus? Not that good it turns out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Half-arsedRaced.com is where I hope to share my passion for cycling, hear from you and learn from your experiences.
In getting back in the saddle, I've made mistakes and had the odd success. Here's what I've learned on the way.
I learned about mountain bike racing from reading articles written by Matt Hart in Singletrack Magazine. I never imagined that one day, we'd be pitted on the same row of a National event. Although it turned out to be a bit of a mismatch, I really enjoyed the thrill of the chase.