Ramblings of a half-arsed mountain bike racer.

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.

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.

23rd Oct

Half-arsed; fully committed

Half-arsedRaced.com is where I hope to share my passion for cycling, hear from you and learn from your experiences.

23rd Oct
British Mountain Bike Series, Hopton Woods

Lessons learned in getting back in the saddle

In getting back in the saddle, I've made mistakes and had the odd success. Here's what I've learned on the way.

22nd Oct
R4 Start

The thrill of the chase

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.

10th Oct
Kona Kula Supreme - Scandium

My Weapon of Choice

I like to keep things simple. I've always been a hardtail enthusiast. My weapon of choice for xc racing is light, effective and doesn't cost the earth.