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.

24th Sep

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.

07th Mar

Nire Valley Drop

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

29th Oct

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.

25th Jun

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.

06th Mar

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.

15th Jan
Hadleigh rock drop

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.

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

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.

23rd Oct
British Mountain Bike Series, Hopton Woods

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.

22nd Oct