Cycling blog posts

  • The Big Dog Cometh

    Since I knackered my Achilles tendon in December, I’ve been getting back into cycling and mountain biking in particular. The Brighton Big Dog race is on in August and uses the same tracks I now ride most weeks. We’ve entered a Clearleft team.

  • Le Tour de France en Angleterre

    I am ridiculously excited about this coming weekend. It is this weekend that the Tour de France visits England for the first time since 1994, and only the third time in its history. Get out and see it!

  • Taking on the Tour

    Two remarkable men attempt to ride the Tour course in the same number of days as the race itself. And Jeff’s book is five years old.

  • Dunwich Dynamo

    I’m tired; stiff and tired. Over Saturday night and into Sunday morning, I joined friends on the Dunwich Dynamo, a 120 mile night ride from Hackney to Dunwich on the Suffolk coast. It was to be the longest ride any of us had cycled in one day.

  • I’m back

    And there are photos. And a list of what’s been happening: Odeon crapsters, AMG retrograde, per-site stylesheets, disabling IE6 imagebar, Mozilla security flaw, Malarkey forms, Colly links, Gmail whitelist, XHTML to RSS and fantasy footie.

  • Back in a week

    As of 5 o’clock tomorrow morning, I’m off on my annual pilgrimage to Morzine for a week’s mountain biking in the French and Swiss Alps. If anyone can fix the OS 9 bug on Multimap.com while I’m gone, please email the solution to info@multimap.com and…

  • Col de Joux Plane

    While we were in the Alps we decided to do a Tour de France climb. Not just any climb, but the Col de Joux Plane – an hors categorie ascent gaining 3,500ft over 8.5 miles from Samoëns to the summit. The Col is so notorious, it even has its own website. The climb…

  • Return

    Well I’m back from a fantastic 10 days biking. My old Cannondale just about held together and I suffered only a few cuts and bruises, aching limbs and the traditional ridiculous cyclist’s tan. More details and pikkies will appear here soon. In the meantime Multimap…

  • Laterz

    Tomorrow lunchtime I’m off to Morzine for ten days of Alpine mountain biking, for the third year in succession. As usual I’ve multiplied the cost of the trip by getting my grubby hands on a bunch of spanking new kit: Hope Mini disc brake, Race Face riser bars and…

  • Fatigue

    Jon Webb is one of the fittest guys I’ve ridden with. On 22/23 June he decided to do the 24hr Red Bull Mountain Mayhem solo (as opposed to the usual team of four or more). That’s 24 hours non-stop mountain biking. The tiredness was beginning to totally consume me,…