On 22-25th November the Bicycle Film Festival returned to London for the first time since 2013. The festival was started by Brendt Barbur back in 2000 after he was bit by a bus cycling in New York and decided to create a platform to for cycling through film, art and music. The sustainable ethos behind … Continue reading Bicycle Film Festival
Cornwall has always been a place of intrigue for me, nestled at the end of the earth with its distinctive flag of Saint Piran and rich folk history, giving it its own unique sense of cultural identity. I’ve had a couple of fleeting visits to Polzeath and Bude, so it felt like the time was … Continue reading Cycle Touring in Cornwall
The Defonce is a two day stage race for 3rd and 4th cat riders. Going into it I been warned that just because it’s a 3/4 it shouldn’t be underestimated. Indeed there would be a lot of teams from Wales and across the south who would be fielding strong up and coming junior riders. The … Continue reading L’etape de la Defonce
Last summer I came across Sicily Cycling Club through my friend Marcello who rents Cinelli bikes to guests on their camps. Run by two friends, Tommaso and Thomas, they approached me early this year to help with their cycling camp they had planned for the Giro d’Italia. After returning to Sicily last year for first … Continue reading Giro d’Italia Cycling Camp
So 2017 turned out to be a pretty amazing year of cycling experiences and adventures. I was lucky to cycle in some incredible places around the world including Flanders, the Alps, Tuscany and Sicily. I also had time to give some attention to this blog and nearly hit my target of one post a month … Continue reading The Best of 2017
I’ve been been meaning to cycle the circumference of Sicily for a couple of years and this summer I finally had the opportunity. I was originally going to do it over four days, sleeping on beaches at night, but with my time running out here I would have to do it in 48 hours riding … Continue reading Sicily 1000
One of my aims this summer was to experience a wine harvest, or vendemmia as it’s known in Italian. The vendemmia is much more than just picking grapes and making wine, it’s a cultural moment in Italy where friends and families come together to work, eat and taste the new wine from last year.
The end of the road season for the pro peloton is traditionally marked by the fifth and final monument, Il Lombardia (formally Giro di Lombardia). It’s a tough one day classic, over 200km long, with iconic climbs such as the Muro di Sormano and Madonna di Ghisallo. The route varies each year, but takes in … Continue reading Falling Leaves in Como