Winter (Spring?) in the Alps

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2017 was a bad season for snow in the Alps. However, it had some advantages. At the time of my trip in the last week of March, the fresh grass in the valleys was beautiful, there were fewer people than normal skiing … Continued

The X Files

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This is a chronicle of my journey through the London X League races in Q3 2016 and transformation from cyclo-cross newbie to proto-cross rider, along with the lessons I learned along the way. Race 1: Sumners Pond It was exciting … Continued

Seynes

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Here are some pictures from last weekend climbing with my brother Paul at Seynes in the South of France. What a crag. South facing, 325 climbs up to 8c, walls, tufas and even some slabs. We stayed close to Alès, which is … Continued

Haute Route Pyrenees 2016

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This was a fantastic experience and one of the best bike rides I have done. With seven days of back to back racing it crossed 19 Pyrenean cols and took us through beautiful rolling countryside and spectacular mountain scenery. Whilst … Continued

Duracell Bunny vs Haute Route Pyrenees

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Lillian and another friend have nick-named me the Duracell Bunny. I don’t think it is entirely meant as a compliment but hopefully I can prove worthy of the name in the Haute Route Pyrenees which I will be starting on … Continued

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