Archive for the ‘Monkey do’ Category


As unlikely as it sounds, I won a time trial last weekend. I know it’s sad, but I took a picture of the results board on my phone. It has been pointed out to me that it was a veteran’s event and that I’m not a veteran. However, there are plenty of fast riders over […]

The second and third parts of my time trial blog are now live on Please do take a look!

I’ve just spent six weeks getting the professional help which I’ve needed for a long time. No, not that kind of help – coaching to go faster on a bike. The story is being published as a three-part blog on Part one is now live if you’d like to take a look.

Unless someone glues his brakes to his wheels, Wouter Sybrandy will win the East Surrey Hardriders time trial tomorrow. There are plenty of class riders in the field, but Wouter is a cut above. The only question mark is whether or not he’ll take the course record. I don’t need to worry about that, but […]

One of the best rides of last year was also one of the shortest. It was a chase-the-sun, half-hour race against the light. From the top of Reigate Hill, I saw one of 2010’s most beautiful sunsets. A quick blast on tarmac, a muddy climb, some gravel, more mud, then a 40mph decent to get […]

Saw this while riding from Somerset to Nottinghamshire a few days ago. Road works closed a short section of the route, and rather than ride around I used the temporary footbridge. I’ve been called many things, but never a cycle-list(?!).