Cyclist, Adventurer and Writer

The Tale of 5 Ultras and the Push Beyond 100km

The Tale of 5 Ultras and the Push Beyond 100km

I took up running a smidgen over four years ago and approximately 14 months later managed to drag my sorry ass around three laps of Ursvik in the middle of Sweden’s winter…. you can read more about that escapade here. At 45km long I had…

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A Big Run for a Pie

A Big Run for a Pie

The idea came about several weeks prior during a family camping holiday at Peel Forest. Alex, Scott and I had just teared up and down Little Mt. Peel in a little over three hours – not bad for three ageing fellas I reckon. I should…

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The Kahurangi 530

The Kahurangi 530

Five years in the planning and five days in the execution. Together with my good mate Hamish, we recently undertook a five day mountain bike ride dominated by sweet purposely built single track set amongst a backdrop of jaw dropping scenery in the backcountry of…

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From 4 km Slogger to Ultra Marathoner

From 4 km Slogger to Ultra Marathoner

I’ve been running. Not a title I thought I would ever write anything under, but there you are. With a young family, a busy job in which I travel a fair bit, and easily accessible cycling opportunities that don’t really excite me too much; my…

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Long Ride for a Pie is in print again!

Long Ride for a Pie is in print again!

I finally got there… again. On paper, publishing a second edition of a book you have already written should be easy. The reality was quite different and in the end it took me a year to finally put it all together. However, it is done…

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Second Edition is nearly there…

Second Edition is nearly there…

When I initially decided to release a second updated edition of Long Ride for a Pie, I figured it would be a reasonably swift and easy progress. That was of course before I started the process of doing it and real life got in the…

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Three Peaks Cyclocross Shenanigans

Three Peaks Cyclocross Shenanigans

The Three Peaks Cyclocross Race, located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, not far from the bustling city of Manchester, bills itself as the world’s hardest cyclocross race. I personally have not participated in every cyclocross event in the world so it would be…

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Two Years and Counting

Two Years and Counting

It’s been a long time since I have written a blog. I personally am not too attracted to the idea of blogging, however I guess very occasional entries don’t really count as blogs… do they? Anyway, I’ve been busy doing other stuff and my writing…

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A Brand New Website

A Brand New Website

I’ve finally bitten the bullet and have a website of my namesake. It has been a ten year process in which I have gone through countless hot and cold flushes (mostly cold) on the idea. However, having recently joined the self-publishing game, the pros eventually…

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An Expedition to the Midnight Sun

An Expedition to the Midnight Sun

About a fortnight ago, just like last year, someone flicked a switch and summer started. The trees budded and flowered; the following week they were green with leaves. The frosts stopped and suddenly it wouldn’t fall below twenty degrees centigrade during the night. The seemingly…

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