Reality Check

Well, it feels like a post that continues to be becoming more present on there, but where have I been? The last two months have been tough. In fact, it’s hard to quantify how hard they have been mentally. Shortly after the Pyllon XP2 in the Lake District, I attended the London Bike Show with […]

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I’ve got the bug & it’s a positive one

I’m back. What? Wait? You never left. True. I’ve been quiet. The last month has sucked. Not from a brand perspective, I’ve been fortunate to be sent some brand spanking new kit that I think many of you will be excited to read, see and learn about. When I say the last month has sucked, […]

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I stood on a pair of skis

Yeah yeah, it’s skiing, every millennial has been on a season or a school trip. Well no. 57 days shy of turning 29, today I stood on a pair of skis for the first time in my life. On a break in the Cairngorms, more specifically, Aviemore, with snow falling in the valley, I took […]

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It’s getting cold & wet

What happened? It’s been abnormally hot and the reality of October has finally set in. Storm Callum or no Callum, winds have picked up, temperatures have plummeted (to where they should be) and rain, a distant memory of March 2018, has returned. Who knows what to make of it? For the first time in recent […]

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9 Days in Chamonix – Part Quatre

Hills, Hills, Hills! You’re in a hilly place, so it’s only right you get given a hill session by the coach. A favourite session of mine and finally, I didn’t have to worry about topping out too soon or the fact the hill may not be steep enough. No photos. A tarmac road, nice houses, […]

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9 Days in Chamonix – Part Trois

Sunday’s chill was welcomed, though at the time felt like a waste. Mountains, trails and limited time made it a hard call. Monday made up for it. And some. I set off back up to Mont Lechant from my base in Les Houches, taking the same trail to the top. Midway, after some 500 meters […]

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Mentally stronger

It sucked. I was down. Fuck. What was the point? Scafell Sky Race had been one of my two main goals for 2018. I knew I stood no chance of a GBR jersey, or even a top placing, but the culmination of a years work with Pyllon and a test in the mountains was high […]

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Black & White – Mental Health

Those who follow me on Instagram will have seen a series of black and white images over the past couple of months. View this post on Instagram My Story – Part 1 – Cause . So I said I’d start sharing more about my story, well more about mental health really. I thought about arty […]

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Getting back into the swing of things

We’ve all been there, flying high, then suddenly it’s over. Motivations out the window, energy to move is distant, the sofa and home comforts seem way too comfortable and the thought of lacing shoes seems pointless. This weekend I was supposed to race, heck, the Race Directors had invited me. The Race Directors had invited […]

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Fatigue

This morning was a struggle, in fact the week has been. Fort William (I was away with work at the UCI Downhill World Cup) knocked me for 6. Lack of sleep (hot rooms), high temperatures, high humidity, long hours at the expo, rides, training runs & the long drives there/back depleted my reserves I ended […]

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