If it happens…

If it happens, you won’t see it coming. Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington had their demons, but they’d sold millions and were buoyed up by the love their families and thousands of fans who turned up to see them on tour. Both dead, both suicides. Why? Their family and friends will be reaching for answers, …

“I’ll have what Eddy Merckx is getting” – Vin Denson

A couple of years ago I interviewed Vin Denson. If you were looking for a British cycling legend, an anonymous housing estate in Essex probably isn't the first place you'd look. Neatly trimmed hedges divide the houses, everything looks very respectable and ordinary. It's not a bad place to be retired but it's a far …

Boom, godshot! Can bulletproof coffee really replace cake as the perfect fuel for cyclists?

I was asked to write a test piece about bulletproof coffee by a prospective client. I was reasonably happy with the result and I might even give the stuff a go... Cycling and coffee go hand in hand, whether it's elegant pros sipping espresso in Girona or audaxers warming up with a mug of instant. …

Pet Hates…

People who refer to their partner merely as 'my wife/husband/partner' without bothering to name them. My wife is called Gill and if I use the words 'my wife' again in this blog, you are permitted to give me a very hard stare indeed....