The Dark Miles

Before we start, let's address the elephant in the blog. I am well aware that I have previously offered that I do not find that winter miles offer me much inspiration, and I lay the blame for some relatively blog-free silences last winter at precisely this. The handful that follow this blog will know that …

A Tan Topper

WARNING - Deep Content! It's unlikely that many of us will forget where we were actually born, or grew up, however life barrels along at such a pace, that we are forgiven for not giving our soul defining past more than cursory consideration every once in a while. Further, as we're continually evolving through experiences …

That’s fine by me

(Blog Read Time; 1 cup of tea and 3 biscuits) Not long ago, I woke up (not physically, but metaphorically) and realised that I am 'a Cyclist'. On reflection, this is perhaps an unsurprising conclusion, though to me it was something of a revelation, and caused me to question how I ended up in this …

Flat Evens

Mother Nature spoke to me today. She said, very politely, 'Mr MAMIL, the clocks have gone back, it's 15 celsius and sunny, get on your bike and enjoy it'. What she didn't tell me was that she had a cruel plan to rip out my heart, suck out every ounce of energy that I had, …

A great loser

'Is it the Truth, or in fact a Lie?' Right now you may be forgiven for considering the option of giving professional cycling an amnesty, to pull all of the skeletons out of the closet, naming and removing the bad actors and their techniques permanently, and starting again. Be it mechanical or chemical doping, or …