Team Sky ? Have the Marginal Gains Amounted to Much?

Team Sky debuted as a British registered pro cycling team at the highest level this year amid much brouhaha, fanfare and not a little controversy. For British cycling fans this was big news: at last we had a team that has avowedly set out its stall to take on the best...

A race too far?

At this time of year it’s common for endurance sportsfolk to try and squeeze out every last drop of form from that hard won fitness by adding extra races to the calendar. Its always a bit of a balancing act as the body needs a break, yet when you go out in your...

The Helmet Debate

It’s compulsory for every cycling blog to wade into the “Helmet Debate” at some point. I nearly did a month ago when the Northern Ireland Assembly were due to debate whether the wearing of cycle helmets should be made compulsory. Now I have to give...

2:30 missed again

There were aspects of my Tatton race yesterday that were very pleasing. I finished 226th out of 734 starters, which puts me comfortably in the top third. My bike split of 1:03:51 was 70th fastest on the day, again, a good result. With my swim being slightly better...