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  • Bontrager Twentyfour12 – 10 Year Anniversary Race Report

    Bontrager Twentyfour12 – 10 Year Anniversary Race Report

    I’ll apologise in advance if this race report is overly gushing but I love this event! Twentyfour12 was the first event of this kind in which I participated, it was also my first 12 hour solo, first 24 hour solo, first 24 hour solo victory and the first bike race my children took part in; […]

  • 2015 Strathpuffer 24 Hour – 24 hours in an ice box

    2015 Strathpuffer 24 Hour – 24 hours in an ice box

    The snow glows white on the mountain tonight. Not a tyretrack to be seen. A kingdom of isolation, and it looks like I’m in the lead. The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside. Can I keep it going. Heaven knows I’ve tried. Don’t let them catch up, don’t let them see. Be the […]

  • 2014 WEMBO 24 Hour Solo World Championship

    “If I finished the race and was carried off the course and had to go to the hospital for a couple of days, I don’t think (my wife) would ever let me race my bike again.” Chris Eatough, 6 time 24 Hour Solo MTB World Champion, 2006. For anyone who hasn’t seen 24 Solo; the […]

  • Torq In Your Sleep 2014 – Third time lucky ?

      Pair: a set of two things used together or regarded as a unit. Having missed the 2013 edition to race the classic Grand Raid Cristalp, it was nice to be back on home soil enjoying the fun and fast flowing trails of Minley Manor. There may have been less climbing than the Swiss marathon […]

  • Holeshots and Autopilots

    Shock, horror: 24 Hour racer takes holeshot at XC race! Now I admit it’s not that remarkable really. Plenty of people can ride a mountain bike fast for a few minutes. But this is a big deal for me. I’ve devoted a significant amount of time in the last few years to making my body […]

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