The Russian Scientist Szent-Gyorgy is quoted as saying “Discovery consists of seeing what everyone has seen and thinking what no-one has thought.” When Richard and Lynn Bye and their partners at the time set up Fat Lad At The Back, they had seen the typical cyclist trussed up like a chicken in tight fitting lycra […]
It all came to a head riding across the Yorkshire Dales in some of the best weather I have ever experienced. Conditions were truly perfect for a few days of bikepacking up in the hills. In fact for April, the weather was unseasonably good. And yet, by the end of Day 1, I rolled into […]
Featured in the first issue of 2019 of the Waitrose Weekend Magazine. One correction to note is that The Tour Divide runs between the Mexican border and Banff in Canada and not the Atlantic to the Pacific as described.
Pay attention! If you are caught whilst driving using a mobile phone, you will be fined and if you live in the UK, points placed on your licence. There is good reason for this. Driving requires visual attention and this is a finite resource. Split it between looking at a phone and driving and the […]
The magicians call it misdirection. It’s when they get you to focus on one thing whilst they are doing something else. I think of the focus on demands for more National Health Service (NHS) funding is an example of misdirection. The focus should be on exploiting technology for public health. Rather than rely on the […]