cobbles, pavé, flanders, cycling, koppenberg

Conquering Cobbles in Flanders

Now in it's 101st year, the Tour of Flanders or Ronde van Vlaanderen is best known as one of the two major cobbled cycle races of the season. Although the race route has changed over years one thing has not - the steep, cobbled bergs through the Belgian countryside. Often a defining career moment for those that manage [...]

Adventurous Azores – 14 days on Sao Miguel

Third of the way out into the Atlantic on route to America, sits a family of 9 volcanic Islands, stretching over 600km. "The Azores?! Where are they?" is pretty much the confused response I've had from everyone that's asked where I've recently been on holiday. And not surprisingly given  TAP Portugal, SATA and Ryan Air are the only carriers currently to [...]

Cycling in the dark

Cyclocross Noir

Almost 3 years ago to the date, I ventured out on my first night ride in windy and flat Amsterdam. I'd not long been cycling (you can tell by the passion in my writing) and was itching to get on the bike at any given opportunity and loved every second of it. This was also [...]