Not in any particular hurry.

It’s been a week since my faceplant, my stitches around my fractured orbit rim come out in two days, the scabs have all but fallen away and the bruising faded to light yellow. The road rash to my legs has cleaned up really well, the road rash on my shoulders and back is a different…

I think I quit.

  The swelling around my eye caused when I fractured my orbital rim and cheekbone on Tuesday when I face-planted myself into hospital with a fractured skull and some mild facial damage that needed stitching. I also have a couple of small brain bleeds that I have to get checked again. I don’t really remember…

Fairness, Semenya and Denise Lewis

  I know this is about blog is supposed to be about cycling but there’s something that really rather got on my tits recently and that’s the conversation around Caster Semenya. She and I have something in common. Recently Denise Lewis wrote a rather considered opinion piece about the situation where in the closing paragraph…

Shane Sutton, Jess Varnish and sexism in British Cycling

So given the results on the track it looks like Shane Sutton could well be heading back to lead British Cycling, I don’t know Shane, I don’t know what he’s said but when other men defend a man as a rough diamond or a typical Aussie what they’re saying is that he might be a…

Chasing The Moon up Dark Hill.

While the L5-S1 ruptured disk that occasionally bangs against my nerve paralysing me for a spell in agony drags on every now and again I have to push past the fear of that pain and test my back in some way so I can adjust how far I can push my training. The thing is…

My final word on Rapha.

Following on from my Open Letter to Rapha I was invited down to their rather swish new offices for a nosy about with the Country Manager Laura Bower to have  chat about things. We had a walk about a building which crammed to the rafters with lockers, bikes, desks and parts of the Rapha cycling…

Not just being clean, but not appearing doubtful.

I really don’t think for one second that Lizze Armistead was avoiding all three test, I just saw the bigger implications for the wider team as seen from other teams. Whatever she’s not saying I’m cool with it, I think every reasonable person understands the needs for family privacy.

Three missed tests and weak excuses.

If I put my ball breaking hard ass hat on it’s with much regret that if I was in charge of the women’s cycling team I would swap out Lizzie Armitstead for Dani King and here’s why. While the press have a shit at the double standards in the doping lynch mobs in regards to…

My problem with the IOC. Another doping rant.

Even if you have absolutely no interest in sport it wouldn’t have escaped your ears that the International Olympic Committee are quite a spineless collective of mostly brain farts who enjoy passing the buck in such a manner that would make Boris Johnson look competent . This year the governing bodies have complained about testing…