Being Broken

I realise its been a while since my last blog but this time, for the first time ever, I’ve actually had a pretty legit excuse!!! You may or may not have heard but I broke my collarbone, destroyed the skin on both knees, my face, both knuckles and arms and put a big hole in[…]

Think!

Standing in the pit, craning my neck to watch the first 100m of the race on the big screen I was excited to see how the European champs would pan out for Helen.  I turned my back to take up my position as pit man, and a few seconds later, I was told Helen had had[…]

Make America Great Again

Donald Trump apparently wants to ‘make America great again’, according to the republican garden fence signs anyway. Well clearly he has never been to a cross race cause FYI Donald it already is great and there are many, many reasons why. I started coming to race early season in America way back in 2009, my[…]

My World Championships

Wow, what an incredibly weekend of bike racing at the world championships in Zolder. I’m pretty sure every event had incredible heart stopping moments although not all for the right reasons. The women’s race was incredibly exciting with so many lead changes, so many attacks and such a hard fought battle for the win. Cross[…]

World Cup Zolder in Numbers

Thanks to my partnership with Stages Power, I’m now able to share some information from my races this season. With the World Championships in Zolder this season, the course preview in the shape of a world cup was very important. I didn’t have the best day on the bike, but you can always learn and[…]

Antwerp and Namen

A weekend of two halves started in Antwerp with a sandy race that forms part of the important BPost Bank Trophy series. Right on the side of the Schelde canal this race isn’t something that normally gets put in the box of my ideal skill set but having ridden the course a few times in[…]

Life is about choices

Yesterday after the race in Overijse I took my opportunity live on Belgian TV to say something I felt is important to me and my sport. I did it in my terrible Dutch but I tried and took the risk to try to ensure a balanced viewpoint is seen, every comment has another side. So[…]

Hamme – BPost Trophee

It has to be said, that was a massive relief. It’s not been the start to the season I’d planned for, or worked so hard putting in the training KM’s for, but hopefully I can put any disappointments behind me now. The past 3 weeks have been really tough as I searched for answers to[…]