Road to Rockstock 2 Preparation

So It really isn’t long until the Road To Rockstock 2 begins … To bring R2R2 to life and the Planet Rock Allstars single at such short notice at exactly the same time has, in all honesty, been near impossible. It would have been tough to do with over a year to plan and get […]

“You’re The Voice” Charity Single Background

It is amazing how a simple thought can snowball into something so big! Just a couple of months ago (in August) I was walking through a supermarket and the in-store radio station was playing Chic’s “Good Times”. I love that track. As I was fumbling through the lettuces and veg, I thought “Wouldn’t it be […]

Less than 24 hours to the London Marathon

JUNE 2017 I had an unfortunate incident at my youngest son’s sports day during the parent’s race. It was about a 70-metre sprint for the dads and I managed to tear BOTH hamstrings at exactly the same time! I haven’t felt a searing pain like it in my life. I could barely move in any […]

London Marathon 2018 In Support of CALM

After finishing the 1,060-mile bike ride on the Road to Rockstock in December 2016 and following on from November 2015’s Ride to Rockstock I said that I would be ‘doing nothing in 2017, and for 2018 … who knows?’ In 2017 I did indeed do nothing and now I know what I’m doing for 2018. […]

Road To Rockstock 2016

I always said after last year’s Ride To Rockstock that if anything like that was ever to be done again then it would need to be bigger and better! To recap, last year I rode 200 miles in 20 hours straight, from London to Wales and raised over £40,000 for CALM. This year is going to a […]

Ride to Rockstock Review

So it happened. The Ride To Rockstock … full of adventure, stories, highs and lows. The original plan was for the ride to be 185 miles with a bit of rain expected at some point. What occurred was something very different … I was hoping to set off quietly and just get on with it, […]

I didn’t want to live anymore

After keeping it away, silent and hidden in recent times, I now realise it’s not something to be ashamed or embarrassed about. If talking about it makes someone else feel less awkward about admitting their own experience, then it can’t possibly be a bad thing. I guess that’s the underlying thinking behind this. No bad […]

Race Across Italy Progress

Less than one month to go till the Race Across Italy. This will no doubt be the last preview blog with the next one most likely a race review – with hopefully good news. Flights are booked, vehicles sorted, and now it’s just the logistics of arranging flight cases, mechanics etc. who will be with […]

Shortcake or Oat Cakes?

I’ve said it for a long time, and I still maintain, that if eating healthy was cheap(er) and a LOT more appetising then more people would do it. But why would the masses spend £5 or £6 on organic fruit, veg, with fresh meal ingredients and £2 or £3 on a smoothie type drink when […]

Back In The Saddle Again

In the middle of 2013 I stopped cycling. The End. Nothing. For 5 years prior to that I took part in events all over the UK, did some pretty spectacular races in Europe and tried to push myself to achieve things I never thought possible. There were some great highlights and some terrible lows. Bad […]