27, October 2016

Second Wind Magazine: A Beginner's Guide To Racing

"And now you’re here. You have arrived and you stand on the brink. You’re about to enter the competitive side of the maddest, craziest sport in the world. Yes, you are about to start racing …

This guide is written to look at some of the aspects that you will face when it comes to racing, some that are often discussed and some that are not, and can I say in advance that I in no way mean to be patronising, rather I’m passing on some of the hard-earned lessons I learned from several years racing in pelotons around the world."

Read the full column here.

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