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  • I said I would never do it again – here’s why I am going back for more #ULTRA2

    I said I would never do it again – here’s why I am going back for more #ULTRA2

    Before, during and after my first ever (unsupported) ultra cycling race, BikingMan Oman, 1000km with 7,200m elevation meters, I said it countless times; selling it to myself and also attempting to convince others (who just looked at me and laughed… “yeah yeah… you have no idea, just wait and see”), I WILL NEVER DO IT […]

  • Everesting: Gloom and Misery

    Everesting: Gloom and Misery

    I only decided, spontaneously, in the same week to give it a go, to hook onto someone else’s Everesting attempt. The timing wasn’t super great; I had family visiting and for personal reasons, at the same time, I felt rather emotionally drained. The night before, I confirmed my attendance and organized my bottles, fuel, clothing, […]

  • My First Ultra Cycling Race – BikingMan Oman 2019

    I had no idea what to expect when I entered my first ever ultra cycling event in Oman, covering over 1,000km and 7,200m elevation. But I aimed to push myself to the limit. I share my journey capturing my highs and lows. The result is surprising…. “You have no idea what you are capable of […]

  • Mt Ventoux – 3 times to the summit, in one day

    Mt Ventoux – 3 times to the summit, in one day

    3 days beforeā€¦ Back tracking three days, I climbed up this epic mountain for the first time ever via the Bedoin side, the most famous of the three; the side you see in Tour de France. It was cold and windy at the top and I could hardly see that epic tower although standing right […]