A selection of my opinion pieces and features, mostly for Singletrack World. I also post the occasional blog on this site.
The Next 20 Years – Our Place In The World
A look at the next 20 years of mountain biking, and the ethical and environmental issues it faces.
Build It And They Will Come
Are illegal trails an unhealthy byproduct of mountain biking, or breathing life into the sport?
The Future of Mountain Biking Isn’t in the Mountains
One of Singletrack World’s most-viewed articles of 2019.
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Ride and Prejudice
How mountain bikers became the bad boys of the outdoors
E for Environment – Are E-Bikes Green Technology?
Are electric mountain bikes going to destroy our trails, or save the world?
The Secret Trailbuilder
Can you build illegal trails ethically? I spoke to local rider who’s trying to do just that.
Faffing All The Way
A precise analysis of an inescapable force.
The Great Mountain Bike Swindle
Is the MTB industry out to rip us off? (no)
Natural vs. Man-Made
Thoughts on an age-old debate
Don’t Blame The Hipsters
An opinion piece that originally appeared on Bristol 24/7’s website
In Praise of Strange Music, and Women’s Rides
A short piece written for Boneshaker magazine
Better Safe Than Sorry
What do the UK’s access laws do for cycling?