John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.
He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.
Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for CyclingNews.com. Along with road.cc founder Tony Farrelly, John was on the launch team for BikeRadar.com and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.
John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of TotalWomensCycling.com before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.
He joined road.cc in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.
They are not only different offences but they have different sentencing guidelines. You are not prosecuted for failure to provide a sample because...
They did when there was an unyielding steel shafted steering wheel, hard edged pressed metal dash, face shredding glass windscreen and no seat...
Nice of Ekoi to make spotting d*ckheads so much easier! 😄
Agreed too rich for me, but even if I won a pair I think I would feel a tad self conscious on the next café ride 😁
Since I generated Mikes first comment I feel I need to say that I dont see Mike as being defensive. Engaging with your readership is a positive -...
It is indeed the one you were thinking of. There's an original in the Imperial War Musuem which is where I first found out about it.
They've started using autocorrect?
Well - there's always a measure of "change!" Anything new does take time for people to "learn" even if objectively it is safer....
Did you fold the plastic mudguard lip under so it rubbed on the back tyre and sounded like a motorbike?