29th September2016

We caught up with Torqs latest recruit Lucy Allan for a short Q&A

Lucy Allan is one of TORQ MTB teams latest recurit, having moved from her family sponsored mtb team.  we caught up with her for a short Q&A session in between training, racing and starting university. We’ve seen you coming up the ranks over the last year, but for those who do not know you tell … Continue reading “We caught up with Torqs latest recruit Lucy Allan for a short Q&A”

24th May2016

Sophie Wright – Interview with GB’s European Champ

There’s a growing excitement for the UK XC scene’s international race prospects. Qualification for Rio may not have gone to plan but we have an abundance of riches within the Junior and Under 23 teams with numerous podiums, medals and victories to their credit. The youngsters are showing what they are capable of and their … Continue reading “Sophie Wright – Interview with GB’s European Champ”

14th June2015

Race Bike Focus: Nakamura Grade 27 LTD – Emily Benham

We’ve a cracking Race Bike Focus to accompany your brew this week (as always). I’m extremely pleased to be able to bring you an opportunity to have a guided tour around the 2015 race bike of Gorrick series regular, current MTBO World Cup points leader and new European MTBO Long Champion, Emily Benham! This bike looks rapid and is … Continue reading “Race Bike Focus: Nakamura Grade 27 LTD – Emily Benham”

19th May2015

A Place Beyond The Pines….interview with Emily Benham

I was once told by a respected triathlon coach that if I wanted to know how cognitive aptitude was affected by athletic performance, then try to do some simple multiplication when you are pushing really hard.  I did and failed miserably.  It could be argued that this is more indicative of my poor ability to … Continue reading “A Place Beyond The Pines….interview with Emily Benham”

5th May2015


The first time I heard the name Oli Beckingsale was when I had just had my first race mountain bike built up; it was a scarlet red trek 9.9 hard tail and I was in Evans cycles in Liverpool Street, east London. Talking to one of the lads there after I had completed a Thetford … Continue reading “Representz”

24th March2015


Man’s gotta know his limitations’ the quote made famous by Harry Callahan AKA Dirty Harry resonated round my head as I desperately fought to stick onto a group of riders as I charged down the shoreline of the Welsh coast of Pembrey on the first lap of The 2015 Battle on The Beach race.  I … Continue reading “KING OF THE CASTLE”