Sunday, 16 February 2014

What Mountain Bike magazine feature

It's fair to say that I've neglected this blog over the last few months but, in my own defence, I've been training hard and relaxing even harder ;) As a result of my coffee and cake eating downtime I failed to tell you that Fi Spotswood wrote an eight page feature about me in the January issue of What Mountain Bike magazine.

If you missed it then it's still possible to order a back copy from here for £5.50...sorry for the late notice ;)

Saturday, 15 February 2014

No more niggling knee!

At the beginning of December we went to Free Motion Bike Center in Gran Canaria for Solestar footbeds and bike fitting with Tobi Blum. Over the years things just haven't been right with my biomechanics - my right knee in particular has always been a bit dodgy and has all too frequently forced me off the bike. We'd heard good things about Solestar so I was keen to give them a go.

After several thousand kilometres and more than 100,000 metes of climbing it's fair to say that I've given the footbeds a good test and the verdict is very positive - in fact I've returned for a second pair already. The footbeds control my over-pronation and ensure my knees track correctly and they're really stiff for optimal power transfer. The stiffness took me a little while to get used to and for the first few rides my feet went a bit numb, but now I'm really happy with them and to be perfectly honest I wouldn't want to ride without them in my shoes.