I work at Channel 4 News as a Graphic Designer.
Somehow, mainly in our graphics department, but also in the rest of the newsroom, there are lots of us keen about cycling and we follow the sport avidly, talk about it, watch it when possible and share the passion for it whenever we go out for lunchtimes rides. Many of us take part as ride captains in the annual London to Paris charity ride "Duchenne Dash".
I have ridden sportives in the UK and the Continent (Marmotte, Dragon Ride, Chiltern 100, Maratona dles Dolomites, etc.), and group rides with the Canterbury Bicycle Club.
I translated "The Cycling Professor", a book by former pro rider Marco Pinotti, a multiple Italian National TT champion, wearer of the Pink Jersey at the Giro d'Italia, multiple stage winner and now a Performance Coach at CCC
I was for a time in charge of the Twitter feed for La Passione, a cycling wear brand from Italy
I have been a guest blogger at VeloVoices
Interview for an article in "Cycling Active" on commuting to work by bike - "Commuting diaries", April 2012, pp. 80-81
For "Cycling Active" I was interviewed with my fellow colleagues for an article on the randomness of us all in the department at work having a passion for the bike - "Channel 4 News graphics team", September 2012, p. 32
I featured in an article in "Cycling Weekly": "Pinotti seeks assistance from UK-based fourth cat" (I reconned the 2012 Olympic course for the Italian team purely by chance after interacting with Pinotti on Twitter) - December 13, 2012, pp. 14-15
Article in "Cycling Weekly" about ethics in cycling, after a successful personal blog in collaboration with Dr David Warriner: "The only way is ethics", August 4, 2016
Ride Captain for the Duchenne Dash Max, a charity ride over a week, going from London all the way to Monaco, via Galibier, L'Alpe d'Huez, etc.
Riding in a group with Marco Pinotti and Matteo Carrara in Kent and with the Garmin team in the New Forest
Participating and finishing the brutal La Marmotte Sportive in 2008 as I had not done Alpine climbs before
Taking part in the Catford Hill Climb, the oldest continuous race in the world (25% sections!)