Taiwan Local Bike Shop Extraordinaire

Due to the excellent T-Mosaic bike shop having moved location, my default LBS is now the Author Bikes shop about 4km from my house here in Taichung, Taiwan. This place is massive, and in all honesty I'd be quite happy to live here. They have three levels in the store and another two above, one … Continue reading Taiwan Local Bike Shop Extraordinaire

The Official Taiwan KOM Challenge 2014 Film

Here it is, the official film of the 2015 Taiwan KOM Challenge, produced by Po Lin Hsu. Truly an epic, epic day! Well done to John Ebsen and Marg Fedyna for winning, fantastic efforts, and for all who managed to finish. See you again next year?! http://youtu.be/SU1pHCdMISc And lastly, if you're thinking of entering on … Continue reading The Official Taiwan KOM Challenge 2014 Film

Cycling in Taiwan: The Hidden Gem of Asia

This article originally appeared in Action Asia, the leading adventure sports magazine in these parts. To download the pdf, please click the link below. The article contains tips on what to bring and when to come and all you need to know on choosing the best roads to ride. COMING SOON : I'm currently planning … Continue reading Cycling in Taiwan: The Hidden Gem of Asia

Rabottini suspended for EPO, and to think we almost had him at the Taiwan KOM…

last year, when I was looking for KOM winners of the Grand Tours of recent years to invite to ride the Taiwan KOM Challenge, i received a mail suggesting i get in touch with Matteo Rabottini of Neri Sottoli. Rabottini had shot to fame with a victory Rabottini on the stage to Piani dei Resinelli … Continue reading Rabottini suspended for EPO, and to think we almost had him at the Taiwan KOM…

Will Routley interview: “We are all part of this sport and we need people to believe in it again”

Will Routley, cracking fella, was fortunate enough to entice him over to Taiwan for the KOM Challenge just recently. Will has been a pro since 2008 and just enjoyed his best year with Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies with a win on Stage 4 and the overall KOM in the 2014 Tour of Califiornia. I caught up … Continue reading Will Routley interview: “We are all part of this sport and we need people to believe in it again”

Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Barry Davies Testimonial

I've been working with Barry for four months. His aim all along was 'to get up the Taiwan KOM hill.' Added to that challenge was the fact that Barry, originally from the UK, lives in Singapore, one of the flattest stretches of land around out here. Here follows his testimonial of the past 4 months … Continue reading Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Barry Davies Testimonial

Nicole Cooke Exclusive on CP: “Bring in Lifetime Bans”

Nicole Cooke says 'no more heroes' but, truth be told, she is one of mine. And to top all that off, she is so damn nice too. I met Nicole through her dad Tony, who responded to an article of mine which was on about how the bad guys get Gran Fraudos but the clean … Continue reading Nicole Cooke Exclusive on CP: “Bring in Lifetime Bans”

John Ebsen & Marg Fedyna win the Taiwan KOM Challenge 2014

phew, what a day. it just poured and poured, it was cold, one giant heavy cloud enshrouded the mountain and the peloton throughout. people were shaking and blue by the end, i 'lost' two jackets helping folk get warm at the top and don;t mind if i don't get them back. every soul on that … Continue reading John Ebsen & Marg Fedyna win the Taiwan KOM Challenge 2014