I'm a sucker for nice bike animations and this tickled me: it's from illustrator Richard Mitchelson, and he says, "It is based around Eddy Merckxs' hour record set in Mexico city in 1972 when he travelled 49.431km in the hour."

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.