Last Sunday saw the 10th edition of what until last year was the UK's highest ranked one-day race - the Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic, described by organisers as a mix of the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix - and cameras were on hand to follow British UCI Continental team Madison Genesis throughout the day.
The race was won by Rapha Condor JLT's Tom Moses, with Tom Scully of Madison Genesis clinching second place and An Post-Sean Kelly's Mark McNally third.
All three had been in a seven-man break that had got away early in the 179km race, with three other riders bridging across as it headed into its closing stages.
The Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic is a UCI 1.2 categorised race, and until 2013 was the highest ranked British one-day race on the calendar.
It has since been overtaken by the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, which made its debut last year with a 1.1 classification and which has been upgraded to 1.HC for this year - one rung below UCI WorldTour level, and putting it on a par with races such as Paris-Tours.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.