Well we're off to 'compete' in the jole rider 12hr night baton relay. 8pm to 8am round Hullavington airfield. Well, at least there aren't any hills... While we're there wel'll be testing some lights: a couple of basic commuter LED units, a couple of high-end rechargeables, two cheap 'n' cheerful torches and a heath-robinson creation of my own devising. look out for the results on Monday. or Tuesday, if we fall asleep at the keyboard. The ride is in aid of Jole Rider, a charity which sends bikes out to Africa for schoolchildren, some of whom have to walk more than ten miles a day. They also provide workshop tools and training so the bikes can be fixed when they break. If you're feeling charitable, why not nick over to http://www.justgiving.com/nbr_hk and bung them a few quid?
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.