His ever-popular guidebooks for ambitious cyclists - 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and Hellingen - A Road Cyclist's Guide to Belgium's Greatest Cycling Climbs - are a perennial stocking-filler.
If you've not experienced them then head over here, where you can pick up a FREE Kindle book with extracts from SImon's biggest project yet - 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France - to be published next year.
From cobbled climbs to windswept passes, the guides cover every type of hill imaginable, with beautiful description and practical tips. You'll feel energetic just sitting on the sofa reading about them.
For Apple users, the publishers promise an iBooks download soon - we'll update when that becomes available.
<p>After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.</p>