John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.
He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.
Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for CyclingNews.com. Along with road.cc founder Tony Farrelly, John was on the launch team for BikeRadar.com and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.
John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of TotalWomensCycling.com before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.
He joined road.cc in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.
I think we are well on the way to the word "woke" migrating into a compliment meaning thoughtful, caring and considerate....
Glad they were stopped from angrily driving their car through where children play.
If only taxi drivers had licence plates and insurance. Bet the driver wasn't wearing a helmet and I know he hasn't paid road tax!
What a stupid overgeneralisation.
Speaking of e-bikes, heres a pretty cool one! Lets see more of these around https://www.erockit.de/en/home-2/
There is also a delivery charge. In the end there are no baragians.
What you have to remember about Clarkson is that not even he believes the things he writes and says. He often bangs on about how cars are more fun...
The double contraction, they'd've, means just that..
Cycling Monkey is particularly vitriolic against helmet wearing; a bit like Jeremey Whine carrying on about not needing to wear hi-vis and...
I was on the Indigogo for the previous generation - the Icon 2. Mine turned up but kept falling off. After 3 weeks I arrived home one day without...