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Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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    Not just you - the internet was down in the pharmacy this morning and I had to hand over actual cash to pay for something - it was a very weird...

  • Mathemagician 8 min 13 sec ago

    Yes, we should all shy away from using an inherently better drive type.

  • kil0ran 22 min 48 sec ago

    Self-build is the way to go. My old Triban 3 (now a pub bike) has been through commuter build to fast road with Di2 to light tourer to pub bike....

  • quiff 23 min 46 sec ago

    Is that a thing? I thought generally the advice was that you need some steerer above the stem clamp. Ok, it doesn't look that neat having loads of...

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    No, no, no.  I'm not being an idiot in driving 100 miles to go to the beach.  It's the other people driving 100 miles to go to the beach: it's them...

  • kil0ran 33 min 7 sec ago

    Correct on both counts re the Ribble, which is an issue if you can't bring the bike in the house or don't have power to the garage. Echo your...

  • The Choking Angels 40 min 31 sec ago

    Why complain to ST or IPSO? Describing the construction of a booby trap targetted at a particular group of people should be a police matter - it...