Significant Others

Behind every endeavour lies a great support team. In my case, the following deserve a special mention:

* Simon Winfield and Cycle Care in High Wycombe. Just what you want from your ‘Local Bike Shop’ and they’ve maintained my bikes impeccably and turned things around really fast when needed:

* Phil Deeker, who conceived and runs the Cent Cols Challenge events and who opened my eyes to what might be feasible, with a bit of planning, effort, support and luck:

* Jimi & Janine @ Two Tyred Tours, for turning my dreams of climbs, maps and guidebooks into epic reality:

* Jonny Bell at Noble Wheels for building amazing hoops, fit for any adventure you can dream up. Best wheel builder in the UK today? Quite possibly:

* Philip Smith, Paul Dean and the team at ASSOS LDN, for ensuring Tom and I have the very best clothing available for long and challenging rides!

* Jon Roberts at Matt Roberts Personal Training for taking me under his wing in late 2014 and opening my eyes to other ways of training, besides purely riding my bike!

* Phil Cavell at CycleFit for his attention to detail on bike and pedal set up:

* Chris Bantock and his colleagues at BeSeen Marketing for their help and maintenance of this site:

* David Alexander at Specialized UK for his assistance with bikes and for constantly reminding me of The Rules: