Significant Others

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

* 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!

* 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:

* 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: