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Author - Alan Colville

24 hours of Finale Ligure; the chaos, agony and ecstasy of the World Mountain Bike Championships

Mountain Biking

Three laps into 24h of Finale Ligure, with temperatures hitting 37 degrees, the front wheel pinged over another rock, my stomach sank, and I plummeted from top 10 to top 50. The remainder of the race would be…

Kielder Chiller; first taste of 24-hour racing

Everesting, Mountain Biking

Kielder Chiller 24 is a 24-hour mountain bike race, usually held in February, as if 24 hours of mountain biking isn’t hard enough. Due to Covid-19 it was moved to October this year. With the warmer than usual…

Guide to Everesting: cycling’s toughest doorstep challenge

Everesting, Road Biking

During lockdown, cyclists are looking for challenges where they can stay local, go solo and keep motivated whilst taking their mind off the pandemic. Enter Everesting; a fiendishly simple yet brutally difficult cycling challenge. In summary, you pick…

Reaching new cycling heights

Everesting, Road Biking

Attempting a Triple Everest and a Guinness World Record. It was 2.32am on a foggy night. Parked on the side of Cwm Graig Ddu, I peeled myself off my bike and informed my friends Matt and Budge that…