When To Quit a Bike Race | 30 Mar 2017

This was a race to see how hard I was willing to push myself simply to finish a race. (more...) [2 comments]

Why I’m Reframing the Way I Think About Results | 10 Mar 2017

Last year, I let racing get under my skin. I let it undermine the things that I love about riding bikes and training and being an athlete. I let myself think that I deserved better, when in fact, I have so much already. (more...) [4 comments]

Books for Athletes: The Power of Habit | 3 Mar 2017

A monthly column where I share a book I’ve read recently, and how it’s helped me develop as an athlete. (more...) [3 comments]

Step Forward, Step Back | 23 Feb 2017

Our first three weeks in Scotland felt like a dream. I was riding better than I ever have. I was hitting power numbers that I had never seen before. I was going to the gym, doing my intervals and putting … (more...) [6 comments]

Ask Syd: What Should I Expect at an EWS Race? | 17 Feb 2017

If you won a lottery slot for the Enduro World Series and don’t know what to expect…here’s my advice. (more...) [0 comments]

How to Fly With Your Bike Like a Pro | 18 Jan 2017

After flights to four different continents and 7+ countries in the past three years, and only a few disasters, I have learned a thing or two about how to bring your bike on a plane. (more...) [0 comments]

Ask Syd: Is Online Skills Coaching Right for Me? | 17 Jan 2017

Hi Syd! I’ve been enjoying reading your blogs for a while now. Thankyou for being so candid and honest. They’ve been helping me out with my own mountain biking challenges. The question i have is regarding Lee McCormack. I am … (more...) [0 comments]

How Do You Train for Enduro? | 10 Jan 2017

Training for enduro in the off-season is all about training your weaknesses. For me that means strength work and high power work. (more...) [2 comments]

Ask Syd: Does Taking Time Off Make You Faster? | 4 Jan 2017

My friend Nico left this comment on my most recent post about and I thought it was a really interesting idea and something others would benefit from thinking about as well. (more...) [0 comments]