Ask Syd: Should MTB Coaches Have Race Experience? | 14 May 2017

This question from Jess came at really good time, as I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about WHY I race, and how important that really is to me. I figured I’d post my answer up as it might be helpful, or at least discussion-provoking. (more...) [2 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...) [1 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]

Ask Syd: What is Racing Andes-Pacífico Really Like? | 3 Jan 2017

My biggest advice would be to calibrate your expectations, understand that it’s going to be challenging and don’t worry if you aren’t able to ride everything. And then have fun! (more...) [0 comments]

Fear and Mountain Biking | 22 Nov 2016

I have a few strategies for dealing with fear while riding, some better than others. (more...) [4 comments]