Simon is a freelance writer and photographer, who has been riding bikes for fun since he was a kid, but took a deep dive into road racing, crits and time trialling culture whilst living in London in his twenties. As a man of very little talent, he always looks to tech to compensate and loves nothing more than finding a smart (preferably cheap) hack that others hadn’t thought of. His stable of bikes certainly isn’t the most extravagant, but they’re all customised to meet Simon’s particular tastes and kept fastidiously clean. His current No.1 bike is a 2009 Giant TCR Advanced SL, that he purchased 2nd hand from a friend in London — he maintains that the 2019 TCR is basically the same bike, so why bother upgrading? His only worry is that it will soon be classed as a retro frame, and he will be branded a hipster. When he’s not riding, writing or taking pictures, Simon loves watching the pro’s race on TV or in person, ogling all of the fast bikes and kit on display, revelling in the drama and appreciating the incredible natural theatres that bike races take place in.