Ian Osborne is a contributor to BikeRadar and Cycling Plus magazine. He grew up riding BMX and working part-time in bike shops to feed his habit. After travelling the world, usually with a bike, he started working on mountain bike magazines, going back to his roots by playing in the dirt racing downhill and taking part in early four-cross events. Ian has since raced everything from cross-country MTB to 24-hour events, and over the last 20 years has graduated into the world of Lycra, skinny tyres and time trial bikes before catching the Ironman triathlon bug. He continues to ride bikes of all types on a regular basis and occasionally still races for fun.