James is a cycling and sports writer and editor who’s been riding bikes impressively slowly since his first iridescent-blue Peugeot road bike back in the 80s. He’s a regular contributor to a number of cycling and endurance-sports publications plus he’s authored two books. The first, The Science of the Tour de France, was an Amazon bestseller. The second, Training Secrets of the World’s Greatest Footballers, wasn’t. Both involved embedding himself with the world’s finest athletes to uncover the training, fuelling and tactical strategies that have taken them to the top. He also updated Haynes’ latest Bike Book. His academic background is English Literature and Sport Science. He can often be seen trailing his teenage son around the bike parks of the UK.