I am an independent radio producer, journalist and writer based in London. On this site you will find examples of my work. Over the last five years I have been a regular contributor to the Bike Show on London’s arts radio station Resonance FM. I have also featured on BBC Radio 4’s Excess Baggage and have worked as an assistant producer on TalkSport’s current affairs programming.
Content is organised in three categories:
Run every four years and considered the world’s oldest bike race, Paris Brest Paris is a 1200km bike ride from the French capital to the Atlantic Coast and back. At one time contested only by the toughest of professionals it is now an event open only to amateur cyclists. This year was a PBP year and I produced the following feature for the Bike Show about my own experiences of taking part in Paris Brest et Retour.
A few journalism examples.
Eve of the United Kingdom general election, 5.5.2010.
United Kingdom general election, coalition decision time 11.5.2010.
European Union plans for the hedge fund industry.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson’s blue rinse for cycle lanes.
Original article here.
During April and May 2010 I was acting editor for acclaimed online local news journal East London Lines. The period of my editorship overran the general elections and chaotic balloting processes in some east London constituencies – stories we were able to cover more accurately and quicker than other news organisations.
During this same period I also contributed a number of written pieces to East London Lines which you can find here.
The decades after the second world war cycling were a golden age for British cyclists. During this era a number of north London cycling clubs held time trials and road races in Essex. The clubs became known as the Thirty Second Association – so named as events generally started at the 32nd mile post on the London to Cambridge road.
In the 1950’s a local bed and breakfast owner, who had provided accommodation to the cyclists for a number of years, sold a strip of land to the clubs on very beneficial terms. Initially the land was used for camping, however, in time, the clubs built permanent buildings on the land – what became known as the ‘uts’.
In this 10 minute feature members of the Comarades Cycling Club talk about a lost period of British Cycling and the prospects for the club as it faces the twin challenges of an aging membership and changing needs of the competitive cyclists.