AboutSteven Saunders is a cyclist based in the Swiss Alps, formally an amateur racer in the UK. He continues to dabble in all things endurance and lycra including road, mountain and track cycling; the odd fell run; cross-country skiing and now ski-mountaineering.
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The 2011 competitive season is over. It’s been long but varied, having competed in a range of sports from ski-mountaineering to mountain running to MTB Marathons, with the odd road event thrown in for old times sake. One thing that … Continue reading
The 2011 Grand Raid goes down as my worst day on a bicycle. The event is one of the toughest MTB marathons in the world at 125km, but it is not the distance that makes this a killer, it is … Continue reading
Living in the Alps is wonderful, with superb riding in stunning scenery, however there are a few drawbacks. One is that with long mountain winters a great deal of building work has to take place in a condensed period of … Continue reading
It starts with the descent; living at 1200 metres in the winter the only way up is a cross-country ski run, so training starts with a drop to the Rhone valley. I feared the worst- 5pm rush hour down the … Continue reading