CYCLING iQ
started in September 2011 as a creative gap year project.  I’d just finished several years of traveling extensively throughout Asia as international market manager for Swiss brand BMC. I’d learnt so much about the road cycling market and bicycle industry in Asia, and I wanted to create a resource that could help fill in the gaps and benefit everyone. To my surprise, the somewhat unlikely mix of industry and racing articles found a growing audience.

Plans changed in May 2012 when SCOTT offered me a job. I hadn’t quite managed the full gap year, but opportunities to live in Switzerland rarely come along. I stopped blogging about the bicycle industry but had the best intentions to continue UCI Asia Tour race coverage. Ultimately, it consumed too much personal time and the blog was neglected for a couple of years.

After three years in Switzerland, I decided a future of professional independence was far more interesting than a secure job. I said goodbye to Europe, moved to the southern hemisphere and started writing again in late 2015.

INDEPENDENCE
to me means having the freedom to write about anything that interests me. It’s the ability to explore the entire spectrum of the bike industry, take time to properly examine information, and explain what it all means to the best of my abilities. I aim to create considered, objective and informative articles that contain:

INSIGHT to the interplay between the corporate and cycling worlds
FACTS through first-hand sourcing
DISCOVERY of truly terrific road cycling stories happening in Asia
OPINION that is objective, balanced, independent and unique

THE FOCUS
is on Asia’s role in the globalisation of road cycling. Whether it’s a new UCI race in Indonesia, chatting with a pro cyclist from Japan, a visit to the Chinese factory that makes frames used in the WorldTour or uncovering data on road bike sales in India – if it’s related to road cycling in Asia, it will be here.

FREELANCING
pays the bills. Cycling iQ has been a great ‘portfolio’ of sorts, and I’ve been fortunate to have articles published by the following media outlets:
Bicycle Retailer (USA)
BIKE Europe (Netherlands)
Cycle Sport (UK)
CyclingTips (Australia)
RIDE Cycling Review (Australia)
SuperBike (Korea)
Taipei Show Daily (Taiwan)

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