started in September 2011 as a creative gap year project, after several years of traveling extensively throughout Asia-Pacific as a market manager for Swiss brand BMC. It was simply an opportunity to write about the immense but ‘hidden’ road cycling culture in Asia. 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 CH, I decided it was time to say Tschüss and follow another path. Since late 2015, CyclingiQ.com has been a way for me to keep in touch with something I’m interested in, without being so all-consuming there’s no time for anything else.
is exploring the culture of cycling and explaining the business behind it. Whether it’s India’s national road cycling championships, uncovering the factories behind the brands or getting the backstory on a cyclosportive in New Zealand – if it’s related to cycling, it will be here.
Cycling iQ has also been a ‘portfolio’ of sorts and I’ve been fortunate to have articles published by some fine media outlets including Bicycle Retailer (USA), BIKE Europe (Netherlands), Cycle Sport (UK), CyclingTips (Australia), RIDE Cycling Review (Australia), SuperBike (Korea) and Taipei Show Daily (Taiwan)
to me means having the freedom to write about anything that interests me. It’s the ability to explore the entire spectrum of cycling, take time to properly examine information, and explain what it all means to the best of my abilities. It also means writing when I feel like it, free from the constraints of commercial interests and news cycle pressure.
Below image taken by Wade Wallace of CyclingTips during a ride with BMC’s Tim Roe.