Biography

I am a Health & Fitness professional with a passion for sharing sustainable, effective and innovative routes to optimum health & physical performance.

I have a BSc Degree in Biology & Chemistry and a Business Diploma in Marketing. I’ve written two diet, health & fitness books and am a freelance medical writer and magazine columnist. For many years I wrote a regular Martial Arts Conditioning Column in Britain’s leading martial arts publication – Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine – and my articles and interviews on Health & Healthcare Matters, Fitness and Self Defence regularly appear in a variety of magazines, newspapers and websites.

I hold a Black Belt in the Martial art of Taekwon-do (I.T.F.) and I also train in Thai Boxing and Western Kick-boxing. I’ve had two 2nd place finishes at the British Taekwon-do Championships and I am a strong advocate of Mental Conditioning & Visualisation Techniques to facilitate the achievement of one’s true potential.

Home-Based Fitness Training

I’ve trained on ElliptiGO elliptical bikes since they were first launched in 2010 and in this regard I have worked with some of the world’s most successful athletes in strength & endurance sport. I also spend a lot of my free time mentoring new ElliptiGO riders into long-distance cycling and building the ElliptiGO Ultra-Endurance Team.

In November 2013, I was the invited Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker at the Audax UK (National Long-Distance Cycling Association) Annual General Meeting & Awards Ceremony, after successfully completing the 1,418 km London Edinburgh London Audax cycling challenge (within the 116 hours & 40 minutes time-limit) on an ElliptiGO bike.

In August 2015, I became the first person in The ElliptiGO Ultra-Endurance Team to complete the 1,230km Paris Brest Paris Audax cycling challenge (the world’s premier long-distance cycling event) on an ElliptiGO bike – covering the distance in 83 hours & 38 minutes (which is the current elliptical cycling record for the event).

In May 2016, I took on the iconic 1,368km (850-miles) ride across Britain, from Land’s End to John O’Groats – completing the ride in a new elliptical bike Guinness World Record of 120 hours & 4 minutes (or 5 days & 4 minutes).

PBP 2015 - 765-miles in under 90 hours....

I strongly believe in the use of Intermittent Fasting concepts for health & well being – as well as for endurance training – and I encourage the pressure-testing of all scientific concepts relating to human physical performance, in order to determine their true effectiveness (as opposed to an unquestioning, dogmatic acceptance of the status-quo).

Having begun my own exploration of Intermittent Fasting techniques in the late 1990’s I’m now the world’s most experienced Intermittent Fasting practitioner in relation to its applications in hard-core, long-distance, ultra-endurance training.

In order to validate my fasted endurance training principles I have done a number of non-stop fasted training rides and long-distance cycling events on the ElliptiGO bike (some of which have had durations longer than 24 hours and have covered distances beyond 500km).

Handbook of Intermittent Fasting - CoverI’ve worked with some of Britain’s leading Doctors, Surgeons and Healthcare professionals (having worked in a number of senior management roles, between 2000 & 2010, in some of the world’s most successful international healthcare organisations) and I diligently continue my research into all forms of self-improvement and health advancement, using a multiplicity of insights and experiments to develop useful articles and reading materials (which I hope will be beneficial to many other people in their unique quests for health and personal fulfillment). 

I live in England with my wife Ivy – and our daughter and son. I believe in God and respect all the world’s major religions.

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