I am a Health & Fitness Evangelist with a passion for sharing sustainable, effective, innovative routes to optimum well-being and physical performance.
I have a BSc Degree in Biology & Chemistry and a Business Diploma in Marketing. I’ve written two health & fitness books and I 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.
I’m a long-distance cyclist and have trained on ElliptiGO elliptical bikes since they were first launched in 2010. In this regard, I am one of the most experienced elliptical cyclists in the world and 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 riders in 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). This record-breaking adventure was ‘immortalised’ in the 2018 Guinness Book of World Records.
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 – whilst fasting – on zero calories).
As a Freelance Writer & Copywriter I’ve worked with some of Britain’s leading Doctors, Surgeons, Fitness and Healthcare professionals. And having worked in a variety of senior management roles in some of the world’s most innovative & successful Health, Fitness & Healthcare organisations I diligently continue my research into all forms of self-improvement and health advancement – using a multiplicity of insights and experiments to develop useful approaches, articles and reading materials which I hope will benefit many other people in their own 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 I respect all the world’s major religions.