Writer & editor on healthcare & cycle sport

Cycle sport

A passion turned editorial profession

I first watched the Tour de France in 1987. I was eight years old, and I was hooked. I've been a close follower of professional cycling ever since and, in recent years, have had the opportunity to combine my passion for cycling with my passion for editorial.

Notable projects

  • Translator and copy editor for Cartes du Tour by Paul Fournel, published late June 2018, a new book by Bluetrain Publishing – the firm behind the 2017 William Hill Sports Book of the Year
  • Feature contributor to issue 19 of Soigneur Journal, published July 2018
  • Contributor to Radio 4's Profile programme on Sir Bradley Wiggins, broadcast March 2018
  • Writer of popular pieces for the BIKE Channel UK website throughout 2017. My article on French TV show Village Départ was the site's top performing editorial story, and was retweeted by host Laurent Luyat.
  • Editor and translator of the acclaimed book Vélo by Paul Fournel
  • Copy editor of books including Coppi and Maglia Rosa by Herbie Sykes
  • Sub editor of Rouleur from October 2011 to January 2013, and of Privateer from December 2011 to November 2013
  • Writer of Rouleur feature on the 50th anniversary of the Three Peaks cyclo-cross race

Special skills

  • Strong French comprehension and French to English translation skills
  • An excellent understanding of how cycling events form part of the culture of France and other European nations
  • An enduring love for the Z team jersey

Clients

  • Bluetrain Publishing
  • Soigneur Journal
  • BIKE Channel UK
  • Rouleur
  • Privateer