Max Leonard

Author of 'Lanterne Rouge: the Last Man in the Tour de France', and other books about cycling. Pathologically unable to stay in one place.

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Steve Abraham: “I’ve decided to stop”

On committing 4,317 hours to beat the highest annual mileage record… and then stopping.


Mission: Run the Lavaredo Ultra Trail

Six months out, how does a normal runner in London think about preparing for a 74-mile (120km) run through the Dolomites.


Six Ways to Kit Up for Winter Riding

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad kit, or so the saying goes. Here’s a guide to a few simple things to do to help keep you happy riding through the winter.


The Hardest Grand Tour Stage Ever?

The Vuelta’s Queen stage, could lay claim to packing in the most vertical metres per horizontal kilometre.


The London Local Blue Egg Fondo

While the destination might be well known, some of the roads there are not.


A History of Paris-Brest-Paris

One of the most remarkable things about cycling is how little it has changed. But what has been lost, in the mainstream of the sport at least, is a certain spirit of adventure.


The Stars of Ride with Us

We asked local riders to show us their territory, take us out to their favourite roads, make us coffee and feed us lunch.


Tradition and the Tour

Some criticise the Tour for being hidebound to tradition, but it is gestures like including the Pra Loup in honour of Merckx, which make the race special.

Photo Daniel Fouray Ouest-France

An Amateur Takes on Merckx in the Classics

Inspired by the greatest cyclist of all time, Eddy Merckx, he’s already ridden the routes of the 1973 Milan-Sanremo, Tour of Flanders, Gent-Wevelgem, Amstel Gold Race and Paris-Roubaix.