A Porsche on a Desert Mountain

The title of this article should have been "A Ferrari on a Desert Mountain", it could also have been "A Mercedes on a Desert Mountain". In the end the title of this article was dictated by the car that was available for my recent trip to Abu Dhabi to watch

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The 20th and final round of the 2017 Formula 1 season took place at the Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in the UAE. Lewis Hamilton won the World drivers title 3 rounds ago in Mexico and Mercedes had won the World Constructors title one round earlier so the


Lewis Hamilton Joins The F1 Greats

Apologies for the rather misleading headline. Lewis Hamilton was already an all-time F1 great in my view and winning a FOURTH Formula 1 World Drivers Championship only adds fresh cement to his rock solid position at the the top of the sports' history books. 1481

Coffee Morning at JZM Porsche

I spent Sunday morning having coffee and cakes at JZM Porsche in Kings Langley, (while chewing the fat with fellow enthusiasts) just off junction 20 of the M25. JZM are independent Porsche specialists and there were quite a few stunning examples of the marque on display. 1372

Breakfast with Porsche Club GB

Last Sunday (the 20th of August), I joined Porsche Club GB for their annual breakfast meeting and Social Sunday Open Day. This started at the historic and idyllic Prescott Hill near Gothering.  Porsche Club members and their guests would meet here between 9 and 12 and then join a drive through some

The 2017 L’Etape Du Tour – Part 2

Where was I? Ahhh I was fighting to get to the top of the first mountain, the Category 1 climb, the Col De Vars (See previous article).  This monster comes after 130km in the legs and you sure feel it. The heat and the sheer effort used to get to this point

The 2017 L’Etape Du Tour – Part 1

I've been struggling for days now to properly articulate my thoughts, emotions and impressions of my recent 'beyond epic' cycling adventure. I have just returned from France where my 'buddies' and I took part in the recent L'Etape Du Tour. The L'Etape is the one of the toughest cycle-sportive events

Who Sent Us?

Who sent me? Who sent us? Or in Nigerian slang it'd be: "Who send me?" No one asked me (along with quite a few friends) to spend good money on flights, accommodation, bike servicing and equipment just to suffer climbing some mountains in France. We have friends travelling from Nigeria, the US, Switzerland

A Good Day On The Bike

There are some days on the bike when you curse the fact that you are not a few kilos lighter and a good deal fitter. There are also days you curse the weather, the ride organisers for making the course so tough, your bike and equipment. There are days you

Porsche Meet at The Ace Cafe with Magnus Walker

"Magnus Walker grew up in Sheffield and first fell in love with cars as a 10-year-old, after a trip to the 1977 London motor show. He moved to Los Angeles as a teenager and established Serious Clothing, outfitters to Madonna, Alice Cooper, Motley Crue and a host of rock stars,

P9 AKN – The Last Drive

Today I say goodbye to an old friend. A friend I started missing  the day I knew it was going. After nearly 30k miles I'm saying goodbye to the current bearer of the number plate P9 AKN, a white Porsche 911 C2S Cabriolet (code 991.1). The 'C' in the 'C2S'

Rwanda Tour – Come Ride with Nathan

A recent account of a cycling trip to Rwanda with Nathan Byukusenge, Team Rwanda. Words by Garrick 'The Potential' Bassey. The idea of a Rwandan camp was suggested by IB aka the people's Elder. He had been to Rwanda before and loved it for its proximity to Nigeria, its good infrastructure, amazing

Sebastian Vettel wins the Australian GP

  Sebastian Vettel won the Formula 1 season opener at Albert Park in imperious style. A style very reminiscent of many of the Mercedes wins in recent history. He won in a manner that bodes well for this years Formula 1 title battle with the all-conquering Mercedes team led by its

Conquering Mt Teide

Mount Teide is a volcano in Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, Spain. Its 3,718m summit is the highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level in the Islands of the Atlantic. While you cannot actually reach those heights by car or bike, you can cycle past