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I’m currently working in St Thomas’ A&E department and in my free time I’m writing about the evolving situation on the frontline as well as exploring bigger questions concerning how the NHS might emerge from this crisis, and what its consequences, and our response, says about Britain today. I’ll post articles below.

My book Signs of Life was lauched on Aug 6th. Scheduled events at present include the World Extreme Medicine Conference in October, Stanfords and Tales of Adventure.

Here’s what else has been happening…


27 Oct 2020

I’ll be speaking at the famous travel bookshop, hopefully in person! (second waves permitting). Tickets here

World Extreme Medical Conference 2020

17 Oct 2020 4pm

I was chuffed be invited back to WEM, always an inspiring couple of days. Virtual this year though stunning stories and seminars guarenteed. Get your ticket here

Tales of Adventure – talk

6 Oct 2020 7pm

With Charli Skinner and Chris Shirley. An online evening of adventure stories. Grab a ticket here

The Moth International Mainstage

26 Sep 2020 19:15

Delighted to be invited to perform a story for The Moth, a coveted gig on the mainstage and live on Zoom. The theme is Bound and Determined: Stories of Breaking Loose. Tickets here.

Budleigh literary festival

20 Sep 2020

If ‘author’ is a still an odd-fitting identity, a literary festival helps. This was a lovely chat with fellow author and winner of the Trancon bike race Emily Chappell and journalist Julia Wheeler. Available until 30th September and entirely free

Cycling podcasts

7 Sep 2020

I’ve been on a podcast bender recently, and here’s some with a cycling theme. On The Cycling Europe Podcast, I talked with Andrew Sykes in Hyde Park, who was at the end of his own tour to the four British capital cities. We covered homecomings, life on the road and much more besides. I also raced around the world with Sean Lally on the fantastic Cycle Systems Academy Podcast and my book was reviewed on The Outspoken Cyclist (episode 29/08/20. Final 10 minutes)


10 Aug 2020

In February, before a certain virus cleared my diary of races, I ran in the Armagh 5k, which might just be the world’s fastest 5k race on the road. Here’s an article I wrote for Tracksmith about how it went down, epic pile ups included

What adventure means to me

07 Aug 2020

A short piece I wrote for Adventure Uncovered

Sky News interview

06 Aug 2020

Interview on Sky morning news with Niall Paterson

The Book Launch 

06 Aug 2020

Today: lift off! The official online launch is Tuesday Aug 11th 8pm (UK time) and signed copies of the book will be available. A limited number of tickets are available here.

The Times interview

03 Aug 2020

Scrubs and Lycra: the biking doctor. Interview with Damian Whitworth in The Times

The countdown begins

16 July 2020

There’s 20 chapters and 20 days to go until the book launch. I’ll be posting one photo per chapter/day on the facebook page

The Explorer Series

1 June 2020

Featured on the Explorer Series of Instagram videos from Mr Fogg’s Collection

Telegraph feature

23 May 2020

How will the pandemic change the NHS and what does that means for us? Here’s the full text of my feature for the Telegraph Magazine

Twitter Q&A at the virtual Cycle Touring Festival

25 April 2020

Myself, @JulianSayarer and @CarbonCycleKate tackle ‘can a bike ride a change the world?’ – with reference to our particular obsessions: health, human rights and the environment

Guardian Op-Ed

23 April 2020

Here’s an opinion piece I wrote for The Guardian on the uncanny calm of London A&E departments and what this could mean as we move into the next stage of the pandemic

Pegasus Books acquire North American rights to Signs of Life

Sep 2019

Chuffed to announce that Pegasus Books will be publishing Signs of Life in North America. Launch date TBC

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