Ever since I saw Pedro Delgado power to victory in the 1988 Tour de France I have been an avid cycling fan. Working for Eurosport in Paris saw this passion become a profession and I have now clocked up over a dozen Tours and a handful of Giros and Vueltas as a cycling reporter. My coverage of cycling took a welcome twist in 2008 when Blazin' Saddles was born. Shortened to Saddles or (rather aptly) BS, this light-hearted and topical cycling blog started out weekly before coming out daily during the three-week Tour in July. Due to popular demand it came back bigger and better in the 2009 and continues to the day with weekly entries throughout the spring and a daily blast during all three major tours.
Writing as my petulant, cynical, no-holds-barred alter ego Blazin' Saddles, I've built up a huge base of fans and detractors alike - and now have 5,000 followers on Twitter.
I have also written cycling content for other publications, including The Telegraph and The Guardian websites, Cycle Sport magazine, Australian sports website The Roar and Cyclingnews.com, for whom I wrote a feature on the impact of cycling in Kazakhstan.
© 2010 FELIX LOWE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.