Richard Lofthouse is a London, UK-based cyclist and writer. He racks up approximately 10,000 kms a year, half commuting across London daily from Hackney, and half training and racing. He belongs to Eagle RC, one of the oldest road clubs in Britain.

He also declares a major passion for cyclo-cross, occasional mad-cap MTB races in foreign lands, and the culmination of road and off-road in the cobbled spring classics – he completed the full distance Tour of Flanders amateur event, 255kms, in 2010, and ASO’s inaugural Paris-Roubaix challenge in 2011. His most cherished bike is a red Fausto Coppi fixie.

As a writer, besides a Yale doctorate in European intellectual history and a hinterland in business journalism, he currently edits the University of Oxford’s official magazine Oxford Today. In addition to the blog on this site, he has published on cycling for leading magazines, such as Cycling Plus, and national newspapers such as the Financial Times and Independent.

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Richard Lofthouse