In The Saddle is the journal of an amateur racing cyclist based in London. The thoughts and observations, the loves, the obsessions. This is not the place to come looking for practical training tips, or anything to do with heart rate zones or power meters. I’m a mediocre racer and I intend to stay that way.


Any comments, suggestions or recommendations for the blog would be very warmly received. Offers of work, free gifts or a professional racing contract even more so. You can email me at, follow my Twitter page @damienbreen, and see my Flickr page for cycling photography.