Ross is a digital designer & cyclist

Ross is a digital designer & cyclist

Ross Malpass

Designer. Writer. Cyclist.

Ross Malpass

Is a digital designer, and cyclist from the North West of England.

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Cycling

Three Peaks training update, Kitlist, and some ambitious targets

With the National Three Peaks attempt drawing ever closer, it’s time to get organised. Will and I are trying to assemble crew, a campervan for transport, plus any ...

The biggest day out I’ve ever had

182 miles. 9 hours. 8700ft. 20.2mph average. Ouch. I might have a go at the National Three Peaks by bike has quickly turned into, oh crap! I think this is actually going to ...

I might have a go at the National Three Peaks Challenge by bike

I’ve had a crazy idea for a while now. To cycle from my house in Lytham to my parent’s house near Fort William in Scotland in one ride. It’s just over 300 ...

Training

5 Minutes In The Pain Cave

A quick roundup of my current personal power records (17 September, 2015)

On Letting Go. And Getting Lean With Carb Backloading

National 3 Peaks

Three Peaks training update, Kitlist, and some ambitious targets

With the National Three Peaks attempt drawing ever closer, it’s time to get organised. Will and I are trying to assemble crew, a campervan for transport, plus any ...

The biggest day out I’ve ever had

182 miles. 9 hours. 8700ft. 20.2mph average. Ouch. I might have a go at the National Three Peaks by bike has quickly turned into, oh crap! I think this is actually going to ...

I might have a go at the National Three Peaks Challenge by bike

I’ve had a crazy idea for a while now. To cycle from my house in Lytham to my parent’s house near Fort William in Scotland in one ride. It’s just over 300 ...

Food

Power to weight ratio isn’t everything y’know.

I’ve written quite a lot about nutrition. Always with the mindset that a light Ross is a fast Ross. In the past my focus has always been hills, and going up them as ...

Always Hungry? Eat more protein and fat! You’ll get leaner and you’ll probably ride better too.

I used to be hungry. Always. I assumed this was just a consequence of cycling and trying to stay lean; I was wrong. It was due to my diet. I ate healthy food. That ...

Frank On Food (Part 4: Fats)

‘Fats are for fatties, right? Wrong.’ Dietary fats, called triglycerides, cholesterol and phospholipids when showing off, can be categorised in a variety of ways such as: ...

Life

At the end of the road to recovery there’s a fork…

This is a response to “The road to recovery is long and twisted”, on how I’m recovering from an accident earlier this year. It’s 50 days since I ...

The road to recovery is long and twisted

The most unpleasant part of my recovery isn’t the infected gash on my arm, the bruising on my ankle, or the scabs on my knuckles. It’s the ache in my head. The ...

If you want to, why don’t you?

I’d like to be a better writer. A lot of people who say “I‘d like to be good at XYZ”, rarely mean it. What they mean to say is “I like the idea of being good at XYZ”. There’s ...

Journal

Spicy chicken for tea

I have found myself with a few spare minutes tonight. So I think I will write something. This will likely be a regular Wednesday occurrence. The free time, not the writing. I ...

Today was my last working for Nordnet

Today was my last working for Nordnet. And while I’ve had a fantastic experience there, it was definitely time for something new. The company has changed a lot since I ...

I need to write more often. And other things…

I know I should avoid using clichés in my writing but it’s true: there aren’t enough hours in the day. I enjoy doing so many things. Variety is the spice of life! ...