Who is Simon Warren?
SIMON WARREN has been obsessed with cycling since the summer of 1989 after watching Greg Lemond battle Laurent Fignon in the Tour de France. A few weeks later he rode his first race, a 10-mile time trial on the A1 from Newark to Grantham and back and was hooked for life.
Although not having what it took to beat the best, he found his forte was racing up hills and so began his fascination with steep roads. After years in the saddle, up and down the UK his quest to discover Britain’s greatest climbs resulted in 2010’s bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, followed to date by 14 more guides to vertical pain. Covering the British Isles, Belgium, France, Italy and coming out next year, Spain he has been riding and racing up hills and mountains for over 30 years now.
He hosts talks, guides rides, has written columns for magazines and in 2020 released his first book of cycling routes, RIDE BRITAIN. Simon splits his time between working as a graphic designer and running his 100 Climbs brand and lives in Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District with his wife and two children. Simon was sceptical when he first discovered BLOCKHEAD but the moment he tried the energy gum during a ride on his indoor trainer he knew it was the real deal.
“It’s just brilliant, I started chewing it before specific efforts and then before races as I found its immediate delivery of a kick was much more predictable than using a caffeine gel or drink.”
We are proud to be working with Simon and being a catalyst so he can do more of the thing he loves.