GCN Tech Presenter Oliver Bridgewood

Oliver Bridgewood

PhD Chemist turned cycling enthusiast, bringing the lab coat to GCN Does Science

Ollie is a passionate cyclist who deprecatingly describes himself as one who “hopefully makes up for what he lacks in talent with enthusiasm and humour”. However his ever-growing repertoire of terrible puns does make us question the latter… Ahem.

Before joining GCN Ollie was a cycling journalist and still enjoys competing in time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums.

And prior to that he was a PhD Organic Chemist, making him a Doctor and author of page turners including 'Atropo and enantioselective synthesis of substituted biaryl azepines' and 'Synthesis of substituted biaryl oxepines as potential vascular disrupting agents'. No doubt you'll recall them from the best sellers list.

Besides being a celebrated author, Ollie says his greatest cycling achievement was when he came second in a 25 mile time trial after forgetting his cycling shoes, ended up duct-taping his trainers to his SPD-SLs and track standing on the startline. True story.

Since joining GCN, Ollie has been on a never-ending journey seeking the most aero solutions to riding a bike possible. But he's also become very well know for his groan-inducing puns, flawless mispronunciation of cycling's most heralded climbs and dodgy regional accents. Safe to say we're always learning a lot from him.

Latest articles from Oliver

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What is the best functional bike tech?

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Solid tyres, thru axles and TPU tubes: GCN Tech Clinic

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