About

I am a writer, broadcaster and bicycle rider and have recently moved from London to Abergavenny in south Wales.

Most of my public policy work today relates to transparency, freedom of information and government accountability, principally through projects that help people to find out how Europe’s farm subsidies and fish subsidies are spent. For my work on farmsubsidy.org I won a Freedom of Information Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors and the website was cited by Politics Online’s Top 10 Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics and by WorldChanging.com as “demonstrating the power of geek activism done right”.

I enjoy listening to the radio and riding a bicycle, though not usually at the same time. I combine passions for both in The Bike Show, a usually weekly radio programme about cycling that I have presented most weeks on London’s experimental art radio station Resonance 104.4 fm since 2004. I’ve just written a book about the best places to ride a bike within striking distance of London. It’s called Lost Lanes: 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Southern England.