Originally from the UK, Ian has spent the past two decades living in Brisbane. Ian has a strong background in the sport of cycling having competed internationally throughout Europe for five years. Having spent some time working for Bicycling Australia and developing the Where to Ride book concept and design, he now works for the Queensland Academy of Sport as a cycling coach; training the new up and coming talent from within the state. WTR Southeast Queensland was Ian's third book, although he has previously been a regular contributor to both Australian and American cycling publications including Bicycling Australia, Mountain Biking Australia and ROAD and before that several e-zines. Ian continues to enjoy life in his adopted homeland with wife Alex and sons Harry and Charlie.