Here’s a treat for you. A nice bum shot of me in my new Mavic Stratos under shorts. Derived from “women’s underwear technology” they are super breathable and have one of the best chamois pads I’ve ever used. Also ideal for starting up conversations in car parks.

And here are my Mavic Switchback shoes. Perfect for everyday riding with a stiff sole that is flexible enough for walking and a grippy tread. The stylish softshell upper gives the shoe the look of a ‘cross trainer’.

I met Michel Lethenet, head of PR at Mavic, recently when he was visiting Singletrack. We went out riding on a couple of days round Hebden Bridge. He’s a good rider and rode everything from the front of the group as well as being up for the craic in the pub afterwards. Michel sent me a box of Mavic gear, their clothing range is really good this year – well designed technical clothing with an All Mountain kind of styling. Click here to check it all out.

Here’s the cheeky little Frenchman showing off his fishnet under shorts. Has a Frenchman ever given you lingerie?