Not just by his cycling prowess no doubt but also by his attitude and approach to ultra cycling races and life in general. He was a considered and philosophical individual who felt passionately about an individual's right to autonomy and the powerful, positive impact of adventure and self discovery.
Mike was also passionate about travelling by bicycle, using the bike as a primary means of transport no matter how far you wish to travel. He demonstrated throughout the last few years of his life that no matter where you want to go, to work, to the shops, across a continent; you can do it by bike. Having experienced the positive impact self supported adventure had on his own life he wanted to share it with others.