Jon Hawkins

Deputy Editor

Jon Hawkins's articles

Meet the British knife brand with Japan at its heart

Bristol-based brand TOG blends British design with Japanese craftsmanship in its premium knives. Forged from layers of steel and copper, each blade is handmade in Seki: the home of the Samurai sword

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce lives up to its glorious name

If you’re looking for a fast saloon that’s easy to live with and love no matter what you ask of it, the Giulia Veloce might just have your name on it

Beautiful and otherworldly, Lanzarote is not your typical Spanish resort

Forget what you think you know about Lanzarote. The easternmost Canary Island is packed with great architecture, otherworldly volcanic landscapes and a vibrant winemaking scene

"I want cycling to be the most popular sport in the world." Rapha CEO Simon Mottram is a man with big ideas

New major investors mean the future’s bright for high-end cycling wear brand Rapha, but it hasn’t always been easy. CEO and founder Simon Mottram reflects on the journey so far

A celebration of Barbados, the Caribbean capital of rum

Rum is a pretty big deal in Barbados, and resistance is futile. Jon Hawkins finds himself charmed by the spirit of the island – in more ways than one

Training smarter will make you a better cyclist

With a big race looming large on the horizon, Jon Hawkins decides it’s time to get help from the experts at Matt Roberts. And that means leaving his bike at home

St Lucia: spectacular scenery, countless banana plantations and peaks of perfection

Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain offer luxury, relaxation and blockbuster views of St Lucia’s twin Pitons.