Monthly Archives: June 2007

In race footage from Smithfield Nocturne

Here’s a nice package about the folding bike race, including helmetcam footage I took and my clubmate Angus in the red and gold blazer powering away to a second place: Watch Suits on Wheels from the BBC’s cycling site Ironically … Continue reading

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British National Championships 2007 preview

I’ve written a preview for the BBC’s 606: Read my preview of the UK National Road Race Championship 2007 Which is bit foolish really as I’ll not be able to report on it myself as I’ll be somewhere between London … Continue reading

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Smithfield Nocturne: Warrick thrills on a great evening.

So what if he finished fourth, Warrick Spence was the man of the night with a bravura display of handling and power round the tight course. There’s a report and more photos on London Cyclesport and I wrote a race … Continue reading

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I’ve been Pez’ed

Despite a frantic week at work and minimum time on the bike I still managed to get my mug on just about every cycling site going. What’s more, I didn’t even need to win a race to do it. I … Continue reading

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Essential reading

Rapha’s typically detailed and well illustrated guide to the Etape is now up: http://www.rapha.cc/index.php?page=300 Well worth reading to get a sense of what lies ahead. There’s plenty of video floating about the web as well which I’ll try and collate … Continue reading

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That didn’t go according to plan

My second big tester, the Highclere Sportif didn’t go half as well as I had hoped. It didn’t go disastrously though, which is a crumb of comfort. Read my fuller report here: One hell of a day at Highclere Maybe … Continue reading

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Smithfield Nocturne on BBC London

Here’s me talking up my prospects on BBC London 94.9fm’s Sunday Sport show: Click to download (2.2Mb mp3 file) It also features James Pope of Face Partnership, the event organisers talking my chances down and talking more about the event. … Continue reading

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Come to the Smithfield Nocturne

Come join the fun next Saturday (23rd June) at Smithfield Market http://www.smithfieldnocturne.co.uk/ There’s something for everyone: A comedy gold Folding Bike Race An utterly bonkers courier race A fiercely contested support race A lethally quick elite criterium featuring some big … Continue reading

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One hell of a day at Highclere

Yesterday was the Highclere sportif, one of the events I had set myself as a fitness test before the Etape Du Tour. Yesterday was also about as much pain as I have endured on a bike since the last Etape. … Continue reading

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It’s getting closer all the time

A little over five weeks to go and the enrves are setting in. The doubts start to pop up and nag away before I manage to shut them up for a while. Being a dreadful worrier, it’s never long before … Continue reading

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