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Stage 17 of Tour de France 2010 – How tough?

While riding the Etape du Tour, I also found time to make a video report for BBC Sport You can watch it on the BBC Cycling site: Tour de France 2010: How tough is the Col du Tourmalet? My favourite … Continue reading

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I’m riding for Roy Kinnear House

It’s seems it’s all the rage these days to say you’re riding for someone or something. There’s even people riding just for the fun of it in among those riding for everything from cancer to a free lunch. I’ve ummed … Continue reading

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Things that put people off cycling: cycle specific clothing

Wearing lycra to ride your bike makes you weird. The truth is that the vast majority of people who ride bikes do so without pseudo-scientific technical fabrics or specialist footwear. This occurred to me while reading something Mark at iBikeLondon … Continue reading

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In tandem with Stella Artois

Having once again looked out the window and considered that it was too cold and too wet for me to go out – I am still recovering from illness – Sunday was spent going for a gentle walk and catching … Continue reading

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London-Canterbury Sportif: fun and fast

Getting up at 3:30am is not something I make a habit of but, when the reason is the chance to ride the route of the first stage of this Tour De France 2007, it is sometimes worth the effort. A … Continue reading

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A big wet one: the SWRC sportive

David predicted monsoon conditions for Sunday’s SWRC sportif. Well, we got that and a whole lot more: mud, rain and wind as well as a 149km (92 mile) route that seemingly never let up with nearly 2,400m of ascent. For … Continue reading

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Twenty thousand Belgians can’t be wrong

I’ve written something for the BBC Sport 606 section on doing the Tour of Flanders 140km. you can have a read here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A21603674

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UK Etape route/inscriptions announced

I’m very much up for this, so I’ll be using every wile I can to get a place. There’s a huge number from my club who are also up for it and there’s talk of trying to get a club … Continue reading

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Tour of Flanders: no Koppenburg

Not that that makes it any easier mind. So I’ll hold off a sigh of relief just yet. More on the 2007 edition at procycling.com: http://www.procycling.com/news.aspx?ID=2528 I’ll need to start sorting hotels, transport and so on if I’m going to … Continue reading

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