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Why the UCI needs to make more money
Cor, the Tour of Beijing has ruffled feathers among the noisy few. For all the cries of despair, you’d think the world of cycling was coming to an end. I’m going to cut straight in: the value to the sport of accessing markets where cycling is a ingrained activity is vital for its survival. A solvent, well-financed UCI is equally important to cycling’s future. And if you’re looking for a financial…
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Who better to show you around the new London Velodrome than cycling addict Sir Paul Smith? Percy Pigs are the food of champions Lizzie Armitstead ate no less that five of them, doesn’t seem to do her any harm. I … Continue reading
Smashing video from the mighty Morvelo which deserves to go on here rather than just on the Chasing Wheels Tumblr which is where I find I’m posting a fair bit of quick and dirty pix’n’vidz at the moment.
(via Competitive Cyclist on Twitter) Puts into perspective the risks people run with deer crossing the road in Richmond Park. Actually it seems there’s a seriously aggro badger that’s been taking people out recently.
Even Mario Cipollini would be jealous. He only ever managed to go as far as having Pamela Anderson taped to his stem. In case you’re wondering, Charlott’ is a direct sales lingerie company, and Club Champagne Charlott’ are the cycling … Continue reading
A fascinating documentary on Keirin from Nowness by Jonathan de Villiers. It shows how it has its own culture in Japan which extends far beyond just being a bike race. Keirin: Speed Racers on Nowness.com. These sort of documentaries always … Continue reading
(Via Racefietsblog.nl) Not sure why I didn’t notice this earlier. Rapha + Paul Smith SS11 from RAPHA on Vimeo. http://www.rapha.cc/shop/paul-smith Director: Ben Ingham Photography: Ben Ingham and Patrick Scola Editor: Owynne Dawkins Sound: Soundfly
I’ve not had enough time to write anything so far this week, but this dropped into my mailbox, so I thought I’d do my bit for what seems like a very good cause by posting it. Re~Cycle from See The … Continue reading
Victoria Pendleton is the face of Hovis, the breadmakers with a long association with cycling. They were the original sponsor of Freewheel which has now morphed into Skyride and their 1970s campaign featuring a baker’s boy and his bike is … Continue reading
In the last decade, Trek have been pretty good at backing Tour de France winners. The likelihood is that the three million euro they’ve put on the name Andy/Frank Schleck and Team Leopard-Trek will ensure that they continue to do … Continue reading
Their 2011 kit may be unspeakably bland – black shorts do not a “retro-inspired” kit make – but the HTC-Highroad team and the riders aren’t. They swear, they laugh, they are funny. The are not robots who just ride bikes. … Continue reading