Category: Sport

One from the Vaults: Postcard from Pais Vasco

Sadly once again we’re not down in the Basque Country enjoying bike racing though at least I get to watch this year’s race on the television. Indeed, thanks to my beloved’s broken, hip, pressure of work and Covid, the last edition we saw was… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from Pais Vasco”

One from the vaults: For want of a spoke, the race was lost

Come the end of March, I’m usually looking forward to a trip to the Basque Country over Easter and beyond to watch the cycling stage-race Itzulia. I had hoped to be heading there this year……..but we all know what happened to that plan. Here… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: For want of a spoke, the race was lost”

One from the vaults: Postcard from Sanremo

Usually we’d be looking forward to tomorrow’s trip into Italy to watch the finish of the first Monument (major bike race) of the season, Milan-Sanremo, planning where to eat lunch and enjoy an Aperol Spritz. Sadly, we’ll once again be doing this at home… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from Sanremo”

One from the Vaults: Handed over and out

Last week I talked about some of the trials and tribulations of being the Cycling Club Secretary and Treasurer. This week, I’ve resuscitated a post about my handover of duties to the new management team after my three years in the role ( 2010… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Handed over and out”

One from the vaults: Off season, what off season?

I’m going to continue with this series of posts and, again, I’ll try not to choose too many cycling ones. This is from way back in 2012 when I was Secretary (and Treasurer) of my previous cycling club. Cycling clubs don’t have off seasons,… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Off season, what off season?”

One from the vaults: Evoking fond memories

It’s most unlikely I’ll be doing my hostess with the mostest during this Festive Season. Instead, I’ll have to dive back into Christmas periods past such as this one in 2011.  If I’m not spending time out on the bike, there’s no where else… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Evoking fond memories”

One from the vaults: False start

Today, on our trip back down memory lane, we’re heading to November 2012 and those heady days when riding outside was possible! This was when I still had my cycling coach and we’d finally arranged our oft-postponed training ride in Italy. Sometimes it doesn’t… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: False start”

One from the vaults: Postcard from Como

Although we’ve not visited for a few years, in the past we’ve gone to watch the last so-called Classic bike race of the season around the wonderful Lake Como in early October. Here’s a re-run of our trip in 2016. One of the many… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from Como”

One from the vaults: You shall go to the ball

We’re heading to September 2012 with this one and my favourite training ground, Col de Vence. Despite adding more years to the clock, I’ve finally mastered this climb and more recently turned in my best time ever! Ever since I found out about the… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: You shall go to the ball”

The Tour de France has come and gone………

Apologies that I’ve been somewhat missing in action over the past week but I was just one of a large band of volunteers from the city of Nice entrusted with ensuring the Tour de France went ahead safely. Two months late, the Tour de… Continue Reading “The Tour de France has come and gone………”