Category: Cycling

One from the vaults: Postcards from Pays Basque I

Today we’re heading back to our maiden visit to the Basque Country in 2010. Sadly circumstances have prevented me visiting for the past couple of years. Consequently revisiting my many posts is probably as close as I’ll get this year. Of course, many of… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcards from Pays Basque I”

One from the Vaults: Reflections on the Tour de France 2017

As the 2021 Tour de France draws to a close this weekend, I revisit a post that I wrote about the Tour in 2017. There’s always a sense of loss the week after the Tour finishes. You have months of anticipation and speculation, three… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Reflections on the Tour de France 2017”

One from the vaults: Postcard from the (De)Tour

As I’ve been watching the Tour de France most afternoons this week, I thought I might revisit this post from 2016 – was it really 5 years ago? Last year, on the way  to the Amstel Gold race, we ate lunch in Macon. It… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from the (De)Tour”

One from the Vaults: Postcard from Giro 2018: part I

When times permits I have been dipping in and out of the 2021 Giro d’Italia a stage of which also went over the Zoncolan last Saturday. Here I’m revisiting our most recent trip to watch the race. We kicked off our Giro adverture in… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from Giro 2018: part I”

One from the Vaults: I should be there

We’re heading back to May 2012 when I was once more too busy with matters at the cycle club to just pop up the road and over the border for a few days to watch a couple of stages in the Giro d’Italia. I’ve… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: I should be there”

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: 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”