Category: Cycling

One from the Vaults: Postcard from Richmond, VA

This year’s UCI Road World Championships are taking place from 18-25 September in Wollongong, near Sydney. Frankly, we should be there, but we’re not. We were in Australia for the 2010 Championships held in Geelong. We were also in Richmond, VA for those held… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from Richmond, VA”

One from the vaults: Wipeout

I’m heading back to a post I wrote in 2013 but it’s as true today, as it was then.  If you ride a bike, you’re occasionally going to fall off or be knocked off it. It’s an irrefutable fact that however much care and attention… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Wipeout”

One from the vaults: Postcard from the Vuelta

This week I’m revisiting this Vuelta post from 2017, all will become clear why next week………. Unusually, this year’s edition of the Vuelta a Espana kicked off in Nimes. It’s only three hours down the motorway from us and it’s a place we’ve only ever driven… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from the Vuelta”

Trip to Isola

Before I cover our trip to Spain in June, I’m going to post about our recent weekend away in the mountains. My beloved is scheduled to go on another trip with his cycle club but he was concerned he hadn’t done enough training. Consequently… Continue Reading “Trip to Isola”

One from the vaults: Vuelta pangs

The 2022 Vuelta a Espana kicks off today with a (dreaded) team time-trial. I’ve previously visited Utrecht to watch the start of the 2016 Tour de France. Once again and largely thanks to the post-pandemic racing conditions, I’ll be watching the entire race on… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Vuelta pangs”

One from the vaults: Postcard from San Sebastian – 2016 City of Culture

Tomorrow there’s the  2022 edition of the Klasikoa in San Sebastián, a race I love seeing live. This year sadly, once again, I’ve resigned myself to watching it on television. Here’s what happened back in 2016. Typically, our visit to the Clasica San Sebastian… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from San Sebastian – 2016 City of Culture”

One from the vaults: Venturing into the unknown

The last few years for obvious reasons I’ve been restricted to following the Tour [de France] on the television. Today I’m harking back to 2013 and my debut Tour with my very own press accreditation – I was so excited. I’m fond of saying… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Venturing into the unknown”

One from the Vaults: Missing Itzulia

In honour of this week’s cycle race in the Basque Country, I’m re-visiting another of my earlier posts. This one’s from 2019 where, once again, I was noticeable by my absence. This week sees the 59th running of the Tour of the Basque Country… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Missing Itzulia”

On the road with Itzulia: Part II

As mentioned yesterday, this week my spirit is in the Spanish Basque Country enjoying its cycling tour, Itzulia, which takes place from 4-9 April. The 2022 edition showcases some of its finest riding locations. Yesterday I covered the race’s debut in Hondarribia, while today… Continue Reading “On the road with Itzulia: Part II”

One from the vaults: I love riding on my lonesome

I realise that I now rarely write about my cycling which is what originally anchored this blog. Admittedly the various lockdowns took a toll of my kilometrage, I’m back to riding around the area on my lonesome – weather permitting. So I thought I’d… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: I love riding on my lonesome”