Category: Cycling

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”

Simply Splendid Sporting Saturday

Or should I say, sporting weekend? I’m in heaven. I was up at the crack of dawn to watch MotoGP qualifying from Indonesia. I’ve had breakfast and I’m going to be watching Milan-Sanremo from the start, a cycle race I normally watch conclude in… Continue Reading “Simply Splendid Sporting Saturday”

One from the Vaults: Postcard from Sanremo

Typically, this weekend I’d be heading over into to Italy to watch the concluding chapters of the Milan-Sanremo bike race. I’ve watched the race’s conclusion pretty much most years since 2006, though not for the last couple. And not this year either, but for… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from Sanremo”

One from the Vaults: Postcard from [Paris-]Nice

Typically at this time of year, the weekend is spent watching the final two stages of the Paris to Nice cycle race. But this year I’m spending the weekend in Monaco where we’re attending a Gala dinner for the Monaco Bentley Owners’ Club –… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcard from [Paris-]Nice”

One from the Vaults: Spring is almost sprung

This one’s from way back in 2012 and sees me heading to watch the last day’s racing of one of the early cycling springtime events, The Tour du Haut Var. It’s a race I watch most years and has recently mushroomed from a two… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Spring is almost sprung”

One from the vaults: Postcard from Dubai – 5 places I visited

Today, after my negative test on Wednesday lunchtime, we’re finally (third-time lucky) flying to Dubai. Consequently, I thought I should look back on one of my earlier posts about the place. This is from 2018 where I managed to combine travel with watching a… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from Dubai – 5 places I visited”

One from the vaults: Double booking

We’re heading way back into the archives today, to January 2014 to be exact. That’s eight years ago! However my beloved still hasn’t gotten out of the habit of double-booking himself despite the limited opportunities currently available. I’ll just say leopards and spots, you… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Double booking”

One from the vaults: Wise words

This Friday we’re heading back to January 2016 and the start of one of our many #adventuresdownunder. As you all know I’m much looking forward to our next – and quite possibly last – one. Thanks to you know what, it won’t be anytime… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Wise words”