Category: Sport

One from the vaults: Altitude attitude

Another one from the early days, July 2011, and as Greg Lemond (three times Tour de France winner and twice UCI Road Race world champion) famously said: It never gets easier, you just go faster Whenever I watch professional bike racers I marvel at… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Altitude attitude”

Back in support

Early this year my beloved signed up via his club to take part in this year’s L’Etape du Tour scheduled to be held the weekend after the Tour de France 2020 start in Nice. While COVID has moved the Tour’s start forward two months,… Continue Reading “Back in support”

40 years of Memorable Moments: my beloved takes up cycling

I don’t think I’ve ever fully explained how we both came to take up cycling. Here’s the short version of events. We had moved permanently to the south of France in 2005 hoping for a slower pace of life as we wound down to… Continue Reading “40 years of Memorable Moments: my beloved takes up cycling”

One from the vaults: I’ve started, so I’ll finish

Bouyed with the success of my Livestrong Ride last year, I made London-Paris 2010 my next cycling challenge. This is how I fared……. Yes, I made it to Paris in one piece. The event was everything I hoped it would be: great weather, well… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: I’ve started, so I’ll finish”

One from the vaults: How’s it going?

This is one of my earliest posts from July 2009 and explains why I set up the blog. This blog was supposed to be about training and fundraising for my Livestrong Challenge in Austin, Texas, in late October and I’m aware that I often… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: How’s it going?”

One from the vaults: Don’t call me, I’ll call you

My month of July is typically dominated by the Tour de France, but not this year. Here’s a real golden oldy from July 2009 where I talk about my typical daily Tour routine. This was well before I started writing about cycling for VeloVoices.… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Don’t call me, I’ll call you”

One from the vaults: Home sweet home

I’ve really dug deep with this one. It’s from June 2009 when we decided to take a cycling vacation in Seefeld Austria. Sadly, the weather did not co-operate! When I first started blogging, I made little or no use of my photographs. But if… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Home sweet home”

One from the vaults: Postcard from the Giro d’Italia Part II

Here’s Part II of our trip in May 2016 to watch part of the Giro d’Italia. At the start of Tuesday’s stage, in a suburb of Florence, we caught up with staff we know at team Bardiani-CSF and evaluated their riders’ chances of a… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from the Giro d’Italia Part II”

One from the vaults: Postcard from the Giro d’Italia Part I

It’s May, It’s time for the Giro d’Italia. But not this year. So I’m dragging out one of my many posts about our various trips to Italy to watch the Giro. This one’s from May 2016, part II follows later. My beloved and I… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from the Giro d’Italia Part I”

One from the vaults: Slogans

Yet another of my many posts about cycling and road hazards! This one’s from May 2014 and riding my bike daily is the one thing I’ve really missed during lockdown. Fingers crossed I’ll shortly be able to venture forth. I saw a brilliant slogan… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Slogans”