Category: Sport

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: Down, but not out

The professional peloton rode twice up Mont Ventoux on Wednesday of this week in the Tour de France. It was a magnificent stage won by Belgian champion Wout van Aert. I have ascended from all three sides on Ventoux – though not on the… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Down, but not out”

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: Nose job

Today I’m heading back to May 2013 when my beloved had a cycling accident. His first requiring hospital treatment, but probably not his last. Yesterday my husband was desperate to enjoy what little good weather was forecast. Unwilling to wait while I finished a… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Nose job”

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”

A Few Precious Hours

I was gifted a few precious hours of me time last Saturday when my beloved was invited to an event in Monaco. With retirement looming, I had looked for things for him to do apart from me and suggested he join a local business… Continue Reading “A Few Precious Hours”

One from the vaults: A twosome no more

This week we’re heading back to May 2009, a month that;s typically full of local cycling sportives, though not for the past two years. It’s a time when I cast off my 3/4 bib shorts and wear a short-sleeved jersey, sometimes with a wind-proof… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: A twosome no more”

One from the vaults: Man magnet

We’re heading way back today, to 2010 – yes, I have been blogging for a long time! I should also add, for the avoidance of doubt, that this is still pretty much the case even today. My bike is still a man magnet! Regular… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Man magnet”

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”