Category: Sport

One from the vaults: Off season, what off season?

I’m going to continue with this series of posts and, again, I’ll try not to choose too many cycling ones. This is from way back in 2012 when I was Secretary (and Treasurer) of my previous cycling club. Cycling clubs don’t have off seasons,… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Off season, what off season?”

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”

One from the vaults: False start

Today, on our trip back down memory lane, we’re heading to November 2012 and those heady days when riding outside was possible! This was when I still had my cycling coach and we’d finally arranged our oft-postponed training ride in Italy. Sometimes it doesn’t… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: False start”

One from the vaults: Postcard from Como

Although we’ve not visited for a few years, in the past we’ve gone to watch the last so-called Classic bike race of the season around the wonderful Lake Como in early October. Here’s a re-run of our trip in 2016. One of the many… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from Como”

One from the vaults: You shall go to the ball

We’re heading to September 2012 with this one and my favourite training ground, Col de Vence. Despite adding more years to the clock, I’ve finally mastered this climb and more recently turned in my best time ever! Ever since I found out about the… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: You shall go to the ball”

The Tour de France has come and gone………

Apologies that I’ve been somewhat missing in action over the past week but I was just one of a large band of volunteers from the city of Nice entrusted with ensuring the Tour de France went ahead safely. Two months late, the Tour de… Continue Reading “The Tour de France has come and gone………”

One from the vaults: Another Trip down Memory Lane

Of course, at this time of year, we’d normally be watching the Vuelta a Espana and consequently we’re heading back to Marbella for the opening stages of the 2015 race. It’s an area which holds many fond memories for us, as I explain below.… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Another Trip down Memory Lane”

The Tour de France is oh so close

Early this year the cycle club put out a call for volunteers for the Tour de France. Now, it’s been awhile since I last volunteered and given that our club is called Club Metropole de Nice, Cote d’Azur, and both the mayor and Prefet… Continue Reading “The Tour de France is oh so close”

One from the vaults: Back from the Basque country

Usually at this time of year we’re just heading back from the Basque Country having watched one of my favourite one-day bike races, the Clasica. We missed out last year while we were enjoying our #adventuredownunder so i was particularly looking forward to spending… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Back from the Basque country”

One from the vaults: Speedy girl

Yet another blast from the past (July 2012) about my cycle training. You will have observed that all my training is about going faster on the ascents. I love descending but……..you’ve got to ride up in order to ride down. Last week’s tummy troubles,… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Speedy girl”