Category: Sport

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”

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?”