Tag: Bernard Hinault

Exasperated, well just a bit………….

A number of club members are surprised that I’ve decided to hang up my hat at the end of my elected term of office. When questioned closely I realised that they had no idea how much time running the club takes up. I didn’t care to elaborate… Continue Reading “Exasperated, well just a bit………….”

Nice, really nice

Last week’s club discussion was the recent news that the Tour de France 2013, for its 100th edition, would start in Corsica, an island not so far from us and where most of the club have ridden at one time or another.  A couple… Continue Reading “Nice, really nice”

Tour style stakes

Sometimes weeks just don’t pan out the way you’d hoped or planned. This has been one such week. Obligations have circumvented my desire to dip into my recent delivery of books and watch the live presentations of next year’s Giro and Tour routes. Instead, I have… Continue Reading “Tour style stakes”

Get on your bike

Guess what’s the one thing that forcibly strikes me on my infrequent trips back to the UK: cyclists. Yes, they’re everywhere, where once there were none or very few. Bike hire schemes, cycle networks, large scale cycling events, bike shops on every corner etc etc.… Continue Reading “Get on your bike”

No response

As predicted, young Alan Gilbert made his second podium appearance yesterday afternoon in front of an adoring home crowd. Looking a bit blase, bored even, he tried to enliven proceedings by eating the RTBF microphone. Maybe he was feeling peckish, teething or just at that stage… Continue Reading “No response”

Whole lotta winners

 I love it when someone unexpected wins. Today it was the turn of Brice Feillu, a neo-pro with Agritubel, whose older brother Romain wore yellow for a day in last year’s Tour. He was part of today’s break away and seized his chance –… Continue Reading “Whole lotta winners”