Tag: The Tour de France

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”

A good read

This month’s Cycle Sport magazine opines on “the best 50 cycling books of all time [in the English language]”. Lists are always interesting, open to debate and, ultimately, very subjective despite their authors proclaiming their objectivity. Given that I have quite (typical British understatement) a… Continue Reading “A good read”

Ain’t no mountain high enough…………..

Last week I was thoroughly spoilt by my Swiss friend (and his mother). Not only did he give me his bedroom, complete with water-bed and boys toys including a gi-normous HD TV, but he also made me breakfast and bought me a book on… Continue Reading “Ain’t no mountain high enough…………..”

Seeking a good home

Since the announcement that Lance and his acolytes would be Team Radio Shack in 2010, there has been copious speculation as to the fate of Alberto Contador, the winner of this year’s Tour de France. While rumours have abounded about a new Spanish Fernando… Continue Reading “Seeking a good home”

Normal service resumes

The Tour’s now over and life can return to normal. However, I can’t let the opportunity pass without giving a few final thoughts on the past three weeks of unadulterated pleasure.  First, the Tour beautifully showcases the splendours of France and each day I… Continue Reading “Normal service resumes”

Yellow fever

My excitement is rising as the Tour de France is fast approaching. Having enjoyed its warm-up act, the Critérium du Dauphiné libéré, I’m now looking forward to the real thing. And I’m not the only one. Journalists seem to be taking a totally over-the-top… Continue Reading “Yellow fever”