A Good Read #2

A Good Read #2

Another book turned up for my July Birthday…”Magic Spanner – The world of cycling according to Carlton Kirby”. Carlton Kirby has been a cycling commentator for nearly 30 years. He works for Eurosport and has commentated on the Tour de France for as long as I can...
Team Sky

Team Sky

Team Sky On the 12th December 2018, Sky’s parent company 21st Century Fox, announced that they would be ending their sponsorship of Team Sky at the end of the 2019-cycling season. Sky has sponsored the team since it was formed in 2010. It has been one of the most...
Paul Sherwen

Paul Sherwen

On the 2nd December 2018, it was announced that the ‘Voice of Cycling’ Paul Sherwen had died of heart failure, aged 62, at his home in Kenya. Paul Sherwen was born on the 7th June 1956, just ‘down the road’ from me in Widnes, (Northwest England). He grew up in Kenya,...
Armchair Athletes

Armchair Athletes

Well, it’s started…. 4 weeks of boring television… 28 days of ‘so-called’ pundits pontificating on penalties and points, their words of wisdom on every television and radio channel… wall to wall supporters shouting and generally...
Bus Gate + Crashes – Tour de France

Bus Gate + Crashes – Tour de France

Well, Stage 1 of the 100th Tour de France has just finished… 22 teams and 198 riders started out from Porto-Vecchio at the southern end of Corsica to ride the 213km to Bastia in the north of the island. A day designed for the sprinters, that could have seen Mark...

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