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...
A Good Read #2

A Good Read #1

I love a good book, especially thrillers / detective stories. I also enjoy a good cycling book. This year, I found two ‘Good Reads’ under the Christmas Tree (Dec 2018), both by the acclaimed author William Fotheringham. The first was “Merckx: Half Man, Half...
2019 Sock Length

2019 Sock Length

The 2019 Pro Cycling Season has well and truly started with the running of the “Tour Down Under” from Adelaide in South Australia. It will continue throughout the year ending sometime at the end of October, usually with the “Presidential Tour of Turkey”. What is this...
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,...

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