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Cycling

Urban Hill Climb 2022

The UK has some very individual events in the world of cycling – a good example being the classic 10 mile time trial, often take...

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Media

Did Commercial Broadcasters Really Lose Millions of Pounds on Monday?

As I type, I’ve yet to see any viewing figures for how many people watched the Queen’s funeral on British TV yesterday –...

Audio, Podcasts

5,331,034 Podcasts

Based in part on a short thread I posted on Twitter the...

DVD, Films

Can I Watch ‘Une Femme Mariée’?

Spoiler: No, I can’t. Jean-Luc Godard has died, and...

Audio, Podcasts

Podcasts in Twitter

Note: This is a slightly expanded version of a Twitter...

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Books

Books

The Romantic by William Boyd

William Boyd is the contemporary master of the ‘whole life novel’ – books that use a character’s entire lifetime to...

Books

Authenticity by Alice Sherwood

As with all non-fiction books, there is a subtitle –...

Books

After Steve by Tripp Mickle

As I write, Apple is the second most valuable company in...

Books

Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy by Erich Schwartzel

In 1996, I was on a mountain biking holiday in the Atlas...

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Photography

Photography

A New Footpath

At the weekend I ran into a friend who had been out on his bike and had been cycling along a new path. Well, it’s not really a new...

Photography, Technology

Upping Your WFH Video Game

This piece by Alex Cranz at The Verge really struck a chord...

Photography, Sport

Wimbledon 2021

It’s been an awfully long time since I last attended...

Photography, Video

Teston: Mist and Flooding

Various parts of southern England have experienced...

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