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Cycling, Podcasts

Eight Seconds

This year is the 30th anniversary of what in my lifetime has been the greatest Tour de...

Books, Cycling

Need For The Bike by Paul Fournel

My Tour de France inspired cycling themed book marathon continues with Need For The Bike,...

Photography

Lego Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

Yes – I built one of these. I even queued at the London Lego store to pick one up...

Books, Cycling

Racing Through the Dark: The Fall and Rise of David Millar

Continuing my non-stop cycling reading during this year’s Tour de France, I turned...

Photography

Cindy Sherman – National Portrait Gallery

The Cindy Sherman exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London right now is well...

Science

Apollo 11: James Burke and Helen Sharman

Earlier this week I was thrilled to be able to go to the Science Museum where they were...

Cycling

The Cycling Podcast Mug

I was delighted to receive this in the post today. Stacey Snyder has been making these...

Books

Three Weeks, Eight Seconds: The Epic Tour de France of 1989 by Nige Tassell

Channel 4 burst onto UK TV screens in 1982 – a new commercially funded public...

Internet

Twitter’s Algorithmic Toxicity

This piece started life as a Twitter thread – ironically – which I posted...

Books

The Yellow Jersey by Peter Cossins

The first thing to say about this book is that it’s beautifully made. Telling...

Books

The Tour According to G: My Journey to the Yellow Jersey by Geraint Thomas

For many people, Geraint Thomas was the surprise of last year’s Tour de France. He...

Books

One Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels by Jonathan Vaughters

As the Tour de France is underway – as I write, they’re on the first rest day...

Sport, TV

Champagne Superova: Sport and TV

Sunday was an incredible day for sport. Personally, I spent quite a lot of time flicking...

Cycling, Photography

Tour de France 2019 – Brussels Grand Depart

Sometime during Glastonbury (a blog still to come), I suddenly realised that it had been...

Books

Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas

A mystery about secrets and families set in the West Country. It seems like an open and...

Internet, Media

RIP Flixster

At the start of this year I noted that buying a digital movie or TV series in the UK was...

Podcasts

Podcast Day 2019

This week I attended the third annual Podcast Day organised by the Radiodays Europe team....

Cycling

Hire Bikes and Hire E-Bikes in London

There are now at least four major public bike hire schemes across London. There is the...

Books

Conviction by Denise Mina

Anna is living a double life; a true crime podcast is exploring the sinking of a luxury...

TV

The Biggest TV Show in the World

A question. What is the biggest TV show in the world? That’s a good question. And,...

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