Author: adambowie

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 to a volume has been sitting around on my...

Photography

Cindy Sherman – National Portrait Gallery

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

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 both screening Apollo 11 on their IMAX screen, and...

Cycling

The Cycling Podcast Mug

I was delighted to receive this in the post today. Stacey Snyder has been making these mugs during the Grand Tours this year to help raise...

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 service broadcaster. One of the things it would do was...

Internet

Twitter’s Algorithmic Toxicity

This piece started life as a Twitter thread – ironically – which I posted recently. Read the thread here, or read on....

Books

The Yellow Jersey by Peter Cossins

The first thing to say about this book is that it’s beautifully made. Telling stories from the Tour isn’t a new idea –...

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 had gone into the race as joint leader with Chris...

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 – I thought I’d catch up on a few...

Sport, TV

Champagne Superova: Sport and TV

Sunday was an incredible day for sport. Personally, I spent quite a lot of time flicking between ITV4 and Eurosport’s coverage of...