Tag: cycling

Cycling, Podcasts

Eight Seconds

This year is the 30th anniversary of what in my lifetime has been the greatest Tour de France of all time. In 1989, American Greg LeMond...

Books, Cycling

Need For The Bike by Paul Fournel

My Tour de France inspired cycling themed book marathon continues with Need For The Bike, a classic that I’d somehow never heard of....

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...

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...

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...

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 original TfL run Santander Cycles (aka Boris Bikes)...