I did have tentative plans to head over to Harrogate today to see the UCI World Championship cycling but, with the weather being as it was, I decided to watch from the warmth and dry of my living room. I have to say, however, that the rain made for an interesting watch and, with there being no lingering helicopters, most the television images were from ground level, adding to the reality of what must have been a tough, tough cycle for the cyclists battling not just each other but the elements…
These wonderful photographs from SWPix.com are worth a few moments of your time. Congratulations to the Dane, Mads Pederson, who won today’s race and all the other winners from earlier in the week.
It may be flatter in The Netherlands but can that really explain why women set off on their bicycles 25-times more often than here in the UK? It seems unlikely. Cycling UK's Women's Festival of Cycling takes place from 11th-31st July. Its aim is to encourage more women to cycle and The Cycling Europe Podcast […]
This episode of the podcast is going to be slightly different. Rather than talking to a current cyclist, I’m going to be investigating the life of a cyclist from the past. You’ve probably never heard his name before and you’re even less likely to have heard his story. He was a German-born American called Maximilian […]
When I started writing my first book – Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie – I never imagined that it would one day help encourage a man who I’d never met to chuck in his long-term job and start cycling around the World. But apparently it did. That man is Ian Finlay and in […]