The Story Of Paul De Vivie (The Inventor Of Cyclotourisme?)

“Sometimes fate – and a Michelin map – lead you and your bike exactly where you were meant to be. In this case, it was the outskirts of Pernes-les-Fontaines in Provence, where I saw this statue…”

A Look Back At The Last Five Winners Of The Giro d’Italia

Usually the first of the three Grand Tours, the 2020 Giro d’Italia gets underway this month after being rescheduled amidst the coronavirus pandemic. While the startlist is still yet to be confirmed, we do know that last year’s winner Richard Carapaz won’t be defending his title, as the Ineos Grenadiers’ cyclist rode at the recent Tour de France and instead, the British team will be pinning their hopes on Geraint Thomas.

A Short Film About Sketching (And Coffee)…

I have adopted a new hobby; sketching. I mentioned this a few weeks ago and have been busy sketching ever since. Today, I even made a short film about sketching and have called it, rather unimaginatively, A Short Film About Sketching. There’s some coffee in there too as well as a bit of walking. Just watch the thing!

Ten Years Of Cycling Europe: Keeping It Simple

Last night I gave an online talk to the Halifax Rotary Club here in West Yorkshire. Usually, my talks are all-singing, all-dancing when it comes to the visuals but after experiencing issues with streaming video and complex graphics during online Zoom talks earlier in the year I took a more simple approach. The last ten years of my life was paired down to 30 static slides. Here is the what the Rotarians saw. You’ll have to fill in the commentary for yourselves…

REI Presents: Pedal Through

I noticed earlier that Ryan Van Duzer – subject of the most recent episode of The Cycling Europe Podcast had interviewed two people involved in the making of this film; Pedal Through. You can watch the film below. Worth 15 minutes of your time. Cycle touring continues to be a very white-dominated activity. Endeavours such as this might help nudge the imbalance in a good direction.