On the Road!

During my years at university I had a dream of visiting a certain bar in London. You might think visiting the bar is the dream and daily practise of most students, but this was a very particular bar, and I wasn’t planning to go there for the beer. No, this was Bob’s Blues Bar in … Continue reading On the Road!

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Review: On the Road Bike: The Search For a Nation’s Cycling Soul 5/5 stars

On the Road Bike: The Search For a Nation's Cycling Soul by Ned Boulting My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the sequel to Boulting's 'How I Won the Yellow Jumper' (see my review here) which I devoured and loved. What is it? It's not really the story of how we came to win … Continue reading Review: On the Road Bike: The Search For a Nation’s Cycling Soul 5/5 stars

Clip-less pedals – I’ve now had ‘my moment’

Switched my bike pedals to clip-less pedals the other day and installed cleats on my cycling shoes. This means that my shoes click into the pedals a bit like skis and ski-boots. This gives security in knowing your foot won't slip off the pedal at a crucial moment and also greater efficiency in pedalling. Approached … Continue reading Clip-less pedals – I’ve now had ‘my moment’

Review: The Man Who Cycled the World. Mark Beaumont

The Man Who Cycled the World. Mark Beaumont by Mark Beaumont My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another recommendation for my friends who like either cycling or travel. This is the autobiographical account of Mark Beaumont's successful attempt to cycle around the world faster than anyone else had done before him. I recognise that this … Continue reading Review: The Man Who Cycled the World. Mark Beaumont

The Year of the Underdog

For the fan of the underdog, this Wimbledon has been a veritable feast. Top seeds have been tumbling – both literally and at the hands of other players – on a daily basis. We’ve seen Nadal knocked out by Steve Darcis, Hewitt defeated by Dustin Brown, Maria Sharapova falling to world number 131 Michelle Larcher … Continue reading The Year of the Underdog

Review: How I Won the Yellow Jumper: Dispatches from the Tour de France

How I Won the Yellow Jumper: Dispatches from the Tour de France by Ned Boulting My rating: 5 of 5 stars I absolutely loved this book! Grew up watching the Tour de France with my Dad, and have seen virtually every stage televised in the 80s, 90s, 00s and 10's to date. Throughout this time … Continue reading Review: How I Won the Yellow Jumper: Dispatches from the Tour de France