18 September 2010 0 Comments

Tatton Weekend

It’s the Tatton Triathlon this weekend: sprints and relays today, Olympic distance tomorrow. The event is only in its second year but I heard good reports about the organisation from last year so thought I’d give it a bash. I couldn’t do Bala Olympic distance so being a flat course, Tatton looked like a good […]

13 September 2010 1 Comment

Los Lagos de Covadonga

Image under a Creative Commons license on Flickr by Coubert Being half Spanish, as a child I would spend the summer holidays visiting my mum’s family in Asturias on the rugged northern coast of Spain. Back in the 70’s Spain was still in the sway of the ageing dictator, Franco (and my Tio Antonio still […]

1 September 2010 0 Comments

Adieu Laurent!

Laurent Fignon, the bespectacled “Professeur” of cycling, has died from cancer at the age of 50. Back in the eighties it was an American, Greg Lemond, who hooked my interest in cycling; he was someone who was from the outside shaking up the impenetrable world of European procycling. This meant that the riders I loved […]

29 August 2010 0 Comments

Great Brits on Tour

The only Brit to win stages on all 3 Grand Tours is Robert Millar. More than that, he is the only Brit to have taken an overall jersey at one of the 3 week races: the polkadot jersey at the Tour de France. Mark Cavendish has the opportunity to join him over the next few […]