Five laps to go and the race comes alive, finally. As the laps tick down I keep myself hidden near the back. I wait and wait keen to only emerge at the right moment.
The rain pours down, at least I think it still does. I’m drenched right through and every pedal stroke of the bunch launches more spray into my face. Does it even matter if it’s still raining?Read more "Big Events at Hog Hill"
We pick up a lone rider, Ben, from the RCC in Manchester. He joins us, grateful for some company. We are flying now, into the wind, fast. Barney sets the pace, we help where we can.Read more "Manchester to London"
I’m on my own now, struggling. I need to eat. I need a wheel. I need to drink. I need to stop. I’m never going to finish this, let alone in the time I want.Read more "Ride London 2017"
It’s a sad day. The Tour de France is “all but” finished. We must now face the sad reality of not having racing to watch all day, highlights in the evening and hours of articles to read. Before we enter these dark times I wanted to take the opportunity to look back at one of the best Tours of recent times with a slightly different set of award.Read more "Tour de France 2017"
Losing the function of one arm makes everything more difficult, basic tasks which once were a breeze became a huge struggle. Making meals, getting dressed and sleep were a daily challenge.Read more "Fracture & Frustrations"
The rain is falling now, hard. The Bike Channel Canyon boss shelters under his umbrella. There’s a few minutes until the start and the tension mounts as teams make last minute preparations. The experienced John Herety cuts a relaxed figure amongst the chaos and the downpour. He intently watches his JLT Condor team which includes three time Olympic Gold Medallist Ed Clancy. Ned Boulting is filming his TV intro. The excitement builds. I’m in the pits watching on and the race is about to startRead more "Tour Series Croydon with Nuun Sigma Sport London RT"