Gran Canaria Winter Camp

We’re descending now. Into the mist. Into the rain. Into the freezing cold. I can’t feel my hands. I go over a bump and I’m not sure if I’m still clinging on to the brakes or not. An icy breeze cuts through me.

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A Los Angeles Festive 500

The sun beats down as our reduced group powers by ranches in the Malibu canyons. I’m hot and couldn’t be happier. My legs and arms are exposed to the sunshine, the pedals turn effortlessly. This could be high summer in the UK but it’s not; it’s a Wednesday, in December. As we turn a corner Mike looks over and says, “This is about as good as it gets”

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Tour de France 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.

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