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Looking to the summit of the Kemmelberg from the Ossuary

Great War Remembrance Race 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Great War Remembrance Race is a new 1.1 level race taking place in Western Belgium on 24th August 2018. The race has been organised to commemorate those that lost their lives in World War I, which finished 100 years ago. The route takes in a gentle start from the coast to the Heuvelland region, passing many of the battle lines and graveyards from the...

Newport Nocturne 2018 Photos

The Newport Nocturne was an biennial race, first taking place in 1970 before stopping in the early 1990s. It returned in 2001 before once again stopping in 2014. 2018 saw its glorious return. A women’s race started off the evening, Biemme-Juniper-Echelon’s Nikki Juniper won that race, with teammates Jo Tindley and Gabriella Shaw making up the rest of the podium. A men’s race followed the...

Hannah Randall 2018 Time Trial Kit

Women’s Time Trialling for Novices – My First Year

The first club time trial My first time trial took place on a cold and murky New Year’s Day 2018. It was the K7/5 between Stafford and Cannock that promised to be ‘downhill overall’ – there’s a lot of this in time trialling. A course promises to be downhill, but it’s invariably the most uphill way to get downhill! A splash of tinsel on the...

Tour de France Champs Elysees Stage Photos 2018

Tour de France Champs Elysees Stage Photos 2018

I managed to get myself over to Paris to watch the final stage of the Tour de France for the first time. Definitely one of my cycling bucket list activities and something I’ve wanted to do for a while. I ended up taking photos on the Rue de Rivoli between Norwegian corner and the 1km to go barrier – then scurried off to the Champs...

Laurent Fignon 1989 Time Trial Paris Tour de France

The French Tour de France Yellow Jersey Problem

The Yellow Jersey is the pinnacle of cycling, the well-known symbol that transcends from cycling fans to everyone else. Starting life as an excellent marketing gimmick in 1919 by founder of Le Tour, Henri Desgrange, the yellow jersey became something to aspire to as leader of the most famous race in cycling. All of France celebrated victories, but in the last 30 years they’ve proved...

Flashback to the 1999 Tour de France

The 1999 Tour de France was labelled ‘the Tour of Renewal’ in reaction to the Festina Affair the year before. The 1999 Tour was supposed to be a new start after that doping scandal, however, the Tour de France was about to embark on a fresh decade of doping controversy. 1993 World Champion Lance Armstrong was returning to the grandest stage of all after his...