Tagged: Cyclists

All my posts that mention or include cyclists in some way.

Mamil Sportives, Valuable to Cycling or Menace?

Mamil Sportives, Valuable to Cycling or Menace?

The sportive sector has exploded in popularity in recent years, largely thanks to Mamils (middle aged men in lycra) taking up the sport. From a minority venture around 6-8 years ago, there is now a sportive somewhere in the country on any given weekend throughout the year. Some areas of the UK in particular are becoming heavily saturated with events, the South East and The...

Like Father Like Son – Cyclists Keeping it in the Family

Like Father Like Son – Cyclists Keeping it in the Family

Most walks in life are well used to the idea of the family business and in cycling this comes across as well. We’ve not really seen the former cyclist become team owner and push his children through model – no Merckx and Sons Ltd. cycling team – but particular names certainly open doors. Eddy Merckx & Axel Merckx Eddy Merckx needs no introduction, the winner...

Close Encounters – Crashes with Spectators in Pro Cycling

Close Encounters – Crashes with Spectators in Pro Cycling

It’s a huge plus point that at the pinnacle of our sport, all you have to do to be a spectator for the race is work out where and when riders will go past and then…just turn up. There’s no entry fee and the world’s top pros are all available, almost in touching distance for that split second as they all fly by. Sometimes however,...

The Top 5 Cyclists of All-Time (according to me…) Part 5 – Fabian Cancellara

The Top 5 Cyclists of All-Time (according to me…) Part 5 – Fabian Cancellara

I’ve been following cycling since I was plonked in front of the Channel 4 programme back in 1997, the year that Jan Ulrich won his Tour. The following year I followed the whole thing and saw Marco Pantani zoom off and win. This list is those that have captured my attention and been the stuff of dreams ever since! 5 – Fabian Cancellara Fabian Cancellara...

The Top 5 Cyclists of All-Time (according to me…) Part 4 – Robbie McEwen

The Top 5 Cyclists of All-Time (according to me…) Part 4 – Robbie McEwen

I’ve been following cycling since I was plonked in front of the Channel 4 programme back in 1997, the year that Jan Ulrich won his Tour. The following year I followed the whole thing and saw Marco Pantani zoom off and win. This list is those that have captured my attention and been the stuff of dreams ever since! 4 – Robbie McEwen Robbie McEwen...

The Top 5 Cyclists of All-Time (according to me…) Part 3 – David Millar

The Top 5 Cyclists of All-Time (according to me…) Part 3 – David Millar

I’ve been following cycling since I was plonked in front of the Channel 4 programme back in 1997, the year that Jan Ulrich won his Tour. The following year I followed the whole thing and saw Marco Pantani zoom off and win. This list is those that have captured my attention and been the stuff of dreams ever since! 3 – David Millar I’ll be...