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Sportsthoughts (128) – An afternoon at the Olympic veldodrome

On Saturday we had a family trip to the Olympic velodrome, to watch part of the Revolution series of elite cycle races, which take place in London, Manchester and Glasgow. It was an opportunity to see how things are looking … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (112) – Le Tour… in Yorkshire!

The Tour de France has begun today, with three days in England, starting today and tomorrow in Yorkshire, up t’North, for those readers not familiar with English geography. I like this advert today from Yorkshire Tea. On Monday the Tour … Continue reading

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A cycle along the Kennet-Avon canal, from Reading to Bath

Alright so it’s not exactly Mont Ventoux, which the Tour de France boys were tackling on Sunday. But it was enough for me…. Over three days, from Friday to Sunday, 5-7 July, my friend Jon and I got on our … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (76) – Three stories about cycling

This year I’ve read three excellent books about the lives of professional cyclists. All of them are about brilliant achievements and struggle to get to the top. And in different ways, they are all about the scourge of doping. The … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (68) – Cancellara wins the Tour of Flanders

I was watching the highlights of the Tour of Flanders – or should I say Ronde van Vlaanderen? – last night. What a gruelling race that is. It’s one of the one day classics and a highlight of the Belgian … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (62) – “My Time” by Bradley Wiggins

I’ve just finished reading Bradley Wiggins’ autobiography, “My Time”, featuring his amazing 2012, when he won the Tour de France and the Olympic time trial gold. And three other top road races: Paris-Nice, the Tour de Romandie in Switzerland and … Continue reading

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Sportsthoughts (55) – And the BBC Sports Personality of the Year is… Bradley Wiggins!

Yes! That’s where my vote went.  Cyclist supreme.  First ever British winner of the Tour de France – the ultimate endurance test – and olympic Gold medallist in the men’s cycling time trial. And a personality and a very cool … Continue reading

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