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Tour de France Stage 3: Cambridge


On the way home from York I tweeted that the pressure was on Cambridge and London. The North had delivered but would The South? I had a few reservations and I don’t think I was the only one. So why … Continue reading

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Tour de France 2014 Stage 1. Ripon!


I had a sense of déjà vu. The difference was destination. This time we were parking in a race course outside Ripon rather than an almost deserted car park in Canterbury. Canterbury was seven years ago. Seven long years since I had … Continue reading

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Tour de France stage 2: York


Eight of us, four adults and four children, rose early for a walk / ride over to York race course, for the start of stage 2 of the Tour de France. I’m not sure what Vicky and Jono, our hosts for … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Dales – Day 2


3am and a constant beeping woke me up. I ignored it and fell back to sleep. 5.30am it woke me again. I ignored it, but didn’t fall back to sleep. I kept trying to ignore it but still I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Dales – Day 1


The Tour de France is coming and it’s coming to Yorkshire, and so one of my club mates had organised a trip up to the Dales to see what all the fuss was about. 14 of us went up, I … Continue reading

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It’s not all bike, bike, bike…


Except today it has been; non-stop bike, bike, bike. First, a weeks slightly chaotic organisation came to fruition as the Tour de France Grand Départ Trophy arrived in St Neots – the trophy was introduced for last year’s centenary tour and is … Continue reading

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Distrust and scepticism, the other cycling legacy


After hours on court, sweating in the sun, playing matches day after day, tournament after tournament, on the 7th July 2013 and to Britain’s joy, Andy Murray won the Wimbledon Final. Physically, it must have been a tough few months … Continue reading

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