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Where do London’s cycling commuters live?, Property

Where do London’s cycling commuters live?

Plus £200k beach hut, own a cricket pitch and will 2007 peak be topped?

By | Property | Thursday, 11 July 2013 at 11:36 am

Wide-eyed and legless: Riding my first ‘gran fondo’, Sport

Wide-eyed and legless: Riding my first ‘gran fondo’

It is 0550 in the morning and I am standing in a crowd of 11,000 people in a small seaside town on the Italian Adriatic coast. The smell of embrocation fluid, rubbed into tanned shaven legs to warm up the muscles on this cold morning, wafts in the air.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 28 May 2013 at 2:30 pm

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: Grand Tours, like the Giro, require levels of organisation that are utterly mind boggling, Sport

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: Grand Tours, like the Giro, require levels of organisation that are utterly mind boggling

The mechanics and I were chatting the other day, and we have unanimously decided that professional cycling is probably the least logistically friendly sport in the world.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 7 May 2013 at 5:30 pm

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: I figured he was pretty tired of people congratulating him, so me and Sir Bradley Wiggins just had a chat about the race ahead, Sport

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: I figured he was pretty tired of people congratulating him, so me and Sir Bradley Wiggins just had a chat about the race ahead

Giro d’Italia? What’s that? I hear you say. Well, for anyone who has thumbed past page one in the cycling-for-dummies handbook (no, that does not exist) it is the second most famous race in the world, only beaten by a certain Tour de France.

By | Sport | Friday, 3 May 2013 at 4:27 pm

The Road to the North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc: Sporting heroes, Notebook

The Road to the North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc: Sporting heroes

Without wishing to come across as a weirdo stalker, if I could dedicate one room in my house to sporting heroes, I would plaster the walls with posters of John McEnroe, Rafa Nadal, Chrissie Wellington, Marion Jones, Lance Armstrong and Haile Gebrselassie, to name but a few. I have watched them, cried over them, cheered them, and to varying degrees, felt let down by them.

By | Notebook, Sport | Tuesday, 19 February 2013 at 1:46 pm

Injured cyclists must use their rights, Notebook

Injured cyclists must use their rights

The funeral of a married couple who were killed when they were knocked off their tandem bicycle in Bristol, and the recent vigil held by RoadPeace in memory of cyclists who have died in lorry accidents, have once more placed the issue of cyclist safety firmly in the spotlight. They also serve as a reminder of how important it is that cyclists understand and use their rights.

By | Notebook | Friday, 8 February 2013 at 5:49 pm

Doping in tennis: Is Andy Murray onto something?, Sport

Doping in tennis: Is Andy Murray onto something?

While the revelations about doping in cycling are in many cases not new or particularly surprising, the spectacular fall of an athlete previously idolised by so many and the subsequent destruction of his ill-gotten legacy has had a huge impact on cycling and raised wider concerns about drug taking in other sports as well.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 14 November 2012 at 4:00 am

Google Maps brings voice-guided cycling navigation to Android, Science & Technology

Google Maps brings voice-guided cycling navigation to Android

Google Maps for Android now offers voice-guided, turn-by-turn cycling navigation in 12 countries, turning your Android smartphone into a full-featured cycling sat-nav

By | Science & Technology | Thursday, 30 August 2012 at 3:30 pm

Snoop Lion, #WiggoWednesday, Gore Vidal, Zara Phillips, Notebook

Snoop Lion, #WiggoWednesday, Gore Vidal, Zara Phillips

What’s trending and why?

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 1 August 2012 at 9:30 am

On The Road: Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky have made Tour de France history – it’s been emotional, Sport

On The Road: Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky have made Tour de France history – it’s been emotional

Martin Ayres has spent the past three weeks on the road with Team Sky. With victory secured yesterday afternoon on the Champs Elysee, Martin looks back at a life changing experience.

By | Sport | Monday, 23 July 2012 at 2:07 pm

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