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News and Thoughts

It’s been a while….

So much has been going on the past few months that a few things have taken a back seat....posting blogs being one of them! So I thought it would take this opportunity to update you on all the news and let you know that I'll be attempting to post more …

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Fit for Purpose

It was something one of my clients said to me, along with updates and pictures of some of the Cyclists Fighting Cancer children with their bikes, that got me thinking how so many of us are blessed with fully functioning bodies that find excuses and reasons not to use them. …

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Cycling: Are we taking it all a bit seriously?!

It occurred to me the other day, that I couldn't think of a sport where there are so many different aspects , eliciting such a wide range of emotions across such a varied set of population demographics. Bear with me, it's not nearly as boring as it sounds. I mean, …

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We challenged the hour….we will be back for more!

So we did it....we challenged Graeme Obree's 20Year old hour record. We all survived, ok so we didn't come that close and averaging 58km/hr for the whole hour was a bit optimistic, but in the tradition of all the best british competitions/talent shows/quiz contestants "We all had a great day, …

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It’s not about the Allen Keys: An article we wrote for Manchester Wheelers

Just thought I would post this up as it might be useful advice for lots of people out there. Was originally an article we were asked to write for the latest edition of Manchester Wheelers magazine, so here it is, hope it helps some of you:   It’s not all …

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What a tour, let’s just enjoy the aftermath!

Why does July always feel like the shortest month of the year? For me it's partly that despite the longer days and (hopefully) warm weather, there's an inescapable feeling of speeding back towards the winter like the bus from Speed, on the back of a giant penguin, sliding down the …

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Time flies…

Hi All, It would appear that Old Father Time has been pooring his sands through the big egg-timer at a rate less trickle and more hose pipe. I looked the other day and it would appear it has been quite a few months since I posted a blog. I can …

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Damaged memories and future hopes (Thoughts on the Armstrong Saga post ‘Admission’)

Well, there you have it. Lance Armstrong has finally spoken the words we all knew he needed to do and which were desperately late in arriving. Since watching the first part of the interview this morning I have spoken to quite a few people, seen a lot of tweeting, reporting …

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Armstrong, Drugs, Cancer… careful, this could be profound

Well, I've seen so much twittering, read so many articles, read the USADA report and the witness statements so I thought it was about time to put my views down on paper. They are by no means the views of an expert, just someone who was in equal parts inspired, …

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I can see the sea! Final days of Paris-Nice (at last!)

Well, it's been a whirlwind since I last wrote with my Mont Ventoux update. So much going on both in the worlds of PP, personal, professional and the wider cycling fraternity.... but I get ahead of myself, lets finish the Paris- Nice write up first..... The day after Ventoux: Ouch, …

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