The Men’s Tour de Yorkshire has been expanded from three to four stages, the Women’s race has been expanded to … Continue reading Yorkshire 18
“This is serious. This is Belgium” ‘De Ronde’ (Tour of Flanders) The Women’s Ronde The Eddy Merckx Route (46km) ‘Plan … Continue reading Ronde van Vlaanderen
“The UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot are the oldest World Championships in cycling, dating all the way back to 1893. Until 1900, the International Cycling Association, the predecessor to the UCI, regulated the sport, with the UCI taking over in 1900. The 2018 Championships, taking place in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, on February 28th to March 4th, will be the 115th edition of the event, and the first in the Netherlands since they were previously held in Apeldoorn in 2011” [UCI]
Photos by Me Continue reading “Apeldoorn”
“The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has revealed the dates and venues of the 2017 rounds of the 2017-2018 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup. These rounds have been awarded to the following cities:
• Pruszków (Poland), November 3-5
• Manchester (Great Britain), November 10-12
• Milton (Canada), December 1-3
• Santiago (Chile), December 9-10. Continue reading “UCI Track World Cup – Manchester”
The current format of the Tour of Britain has been running since 2004 – it has previously been know as The Milk Race, The Kellogg’s Tour and The Pru Tour. The current format is a UCI Europe Tour event and classed as UCI 2.HC – one level below The World Tour. Theses are my photos taken in Cheltenham (Stage 7) and Cardiff (Stage 8) Continue reading “Tour of Britain 17”
Photos by Me – Map by lavuelta.com
“The Vuelta a España is an annual road bicycle race. Established in 1935 by the Spanish newspaper Informaciones, the Vuelta is one of cycling’s three “Grand Tours”, along with the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia” [wiki]
“This years edition had its Grand Depart in the French city of Nimes. Nîmes is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains. The estimated population of Nîmes is 146,709 (2012). Nîmes has a rich history, dating back to the Roman Empire when the city was home to 50,000–60,000 people. Several famous monuments are Continue reading “La Vuelta – Nimes”
The biggest and best cycling festival in Europe: 3 days, two Sportives, a Free family Ride on closed roads and 2 UCI World Tour races. Some of my snaps from this years Velotastic celebration of Cycling Wonderfulness. Continue reading “Ride London 2017”
Tour de France from the Col d’Izoard, Embrun, Marseille and to Paris: A picture story. Photos by Me / Maps … Continue reading Tour de France – 4 Days in July
Tour de France grand Depart in Dusseldorf. I have tried to avoid words and just let the pictures tell the … Continue reading Tour de France – Grand Depart – Dusseldorf
OVO Energy Women’s Tour – Stage 5: London – 11 June 2017. The best female cyclists in the World hit the UK for 5 days / 5 stages in what must be the Flagship event of The UCI Women’s World Tour. Pretty Awesome.
The OVO Energy Women’s Tour is a part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour and organised and promoted by SweetSpot, the company behind the current organisation of the men’s Tour of Britain since 2004. Continue reading “The Women’s Tour – London”
Final Round of the 2017 Tour Series – featuring the Men’s Race, The Women’s Team Time Trial and the Women’s Race Continue reading “Tour Series – Stevenage”
Elite British city centre Criterium racing. Fans saw Britain’s fastest teams from both the men and women’s peloton in action, with the sixth round of the women’s Matrix Fitness GP Series before Round Six of the Tour Series took to the circuit. Bath, the only city in Britain to be designated a UNESCO world heritage site, formed the backdrop. Continue reading “Tour Series – Bath”
The 100th Edition and this years first Grand Tour Grand Depart – Sardinia Photos by Me / Maps and Graphics … Continue reading Giro d’Italia – Sardinia
This years Tour de Yorkshire: 3 Days 4 Races and a Sportive…
The third edition of the race took place between 28 – 30 April 2017. It encompassed all four corners of the county and took in Yorkshire’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Fountains Abbey and Saltaire. Continue reading “Tour de Yorkshire 2017”
Lee Valley Velodrome – 14 April 2007
With a history going back over 110 years, The Good Friday Meeting is still one of the most iconic open track cycling events in the calendar, whilst also being a fun, family-friendly event. As the only open event within British track cycling, The Good Friday Meeting enables fans, amateurs and professionals to compete together for one day only Continue reading “The Good Friday Meeting”
L’enfer du Nord – A Sunday in Hell! – 9th April – 115th Edition
Some photos from my visit to the Vélodrome André-Pétrieux, Roubaix
“Paris-Roubaix, anticipated and dreaded by riders in equal measure, is perhaps the fan’s favourite of cycling’ Monuments. So much of the race has passed into legend: the numerous secteurs of pave including the Arenberg Trench and the Carrefour de l’Arbre; the finishing lap of the Roubaix velodrome; Continue reading “Paris-Roubaix”
The Race to The Sun
Pro-Cycling is one of the most colourful and beautiful spectacles imaginable.
The ever growing popularity of events in the UK such as Ride London. Yorkshire and the Tour of Britain is magical but, they are babies; moving on to the Continent these events are ingrained into the fabric of the Culture, some with nearly a hundred years of history and pedigree behind them. I managed to get over to France for a long weekend and caught the last two stages of the race of this wonderful 75th mini Tour de France; Stage 7, from Nice to the Col du Couillole and Stage 8, from Nice to Nice via the Col d’Eze. I was based in Vence for Stage 7 and Nice for Stage 8.
My photos of the Bewick Swans at Arundel WWT, November 2016 and WWT Slimbridge Feb 2017. This is one of the most beautiful living creatures that I have ever seen. Along with my photos there is a basic summary of information about the species and for those wanting to explore the subject in-depth there is […]
This is a compilation of my photos taken at the Olympic Velodrome in East London in 2016 during 6-Day London and Revolution (London) Series. Without doubt the most vibrant and exciting sports venue in the UK Continue reading “Velodrome!”
One of the Five Monuments of cycling – the last of the UCI World Tour; ‘The Race of the Falling Leaves’ – ‘La classica delle foglie morte’. I attended the 2016 edition and these photos were taken at Magreglio at the top of the Madonna del Ghisallo climb. Known as a climbers classic, this edition was won by Colombian rider Esteban Chaves of Movistar team.
Legendary climb on the Il Lombardia (and Giro d’Italia) about 9km uphill from Lake Como. At the top is the town of Magreglio with its museum and church dedicated to the world of cycling. Continue reading “Madonna del Ghisallo”
Some photos from ToB ’16 – taken in Ambleside (Lake District) Tatton Park (Cheshire) and London – September 2016 ToB … Continue reading Tour of Britain ’16
My team of the year by a long kilometre 🙂 Continue reading “Quick-Step 2017”
Some recent photos taken around Essex – Connought Water, Epping Forest, Hollow Pond, (Whipps Cross) and the Lee Valley Conservation Area – north of East London.
Female Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), Connought Water, Essex. The current European population of these exquisite, colouful wildfowl is estimated at around 3,000 breeding pairs including around 2,500 in the UK Continue reading “Spring”
The North American Trumpeter Swan – at Slimbridge WWT
“Trumpeter Swans once nested over most of North America, but disappeared rapidly as civilization advanced westward; by the 1930s, fewer than 100 remained south of Canada. With protection from hunting and disturbance, populations have rebounded in parts of the northwest. More recent efforts have focused on reintroducing the species to areas thought to be part of the former breeding range, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Ontario” Continue reading “Trumpeter Swan”
Hollow Pond, Whipps Cross. Continue reading Hollow Pond
Probably the most laudable project that I know of in the UK. This is a compilation of snaps taken at Arundel, London WWT, Welney and Slimbridge.