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Mike Curtis
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This Is My Inspiration
Sunday's lone ride in the sunshine felt a little like perfection, for years personified for me by this pic of Roberto Pagnin, training in the Veneto. It's been an inspirational image since July 1987 when I was given the copy of Ciclismo Agonistico  by a fri...

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The Price of Progress? Anonymity.
This image from last weekend's Milano-Sanremo caused a bit of flutter on Twitter, as fans such as  @Plastic_Peloton   adopted the role of the young boy in the   Emperor's New Clothes   to point out how ridiculously poor   Fabian Wegmann's   choice of clothi...

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1986/87 Circuit Cycliste du Port de Dunkerque Start Sheets: Recognise Any Names?
More digging aound in the loft in an attempt to de-clutter, and instead I'm back amongst all my old cycling magazines and souvenirs, having a bit of a nostalgic reminisce about my mid-eighties racing days. Easily one of the best events for many of us in the...

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Flanders Training: No Strava, No HRM, No Powermeter; Your Legs Tell You When You're Good
Here's a route for a 'proper' old-school training ride courtesy of my mentor Ken Hargrave, who sadly passed away last summer. I wrote the Eulogy for the service, and eventually Cycling Weekly deigned to publish the obituary I wrote on their online version ,...

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This Is My Inspiration
Sunday's lone ride in the sunshine felt a little like perfection, for years personified for me by this pic of Robert Pagnin, training in the Veneto. It's been an inspirational image since July 1987 when I was given the copy of Ciclismo Agonistico  by a frie...

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Milano-San Remo, 17th March 1990. Or The Day I Became a Kleptomaniac
Bugno Vincitore! After a year spent in France in Aix-en-Provence as part of my degree (and racing for the ASPTT Aix ) , I graduated from Uni with a hard-fought 2:1, and after dead-end stints in Halfords & Habitat managed to get a post as an English teacher ...
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