April 5th, 2014
This is one of the busiest times in any cycling year, but 2014 is crazy. The Tour de France is coming to Yorkshire, which for somebody who lives there is incredibly exciting. The chance to see the Tour on roads I know so well is something I wouldn’t have believed possible ten years ago.
I’m involved with a lot of events in the run up to the Tour, and I’ll be on about those in the near future. For now I’ve put some photographs on here from a ride I did with the Sheffield photographer Andy Jones.
We traced part of stage two of the Tour, York to Sheffield, but did most of it off-road, using bridleways and some rough roads. It’s for a series called Wild Rides that Andy and I are doing for Cycling Active magazine.
I’m also busy with sportive previews for the Cycling Weekly sportive series, and for other promoters, while working on one of my own that I think will be a little bit special. It’s a retro ride for steel bikes, and entries will go
live very soon.
I’ve also got a book project going with Chris Boardman, which will be out next year, and in a new venture, later this year I’ll be publishing Barry Hoban’s autobiography, Vas-y Barry! Along with interviews, getting this year’s Tour de France preview magazine, Tour, ready for IPC Media, it’s enough to be going on with.