It's hard to keep track of the events that Ed Hood has attended - easier to count those he has missed. His first Worlds for PEZ was in Salzburg back in 2006, no team time trial in those days, but Ed was there for all the other road action, here is his stroll down memory lane.
It was ironic that Chris Anker Sørensen’s life should end doing what he had become known for after his career as a professional cyclist was over – preparing meticulously for his role as a TV race commentator, out riding the parcours of Sunday’s World Individual Time Trial Championship in Flanders.
There is a very special jersey that, once you win it at a one day event, it is yours for a year wherever you race. This jersey, is of course, the glorious rainbow-striped confection first donned by Alfredo Binda in 1927. Its fascinating history is the subject of “Chasing the Rainbow: The Story of Road Cycling's World Championships” by Giles Belbin.
Ed Hood hasn't been to a top race for... well, a long time, thank you to Mr. Covid. So, with the Tour of Britain stage 7 starting just down the road he couldn't miss out on the excitement. Ed goes 'Roadside' in Scotland.
It is said that there are people who live to eat and others who eat to live and for some of us enough cycling means we can eat whatever we want. “Eat Bike Cook” is a wonderful little book that really is about the joys of riding and the pleasures of eating, with an original viewpoint.
Follow the women of Roxo Racing, a Texas based women’s cycling team, in their first full year chasing national level races. Roxo has raced USA Crits events, Pro Nationals, and Joe Martin, both UCI professional events. The goal, shared by all, is to strive, learn and improve.
In Michael Blann's spectacular book of mountain photographs, Susannah Osborne writes: “... mountains are... where the sport's heroes are born, and crushed.” The amazing images, and personal stories from some of cycling's biggest stars perfectly illustrate this huge spectrum.
As focused as we are on cyclesport, it should not be forgotten that the invention of the bicycle was aimed at solving transportation problems. Dave Walker has followed up his 2017 book “The Cycling Cartoonist” with a new volume with more of a transportation and environmental focus, with charm and educational value.