One of the fastest men on the boards over one kilometre in the 80s was Australia's Martin Vinnicombe. Gold medals in the World championships and Commonwealth Games and silver at the Olympics and a handful more medals at the Worlds. Ed Hood tells the Vinnicombe story.
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.
Things are starting to look up for Jason Saltzman in Austria - Proper training has started and the weather is definitely spring like. But news of the doping of an ex-teammate has tainted a lot of his best memories of his time with the Aevolo team.
Book author, TV pundit, journalist... salsa dancer! The talent list goes on for Matt Rendell. Apart from his life in cycling, Rendell has a love for Colombia, Ed Hood managed to track Matt down for a chat about his latest book, and a lot of other things, 'Colombia Es Pasión'.
It's generally accepted that people are drawn to compelling stories that show a person's transformation from “Before” to “After,” a physical change that in fact heralds a very different life. And one very remarkable example of this is the story of Sue Reynolds in her book “The Athlete Inside.”
We recently had a good look at the US 'Super Bikes' at the LA Olympic Games of 1984, but the team pursuit winning Australians were also astride some fine machines. Ed Hood spoke to man who built them - Geoff Scott.
VIDEO: Life - even under lockdown, is about more than plotting my next escape by bike, so to stay sane under the Covid-19 lockdown this week, we voted to ditch the family life raft for a Sunday afternoon cross-town car trip to grab some pizza and take in a picnic view from the other side of the water.
With Québec as Canada'a worst hit province in the Covid crisis, Giuseppe Marinoni, a seminal figure in Canadian cyclesports, is still out on his bicycle but disappointed that he had to ride alone. Most people 82 years of age would be happy to ride at all but Marinoni, the subject of a charming 2014 documentary, put in 8,000 kms in 2019 and still has big plans.