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Ed’s New Year Rant – Cycling’s Biggest Questions Answered

Ed's Rant: 2020 and a new season is about to start, but there are a few unanswered question rattling around we need to address before we go any further. They maybe 'What Ifs' and 'Should Haves' but still important nonetheless. From Lance Armstrong to retro equipment, Ed hood brings the curtain down on those burning puzzles of the past... maybe.

Ed’s 2019 Rant of the Year!

Ed's End of Year Rant: 2019 was a good year for cycle sport and that man Ed Hood has been deep inside as much action as he could get. As we come to the start of 2020, Ed looks back at his memories of 2019 and sums up the season gone with his top picks of the fun.

Seasons Greetings From The PEZ Crew!

PEZ Holiday Greetings: Dear PEZ-Fans - thank you for another year of loyal readership - and if you're new to the site - we hope you enjoy our take on "what's cool in road cycling" and stick around. Here's a look back at our own personal hilights of 2019,  and what made it a cycling season to remember.

Photo Gallery: Ed Hood Gets Cross!

Ed goes cyclo-cross: Due to being in Cyprus, Ed Hood missed the Gent '6 Days' this year, which also means he missed the regulation Sunday cyclo-cross, the 2019 Belgian trip cross race would have been the DVV Verzekeringen Trofee Flandriencross in Hamme. Not to be outdone, he went to see a local 'cross in Dunfermline, Scotland and was pleasantly surprised.

Ed’s Rant: Bike Tech – How Far is Too Far?

Ed's Rant: With the British Cycling team unveiling their new Lotus/Hope steed for the Tokyo Olympic Games next year, Ed Hood has had a look at this piece of art and at some of the other 'weird' bikes of the past. Aerodynamic and functional, but also damn nice to look at, what else do you want? Ah yes, UCI approval.

Ed’s WORLDS’19 Yorkshire Rainbow Rant!

Ed's World Champs Round Up: Ed Hood's raincoat is nearly dry from Sunday's men's road race and he has warmed up enough to take pen in hand and sum-up what the 2019 Yorkshire World championships meant to him. Stunning success, worthy winners and a stupid event Ed covers it all.

Ed Roadside WORLDS’19: A Savage Sunday in Yorkshire!

Ed Roadside: It was cold and wet on Sunday for the men's World championships in Yorkshire on Sunday - It took a hard man to see it through, and that man was... Ed Hood! The riders also had a lot to do with the day, but at least they had exercise to keep them warm, Ed only had a few 'Roadside ' bars. It was an exciting, if damp day, here is how Ed saw it go down.

Ed Roadside WORLDS’19: Van Vleuten’s Solo Epic!

Ed Roadside: The small affair of a disqualified World champions wasn't going to spoil the fun of the Dutch fans in Yorkshire. The day after the Nils Eekhoff disappointment the orange men from Holland certainly had a lot to shout about with the first two places in the Woman's race. Ed Hood had to be there to see Annemiek Van Vleuten take her rainbow jersey.

Ed Roadside WORLDS’19: Under 23 Uproar!

Ed Roadside: The Men's Under 23 Road Race had it all! Hard conditions, tough racing and... Controversy. Not the best end to the day as 'winner' Nils Eekhoff was disqualified for spending a little too much time behind his team car after a crash. Ed Hood was there to see the full story unfold.