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Comment: Ed’s Festive Rant for 2020

As the year 2020 comes to an end, Ed Hood sums up his thought on this strangest, saddest and very different year. Ed has picked just a few subjects which have caught his eye and needed the Hood comment.

Comment: Cycling’s Social Dilemma

Chloe Dygert and Quinn Simmons have both been 'chastised' recently for expressing their opinions on social media. Maybe you don't agree with their views, but we are all allowed to think what we want, or are we? A fool uttereth all his mind: But a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards {Proverbs 29:11}. Ed Hood vents his thoughts.

12 Things I Dislike About 21st Century Cycling

Here at PEZ we recognise a good rant when we see one; so when style-conscious English pundit, Terry Lewis Batsford posted his ‘dislikes about 21st century cycling and bikes’ on social media we thought to ourselves; ‘we need to print this’. With Terry’s kind permission we reproduce his rant here, with our two cents worth added, naturally.

VUELTA’20 Final Round Up: Double Roglič!

Ed Hood has been on the edge of his seat with the excitement of the final week of the Vuelta a España, but he would have rather been 'Roadside'... maybe next year? No complaints on the action side of the race as it all came down to the last climb. Here is Ed's final Vuelta'20 race rant.

GIRO’20 Round-Up: Young Guns Deliver Nailbiter Finale

A very exciting Giro d'Italia finished on Sunday in Milano with a decisive time trial, although the Italian Grand Tour was probably won in the mountains on the previous days with battles between eventual winner, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Jai Hindley and Wilco Kelderman. But there was much more to the final week. Ed Hood takes up the story.

GIRO’20: The Rest Day Rant!

Nine stages down and twelve more to come and another rest day, but the first week has fed our Covid-19 need for bike racing. Ed Hood has been tied to the TV in 'Sunny Scotland' watching the 2020 Italian Grand Tour unfold. Here are his thoughts as the peloton enjoys the first rest day.

Le TOUR’20: The Young Guns Go For It

The last few days of the Tour have been some of the most exciting stages of any Grand Tour in recent memory. Ed Hood has been stuck to his wide-screen TV to give us his thoughts on the climax to the 2020 French Grand Tour.