The late 70s and early 80s was a great time for cycling, there were many 'heroes of the road', not just Eddy Merckx, but a load of Belgians and Italians. Johan De Muynck was a classy rider, but he was up against the system that kept the top men... at the top. Ed Hood finds out more.
Rider Interview: Wimpie van der Merwe, who is he? Well, if things had been different, the South African would have been a house-hold name like Graeme Obree, Chris Boardman or even Francesco Moser. Ed Hood found out a bit more about Wimpie and his full palmarés and why we should all know his name.
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.