Roadside Reload: On Sunday April 8th 2012, I got a second chance for a once in a lifetime experience of chasing the most feared Monument of the year – Paris-Roubaix. And just like my ride across these hellish roads a couple days prior, this day was nothing short of ‘epic’
Ed Roadside in Belgium: From the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, Ed's gang of 'Race Chasers' moved a little down the road for the second race of the Belgian opening weekend - Sunday's Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne and more cobbled action. A stunningly dry day for a northern Classic, but that wouldn't 'dampen' the atmosphere.
Ed Roadside in Belgium: You know when the season proper has started when your inbox is full of photos of cobbles and cold bike riders from Belgium with the name Ed Hood on the email. First up was the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, but the Classic weekend started on Friday night in Gent for Ed and his gang.
2019 Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne: As Ed Hood is planning his Flemish weekend to the first of the Spring Classics in Belgium; we look back at last year's trip to Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. Don't worry, Ed will prepare his 'PEZ Het Nieuwsblad/Kuurne Preview' for next Wednesday before he heads off to the land of frites and cobbles.
Roadside PEZ: The best laid plans are bound to go wrong, especially if you are 'Race Chasing', as our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, found out on the mountainous stage 4 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana last Saturday. He didn't make the ultra-steep summit finish, but there still a lot to take in 'Roadside'.
Roadside PEZ: Stage 2 of the 2020 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana finished only an hour away from our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, so we had to send him to the coastal town of Cullera to take in the action. 181 kilometres from Torrent to the summit finish in Cullera, the final 3 kilometres rises 173 meters to the line.
Photo Gallery: Race No.5 and the last before the big one: Il Lombardia, the 'Race of the Falling Leaves' the last big race of the season. Heather's day at the Gran Piemonte was the usual mixture of rider stalking, photographer scuffles and some great shots. Another day on the northern Italian roads for Heather.