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Rory O’Reilly Talks Super Bikes!

Olympian Interview: There is a bit of a theme forming with the LA Olympics and 'Super Bikes' here on PEZ. Next up is the man himself, Rory O'Reilly. He was the rider who threw a leg over that famous bike, but as Ed Hood finds out, there is much more to him and his career.

Dawn of the Super Bike!

The evolution of the aero bike: Everyone is riding an aero bike these days, but it wasn't always so. Ed Hood looks back to the Los Angeles Olympics of 1984 and the bikes that ushered in the dawn of the super bike.

The Life Behind a Big Motor by Ron Webb

Ed Hood has been looking back on the life of the late Ron Webb - One of the most important men in the development of professional track racing and the construction of velodromes all over the World. But Web was also a rider and cut his teeth behind the big motors. ‘Pip’ Taylor passed on to Ed these words by Ron on some of his time as a Stayer.

Ron Webb Tributes

As promised in Ed Hood's remembrance of Ron Webb, here are some tributes to one of the most important men in track cycling, from some of the men who were closest to the great Australian.

Ron Webb – RIP

Obituary: It was with sadness that we learned of the death of Mr. Ron Webb, professional bike rider, father of the modern six day format and track builder of renown. My friend, Phillip, ‘Pip’ Taylor has written a comprehensive and eloquent tribute which we reproduce below.

Israel’s Track Coach Steve McEwen Gets PEZ’d

Interview: As it looks like Israel is becoming a force to be reckoned with on the road with the Israel Start-Up Nation WorldTour team, track cycling is also coming out of the shadows. Ed Hood managed to find out more from the man behind their future success - Steve McEwen - ex Dutch National coach and now Track Program Director in Israel.

Ed on the Boards: Three Nights in Copenhagen

Copenhagen '6 Days': Ed Hood couldn't miss the last '6 Day' of the 2019/20 season in Copenhagen. A full six days was not possible in the Danish capital, but three is better than none and the winners were dominant. The City of the little mermaid is one of Ed's favourites, as he always says "wonderful, wonderful..."

Track Star Moreno De Pauw Retires

Interview: As the 2019/20 '6 Day' season winds down, one of the top men has announced his retirement from the boards... and he's only 28 years old. Moreno De Pauw - 6 Day, Worlds, European and National title winner, the list goes on. Ed Hood caught up with Moreno after his final '6 Day' in Berlin.