Rider Interview: There have been many tough riders that have come up from 'Down Under' to battle on the roads and velodromes of the Northern Hemisphere, but Dean Woods has one of the best and varied palmarés. Ed Hood caught up with the man from Wangaratta recently for a 'long' chat.
Ed's Rant: We are in that limbo between Giro d'Italia and Tour de France and Ed Hood has itchy fingers to get a few things off his chest - Rant Time! There are no boundaries for our resident 'Grumpy Old Man' as he looks at the good and bad of cycling past and future...
Rider Interview: There are a few riders around who have competed for different counties in their time, but what about a dual World champion. Vladimir Putin signed an executive order to grant Shane Perkins Russian citizenship and the man from 'Down Under' became a 'Russian bear'. Ed Hood recently spoke to Shane at the Berlin '6 Days'.
Rider Interview: Yes, New Zealand! That's maybe an Australian flag that Jordan Kerby is holding proudly aloft, but the one-time World champion is now wearing the black of New Zealand. Ed Hood gets the whole story of the track fast-man from Queensland in Australia via Wellington in New Zealand.
Interview: When a Velodrome is built, the performances are sure to follow. Look at Manchester, Glasgow and London and the riders that have come through their doors to success. The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be in the English City of Birmingham, but there will be no new velodrome built. Dave Viner is campaigning for a velodrome.
Retro Interview: The life of a 'Sprint King' can be colourful and controversial; Australian Gordon Johnson certainly lived it to the full. Ed Hood spoke to Johnson to hear of his adventures on the boards of Europe, World championships and all the characters he came up against.
Retro Rider Interview: The USA has a great history of track riders, from the early days with Arthur Zimmerman and Major Taylor through the years of Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Steve Hegg and Nelson Vails to the modern day fast riders. Back in the 70's there were the Barczewski brothers, Ed Hood caught up with Leslie Barczewski to hear his story.
Film Review: The Pursuit. If it was the title of heist movie, it would be about cops in pursuit of robbers. If it was a crime thriller movie, it would be about the pursuit of unraveling the mystery of whodunit. But in this case, The Pursuit is actually a double entendre: it’s a documentary about four British riders’ pursuit of glory on the boards in the team pursuit.