Either he puts it on every time he sees a photographer or, more likely, that’s just how he rides. The interview this week quoted him saying he’d ridden his last race as he had a business to run – his bike shop in Bebington.
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LAKE SIDE RETREAT
In the latest in a series on the best UK riding destinations, Vern Pitt explores the challenging climbs of the south-west Lake District
Tour of Britain 1954
As picture researcher, I occasionally stumble across something in our archive that is like gold dust to me. Pre-lockdown I found a couple of small boxes containing 20, 3x4 inch, glass-plate negatives, ‘Ilford H.P.3 Plate’, marked ‘Tour of Britain’. Each in an individual sleeve, some had riders’ names written on them and I could work out with an old start-sheet that the year was 1954.
Should we be blown away by the new McLaren skinsuit? Simon Smythe went to the Silverstone wind tunnel to find out
TOUR DE WEIRD
The world’s biggest race has a brilliant habit of throwing up some odd scenarios. Chris Marshall-Bell counts down the best eight
Careful deliberations have led the Doc to conclude that anyone beyond the age of 25 should not be winning bicycle races
GB celebrates record medal haul at para-Worlds
British team claims six world titles and 11 medals, writes Vern Pitt
Day and Hall take honours in Hemel Hempstead
Young bloods look to level up after A41 wins
Carapaz eyes Tour title after Suisse win
On form Ecuadorian holds on in tight final stage of Swiss tour
OBITUARY Vic Hopkin: 22 July 1933–21 May 2021
Former British Cycling board member Vic Hopkin, who was well known for his work in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics, has died after a short illness.
No more suffering in silence
After years of agony with gut problems, Sam Gray was finally forced to face his demons – and is now encouraging others to speak out and seek help
Faster, safer, cheaper: Drones taking flight for ship inspections
Drones are everywhere these days, from far-flung battlefields to family events. Where they haven’t gone, until recently, is into the confined hull spaces of ships.
Action This Day
125 Years ago Autumn 1893 • Age 19 “Sandhurst Has Done Wonders for Him”
The World Crisis Breeds New Publishing Relationships For Churchill
This is a behind-the-scenes article. It focuses not on the content of The World Crisis (which former Prime Minister A. J. Balfour described as “Winston’s brilliant Autobiography, disguised as a history of the universe”) but rather on how that multi-volume history of the Great War—Churchill’s twelfth work—came to be published in both the UK and the USA.
‘Goodness And Humor' Celebrated As ‘Sesame Street' Turns 50
Fifty years ago, beloved entertainer Carol Burnett appeared on the very first broadcast of a quirky TV program that featured a bunch of furry puppets.
A Conversation With The Guru Of Style - Lloyd Boston
For twenty years, America has known TV host and style expert Lloyd Boston best from top shows such as The Insider (CBS), the popular companion show to the Emmy-winning Entertainment Tonight.
What Shall We Watch In 2070?
Which playwrights’ works will survive the test of time and have audiences flocking 50 years from now?
Jason Victor Serinus-Grand Prix Audio Monza
The Old Boys Of LLOYD's
Here’s to tradition, say the daytime-drinking, sexual-harassing men of the london insurance market
Goldman's New Boy Wonder
The CEO is betting that regulation won’t kill off the trading business
‘THIS BUSINESS IS BRUTAL'
Transit heist heroes tell YOU how they kept calm in shock AK-47 attack