Mont Ventoux

Writing verse is cycling up Mont Ventoux, where Tommy Simpson met his tragic end, before he ever made the final bend the once world champion collapsed from view. here riders all try shaking off the pack, a category one col, now taboo. it has a pinewood scent, Sunsilk Shampoo, which you could need to use…

The Netherlands Gets on its Bike

If you had to take one photo that summed up the Netherlands as the average foreigner sees it, what would it show? Queen Beatrix in clogs, cycling past a row of windmills, with the glassy eyes of dozens of cows staring at her in astonishment – this would probably qualify. It is not very likely…