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Aug 06 2018

An Island Adventure

The Isle of Arran lies in the Firth of Clyde and is the 7th largest island in Scotland after the likes of Harris & Lewis, Shetland, Orkney and Skye. It's a busy, tourist friendly destination whose economy has thrived in recent times with a population that has remained reasonably steady...

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Aug 02 2018

A tale of two heroes

On the cobbles of the Champs Elysees and with the world watching, Geraint Thomas finally won what had appeared destined to be permanently out of his reach. Always the Bridesmaid but never the Bride, 'G', finally held it all together for three weeks and won cycling's greatest prize of all....

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Jul 20 2018

Vatternrundan 300

Sweden is one of those places where, on the face of it, there doesn't appear to be all that much going on. It would become immediately cool if ABBA were to announce a 125 date world reunion tour but since Benny and Bjorn are pretty much the same age as...

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Criterium Cycles Tour de France 2018 Blog ident
Jul 20 2018

Changing of the Guard? Not just yet.

What an extraordinary day on the slopes of Alpe d'Huez. Geraint Thomas not only became the first Brit to win on the fabled mountain but also the first rider to win wearing yellow. That's some achievement by any measure. And by finishing so strong in a sprint once again, he...

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Jul 12 2018

Fred Whitton. Only the tough need apply.

Ah, the Lake District. That quintessential outdoor jewel in England's outdoor crown. Bucolic images and curios abound whether eating ice cream whilst watching little boats bobbing on Lake Windermere, visiting the Pencil Museum in Keswick or wandering lonely as a cloud to visit Dove Cottage, Wordsworth's home in Grasmere. Indeed,...

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Criterium Cycles Tour de France 2018 Blog ident
Jul 09 2018

Le Tour 2018 – Stage 2

Mayhem  on the flat   What is it about this year's Tour de France that appears to be featuring more crashes in the first two stages than the entire race did in 2017? That's probably completely wrong of course (we haven't done the detail analysis of the stats to say one way...

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