Mind your manners, and we all have fun

I got a phone call on Monday from an irate cycling official. After I established that I was not the cause of his ire, I listened and as my concern subsided so my anger grew … until I now also feel the need to vent. Last weekend the South African Enduro championships were held at Howick and Karkloof with ten stages making for a great weekend of mountain biking – for most people. For at…

"Mind your manners, and we all have fun"

Don’t let cycling initiatives fail

‘Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” With these words author HG Wells confirmed that cycling is possibly the key to the survival of the human race – OK, so that may be a bit of a cyclocentric interpretation from a cycling fanatic, but I think it is safe to say that cycling and cyclists have a place in society … and…

"Don’t let cycling initiatives fail"

Froome spoils a perfect day

Wednesday was a wonderful day for me on so many levels. It was my birthday, so a few presents started things off well (and tempered the depression about my ever-increasing age), and I ended up having a delightful dinner with my family. So Wednesday was topped and tailed flawlessly, and then, as a newspaperman, the day just kept delivering presents. First, our not-so-dear President was given a bloody nose by the judicial system when he…

"Froome spoils a perfect day"