Two weeks-and-a-day after the Two Tunnels official opening we’re holding our own community cycling event for beginners, families, little kids on balance bikes, grannies on ancient roadsters, you name it. 4 miles there, 4 miles back, there’s a pub at Midford. The A4 pdf to download is here if you wouldn’t mind mind posting it on an actual wall
2013 Team Columbia Edition of the Wilier Triestina Twinblade, due to debut in the Team Time Trial second stage of the Tour of the Mediterranean February 7th. According to their press release, Team Columbia seem to have dubbed themselves the Escarabajos which the dictionary says is either a black beetle - possibly even a dung beetle - or the nickname for a “thick, short, ill-shaped person.” It’s fair to say that second-division Team Columbia is better known for its climbers than its time triallists so this may be the only time you see this colour combo on a Twinblade unless you go and stake out the forthcoming Giro d’Italia yourself - which is not a bad idea. With the horrendous mountain stages coming in both the Giro in May and later Vuelta a España, the lightweight and almost 100% Columbian team riders can afford to have a bit of a laugh at their own small stature as they romp away from the big lads.
The other day mentioned the launch party at Look Mum No Hands in London for the forthcoming issue 7 of The Ride Journal. £10.50 posted doesn’t seem so bad for a hefty bookful of superb photography, ace illustration and quality wordage across the full range of cycling’s niches.
Meanwhile, for free, you can download the now-sold-out issue 4. There’s Joe McLaren above as well as Grayson Perry and plenty more. It’s all good and it’s here.